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Weekend….

It’s Friday. And last night on our walk this little fellow fell out of a tree just inches in front of Dog’s head. Seriously, inches. A split second later and he would have landed on Dog’s head! Good thing that didn’t happen, Dog was freaked out enough! After some discussion and a call to Animal Control, Husband gently moved him onto the base of the tree. We checked back later and he was gone and we could hear his Mama screaming. So glad she came down for him. Poor baby. Poor mama!

It’s a big weekend. Take it easy. Hug your kids. Hug your friends. Hug yourself.

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September!

It’s the first day of September and it is supposed to get to 95 degrees. Naturally. Meanwhile the State Fair is going on, school is starting, and I can smell Fall in the air. It’s also time to let you knwo how things are going re: the resolutions. Here goes!

1. Create
I’m sewing here and there. Finally finished pillow #3. And have some plans for the fall when the temps cool. Meanwhile I need to spend some time outside, quick, before I can’t

2. Write.
I’m all over this, even if just little snippets here and there. Hope to have something to share next month. Oh, and I joined a writing group. We’re meeting at the end of the month, can’t wait.

3. Yoga
Yep, doing Yoga again. Found a great new instructor that I can visit during my lunch hour. And what a pleasant lunch hour it is. Very, very lovely.

4. Budget
Totally on this. No worries. Ha!

5. Triathlon.
I did it! I did it! And it was a blast. I’m totally addicted and can’t wait to do another one. Well, actually, I can, but I plan to do a few next summer, the first one in June. Until then I’ll run and bike and swim just so I don’t forget how. And hey – I signed up for a 10k. A girl’s gotta have a goal, right?

Have you been to the fair? Are you ready for school?

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April….

Can you believe it’s April already? In these parts it’s hard to believe. The snow has just melted and the temperatures just reached above freezing. But I saw flowers yesterday, outside, in my neighbors yard. Tiny, purple flowers among the leaves and dirt and grime of the winter. Spring is here. Finally.

It’s also time for a resolution update:

1. Create
Sewing a bit here and there. Need to make a laptop case for my new laptop!! And I have a few summer dressed in mind for Daughter.

2. Write.
Yes! I”m taking an online class and took a one-day class last week. It’s going really well, and will share some stuff some if you’d like?

3. Yoga
Monday nights, new instructor, loving it.

4. Budget
Um, yeah. See February and March.

5. Triathlon.
Running, Spinning and Lifting. And I bought goggles, swim cap and a new suit. Getting there….

Pretty good….

Are you still following your Resolutions?

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February 1: Resolution Check-In

view from my “studio” of the mississippi river

Can you believe it’s already February? I sure can’t, but I’m also sure glad it is. It’s getting us just that much closer to green, spring and warmth. As promised, I’m here to check in with a Resolution update. Let’s see…

1. Create
I’ve been sewing for myself, which has been a blast. I made a set of placemats for myself and a blanket for Daughter. There’s a list of projects in the works as well, so Create is coming along well.

2. Write.
I’ve been scribbling a bit, but I’ve also plowed through two books (this one and this one) that will help here, and I’m taking a class this weekend at The Loft. More on this soon, I hope.

3. Yoga
The 21 day Yoga Challenge was a bust. I just couldn’t get the videos to stream. But I’ve been to class a couple times, does that count?

4. Budget
Um, yeah. I haven’t had time to spend any money, does that help? And I’m really trying to think about purchases before I make them. But then I joined Borders VIP club thing and now I get free shipping on any book. If I wait for the weekly coupon, is that still okay?

5. Triathlon.
Progress! I’ve met with two personal trainers, one for a Cardio plan, the other for a Lifting plan. Both are going well. I also found a place for Adult Swim Lessons. So I don’t drown. WooHoo!

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Finally… Friday

A few links to kick off the weekend….

Baby pigs are adorable, swimming baby pigs are, well, here….

This could make running worthwhile AND fun.

A friend moved across the world and met a Camel.

We’re heading out for Dim Sum on Sunday. Any tips?

Happy Weekend. Hope you have lots of laughs!

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Yoga: Day 1, Sort of

Yesterday was the first day of the 21-day Yoga Challenge from Yoga Journal. I had a long day and didn’t get around to logging onto the challenge website until after work, after dinner and after my hockey game. Finally at around 9pm I dragged the lap top upstairs and logged on. Nothing. I got 9 seconds of video in 3 minutes. I tried the other laptop (PC vs Mac), and still nothing. I guess everybody else waited until 9pm to do their first day of Yoga as well. Darn. I’ll try again tomorrow. This time before my 9:15pm hockey game. I’ll let you know how it goes.