Thursday, July 31, 2014

playing catch-up! (cont'd)

re: Around the House
On the 4th of July (actually in the few days prior), I made whoopie pies -- i even got my great-grandmother's filling recipe from my mother! They turned out well & were a big hit :) Well worth all the "trouble."
Also, I finally finished the nursery & Ducky has been happily spending his naps & nights in his new(ly completed) room.

re: Serving Others
Nothing to report here, other than -- now that Ducky has weaned -- I'll be on the lookout for opportunities to donate blood. Also, Bug was digging through my basket of his birth paraphernalia & it has lit the fire under my tush to hurry up & update the baby book information before it gets ruined by sitting in a basket for too long!

re: Other
Potty training is still coming along... I imagine Bug will be diaper- & pull-up-free (except for bedtime) by his 3rd birthday. I've also been making an effort to read my Bible more often (on my phone, with a tracking app), so I guess I could mark that one as being "in progress," too. :)


festive whoopie pie cookies

The final product :) Yum-o!

Bug enjoying a whoopie pie

Nursery Redux

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

playing catch-up!

Eek! I almost missed posting twice this month (this is only #1), but I have been busy -- as you'll see momentarily.

re: Crafting
I have not accomplished any of my goals in this category of the 101 in 1001 because I have been working on some test-knits & a few other personal projects for friends. The test-knit especially is taking longer than I'd thought as it requires a fair amount of attention (cables, body-shaping) and it's for me, so each row takes 30min or so...

re: Vacation/Travel
Nothing-doing here, either, though we did have a nice trip to PA to see family this past weekend & got to visit a petting zoo there.

re: Health/Fitness
I accomplished quite a bit in this category throughout June & July. I'm calling my C25K-style running program complete, even though I didn't do every single run. I ran (without walking) the 5K run with my mother in mid-June & I've run 3.1 miles at least one other time, so that -- to me -- means that I've accomplished the goal of being able to run 5K, whereas previously I couldn't, despite the fact that I didn't follow the program to the letter. In the last two weeks, I've also done a 5K mud run & a 5K Color Run (though, for full disclosure, I did not jog them entirely without taking breaks to walk). Finally, I'm still struggling with losing weight... I foresee a "real" diet in my future :(

More on the other categories tomorrow or Thursday!


Mud Run - Before & After

Color Run - Before & After

Sunday, June 29, 2014

another Saturday night...

productivity today was destroyed by a cranky toddler (from the time he woke up), a teething baby (seriously. chewing on everything. my nose. my toes. the dog's tail. everything!), and the fact that they refuse to sleep at the same time (until they go to bed, by which time i'm thoroughly exhausted).

i'm working on a test-knit cardigan & i thought i'd have it done by now... i haven't even finished the first lace repeat. it's kinda, sorta depressing. i love my kids, but every time a get a "ME" moment, i feel like i have to spend it cleaning something or feeding somebody...

sooo, even though this is a 101 in 1001 check-in, there's not really anything new to report. :(


Saturday, June 21, 2014

I've been busy...

... that's why it's taken me so long to update!

In the last few weeks i've completed 3 more of the items on my list: #11 (yarn-bombing), #34 (Debbie's scarf), & #61 (5k race). I've also started on a couple other items, most notably #74 (salad from garden) & #88 (potty-training Bug).

Sorry for the short post, but Ducky is waking up... here's the pictorial proof for my 101 in 1001.


Sunday, May 25, 2014

behind the curve...

i realized today that, in order to stay on pace with my 101 in 1001, I should have completed 14 things by now... and i've only done 8. this is not *terribly* disheartening, since many of the things i'm working on take multiple days & may finish around the same time... but it keeps me on-task!


Friday, May 16, 2014

Slow, but steady...

I haven't posted in a while, but my "in progress" goals are coming along -- and i'm counting down the days until summer break when i can really dive into some of the others.

Our elementary school's knitting club is going to be making up the pieces for the installation. I will be helping join, tag, & do the actual installing of the knitted pieces. The date of the yarn-bombing is set for early June, so check back soon to hear more about it!

Debbie's Scarf:
I haven't had much time to knit lately & i've been binge-reading whenever i have a moment to myself, but i've made time for a few rows every other day (or so) & it's coming along nicely. I hope to have it finished & in her hot-little-hands before school breaks for summer.

5K Running Plan:
I started tracking my exercise with RunKeeper & i love it! I have a few family members & friends that use the same app. They have been a great encouragement to me ☺ I have missed a couple workouts, but do not intend to make them up at this time, since they are repeats of runs i have already done... if i can fit them in later, i will, but i won't be too upset if i can't. I've signed up for a mud-run with my sister-in-law & a friend from undergrad in July & i'm very much looking forward to it... though maybe not running in the heat!

Weight Loss:
I don't want to talk about it. Apparently I'm gaining weight instead of losing it. "Muscle weighs more than fat," i know, i know. i'm not bulking up on muscle either. i just need to get my eating habits in check!

More soon (+ pictures!)...


Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Visit to the Zoo

Yesterday, The♥Hubster, Bug, Ducky, & I went to the (most) local zoo. "Uncle Lion" & his fiancĂ©e also came along. We had a great time -- even Ducky, who was too little to really enjoy seeing the animals, liked riding in the stroller. The unfortunate part was that many of the exhibits were closed due to it being so early in the season (chilly). We got a coupon for 50% off if we come back again before June, so we'll likely take advantage of that since it's an easy drive & 3+ hours of entertainment for less than $40 :D

Soon-to-be-SIL & Bug feed the Eurasian Deer 
 Pretty as a Peacock... oh, wait...
 *~ Le Yawn~* It is soooo tough being a zoo-lebrity, no?
 Great Horned Owl (there were also Barred Owls)
 Amur Leopard
 American Alligators soaking up every ray of sun they can in this chilly weather!
 Path through the "Wetlands" exhibit
 Cassowary -- one of my favorite critters!
Just before Baby Monkey started nursing... so sweet! I could've watched him all day!