Monday, September 28, 2009

The Time is Nigh

12 days until the AMA 5K walk--- still hoping for some more donations.

Worked all weekend-- busy,busy, busy on Fr and Sat nights, Sun night was NIIICE.

Went to the gym this afternoon and worked out with my trainer--- I was tired, but worked as hard as she asked me to. Even did push ups! I'm sure I'll be sore tomorrow, but it's a good sore.

Got a crazy schedule this week, so don't expect to have much play time--

I'm helping a friend on Sat with her daughter's wedding-- going to help keep platers full and dishes done at the reception.


Friday, September 25, 2009

One More Thing

15 days until the heart walk --- please consider a donation.


Two Days Off-- Back to Work Tomorrow

I thoroughly enjoyed my two consecutive days off. I got a haircut and made some prints of pictures to give as gifts. Had my work out with Sarah-- now I just need to remember all the things we did the next time I go to the gym. She is really stepping it up with my workouts.

Today I visited my friend Mary, we are trying to finish our States Day projects from this year and last year. We actually made some progress today-- didn't technically get anything done, but have some definite plans for the projects. Then I came home and did 2 loads of laundry (sheets and tablecloths). I also laid the floor for the current club project-- I have a little bit of tweaking to on it, but I'm happy with the outcome. I promise some pictures soon.

Well, its late and I'm tired.........later

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Really, Seriously.....

The heart Walk is in less than 3 weeks--- please think about making a donation! This is my first time ever to do something like this and I'm excited to do it!

Follow This Link to visit Kris' web page - then click on team members to see my name and help me in my efforts to support American Heart Association - Myrtle Beach, SC

I've stepped up my training in the past 2 weeks and feel confident I can do it in less than an hour- today I did 2 miles on the elliptical in 29 min 20 sec. Then I moved to weights and did some balance work and lunges. I meet with my trainer tomorrow afternoon-- I'm sure Sarah will have some fun and games planned!

I know this may be hard to believe since I tend to write a lot about my "gym experiences", but we really do have a life around here!

Last night we had a wonderful visit with Mike's Uncle and Aunt from Baltimore. They were on their way home from attending a reunion of his ship in Myrtle Beach. We had a nice dinner (Mike grilled steaks and veggies) and then Al showed us pictures he took this summer on his trip to Germany. They had to leave early this morning to get home and get ready to leave again for Illinois. They will be visiting Jane's daughter and family in Peoria and then heading south to visit with the southern Ill family. Wish we could have had a longer visit with them, but understand they have places to go and people to see.

I actually have tomorrow and Thursday OFF!!! Tomorrow I am planning to get a haircut then grab a few groceries and get some pictures printed. I'm planning to spend the afternoon in my studio working on miniature projects (until it's time to go to the gym). Thursday my plan is to get the newsletter done for the miniature club and head back out to the studio. I'll have to do a little laundry, but I will still have time to play!!!

Mike is heading to Maryland this weekend. His folks and sister are having a yard sale and he's going to help them. I have to work Fri, Sat and Sun nights so I'll be home with the dogs-- well, technically, they will be home and I'll be coming in and out to see to their needs and get some sleep.

Well, off to bed so I can get up and accomplish the goals I've set for tomorrow. Think about donating to the American Heart Association. Nite All.......

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Myrtle Beach Heart Walk

Yes-- I am going to do it! I will be walking a 5K on Sat Oct 10th to support the American Heart Association.

My first goal is to finish the walk-- I don't think that will be an issue as I walk 2-3 miles at the gym 2-3 times a week.

My second goal is to finish in under an hour-- at the gym, my usual speed is 3.4 mph, so I think this is completely obtainable (is that a real word-- don't really care, I like it!).

If you had asked to even consider doing this a year ago, I'd have fallen off my chair laughing hysterically and dropping my "bonbons"-- but this is a new year and a sorta new me. I haven't completely given up "bonbons", but am trying to be better about my food choices and taking more responsibility for my well-being. Speaking of which, I'm out of here in a few minutes to meet my trainer this afternoon.

If you are so motivated, I have a link on my facebook page to make an online donation to the American Heart Association. If you're not into facebook, email me or leave a comment and I will send you the info to make a donation!


Monday, September 7, 2009

Birthday Weekend!

We've had a crazy birthday weekend and the last of our guests will leave in the morning. The house is already really quiet and I miss the excitement of having my house full of family and friends. The refrigerator is still full even though there were plenty of groceries consumed over the past 3 days. Tomorrow will be back to work and laundry and all the other stuff that goes with life in the real world.
Enjoy some pictures from our weekend-- we missed all our family and friends who couldn't be with us, but we thought of you as we celebrated.

Blowing out the candle

YUM--- I love cupcakes-- good thing Mommy took my dress off before I got my hands on it!

Yes, one must wear all the contents of the dress up box at the same time!
"My stroller"

Is this possibly another birthday girl-- or a new player for the Steelers?
You decide!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Catching Up....

Getting ready for family to come this weekend-- Mdx turned 2 last week and we are having a birthday party here on Sunday. Looking forward to everyone being here and hoping the weather is nice.

Met with my trainer today--- we did lots of arm work-- machines and dumb bells. Ended by doing 30 pull/chin ups with 130# of counterweight. I had warmed up walking on the treadmill-- I did 1.5 miles in 28 minutes. I wasn't pushing myself really hard-- will walk again tomorrow and do standing crunches.

Went to the Durham Bull's game Saturday night--- it took them until the bottom of the 14 inning with 2 outs, 3 balls and 2 strikes to finally win. After the games there were fireworks-- we got home about 1 AM.

Tomorrow is the Miniature Club's annual luncheon. We are meeting at Carino's at 1-- I'm sure Sarah (my trainer) would NOT approve of this choice, but I won't tell her if you don't. Then I have grocery shopping to do and a few errands to run.

Off to bed so I can (hopefully) get an early start......Later......