Saturday, March 22, 2008

Where the heck have I been?

Well, the last post about going off to sunny Clearwater Beach has been the motivation to finally get going on being healthy and fit.  So I have started clean eating, revved up my running and started to weight train.  Whew...no wonder I am tired and have no time to post!  I am gonna get better because this blog is really for me to remember things that have happened through the year and I enjoy reading back through past entries.  So no more blog laziness! 



Craftiness Update - I have been working studiously on a cross-stitch project and crocheting some washcloths.  I like to try out different stitches on those, but the cotton yarn is tough on your hands!  (hard to pull).  I think I am gonna get enough yarn today to start working on my own ripple blanket.  My grandma always had one on her couch.  Mine will not be in that exact style, but it's just the idea that every cozy house should have a ripple blanket.  Once again, I am about 2 years behind on the crafty trends!  That's cool though, cause I can see everyone else's completed blankets and steal ideas! 



Movie side notes:  August Rush is really good!  My TIVO did not get the first 35 minutes, but what it did get was good!  Super Size Me - movie from 2003 about the perils of eating at McDonalds for 30 straight days is also an excellent eye opener!  When you are feelin' the need to cheat, just watch that movie for a little motivation reinforcement.



Well, I will have Max easter pics tomorrow (that's one excited little boy!)  I was at corporate this week and wow, is he a lovey boy since I got back! 



Saturday, March 1, 2008

This is...Sunday Dinner

Gosh, I am so behind in my This is...postings.  This is...Sunday Dinner.  Jill and I had actually not seen each other since last September!  Geez..too long!  So we planned a day outing and it was soooooo cold that day!  We settled on going to Rosedale and finding her a new purse.  I got my birthday dinner at Macaroni grill. Very fun day - convinced Jill to be a wild thing and buy the red purse - she has since thanked me profusely - she loves, loves it! 



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Mommy's Valentine

Max_valentine2008 I received a special valentine from the boy - it's been patiently waiting for me to photograph it and post!  You have to look close, but he wrote little messages on the heart.  The pink one says "You Rock"  How cool is that?  I love my boy!



Max - The Future Art Teacher



Max_mommy_artlesson_2 A few weeks ago, Max was feelin' a little bored, so he asked me to think up something fun to do.  I said, we could paint?  He enthusiastically said "I can teach you a few art lessons, Mommy!"



So we dug around for a piece of cardboard, he showed me how to cut it into a 2 inch square, dip it into black paint and "flick" it across the paper.  You then dab the different colored dots to make the leaves.  Final step - add your blue sky.  While not my best work, it's a piece that's getting framed with this story tucked behind it.  My boy, future art teacher!