Monday, April 18, 2011


I'm trying not to dwell on all the events of today, but it has really been complete crap.  Most disappointing is that I'm gonna have to stop running for a while.  The shin splints have gotten to be too much, I had little relief with the compression sleeve so it's on to ice and rest.  I do love the compression sleeve though.  The pressure feels almost like a little massage and seems to offer extra support.  Race day is about 4 weeks away so hopefully it heels by then.  Sadly though I probably will have to walk most of the race since the rest will set back my training.  I'm still not the strongest runner.

I'm hoping if I try to list some of the positives I have going on right now then maybe I can pull this week out of the crapper.

I've lost a total of 25 lbs since I began my weight loss journey.  25 lbs may not seem like a lot for nearly a year and a half attempt, but it's still 25 lbs and I'm going to celebrate it.  I'm beginning to see a physical transformation in myself as well.  Moving out of the plus sized department, my face looks thiner and I feel thiner and my wedding ring fits again.

Only 31 more days left in this school year.

We are going to look at a house on Wednesday (fingers crossed that it all goes well).

I seem to be back on track with eating healthfully, it's been a struggle lately.

I found a LYS that carries reinforcing yarn so I can finally finish a few of the socks I've had laying around.

I bought a cute new dress for some of the events we have going on this spring which means I need to go shoe shopping.

That's helping already.  Now I get to go to bed which makes me really happy.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

My faithful companion

Bought a used rocking chair at Goodwill yesterday for $15. In the process of sanding it so I can paint it. It will live on either the front or back porch. Haven't decided yet? Boomerang could not pass up the opportunity to lay outside next to me while I work. He's such a sweetie.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

so busy....

It's been a crazy week.. and it's only Tuesday.  Ok it's 12:03 so it's really Wednesday.  Today we had baseball practice, soccer practice and I had cub scout roundtable.  No wonder I couldn't find the time to blog until now.  

Been really busy sewing on Cub & Boy scout patches to shirts.  There were 9 for my shirt, 6 for Patrick's and Quinn has 8 (I still have 2 more of Quinn's to sew on, until Saturday, then I have 3 more to sew on).  I'm ashamed to admit it, but I broke down and started sewing them on my machine instead of by hand.  I'll get some pics of the 3 of us in our shirts on Saturday.  My boys are crossing over to Bears.  Can't wait! 

Monday, April 04, 2011

First Quilt Down...

I finished it last night and immediately popped it in the washer to get the disappearing marker out and so it would do that crinkly thing quilts do that make them so darn cozy. I just love it. It's just under 40" though so barely qualifies as a lap quilt. Not so small that it kept me from cozying up with it a good portion of the day (which explains why it is extra crinkly at the bottom :).

Sunday, April 03, 2011

So close

I have approx. 25 inches left of the binding on my quilt to blind stitch. I can't wait to be done with it. My fingers are sooo sore. But mostly I want to finish it because I have a huge stack of fabric waiting to be made into fabulous things. I've been very good an not let myself start anything new, which really is a difficult thing for me. Should be finished before bed tonight. Yippee!

Saturday, April 02, 2011


Sometimes a door or two opens that you didn't even know where there. More information when there is something real to share.

Friday, April 01, 2011


They love each other. And oh how I love them. Yes, Booms is wearing Q's new TC baseball hat. We have a thing around here for the initials TC, not the Twins.