Wednesday, July 25, 2007

It's Official

I registered for the Portland marathon today! I'll be running it with two of my life-long girl friends, Dana and Tara.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Hanging out at Home

We were invited to a few things this weekend but we all needed some down time so we stayed close to home. Today Lydia tried out her new apron and a recipe, Reese's Haystacks, from her Silly Snacks recipe book that she got for her 6th birthday from her friend Jurnee. She did a great job at making the haystacks and we had a lot of fun.

Yesterday I was able to spend some time at my sewing machine and got a ton of mending done. I turned two pairs of Lydia's pants into shorts because the knees were completely blown out on them.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Thankful for the folks who make crafty podcasts

I finished my cards for the next card swap I have coming due next week. The theme was "flowers". I really like this set from Stampin' Up. It's the Big Blooms set. I have a need to do a more substantial project next. Lydia is not feeling well today :-( so I might get some extended amount of time to work on something.

I did a 14 mile run this morning. I would like to get to 18 miles soon since the marathon is only 11 weeks away now! Before I left for my run I searched around on iTunes for some more crafty podcasts. Doing these long runs gives me a couple hours to catch up on my favorite podcasts so I'm pretty caught up and need more than 2 podcasts for this amount of time, especially when I don't have a CraftSanity podcast to listen to which are usually at least one hour. Jennifer admits she likes to talk and I am just fine with that because I like listening to her. I didn't find any new podcasts to add to my listening stash but I did find a cool video podcast from Crafted by Us. I watched two of the Crafted by Us video podcasts when I got home and I really enjoyed them. The show is hosted by Michelle Johnson. I've added a link to her blog under Podcasts. What I like about her podcast is that we seem to have a lot in common. She isn't stuck on one type of craft but likes to try all kinds of crafts and isn't afraid to try new stuff. Also, if something doesn't turn out, she is not bummed because at least she had fun with the process. Amen! I checked out her blog and discovered that she runs too! I'm thankful there are Jennifer Ackerman Haywoods, Sister Dianes (CraftyPod), and Michelle Johnsons out there who take the time to put these podcasts together. Thank you ladies!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!

My crafting pal lost her second front tooth while having breakfast this morning. It's under her pillow right now, waiting for the tooth fairy.

We celebrated her 6th birthday on Monday with friends and family. My very crafty friend, Dawn, made this apron for her (the day of the party)! She also gave her the Silly Snacks cookbook Lydia is holding. Just the cutest things.

Lydia and I beaded some bracelets this evening. She made 4 while I made 1! She is really interested in crafting and I am thrilled about that.
My friend who inspired me to run a marathon this year is here in WI visiting from Portland, OR, and after visiting with her this past week I've regained the enthusiasm I had earlier for a 26.2 mile run. It wained a bit after finishing a 1/2 marathon and wondering if I could do two of those back to back. I'll be registering very soon!