Got my 2012 calendar! It's kinda a big deal to get the free calendar. Every year, my best friend and I go for a 4 day weekend up to Bluefin Bay Resort. One of my favorite places with one of my favorite people!
This is my first Virtual Stamp Night via Splitcoaststampers.com - so much creativity! Love seeing everyone's projects. The goal is to take 45 minutes or less to make the challenge. Here's what I have so far...
Friday, 5 PM - Give Me Warm Fuzzies - hosted by understandblue.
Oscar, my shi-poo gives me the warm and fuzzies! Puppy image is from Silhouette Online Store. Copics, Baker's Twine, paper from The Christmas Stack - DCWV.
6PM - No Business Like Snow Business - hosted by rgrohall.
Use a snowflake!
Snowflake boarder from Silhouette Online Store, Ribbon from Container Store, Happy Holidays sticker from stash..water color paper..crystals from stash, basics cardstock from Micheals
7PM - Layer It Out! - Hosted by JenMarie
Use at least 6 Layers!
Glitter paper from DCWV Glitter Mat Stack, crystals & ribbon from stash, Tree paper from Christmas Eve Chowder - Jillibean Soup
8PM - FaLaLaLaLa - Hosted by Cindylou
Use a song, music note, anything musical..
Graphics Fairy for sheet music, Stickers from K&Company, ribbon from stash, Distress Inks
9PM - Jack's Been Painting Frosty Pictures - Hosted by saffivart
Frosty scene - supposed to use white ink technique, but no white ink, so I improvised with lots of glitter!
My mileage has been lightly sporadic - not a nice even increase week to week. This has been caused mostly by the weather and my inability to run more than 3 miles on the treadmill - refuse. Anyway - Got 17 in this week. 3, 5 and then today's 9 miler. Adding biking 2 days a week if the weather holds out this next week.
I did skip my long run last weekend - naughty, naughty - but was more determined to get it done today. I looked back on my 9 mile long run last summer - my pace is much better - taking a good 30-40 seconds off each mile - with far more miles under 12 minute pace. This is a good thing!
An Extra Mile has a new podcase for Galloway fans - An Extra Mile - Galloway Edition. Just do a quick search on itunes and you will find it! I am getting off this computer and laying on the couch for a bit before having to make dinner! (Oh yea - saw Limitless at the movies last night - totally entertaining - especially if you like to look into Bradley Cooper's blue eyes for a few hours!)
For those of you with older kids, you'll remember the first time you let them loose in the kitchen "for real" to make dinner. For those with younger kids/future kids - it's something to definately look forward to.
Tonight was that night for me and the boy. He's 10 and for his health class, the assignment was to make dinner. Tacos it was. Now, I can whip up tacos in about 10-15 minutes. You take for granted knowing how to time things. Stir the meat, cut up the tomatoes and lettuce, get the shells into the oven. A 10 year old does not know how to do this. I gently reminded him every so often, that he can take a break from one thing to get the other thing started.
While he was finishing up cutting up the tomatoes, I said, "So what do you think of all the work it takes to make tacos?" He says, "It's alot!" Then I said, "So think of the things Mommy makes and then when they don't turn out...how do you think it makes me feel?" Pause...then I said, "so now you know why you should just say you like it." Little grin and a little understanding from the boy - priceless.