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Accomplishment

Monday, September 09, 2013

I finally, finalloy finished a baby dress I started 11 years ago. I know, long term project! I originally started it for my granddaughter who is now almost 12. I ran into some difficulties with it and set it aside for later. 11 years is way later, but a co-worker had a baby girl a month ago and I thought of this dress. So I decided to finish it. Should have been a snap as it was over half finished already. NOT a snap. I was even tempted to put it away for another 11 years a time or two, but persevered. Now it is finished and I am so thankful that I stuck with it.

(I can say that I won't be making another dress this involved for a long, long time, if ever.)

I feel like I have really accomplished something worthwhile, which is not a feeling I have very often these days.

  
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LETHA_ 9/10/2013 2:47PM

    Cute Cute!!
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FRAN0426 9/9/2013 11:34PM

    Such a beautiful dress. I say good job getting back to finish sewing the dress after elelven years. Next one should be a snap if you change your mind and sew another.

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WALNUTT1961 9/9/2013 8:40PM

    Beautiful!

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Back on Track

Thursday, November 08, 2012

I've been discouraged lately. I got into some poison ivy over two weeks ago and it's the absolute worst case I have ever had. It's still not totally gone, though it's looking way better. Then my youngest grandson brought home a nasty stomach bug from Kindergarten, and of course shared with everyone. All his siblings got it and bounced back in 24 hours. His parents and I were not so lucky. My DD and SIL bounced back considerably sooner than I did. I was sick for about 36 hours and then it took the rest of a week to get to where I feel like myself again. I didn't walk for a week; I couldn't have if I'd wanted to. I walked for the first time on Monday, and I thought I wasn't goint to make it. I walked 1 mile - half what I normally walk - and it was so hard I barely made it back home. I didn't have time to walk Tuesday due to the election but repeated my 1 mile again yesterday. It went quite a bit better. I made the mile fairly easily and didn't feel like it was going to kill me. So today I decided to add a little more to it - just a block or so or until I felt I had to stop. I not only completed the full 2 miles, I did it in my best time since I've been keeping track! Add to that my weight has started to go down again and I'm feeling pretty great today. I guess giving myself the freedon to lay off until I felt I was ready to tackle the full route again was smart after all! WooHoo! Great start to the day for me.

  
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COOP9002 11/8/2012 10:43AM

    Congrats on getting your 2 miles done in a personal best time. Sounds like you're doing well.

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Time for me

Monday, October 15, 2012

I spent the past weekend at my college Homecoming and reunion. I had a great time and was able to reconnect with a lot of classmates. It was a wonderful trip down memory lane. I had considered not going. There are so many things I need to do here at home that I never seem to find time to do, so I had a hard time justifying the trip to myself. Boy am I glad I went. It wasn't only the great time I had there, I am feeling so much more energized since I got back and I realize it's because I took some time for me. I get so caught up with what I have to or need to do that I ogten lose sight of myself. I'm finally beginning to realize that time spent on me is not wasted time; it's an investment. Before I went on this trip I was so tired all the time. Even when I had a day off I couldn't seem to get anything acxcomplished. I just got farther and farther behind and more and more discouraged. I am going to make time for me every week. Who knows, maybe I'll start making some of my goals!

  
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VONBLACKBIRD 10/16/2012 11:55AM

    Good that you are going to take time for yourself..it sure works wonders.

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NIKO27 10/15/2012 7:56PM

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ANASNEWBODY 10/15/2012 6:50PM

    Your own time for yourself is a not selfish. You have time to re charge and it makes you a better ( blank) type of person. Mother, wife, worker, . you get the picture. And why not. You are a special person. keep up the success. emoticon

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STITCH4EVER 10/15/2012 4:11PM

    IT IS SO HARD WHEN YOU HAVE FAMILY OBLIGATIONS OR YOUR TIME IS LIMITED, TO MAKE THAT TIME JUST FOR YOU. FOR ME, I FEEL GUILTY WHEN I DO IT. BUT I ALSO KNOW HOW MUCH BETTER I FEEL WHEN I DO TAKE THE TIME. IT'S THE FLACK I GET WHEN I GET BACK HOME THAT TAKES SOME OF THE JOY AWAY.
ERIN

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DOINITRIGHT2012 10/15/2012 3:21PM

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"Me Time" is an investment in your health. It's so much easier to give to others when you are at your best. Think of it like a bank account, if you don't invest in yourself you'll overdraw quickly.

I highly recommend The Unstoppable Women Challenge. It sounds like you're right ready for it. I think you can by the book on Amazon. I have it on my Kindle as well as the hard copy. I would recommend the hard copy.

I'm so happy for your choice to invest in yourself. I look forward to sharing your ups and downs with you. I'll be here when you achieve those goals.


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