I realized today that I spend most of my blogging time talking about Project QUILTING or the Quilt Along that I’m doing. Well – I think I’m going to change that…just a little. On Saturday’s I’ll share with you a quick summary of my week – what creative goodness happened, how my beautiful girls are and if we did anything super spectacular. I hope you enjoy hearing a bit more about my life!
One of the most important things this week is that my youngest daughter, Persimoni (aka Pip) turned 9 months today! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone! She’s just getting so big, moving so fast and getting into EVERYTHING! Did I mention that she’s just beyond adorable too!?
During the past few weeks I’ve started sort of new ‘job’. That new ‘job’ is to get myself healthy again. I have never really been a “skinny” girl but after I had Capri I managed to lose about 60 pounds. After having Pip I need to do that again. Key word – NEED. So – 4 to 5 times a week I’ve been heading to the gym. They have an amazing daycare program where they’ll keep my kiddo’s for up to two hours. If I time it right I can take two classes during that time and if I don’t I can take one class and walk for the difference in time. I’m on week three of my ‘work out’ plan and so far my favorite classes are Kick Boxing and Body Pump.
Along with this ‘getting healthy’ goal my hubby and I have been planning our meals out. We’ve managed to cook for our family for 6 out of 7 days a week for almost three weeks now – that’s huge! Tonight, my husband’s cousin, Shaun, taught me to cook some delicious Asian cuisine – ground chicken and tofu wrapped in lettuce and tasty sesame beef stir fry. It was beyond delicious and would have been super healthy if I could have stayed away from the champagne…but of course I didn’t 😉
Last night I got to play with my new long arm for the first time. It seemed to be successful but I really need to take a closer look at the bottom stitches to make sure the tension is decent. I did discover that I had the top bar on backwards and Jared and I had to flip it. Easy fix though!
Today, Cedi and headed to open skate at a local skate rink. The place was sort of a dive but we had a lot of FUN! Cedi even ended up taking second in LIMBO. (yup – that’s her in the pink tutu) I was so proud of her! She’s just five and only fell three times. Each time she fell she immediately got back up and kept going – no tears or frustration! It was so much fun and I even managed to work up a sweat skating with her for an hour!
This morning, my family headed to ‘Kids in the Rotunda’ a free kids program at the Overture Center in Madison, WI . The show was a guy that was good at juggling. He had a good act –but is it just me, or do older guys that do that for a living sort of creepy? I just couldn’t get past that feeling. It could just be me – my husband didn’t agree and my kids really enjoyed it. Since we run our business from home (orchard and my craftyness) it seems hard to find time to just be a family. We’re always splitting up – you watch the kids while I do this or you watch this kid, I can still do this with these two. We’re making a conscious effort to leave the farm and truly do some fun as a family. We’ll see how that goes – it seems like a lot of whining is involved…
With all that fun, working out and cooking going on I did manage to finish some quilting projects. My PQ Piece is already posted (24+ hours before the deadline) AND I started to work again on Fabrics N Quilts 1930 Repro Block of the Month project again as well as the first BOM (Block of the Month) from FabricFascination. I love BOM’s. It’s been a great way to learn about different blocks and techniques.
I’ve also been working on getting a few new things ready for next Saturday’s Craftacular! I don’t have any pictures of the new goodies yet but I promise a sneak peak before the show…don’t worry!
So, that pretty much sums up last week. Oooh! I almost forgot – I finally filed and paid my sales tax for both the orchard and my crafty business. It’s not hard to do but it’s such a relief to actually have that crossed off.
Check back in next Saturday if you want to see how next week goes!