Monday, January 31, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
spinach (enough to fill 3/4 of the blender)
1 cup frozen fruit- peaches, mango, and pineapple are my favorite and makes the smoothie stay bright green
1 cup almond milk (I am sure any type of milk would work or you could use juice.)
1 cup water
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Breakfast is made. Lunch is packed for me and Harper.
Vitamins for me and the hubby (left) and the kids (right).
Breakfast time for me. I usually make a pot of oatmeal for me and Miller, but he wanted cereal this morning. So I just microwaved my oatmeal. While it was cooking I got my green smoothie ready and loaded the dishwasher. Do you like my princess spoon?
Harper was finished with breakfast so I asked her to go get dressed and ready for school. Poured my smoothies.
Harper is all ready, a little wrinkled and mismatched, but ready. I asked Miller to get dressed about 10 times. At 7:53 he finally decides to actually get dressed.
I brush my teeth. Pack all our stuff up. I am going for a run on my lunch break. That's why it looks like I am going away for the weekend. I warm up my coffee. I had leftover coffee from yesterday that I put in the fridge.
Teeth are brushed, coats are on. I think we are ready to go.
Now it's time to work.
How was your morning?
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I am starting to feel small twinges of desire to sew, so I am sure I will be back at it soon. The only crafty thing I have to show today is some tags I made from Christmas cards that we received this year. Initially, I was going to just save them for next year. Then I decided to go ahead and do them now. Who knows if I will remember that I set the cards aside? A year is a long time, you know?
I used my Sizzix Big Shot for some of the tags, which I have had for over a year now and LOVE. It will cut fabric, felt, paper, and even aluminum cans. It is a very cool tool. Some of the cards I just used regular old scissors.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
I have had this blog for almost 3 years now. I think the best thing about having a blog is being able to look back over the months and years and reflect on how much has changed. It is also enlightening to see the natural rhythm of our life from season to season and year to year. I love being able to look back at last year(2010) and in 2009 to see what I was thinking starting the New Year.
2010 proved to be a great year, so I have high hopes for 2011. I have been running regularly since June, which is a pretty major accomplishment for me. I have always despised running, but I am slowing learning to really enjoy it. I have signed up to run a half marathon in April. Mitch is running the full marathon. We both ran the half marathon in 2001 so it seems fitting to run it again 10 years later. Eventhough, I swore I would never do it again. I am excited to see what my 35 year old body can do.
I feel like I am officially ready to put the sewing side business on hold for awhile or forever. Although I did have some orders and the charity shop this Christmas, it wasn't too stressful. It was nice to have time to sew some presents. I am looking forward to just sewing for family and friends when I feel like it.
The schedule change that I made last year has worked out really well for everyone. As I predicted it meant I was not able to sew as much, which in the whole scheme of things is not that big of a deal. It's nice to have that extra hour in the afternoon to unwind, get homework done, and dinner started.
Besides my fitness goals, I want to continue to focus on healthy eating and being green. I think gettting back on track with meal planning will help. I want to continue blogging. Since a good portion of my free time will be consumed with running, expect to hear more about that.