Thursday, February 23, 2012


We are almost at the six month mark, as in I am almost forty and a half, and I've only crossed 8 things off my list! How did the time fly by so quickly? It's fall and I turn 40 and then next thing I know it's almost March and 6 months have gone by. Holy moly!

We are just getting over a two week bout of sickness in my house. First my son came down with a bad stomach bug. Three days later my daughter got it. Three days after that my husband got it. And three days after that I didn't so I thought I was in the clear. But a week later and I got sick. Not as bad as the rest of the family but enough to knock me on my butt for a few days. I am sitting on the couch coughing and dreaming of maybe one day soon getting full force back into running and running a half marathon again in October.

I've also had a bit of a bout with the winter blues. I always feel a little sluggish and melancholy in February but this year it's been more pronounced. Which is funny considering we've had a mild winter. But I've not been running much this winter and I really do think that helps with seasonal sadness.

Still no snow this winter. I am going to count that day that I went in Suzanne's hot tub when it was 30 degrees out as my "hot tub during the snow" because it was cold enough to snow! Plus, we've had NO SNOW!

Camy found my clarinet the other day so I put it together and played a few notes. Felt kind of good. Of course, I don't remember any specific notes or how to read music (other than face and space and every good boy does fine!).

I'm planning on scheduling the rock climbing in a few weeks. And will really need to get on the ball with the rest of my list!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Slow and steady wins the race, right?

I am slowly moving along in my list. I think I mentioned in the last post that I got a mammogram so I can cross that off.

I went in Suzanne's hot tub when it was cold. Unfortunately, it wasn't snowing but who knew that we STILL wouldn't have snow since the freak Halloween snow! Even though it wasn't snowing it was cold out so that kind of counts. But there's really nothing like beautiful falling snow when you're in a hot tub so I'm hoping at some point we'll get snow so I can do that...even though I hate snow...and hate the cold!

I am currently in the process of "take an exercise class I've never done before". I am halfway through a bootcamp. I've taken bootcamp classes before but never with this instructor and I am definitely doing moves I haven't done in a while (hello horrible bear crawls, crab walks and jumping squats). It is definitely a good class and each week I leave totally spent.

I just reread my list and realized that I need to get on the ball. There's a lot still to do (and most of the easy ones are taken!). That certainly doesn't mean I've been lazy. I've just been accomplishing things that aren't on my list. Purging and cleaning out the bonus room was an all day thing last Saturday that I've been wanting to do for a while. I've been trying all sorts of new recipes (although none with tomatillos, cheesecake or bread) and have been obsessed with making smoothies every morning. Working out most mornings, planning N's birthday party and C's school Valentine's party. Getting the car fixed, husband out of town a lot, organizing, cleaning, laundry, etc etc etc!

So that's my update for today. Perhaps I should aim to make frozen hot chocolate this week. That's another one that's easy to cross off! I found a recipe for a low fat one from Joy Bauer and the copycat Serendipity one, which is not lowfat. Wonder which one I'll try. Maybe both!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Quick Update...

Two more on my list bite the dust.

Woman in White. Read. And thoroughly enjoyed. I really did enjoy this book. It was a good suspense novel. And now I just started another 600 page novel! Matterhorn about the Vietnam War. This one is for book club. Looking forward to reading a book with less than 600 pages next. Of course I did manage to squeeze in reading Mockingjay in between the 600 page books. It's the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy. I am like a 17 year old girl and really excited about the movie coming out in March!

And the second thing I accomplished was having a mammogram done. Not a fun experience but not quite as bad as I'd imagined.

Over and out...