Friday, September 26, 2014

Five on Friday

Another week has come and gone. I can not believe it is almost October. Here we go with another Five on Friday post.

1) Last Sunday morning around 6am a tornado touched down a few miles from our house. Very scary stuff.
2) Fall is here for sure. It is quite cool taking Clark to the bus stop in the morning.
3) Last Sunday I made pumpkin spiced muffins. They were supposed to be for Clark's snack and lunch during the week but I ate quite a few.
4) Football season is also in full swing which makes me very happy.
5) We are finally settling into or new school routine and that makes me very happy.

Until next time ....

Monday, September 22, 2014

August Fitness Check In

Now that it is almost the end September I am posting my August fitness check in.

Fitness: I completed my goal of 630 fitness minutes - I actually completed 632 minutes. I added in some toning exercises again.

Weight: I ended up gaining 0.4 lbs for the month. I lost inches in my neck, upper bust, thigh and calf. My arm, bust and waist stayed the same.

Food: again this is my downfall. There has been a lot of stress this year and I still stress eat way to much.

Until next time ....

Friday, September 19, 2014

Five on Friday

Another week has come and gone and it is once again time for a Five on Friday post.

1) We had curriculum night at Clark's school yesterday. Man has kindergarten changed!

2) I am wondering how it got to be the middle of September already. 

3) I wonder if I am the only mom who freaks out for a split second every morning wondering if I forgot to pack his lunch..

4) I am typing this on my new (to me) iPad. Hubby did some computer work for a friend and he paid him with an iPad.

5) I started Clark's Christmas list today - it will be here before we know it!

Until next time ....

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Five on Friday (on a Saturday)

I was so tired last night that I decided to go to bed instead of waiting the 3 hours it took for my computer to install updates and restart. Yes my computer is EXTREMELY slow. I am like the cobbler's children with no shoes - I am the IT guy's wife with a slow computer. Anyway, here are some highlights of the past week at Che Crazy Knitting Fool.

1) Last Saturday was lark's birthday party. My brother and SIL brought their 3 new puppies. We all fell in love with Liam - the little boy who is a dachshund and pekingese mix. Now my DH says Clark needs a dog - we shall see.

2) On Sunday my klutzy gene came through and I feel down the basement stairs. At least it was only 2 steps and I recovered pretty quickly.

3) Work has been stinking lately.  We have some new people and a new boss who is a major micro manager. I am trying to keep my chin up.

4) My knitting mojo is still lacking and it is beginning to get on my nerves.

5) I feel like I am behind on everything. TV shows, podcasts, blogs, reading, cleaning - everything. I am just tying to catch up one step at a time.

Until next time ....


Friday, September 05, 2014

Five on Friday

Five things from the last week at Chez Crazy Knitting Fool.

1) We had a nice Labor Day weekend. It was very relaxing and a good way to ease into starting kindergarten.

2) The first week of school was rough. Clark does not do well with change and is very leery of new situations.

3) Making a lunch and 3 snacks everyday is getting old already.

4) Football season has started and I am so happy! I am looking forward to participating in Boston Jen's Pigskin Party KAL.

5) As of today I am the mother of a 6 year old. It is hard to believe this little boy:




Used to be this little 6 month old baby.











Until next time ....

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Books Read: August 2014

So my momentum is starting to slip. I am a few days behind the schedule I need to reach to read the 52 in 52. Of course, since I am me, this is causing me some stress. I really need to get a life. Moving on - in August I managed to read:

1) Seeing a Large Cat: An Amelia Peabody Mystery by Elizabeth Peters - in the 9th installment of the serious our favorite archeologists are once again trying to solve a murder while excavating a tomb in the Egyptian desert.

2) The White Princess: The Cousins War book 5 by Philippa Gregory - the finally installment in this series concentrates on the life of Queen Elizabeth - the mother of Henry the VIII - as she tries to unite the Tudor and York houses.

3) The Litigators by John Grisham - David Zinc has a nervous breakdown one day going to work at his large Chicago law firm. He decided he needs a change and joins the firm of Finley & Figg - two partners who specialize in ambulance chasing.

4) The Last Boyfriend: Book 2 of the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy by Nora Roberts - in this installment we meet the 2nd Montgomery brother - Owen - as he attempts to romance restaurant owner Avery McTavish. He was her first boyfriend and wants to be her last as well.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

First Day of Kindergarten

My how time flies ...















 Celebratory chocolate chip pancakes