I managed to get through Thanksgiving, Christmas and her birthday okay, but today… today I really miss my mother.
It’s been to long since I last posted and now…. wordpress seems to have changed A LOT!
I haven’t been up to that much. Not a lot of stitching, some reading, volunteering at Hannah’s school, running, usual household and family things. Since I ran the Tinker Bell Half Marathon with my friend Wendy, and we had already signed up for the Diva Half in September, I have also run a 10 miler for a local charity and a 10K at Hershey. I have also signed up to run the Wine and Dine Half Marathon at WDW in November and I am planning on signing up for the Princess Half in February 2014. And they now have a new challenge… a 10K the day before so if you run both you receive a total of three medals!! Except for the 10 miler, I have either run with or will be running with Wendy. It’s a bit crazy… I don’t really even like running… I do like the medals.
Eventually there comes a time when you’re not feeling well, whether it’s the flu or a cold or something else entirely. The question is, do you manage any stitching when you’re under the weather or does it just have to wait for better days?
Great timing on this question for me. I can usually stitch when I have a cold, that doesn’t usually stop me. However, I have been suffering from several headaches a day since the first of the year. I am on day 37! And I can’t usually stitch when I have a headache. I have been to the chiropactor for a few adjustments and a massage that are helping, I have another adjustment tomorrow and three next week. They are getting better and I am keeping my fingers crossed that soon I will once again be headache free and can stitch again.
I haven’t been stitching much thanks to several daily headaches everyday since the first of the year. I am hoping to get the matter resolved with another visit to the chiro, a visit to get a massage and a visit to the primary. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
On January 20th my good friend and I ran the Tink Bell Half Marathon! 13.1 miles and I completed it in 2 hours 31 minutes and 23 seconds. I didn’t stop for photo ops which would have been fun but the lines were to long and I was afraid I wouldn’t motivate my legs to start running again if I did. We had a great weekend in CA and have even signed up for the Run Like a Diva Half in September… what were we thinking? And have plans to sign up for the Wine & Dine Half in WDW in November to earn a coast to coast medal. Plus we have decided that we want to run the Princess Half in WDW next February. Seriously, I think we have lost our minds!!
For Christmas this year, Sean gave me Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution DVDs. It’s a 90 day program, like P90X. There is a 7 day kickstart program with meal plan, very strict, and AM/PM workouts. I completed that yesterday and actually dropped 8.7 lbs!! Now to keep that off and drop just five more pounds to get to my goal weight. Tomorrow I start the 90 day program with new workouts every two weeks and a new cardio every month.
I am really looking forward to the Superbowl this year and not just for the commercials. I think it is going to be a great game.
I thought I should show some actual stitching here on my stitching blog.
Last year I stitched another birth announcement, Bent Creek’s Baby Row, for a friend and had it framed over the holidays.
And last August I started stitching the Bent Creek’s I Love You More to give as a gift to my mom for Christmas, but since she passed away, it now hangs in our home in her memory. When she and I would end a phone call, my mom would always say this to me. My friend Terri does a beautiful job framing, doesn’t she?
It’s a new year. I am still grieving but doing better. I have been through this before and know what I need… time and tears. In the mean time, I need to force myself through the day and doing things that I enjoy. So with that said…
I don’t do resolutions exactly with the new year any more, because let’s face it, I am going to break them. However, goals are different. Okay, not really but they are. So I have spent the last week thinking about the goals I would like to achieve. I haven’t come up with much but here …
Stitch more ~ I haven’t been stitching much and I really miss it
Read more ~ I didn’t read the 20 books I had hoped, but I did read 16 last year
Complete the Tinker Bell Half Marathon on January 20th ~ That is right around the corner. I’m looking forward to doing this but not sure how I feel yet about continuing to run afterwards
Exercise 5-6 days a week ~ Lately, I’ve mostly been running for exercise but want to get back into more strength training again. I received the Jillian Michaels Revolution 90 day program and I would like to start & finish it following the program as closely as possible
Lose 10-12 lbs
Keep house better ~ I use to work on a pretty good schedule that I fell out of and have been failing at getting back on track
Have better eating habits
Try new recipes ~ I like to cook so this isn’t to hard to do. Now if only I could get my family willing to try things they think they don’t like
Continue gardening ~ I need to re-plant my herb garden and annuals. I really enjoyed gardening last year and I am looking forward to getting my hands in the soil again