Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
In about 2 weeks I made 6 dolls, 6 tote bags and a shirt. I was obsessed and I loved every minute of it. All but 2 tote bags were gifts. Since I have been back from my 2 trips I have already made 1 tote and have 2 more I need to make. Maybe I should start selling this stuff instead of giving it all away. But I make them because I love to sew and I love to share what I have made with my 2 hands with my friends and family.
The only question is who else wants a doll or a tote bag...and what else should I make. Once my traveling slows down, I am going to start up classes again and make some more clothes for C. I also want to try and make a blanket for H. I found the greatest fabric - navy blue with these lime green guitars on it.
(I know ... I need to include pictures ...I will..I just haven't had a chance to upload any. But I have them on my camera. I promise by next Tuesday, you will see pictures.)
Monday, July 26, 2010
I have been deliberately quite here on Mondays about the status of my diet and running. That is because I have been ignoring both. And of course old habits creep back. It hasn't helped that my travel schedule has been really crazy and I am traveling again next week. So after I read Suzi's post I really started to think about my wall and why did I create it. Because I am fully aware I put there myself. I have been eating too much, eating junk and not exercising. This end NOW! I felt so good when I was doing well on my eating and exercising. And now I feel like crap. So this is what I am going to do this week.
- Control my portions
- Lots of protein and vegetables
- Drink my water
It is as simple as that. I am also going to restart my C25K. Tomorrow I am repeat week 1 day 1. I am looking forward to it because I am still committed to RUNNING a 5K before I turn 40.
All these things are reasonable to do. And I am going to do it. I am fed up. I am pissed I had such a long back slide. It hasn't been terrible. It is not like I gained back all 65 pounds...but more like 10. But that is now 10 pounds further away from my goal. I am going to kick this wall in the butt.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
I also missed my blog. I had some great intentions on my vacation. I was thinking - I am not at home, no laundry that needs to be done, no vacuuming, no dinners to be made, no lunches to prepare, no bills to pay...just playing during the day, and the evenings to myself after the kids go to bed. And then I thought I would catch up on my google reader, blog daily and just do the things I wanted to do but was getting too busy to do. Oh how naive I was. Both C & H went to bed way later then they usually did and by the time they were down, I was down for the count.
So now I have thousands of blog entries to catch up on my reader, and I am back to blogging regularly...and I can't wait.
So here is what kept us to busy.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, I grew up in New York. Every summer we head back east to spend at least a week with my family and my extended step-family both in NY and then in the Berkshires. This year, Cliff couldn't make it so it was just me and the kids. The adventure began as soon as we were dropped off at the airport. I had so much anxiety over the plane and being by myself but H really stepped up and helped with C and everything went super smoothly. They dined on snacks galore (Yogos, fruit snacks, chips and yogurt raisins -All special because I don't allow them to eat these snacks normally due to H's cavity experience when he was 3.)
Once in NY we had a pool party where I invited my High School friends over with their families for some swimming and lunch. I love seeing all of our kids playing together. I hate it that we all live so far apart and they can't grow up together. Some of us swam early, but we were rained out later in the day. There was a huge 5 minute storm - Hail and everything - that blew over super fast but closed the pool. We had pizza and salad and laughs and took pictures. I loved every minute that I got to spend with Anna, Chris, Kate, Lily, Liz, Emily, Katie, and Charlie!
On Friday I got to spend the day with the kids and my mom at Jones Beach. I can't get enough of seeing my kids discover the ocean. The sound, the smells, tastes and the power of the Atlantic! We couldn't get H out of the water. He loved jumping over and running from the waves. C was more cautious and tried to hide her enthusiasm when I would take her out with me deeper into the surf. It was all worth the long walk from the car to where we made place in the sand.
Saturday we split up. H went into NYC with my mom and step-dad where they met up aunts and uncles and cousins went to the top of the Empire State Building and saw the Lion King on Broadway. Meanwhile, I took C to meet up with some more of my friends - first stop with Lisa - she is on bed rest (Baby Frank is due in August) and we played with future big sister G. C and G had a rough start - that is often the case with 2 1/2 year olds. But it was so much fun just to see them together. C and I left Lisa and met up with my college roommate Sydne and High School friend Risa at the Central Park Zoo. I 100% expected to see a lion, a zebra, a giraffe and a hippo (ok - they didn't have to be named Ales, Marty, Melman and Gloria - but I expected to see those animals). But I hope I don't ruin this for you...NONE of them are there. Don't get me wrong - it was a totally fantastic zoo - but the Madagascar animals were no where to be seen. What was there was the dancing animals that danced at the top of the hour. You have to check it out to see what I mean.
No trip into NYC for me would be complete without a visit to Dylan's Candy Bar. Now I am not a huge candy person, but the brand at Dylans is incredible. I just love the colors, the logo, the floors - everything! And whooboy - so did C. We had some dessert up at the cafe and stocked up on candy and Dylan's branded gear.
Sunday we stuck close to home for another pool party. This time with the aunts, uncles and cousins. Something happens when these kids get together. The cousins I mean. It is like they are never apart. They are the best of friends and can't be apart. They fight, and make up, and play and laugh, hug and wrestle and just can't get enough of each other.
I will end here and continue later with our time in the Berkshires and then my trip with Cliff to Vancouver. All with pictures...I haven't uploaded them yet.