Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just thought you might like to know

Knitting with malabrigo is like knitting hot chocolate. Creamy, rich, decadent hot chocolate.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A productive, albeit hectic week

So, this week Phillip and I made the commitment to do a bit of exercise every day. We are planning a weeklong snowboarding trip in the beginning of February, and we are cross-training so we can seriously tear up the slopes. We have been alternating power and endurance days, with two days off during the week to recover. I am already seeing a difference in the way my clothes fit and in my overall health. I have more energy, my mood is better, and I just have this glow of well-being and contentment that is simply wonderful. I am motivated beyond belief, and Phillip is so proud of me. Tonight I ran for a solid mile, and I could have gone farther, but Phillip wisely advised me (teehee) to pace myself. I have not run a purpousful mile since high school. Sure, I run way more than that playing Ultimate, but I get many breaks and that is more stop/start than continuous running. I have always hated running with a passion, but I loved it tonight and I really am looking forward to my next run. I want to go farther and see if I can go past my prior stopping point. I aim to misbehave on the slopes this year, and I think 2009 will be one of my best yet.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

To all Veterans with Love

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for serving, sharing , and making sure that I am free to pursue my dreams. Thank you for giving yourself and your family so that I may have the life I love and want. We should honor you more than one day a year. Know that all of your sacrifices will never be forgotton.

Thank youto those still serving, and to your families that serve with you. I especially thank those not here to celebrate this day with us. Bobby Gerran, we love and miss you.

Thank you Neil, Eric, Nate, David, Ken, Michael, Jason, and all the others close to my heart! thank you for serving, and God Bless you and keep you safe!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


This weekend I am thankful for good friends, good food, great weather, better insight into myself and my shortcomings, a patient husband, joy in nature, antiseptic foam with pain-relievers, planning ahead, the scars on my body that heal, but remind me that sometimes that which scares us makes us stronger.

What made you thankful this weekend?

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Rosemary Pork Roast in the oven, permeating the house with such a wonderful scent. Comfy pants and tank, cute glasses, hair pulled back. Husband playing games in the craft toom, and I am creating Christmas spreadsheets and lists. Taking craft breaks to knit. Enjoying my Saturday even though I woke up in pain. My back was spasmy and achy, but a good dose of ibuprofen, my TENS unit, and PBS on the couch has helped a lot. Tomorrow will make up for the relaxing slackage of today.