Thursday, December 27, 2012

Bzz Bzz Bzz

I am busy about my home this week! Project Vacation Organization is in full swing. I now have everything sorted into the general area I want it to be. The big TV is set up and ready for me to rock with Just Dance. And I did a mountain of dishes, too. (I have no dishwasher and I don't want to be overrun like last week!)

I had to wear some mitts for my run this morning. It's cold! Like 50 degrees! I'm such a wimp, right? I've done Ohio and New Jersey winters, even Oklahoma was colder! But I'm a California girl now and I say 50 degrees is cold! Although it is perfect for running. My three miles were done in less than 45 minutes, a great time for me, and some of the credit goes to the cooler temperature.

My sister mailed me a jackpot of knitting needles she found at a thrift store in WA. I was amazed! Needles in many sizes and colors! Some are English so I'm not sure how the size translates. I organized them into a pouch roll that one of my friends made for me, as seen here. A marvelous addition to my collection.

Tomorrow will be spent in the old neighborhood as I drop off kids and visit with some friends. It will be a nice break from all the housework!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Vacation Organization Day 1

Today was day one of my vacation organization project. I am moving my homeschooling things around to serve me better during the day. It is a massive undertaking.

Not only does it involve sorting through everything, keep or toss is the question of the day, but I even need to rearrange some furniture. I am eager to get this finished because I think it will help me stay on top of my homeschooling plans. Sometimes I forget what I have!

I ran 3 miles first thing this morning. A very stiff run with cold hands to start! I'm so happy I did it. The key to my success was laying out my clothes last night. Preparation is essential!

My favorite Christmas gift this year is my Safety Cat, which is pictured here. It's a self-defense weapon you carry while running, or whatever else you do. I felt confident and safe! Hopefully I never have to use it.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

This has been such a whirlwind December! I spent the first two weeks closing out the homeschooling year of 2012. Then I spent the last two weeks knitting Christmas gifts nonstop. I am taking the last few days of the year for myself!

I took a break from running this month, but still tracked my diet and went below my target weight for the month. Yay! I'm kicking off 2013 a full 25 lbs lighter than July of 2012, boo-yah! I'm eager to get back to running. I've set a goal of 100 miles by the end of February, which is my birthday. I'm also hoping to buy a weight bench soon and start toning. Overall, though, I'm pleases with how I look so far.

Are you thinking of goals for next year? I always set something big and a few small ones. Exercise, knitting, and writing are all at the top of my list.

I hope your holidays were all that you wanted them to be and more! Merry Christmas!