Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lent 2009

Being a Catholic I try to give up something every year. This year I have decided I will give up something to make me a better person and things to make me look better. I have also decided that when it comes to myself the word try will no longer be in my vocabulary. I will either do it or don't.

For this year to make myself a better person I am giving up swearing. Yes people I have a potty mouth. A BIG one. I have decided that not "swearing" includes anything that I would not want my 5 and 3 year old to say. Which I know extends beyond the normal swear words.

To make myself look better I have decided on the following (I can't claim this as my idea by the way, thanks Dan). I am going to work out every day throughout Lent. Even if I don't get to the gym I am going to get my heart rate up for 30 minutes every day. I am also not going to drink soda even though we only drink diet in our house. I am also giving up fast food entirely.

I know this may sound like a lot but I am no longer trying I am doing. Since my last weight post I have not been very good with my eating habits at all and I have lost one pound since then (257!!!!). I know a pound is good but I let myself down by not keeping at the routine I was on.

I have to also remember that I am gaining a lot of muscle. You should all see the guns I have! In other good news I cut a minute off of my mile time so I am now doing a 15 minute mile and today I put on some jeans that are a size smaller and they fit! Comfortably!

I am now off to drink a glass of water.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Hat New Hair New Glasses

Paul and I had a bit of fun yesterday taking pictures. Here is my new hat Selbu Modern along with my new hair color and somewhat new cut.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Did anyone see this train wreck?

I have to say watching this made my physically uncomfortable. Joaquin Phoenix is maybe was??? one of my favorite actors. I think he is incredibly talented and actually last night's performance which I am hoping it was one might have solidified what a great actor he really is. I am really praying he isn't addicted to some sort of substance.

If he keeps up this look though I can tell you he is not physically attractive to me ANY MORE!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


All I can say is YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! Knitting is going to be frantic for a few days. My very good friend had her baby 6 weeks early and because I am super procrastinator I had not started his gift yet. Got the yarn today. Phildar Lambswool from Little Knits.

I.LOVE.THIS.YARN! Seriously I do. I am making the second Selbu Modern with it and it knits up so smoothly and works well for color work. I can't wait to share the sweaters. I don't know how much personal info is ok to give away with someone else's baby but HE is very healthy, over 6 pounds and was only in the NICU for a day and nursing like a champ! YAY!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Something Done

I have been finishing some knit projects in addition to the Twilight Series! I have mixed feelings on the ending but it was done how I figured the author would have written it. Corey we will discuss when you are done *wink*. I do have the Sookie Stackhouse boxed set here, which I hear is very good. I have to say the True Blood series on HBO is a guilty pleasure of mine. I just LOVE it. Not for kids at all and I get to watch it by myself after everyone is in bed as Paul hates it. As much as I love the show and have heard good things about I the books I think I need to take a vampire break for just a bit. I started Hattie Big Sky yesterday and it seemes like a cute quick read. Since I started reading the Twilight books last month it had been quite a while since I read consistently, I think since last summer actually. I love reading I always have and I am glad we found each other again.

Here are my Conwy socks. These were finished a little bit ago I just haven't taken the time to take pictures and post.

I also finished Selbu Modern which I will post in a day or so. I have a laundry list of things I have started to knit. I can't seem to just sit and work on a project for some reason. Here is what I have going...
February Lady Sweater
Panda Cotton Socks for Riley my own design
Gentlemen's Plain Winter Socks
Another Selbu Modern for my cousin
Briar Rose

These are just what I have started recently. These don't include the basket full of things I have started and put aside! More later...

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


Slowly but surely. Weigh in for our family biggest looser competition is Friday. So as of today I have lost almost 10 pounds. I think that is great for a month's time.