Last night we went to celebrate my Dad's 79th birthday. We had dinner at a restaurant, which is no fun for me anymore while I am on a diet, except that I don't have to cook dinner, which in itself is always nice. The hardest part of dinner last night was when they brought dessert to the table. I got up and went outside and took a walk around the building. I could tell that people were unhappy with me, or thought I went outside to smoke (which I did not, because I quit smoking 2 years ago.) But let them think what they want. I don't care. I get very unhappy when I have to watch people eat desserts that I can't have, so I had to get out of there. I've lost almost 20 lbs, I think I will reach that goal this week... and then I am going to treat myself to a new sweater (although a very inexpensive one, because I still want to lose more weight). I love sweaters and sweatshirt, the fall is my favorite time of the year, and it is definitely sweater weather now!
When we got home, I blocked in where the pumping are going to be on this new watercolor painting I started. I am going to lift some of the color on the background pumpkins because they should be lighter than the ones in the foreground, to help with depth. I'm not done with the big trees yet either, tons of work to do on this, but I am enjoying the journey with it.