Tuesday, February 24, 2009


So I ended up doing 9 miles at 7:30 am on Saturday morning in 7 degree temperature (icicles formed on my eyelashes like glider mascara). Can I just say how crazy that was, I couldn't feel my fingers for about the first 30 minutes. When i was done the temperature was only at 18 degrees, which is still way too cold to even be outside. I'm glad i did it but there is no way i would be out there if it wasn't for that half marathon coming up. Of course I wasn't alone in this craziness, there were 4 of us (2 doing 15, 1 doing 12, and me with my 9). I'm praying for warm weather!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Back on track

Finally i feel like I'm back with my running. I did 7 last weekend, 6 last night, hopefully another 4-5 on Thursday and I have 8 planned for this weekend. Then next weekend i will do 10, and the half marathon is the following weekend (March 8th). I think I'm going to be ready! I didn't think it was possible but it's definitely happening and it's makes me so excited and happy. So I'm hoping that we don't get any more snow. I think I'm delusional since it's only February, but a girl can dream right?

Monday, February 16, 2009

V-day Weekend

After way too many revisions the hat that matches those booties in the previous post got finished and mailed on Friday. Now i have to wait to see if the recipient of these gifts approves, I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Sadly i didn't have a baby close by to model the finished product so this is the best i could do:

Now that the hat is finished I can go back to working on the forecast sweater. This is how much i have so far. It's going pretty slow but it will end up being a really thick warm sweater, i only hope that i can finish it before it gets warm out. The picture doesn't give the color justice though it's more of a deep sea shade.

Lastly, Valentine's Day was great! At 7:30 am I got an awesome 7 mile run in (thanks to Elaine and Krissy), it was the farthest I ran since October. I felt pretty good even though it was a rolling hill route. Later I made another attempt on making something from my favorite
website. And unfortunately it didn't turn out (not even worth being photographed), but we ate it anyway. Sometimes i want to give up and admit that I'm not a baker but NO i will keep trying. This is what i have in mind for this coming weekend (of course i pick the most complicated recipes i can find). Also, I got a nice card and gift card to Joann Fabric (so i can buy more yarn ;0). Saturday night ended at Outback for a nice steak dinner with a sweet potato and a Pineapple Chipotle Margarita (Yum-O).

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ladybug Booties

This weekend instead of getting a bunch of stuff done at my house or even working on my Forecast sweater I decided to try some baby booties. My first pair turned out pretty good but it took forever and I had to rip them out about 5-6 times.

I had to borrow my friend's baby (Rowan) for the photo shoot the booties just weren't right without feet in them. Now I'm working on a matching hat, I already ripped that out twice so if i don't get a hang of this ladybug stuff quick it might end here. But I do love the ladybug, it's so pretty and happy! I even have a collection of ladybug stuff that I'm probably too old for but can't part with (at least not yet).

Friday, February 6, 2009


My friend Jenn has been fundraising and ran the Miami Half Marathon for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Please check out her website and donate (if you can) to this great cause. She's almost reached her goal but needs a little more help. Thank you!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Please vote for my dog Baci as pet of the month on this great website. He's way cuter then the picture that's on there. Additionally the products on this website are made in the USA so please support them, if you have pets.

Also, I'm totally obsessed with this website. It's a Polish website of mainly baked stuff (I love sweets), the pictures are phenomenal. So far i only made one thing, the lemon sweet bread, it was delicious and looks pretty close to the original. I can't wait to try more recipes.

And I ran 4 miles on Sunday since the temperature went up to almost 40 degrees and the sun was even out, it was wonderful. I felt really good too! Of course it was too much for me since I haven't been running so I've been pretty sore and my shins don't feel too good. It's ok, I have to get past this cause that Disney Half is fast approaching (March 8th).