Good morning! It’s a beautiful day on the lake. The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the winds are calm.
I spent some time in my sewing room this morning! I was at the NC Quilt Symposium last weekend (I really need to blog that!) and started a table runner in one of my classes. It was a log cabin diamonds class taught by Flavin Glover. I’ve never done this before and it is proving to be challenging for me. I love that! Usually I come home with class samples or the beginning of projects that never get touched again. I really do like this one so I worked on it this morning:
I’ll have to post about the Symposium and again when this table runner is done.
The other subject that caused me to title this post as “Joy!” is concerning my sugar-free journey. I had lunch yesterday with a friend. I ordered tea and while I thought I said “unsweetened”, I can’t swear that I did. The tea came and I took a swallow… IT WAS SUPER SWEET! I set it aside and next time our waitress came over I asked her to change it for me. I didn’t give it a lot of thought at the time, but told myself that was something outside of my control. “It’s Life”.
What surprised me is the cravings that hit all afternoon and evening. I posted yesterday that I haven’t had the cravings and haven’t need the L-Glutamine much. wow! That one sip was enough for me to start thinking about a Coke; a candy bar; and Ice Cream! I ended up taking 3 doses of the L-Glutamine to help me over the cravings. But my success is that I did it. I did not succumb to the cravings. I was able to take the supplement and drink water and tell myself the cravings would pass. And they did. It did help that I took the time to make a small “legal” chocolate cake with icing for my desert last night. (One of these days, I’ll get on my soap box and tell you why I hate referring to foods as ‘good’ and ‘bad’.)
Joyfully and creatively yours,