Monday, November 22, 2010

Back On Track

Well, after being sick for a week, I got back on the treadmill. I did 20 minutes. Listening to good music sure makes the time go by quicker. I want to do this at least three times a week.

I gave a whole bunch of fabric to my best friend. Cleaned a whole bunch out of my (very large) stash. I have to be a little more aggressive about getting rid of things I don't really use or love. I got too much stuff and I need to clean house! lol Don't we all say that?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What Makes Your Day Great?

This made my day great, a card from my instructor

I'm proud of you for sticking through the step exam and giving it your all.

I'll turn any color for a card like that!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

I Passed And Was Multi Colored

Well, I passed my step exam. Midway through my form I was having trouble breathing. I think the sound my son made describing it (a horrifying wheezing sound) was an exaggeration. Suffice to say that when the form was done, I was really, really glad.

Afterwards, I was told I was quite red. No, said another student, I was blue. Actually, said Miss B, I was purple. Several people were afraid I was going to pass out on the mat, either during or after the form. I wasn't worried about that. I didn't feel like I was going to pass out, just that I needed some really deep breaths. Which I eventually got. Sort of. PlusOne and I both passed and I spent yesterday afternoon parked in front of the TV eating chicken soup and watching TV. I plan on doing the same thing today. Have a great day.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Step Exam

With a cold! It figures I would catch a cold two days before my karate step exam. But I've been taking the Zycam and going to bed early. The good news is that it is at 9:45 am. After I'm done with that I can go back to bed. lol.


My mom wants us to go help her outside Sunday and I want to clean my cellar. If I don't do either I won't be upset. My mom will get my husband and son, and maybe my nephew. That should be enough.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Working On Me - Part Two

So, I got on the treadmill again Tuesday night, after class, no less. My step exam is coming up this Saturday. It will be my third as a Second Degree. I will need six more after that to go for Third Degree. That should be in about two years. I'll be FIFTY. lol But the idea of quitting and sitting home after that doesn't appeal to me at all. So I guess I really am in this for the long haul. lol

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Working On Me

Got on the treadmill Sunday night. Walked at 3.8 mph on a 2.5 incline for 20 minutes. It's a start. Was going to do it every night, but I figured I better start off slow, with every other night. I don't need shin splints or any other complications. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Almost There

Need a little warm weather to finish up this painting. Need a little more paint as well.

Last bit of railing to finish. No brackets at the hardware store, so I will use a substitute until they come in next spring. ACK!

Next up, quilting, inside projects and me!