Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Day

Hope your extra day brings many reasons for you to LEAP for joy.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Happy Birthday, Genny!

Happy Birthday, Genny! Hope you have a wonderful day. I couldn't ask for a better friend, and I'm so thankful for you and your family.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Pain in the Abs

After a shopping trip to Kohl's earlier this week, I made the decision that every night when I put on my pajamas, the first thing I am going to do is 50 sit-ups. That's right, FIFTY! Well, the first night it was hard to do, but I got through without too much pain... that night, anyway. The next day - oh my goodness!!! It hurt to do much of anything! I admit, I failed in my resolution on the second night, because it hurt too much. And singing in choir on Wednesday was painful, because breathing properly uses those muscles. Gotta get them in shape. Anyway, I have been good since then, making it through the 50 sit-ups each night without fail. I force myself to do them by giving myself incentives. Wednesday night I couldn't eat dinner til after I finished them. Last night I couldn't open my new computer until after the sit-ups. I'm getting better, making it through with less stopping, but I must say, I still have pain in my abs. More of a dull ache than the pain of Tuesday, but pain nonetheless. Hopefully I'll remain faithful to this resolution and see some results soon. I NEED to see some results.

Oh, and a big thank-you to Genny who decided to make this commitment with me and is enduring the same pain in the abs. It's nice to have accountability - I think it makes it easier.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Single's Awareness Day (aka Valentine's Day)

In case we didn't already realize we are single, every year February brings us a day to remind us - yep, we're still alone. All around us we're bombarded with red and pink, hearts and chocolate, hugs and kisses. I think this is one of my least favorite days of the year. Not that I'm bitter; it's just hard to have such a prominent reminder of my singleness, especially as I get older. I know, for everything there is a season, and all things in God's timing. I know all those things, but it doesn't help to ease the longing. I mean, gees, I don't even have a DOG to send my Valentine's greeting out to (that comment is for you, Amy)! =)

Anyway, for those of you who are blessed enough to have a significant other, Happy Valentine's Day - I hope it's special and you remember how blessed you are.

For those of you who, like me, haven't made it there yet, Happy Single's Awareness Day. I hope it's a special day for you too.

Monday, February 4, 2008

4th Annual Scrap the Superbowl Party

Last night was the 4th Annual Scrap the Superbowl Party. Because most of my friends couldn't care less about watching the Superbowl, we started our own tradition. On Superbowl Sunday we "scrap" (do away with) the Superbowl and "scrap" (scrapbook) during the game. The first year it was just Genny and me, scrapping at her house. This year we held the party in the church craft room, so that we had more room for more people, and also so we could use all the fun tools that the church makes available to crafters.

The party last night was a lot of fun. Genny, Paige, and I were joined by three of Genny's friends from Curves. The six of us laughed a lot as we worked hard to make progress on our projects. I was able to finish four 2-page spreads in my scrapbook on Munich! Only 6 more to go! I'm already looking forward to next year's party. At the rate my schoolwork is progressing, that might be the next time I get to scrapbook!