Wednesday, February 22, 2012

day 1 of 40

So today, Wednesday, February 22 is the 1st day of Lent.
What is your lent promise?

During the lent season, I typically fake the idea of withholding something from myself in order to loose weight.  It never works.
THIS year I decided to ADD something to my routine.  I am ADDING exercise.  For the 40 days of Lent I will do 20+ minutes of exercise daily.

Today I did 28 Wii Fit thatmeans like 40 minutes of exercising and choosing my exercises.  I did some yoga, aerobics and strength training.  I feel like I got a good workout and that is what counts.

Through my blog, I will attempt to keep you posted on how my lent season is going.

Monday, February 20, 2012

20 in 2012

This is a list of 20 things I want to accomplish in 2012.
The assistance of many people will be enlisted!

1. Swim a mile
    I used to be able to do this....pre-pregnancy....

2. Run a mile
    I have NEVER been able to do will power....

3. Enroll in Zumba or Step class
    LOVED step-aerobics class in college

4. finish Bernat's Knit-a-long
    I am half way through the first block of an 8 block clue #1.....join   me!  

5. Make all Christmas gifts
    Hopefully I will be done aroun dHalloween

6. Finish Amy's baby blanket - CHECK!
    It's done, it's done, it's done!

7. Make something for Alayna's twins
    I have no ideas....suggestions?

8. Enroll in school - part time

9. Enroll in school - full time

10. Apply for 10 scholarships/grants

11. Enjoy a trip I didn't plan

12. Become debt free

13. Swim off the boat at Lake

14. Take youth to Arkansas

15. Sing solo @ church
      This is scheduled for 3/11

16. Write children's book
      Always been a dream of mine

17. 30 blogs

18. Feel beautiful at friends wedding in June

19. Visit KC Zoo 15 times

20. Go to family reunion in July
      This seems like a strange goal, but I have not seen my dad's side of the family in 10-12 years.  I think it is time.

SO, there you have it.  Wish me luck.  Help when you can.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Who knew?

Who knew people read my blog???? COOL!

I had given up on blogging for many reasons.....takes so much time, what to write about???? one reads it so why bother....and many others.

Today, someone asked...."where's your blog?"  HERE IT IS! 
Val, THANKS so much for encouraging me to continue this adventure....I will attempt to blog more often.

My friend Sarah blogs regularly and has created a 100 things to do in 2012 list.  Amazing plans she has for her life.  It has inspired me....I shall attempt 20.....that will be my next blog.

For this post....I just want give some updates.


My daughter is 17 months old!  The picture is from Valentine's day....I made the skirt!
She can walk (finally) :)
She has 12 teeth and is working on her top eye teeth....crazy chomper.
She is putting herself to sleep in her own (queen size) bed!  She takes daddy's hand and walks him to the guest bedroom and then climbs herself into the bed and he covers her up...she's out!  This is AMAZING, but NEVER works for me.

Silly Oreo ran away last Sunday....ended up 35 miles away....we aren't sure how that happened.  She ended up at Heartland SPCA in Merriam, KS.  We got her back and she has been quite content laying in the sun.

We are currently participating in a diaper research study.  I am an avid cloth diapering parent, but this opportunity arrived, and they are providing the diapers and paying us for the time!  I'll discuss how it goes in the next few blogs.  Starts Saturday (tomorrow) and ends March 5.

that's all for now.
I'll make my 20 in 2012 and be back.