Monday, December 28, 2009

So when do I start walking again?

Let me just say that I have eaten so much lately!  One of my goals for 2010 is to loose some weight!

I wanted to bake so bad this Christmas and give some to our neighbors.  At first I didn't thaink I was going to get to bake much at all, well, I did.  I baked and baked and baked!  Thankfully as were my original intentions I was able to give some to our neighbors and we got to meet our new neighbors as well.  That was a blessing! But not only did I bake, but a dear friend of mine baked some goodies an brought them to us!  They were soo good and sooo many to try.  I had to try atleast one of each kind...   Then my sweet Momma baked a carrot cake and magic cookie bars....Mmmmmmm!  It was all sooo good and I couldn't keep my hands out of the platters!  Well hopefully in the next week or two my walking buddy and I can hit the trail and walk some of this extra weight off.

Chris took some time off from work last week, it is always so nice to have him home!  Today was our first day with him back at work, boy did we miss him!  Here I am trying to get him to take another day off this week.  We spent a lot of our time resting, playing games, and watching movies.  There was probably plenty that needed to be done but we let it go and spent some good quality time together.  I love it when the three of us spend time together, it blesses me so much.  Especially when Riley would rather stay home than be out somewhere, that lets me know we are doing something right.

This week I have a list of things that I need to try to get done before we start school back up.  I have accomplished one of them, I started a quilt!  I have wanted to start quilting and kept putting it off for no good reason really.  My mother had given my some "fat quarters" of red, white and blue plaid and striped material.  We both thought it would make a nice quilt for Riley, it has that boyish look about it.  So I found what looked to be an easy block to make.  It is a 9" square block.  So far so good.  I cut it all out yesterday and sewed the first 5 blocks together today.  I notice something didn't look right when the blocks were not the same size...I had misread the instructions and cut one set of blocks too big.  That's O.K., it's an easy fix, all I have to do is cut them down to the correct size.  I got that done and sewed them back together this evening.  Woohoo!  I got my first quilt block started!  I'll have to post pictures later.

Next I have some serious cleaning and organizing to do in various places in our home.  I guess tomorrow will be a good day to start.  Our master bedroom is first on the list.  This is a daunting task but has to be done.  It has become our catch all room since we had our carpets cleaned a couple of months ago.  It will be good to have it done though. 

My goal for the new year is always to get organized to some degree and somewhere along the path I either forget or give up.  I hope this year is different.  So far so good.  I guess maybe I need to be thankful for having accomplished one item on my list, shouldn't I?  I am, but I look forward to accomplishing others!

Have a good night all, I'm off to do some research on quilting.... :-)  Till next time.