(The fabrics I am using for Lili’s quilt. She says she likes pink, red, and purple. I could not find any worthy purple fabric so I chose black as the third color. I believe that all little girls benefit from having some black in their lives.)
#23 Reason not to drink: because it’s working
It’s been 3 weeks now and I’ve lost 9lbs. That doesn’t feel like a lot compared to how much total I have to lose, but it’s down to 104lbs from 113lbs – and that’s not nothing. I’m almost done losing all the weight I gained this summer and early fall and that feels great. This rate of weight loss will not continue forever. It will slow down at points (as it always does) and then pick up again. But right now, it’s perfect. It’s enough to keep me motivated to see this whole thing through.
#24 Reason not to drink: so I have time to make Lili’s quilt
I have a lot of quilt making to do, starting with a quilt for a little girl named Lili who is irresistible and smart and getting older every day. Drinking beer on a vocational level takes up a lot of time. I can’t do other things when I have a beer in my hand, at my elbow, or promising to be more delicious than, say, cleaning the house. I want to get Lili’s quilt made before she graduates from high school so instead of drinking beer last night I cut out strips of fabric for her quilt. Today I will start piecing them. It feels great to have time to do other things now.* An hour’s worth of picking up bottles of beer every night really adds up. Think of it like this: 365 freed-up hours = 15 extra days a year to get stuff accomplished in!
*Author is in no way admitting to a belief that hours spent drinking beer are wasted.