Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hello Friends

It has been a while since I have posted anything on my blog.  I thought I would have plenty of time, this summer, to do a lot of crafts but it seems we have been very busy on the home front.  We went on a couple of trips, one to Holly MI, where we visited family.  Then we took a little excursion to Mackinaw Island for a couple of days.  Once we returned home to Arkansas, we headed off to Dauphin Island to spend some time with my family, at the beach.  We had a great time!  Caught lots of fish, crabs, etc...However, I ended up having a little spill while at the beach, twisted both of my ankles.  I am better now, but it took a couple of weeks for them to heal.  Once home from the beach, I had to leave for a week to go to an Art Retreat, for work.  It was wonderful.  So nice to be around other teachers to learn new skills and brush up on old skills.  Once returning from the retreat, my daughter and I took a road trip to visit my sister in Alabama, we stayed for a week.  We've been hom about two weeks...I must say, it is good to be home.  My husband and I start back to work tomorrow--workshops, meetings, etc.  And then the kids return to school on August 15th.

It has been quiet an eventful summer.  Needless to say, with all of the traveling, I put on more weight!...Well, last Sunday, I got motivated to go out and start jogging/walking.  I have been getting up at 5am every morning, and gradually improving the distance that I am jogging.  I am jogging, slowly, a mile now and walking .5 miles.  My goal is to be jogging 2 miles by the end of the month.  I have been really surprised at how easy it has been.  Well, not easy, but it's not as hard as I thought it would be.  I will be 43 years old this month, and I want to be a better me!...It's time to take care of me and my health!... I am not a fan of gettung up at at 5am, however, it has been 110 degrees here, in Arkansas, with a heat index of 118...So, for now I'd rather get up at 5am and be somewhat comfortable!...I am still surprised at the number of people who run/walk during the heat of the day!...

Anyway, I am looking forward to doing some more crafting, but it may be somewhat limited.  I am working more on keeping up with my Etsy store and making new things for it.  I have not been so great at keeping up with blogging, checking out others blogs, or even looking through my crafty friends creations on facebook.  Hopefully it will get better.

Hope all is well with everyone!...Take care and drop me a note sometime, love hearing from ya!


  1. Sounds like you had loads of fun, until the ankle mishap...I hope you are doing better. :)
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