Yes, it has been a long time since I have posted, but I promise to start posting about my dolls again soon. Even though I haven't posted, I have definitely added to my doll collection, so expect to see some new faces in Hanaly Corners 😏. I am still working on my doll room, but my progress is slow. I have so many doll stories in my head that I can't wait to start photographing and writing for them. That is a lot more work that I thought, so I want to tell you how much I admire those that create doll stories regularly.
It has been a busy year! After my daughter's high school graduation, I decided I needed to really focus on getting healthier and getting some weight off. After getting off of steroids (I never want to take those again!) I embarked on a weight loss journey and began a diet called "The Metabolic Factor" in mid September 2018. I am happy to report that, to date, I have lost 64 pounds and am continuing to lose. I feel great! I have gained a lot of mobility and energy back! I am doing more and loving it! I have even been doing some dating! Is there a special somebody??? We will see, but I will tell you it is very different dating in your 60's!!! LOL! But it is not impossible. You do look at things a little differently for sure.
While I don't normally like to post photos of myself, I wanted you, my friends to see the progress I have made, so here is a before and after:
Yikes, that before photo is tough to look at!
There is still a lot going on in my life. Hannah (my baby) has started college. Alyssa (my eldest) will be graduating from college in May. That is going to keep me pretty busy! I joined the Great Lakes Doll Club (Metro Detroit area doll club in Michigan) and that has also kept me very busy. I have been working on the GAW convention for 2019, so if any of you attend that, look for me there! And, if you are not a convention goer but want to come to the doll show on Sunday April 14, here is a flyer for that!
So, my friends, I am back! While I have still been reading your blogs and commenting, I do have to say that I have missed seeing you all here!