Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Getting better

So it has been quiet without Klausy-boy around, still miss him very much. I think Ozzie is starting to get over it also, he is starting to eat again and has a little more pep. I am in my 4th week of training for the 5k. I ran yesterday with the group for 27 minutes, I think that was 2.25 miles - straight thru, without stopping. I was so proud of myself. I really like running with a group. It keeps you motivated !!! So I have every confidence that I will be able to run the whole 3.1 miles in October. I am really looking forward to it. Had a wet by good weekend. Went to the 1154 Lill sample sale on Saturday morning - got a few goodies that I didn't need. But some may be gifts. Then Sunday went to the Bongo room for breakfast with Barb, Melissa and Christine. It was really good. Then we went to the Renegade Craft Fair on division. Even though it was constantly raining, we still went - glad we did, got some cool stuff - earrings, wrislet purse, this cool ipod shuffle holder.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sad Day

It is a very sad day today as I had to make the decision to put one of my dogs to sleep today. He had a large mass in his bladder and prostate. I couldn't let him have an uncertain future of pain and misery. I will truly miss him, the house already seems empty without him. There are a lot of things around the house that remind me of him. He was a really good , smart dog. He drove me nuts sometimes, but really just wanted to be loved. I adopted him six years ago from the shelter. They thought he was abused, so he was a very scared dog. He just wanted a good family and I am glad I was able to give him a loving home for the short time I could. I will miss you very much Klaus - aka- Klaus-see boy, aka- big German. I hope there are many tennis balls in doggy heaven !!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

So today I ran 6 minutes, walked 2, ran 6, walked 2, ran 6, walked 2, ran 2 and then walked the rest. That was 3 miles and took about 45 minutes. This running is tough. It was warm out today. Maybe I should have lot 25 pounds before I started this running thing. I really will be shocked if I manage to run the whole 5K in October. I am really slow, but a friend of mine says not to worry about speed and to push myself a little bit further each time. I thought it would be easier each time, but my legs feel kinds heavy at the beginning. I have rest day tomorrow, maybe I will do a yoga DVD at home. Then Wednesday I run with the group - she said we would be running 5 and walking 1 for 1.75 miles. I can do this this (right?) yes I can !!! I am doing more than a bunch of other people are doing. My friend has helped in motivating me, he is a really great resource for the sport!! GIVE ME STRENGTH

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Blog Hopping

Off day for work outs, but my food choices were odd. Breakfast (bacon and eggs), lunch - attempted a salad while on a conference call, did not eat it all and a banana, dinner - 3 white castle cheeseburgers and a cupcake form wolf s bakery. Not the best huh !!! but I am not going to beat myself up, cause it could have been a lot worse :)

While I was bouncing between blogs, I found this and wanted to play along.

1. Where is your cell phone? in my work bag on the love seat
2. Where is your significant other? don't have one
3. Your hair? tired, but soft
4. Your mother? deceased
5. Your father? deceased
6. Your favorite thing? tough one - ice tea
7. Your dream last night? don't remember
8. Your dream/goal? to be loved unconditionally
9. The room you're in? craft room
10. Your hobby? making fun stuff
11. Your fear? growing old alone
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? new job, new state, new home
13. Where were you last night? working out
14. What you're not? financially organized
16. One of your wish list items? to be debt free
17. Where you grew up? Chicago area
18. The last thing you did? Let my dogs out
19. What are you wearing? Linen skirt and shirt - socks , no shoes
20. Your TV? on in the living room
21. Your pet? two dogs
22. Your computer? desktop
24. Your mood? even
25. Missing someone? Brain Matthew
26. Your car? Clean outside - lots of dog hair inside - jeep Cherokee
27. Something you're not wearing? a coat
28. Favorite store? Any antique store
29. Your summer? OK
30. Love someone? of course
31. Your favorite color? orange
32. When is the last time you laughed? before an 8:30 meeting this morning
33. Last time you cried? February

Monday, August 18, 2008

The vet

So Klaus is having some medical issues, I had to call in for work so I can take him to the Vet. My normal vet is not in today, so I have to take him to another place. The apt. is at 2:15 -I hope it just takes some pills to make him better. Jason decides to take off from work today also, so instead of my planned morning, I shift and go out to breakfast with a friend. Yesterday I listed my first scrapbook pages on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5179254 - It will be fun to see if something of that nature sells. I have sold three things so far - there is so much cool stuff out there in Etsy land.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Happened to come across another blog and there was a link for youtube - Australia Project Runway. How fun !!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7d5oerSEJg&feature=related It has delayed me getting to the health club. I need to step away from the computer !!!!!! OK, OK - I am leaving ..... # things I am grateful for - A cool breeze from an open window, green apples and good news

Monday, August 11, 2008

First One

OK - this is my first post - yipppeeeee. I wanted to start this at the first of the year, but never got around to it. I am starting to work out again. Yesterday I did 40 minutes on the treadmill (even ran for a few alternate minutes !!) and 20 minutes on the Precor. So for a total of 1 HOUR of cardio. I have never done that !!! feels good. I need to get a new pair of running shoes. This blog will help me stay motivated. Let the new chapter of life begin !!!!!!