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Kids Back in school

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I love my boys, but they have been out of school almost 3 weeks. It was time for all of us to get a break. LOL Actually it was a really nice Christmas break. We got to play out in the snow a lot, we read books, play games and went to a few movies. I love the time with them but I need some ME time too.

My plans now that they are back in school are:

1) Sew something-either make an apron or finish my quilt that is done except the quilting.

2) read more

3) de-clutter my craft room

4) organize and scrapbook my kids school years. I am way behind on this. Even thinking of getting one of those pre-made books for my youngest.

I think that will keep me busy for a while.

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ONELBATATIME 1/15/2008 10:37AM

    those are some great goals. I myself has my list beside me and whats on it? lol Organize, organize, organize lol. from the sewing room to the filing cabinet and points in between. We can never find anything because we dont make a home for it first, get a pair of scissors out and do we put it back where it belongs? well No, I have got to say I do a better job of putting things back then the DH. But I felt like this is the Yr to de clutter also.
Books? well I have 5 ordered on amazon. com lol my brothers wife and I swap books we read the same type and it all has to be non fiction well we do get into james patterson, and my fav is John Grisham ( he needs to come out with something new) lol. At the moment Im reading Jimmy Buffets A salty piece of land, a good novel. I have wanted it since it came out but it was only in hard back and very pricey so k mart had it on sale for 7.00 so i grabbed it lol.We are making plans for camping not sure we are going to winter camp but I do have a week out in Feb so that might happen.
But yeah De clutter and organize is tops on my list also with it laying right here beside me lol.
I would love to see some aprons you have sewn. I use to be quite a seamstress myself, curtains, bedspreads, table cloths, my daughters clothes, my clothes, square dance dresses and mens western shirts. I got out of that but want to get started again. Aprons seems like a good thing to start on also Hmmm might get me motivated.
Enjoy your ME time and keep up the great work

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A*L*P* 1/10/2008 8:13AM

    Glad you are able to get your well-deserved sanity break! I know how it is -- we love those little monkeys but there comes a time that everyone needs to separate a bit!

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Woo Hoo

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

It's 2008. Where in the world did 2007 go. I'm excited for this new year. This is the year I will achieve my weight goal. The difference in this year and last is I feel so much better. I know I am eating healthy and exercising to make myself strong. Plus the fun of seeing my children follow in my foot steps. I'll be stepping along or jogging and they start jogging with me. It's a game to them but that's OK because it will lead to healthy lives and bodies.

My birthday is coming up and today on QVC they were selling a pilates machine and system. I do pilates all the time with my Winsor tapes and love it. But I have always wanted the machine. So my DH (did I tell you how wonderful he is) told me to order it. So of course I didn't hesitate. I'm so excited to receive it and get started. We were going to buy a GPS for geocaching but we can't do that right now anyway since everything is under snow. Spring will be a good time to buy one.

I hope everyone has a great New Year. Stay healthy, follow Sparks articles and you will be amazed how good you will feel at the end of 2008. You will be saying, "where in the world did 2008 go". Best wishes to you all and God Bless.

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TO_REBOOT_CHAR 1/4/2008 6:11PM

    I glad you are doing so well. The new (toy) pilates machine/system should really help. have fun with it.

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ONELBATATIME 1/4/2008 10:51AM

    Your spunk is an inspiration to me. It is time for me to get back on track and copy some of your spunk lady lol.
Keep up the good work and ttys

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A*L*P* 1/2/2008 8:32AM

    I am sooo jealous of you -- I'm teasing of course! I hope you enjoy the pilates machine!!! You will have a successful year, I just know it!!!

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JENNIFERGO 1/1/2008 10:08PM

    Good for you! Have a great year and enjoy your pilates!

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It feels a lot like Christmas

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

How exciting to be in the middle of the Holiday Season. My shopping is almost done. There is snow outside and bright blue sky. I love this time year.

My Nascar team has started a few challenges for this season. #1 we are keeping track of our calories burned. We are only 10 days in the month and have burned more than 10 days worth of calories. Now we have a new challenge going for strength training. Not my strength. :( But then I guess I need to do it. I have been doing the exercise of the day with on of my other teams but I know that isn't enough.

My weight I have maintain this month so feel good about that. Would like to lose a pound or two before Christmas.

Need to start planning Christmas meals. It will just be us so I think I will keep it rather simple. This way we will have lots of time to play. Hopefully the snow will still be here.

Guess that's all for now. Hope everyone is keeping on track and having a fun and safe season. MERRY CHRISTMAS

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ANGIE_JCFD520 12/21/2007 5:31PM

    You are doing great! I know we are both struggling with our strength training right now, but we will kick it in gear after the 1st...deal? things are just so crazy right now!

(I thought I was subscribed to your blog; I guess I better check the little box again. LOL)

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RIDERX 12/17/2007 1:33PM

    Good job on maintaining your weight. That is SO hard to do this time of year when it is cold we are less active, and all those GOODIES! ahhhhh
have a great Christmas.

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TO_REBOOT_CHAR 12/12/2007 5:47PM

    I would so Love to have a WhiteChristmas. Let's keep our finger crossed.

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A*L*P* 12/12/2007 8:40AM

    I am with you, I hope the snow sticks around! It puts me in the mood for Christmas!!! I would also like to see the scale move a bit before the holiday for the inevitable Christmas dinner!

You are doing great, Katherine!!!

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Made it through Thanksgiving

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Well Thanksgiving is over and I remained the same weight. Was even on vacation so I feel pretty good about that.

My Daughter has gone home now and things are getting back to normal. Had a good workout today and hope that is a sign of the rest of the month.

It snowed today so I guess shoveling snow will be a good way of burning some calories. I just looked outside and it is 3 degrees. The poor dog had to go out. LOL I bet he will want in quickly.

December is here and I love this time of year. people are putting up their decorations and it is so cheerful. My goal for this month is to increase my stepping average and to hopefully lose a few pounds. I have joined a few challenges and that should help me. I hope everyone has a great holiday season.


Heavy heart

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Right now weight loss isn't at the top of my list of subjects I want to write a blog about.

I have a friend on Walker Tracker that has found out she has breast cancer. She is having surgery on Thursday. It is all happening very quickly. I have never met her in person, she lives in a different country. But still she is a friend and we have had many laughs and gone through many (stepping) challenges together.

My thoughts and prayers are with you Debby. I hope the surgery goes well and you are up and around soon. We miss you terribly. Take care my friend.


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VISTA22 11/18/2007 5:53AM

    i felt the same way katherine couldnt believe how i was clock watching on thursday, like you i feel a lot of us have come close to certain people on walkertracker even though we live miles apart, but you get that certain feeling don't you?, i think i have some great friends thanks to SP and walkertracker would be lost without you's have a great day Maureen

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MCAUDI 11/15/2007 12:13AM

    Sorry to hear about your friend. A friend of mine went through surgery and radiation for breast cancer a few years ago and she is doing great now. They continue to make such wonderful advances in medicine all the time. Give her my best.

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FOODFROMAFAR 11/14/2007 7:21PM

    I will be prayinig for Debby.

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JOKERHMH 11/14/2007 10:49AM

    Sorry to hear about your friend.

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A*L*P* 11/14/2007 7:56AM

    So sorry to hear about your friend, Katherine! Hang in there and let me know if you need anything!

Amber :o)

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L.I.L.MOMMY 11/14/2007 7:52AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend, but....it's one of the most curable cancers and hopefully they caught it early.

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