Oh, wow, Carolyn
I just wrote in your journal about how we have the same name, only spelled differently! My mom did this, and she always said that I was a painless birth, and a gift form the blessed Mother, Mary. Also that she had 2 little pals, that would come visit her and one was named Carol and Lynne and so she put their names together for mine. No one else ever has my mine spelled like this. and many ppl just write down Caroline or as your name is spelled. oh well, as long as they never called me late to dinner, I always said....
I am up early and getting some things done for the day...
I went to a vegan pot luck last evening, after my dress fitting and picking up the mother of the bride gown for last time. jeesh, way too much money, but I will look so good, I tell myself, and it is all so well worth it too. I am worth it, right? right!
the potluck was about 50 min drive, and not too bad going there, it was back at the church where we had our first E2 challenge, and there were maybe 20 ppl there, and some kids too. so nice. Plenty of good tasty food. One dish was so yummy, a cabbage roll, with grains and homemade spaghetti sauce and then she said it had tempeh, and that is where some of the grains were from, plus she added more and some extra soybeans. I loved the cabbage but all that soy, perhaps that is why she really is a hvy person for being vegan. I did not want to ask, but maybe she is losing her wt too. I know I am thinner now, but still have to lose too. My face is a more slender, working on the rest too.
Most of the ppl there were from the 2d E2 challenge I was in, from the same town I live in, and the mtgs were all held around me, like 5 min away! about 10 at least from last night were all from my town... then one man said that we were to start the vegan pot lucks in our town next month again about 5 min away. That will so wonderful. I will be at them for sure. I brought a sweet potato pie/casserole dish that was great, and a grape/lime/lemon kind of smoothie drink, that I added some seltzer water to, everyone loved that drink! usually we have water there, so I thgt why not drink a smoothie drink, it will be the only one there! There were several main dishes like 3 bean chili, and a gazpacho and pasta dish and the cabbage rolls and a polenta lasg. lots of sides and some more sweets, it was heaven for us eaters!
anyway... on the way home the rain pelted me so badly I had to stop driving for a while..... It was that bad. I prayed a lot too. If I had known about the rain/hail storm I would have stayed home! jeesh. but by the time I was back on my rd it was gentle rain. But for 15 min or so, it was horridly scarey too. never again.
Hope you all have a great Friday and good weekend too.
I have lost about 60 lbs and never thought I'd be in the 150s ever again. cured my NAFLD!! Feel great!! Wt loss is so good for the knees and back, ankle, that I know I will never start back to the SAD way of eating again.