Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Time sure flies when you're having fun....

I have been such a blog slacker. Last weekend was Shackapalooza! I was so excited to go and I need to post some of the pictures from the trip. I didn't take any, but I have some the girls sent me. I also made a few projects and got 30 Christmas cards done (whew!) and 20 more started. Hopefully this year I can be ahead of the game with the Christmas cards. I still haven't unpacked all my crafty bags from the trip:) That's on the agenda for this week. Along with playing with all my new goodies and techniques I learned. We had a SU! demo, TAC demo, Amuse demo and Ippity demo there... I didn't go TOO overboard. ha ha ha..

Yesterday I walked (key word is walked) my first 5k! I was pretty proud of myself for finishing under an hour - I think it was 58 mins:) My sister and brother-in-law did it with me. I will admit I was pretty nervous that I wouldn't be able to finish or would be super slow (not that 58 mins is fast). But we did it! What an accomplishment for me. Until that my distance "walking" was on an elliptical or in a pool (to minimize impact on my hip joint). I still don't have the all clear to run but maybe next year I will.

I am still trying to figure out how to manage my time between working, working out and crafting. It sure seems like it's taking much longer to adjust to working again than I thought it would. Who would have thought working after 2 years off could be such a change - but it's a good change I am loving my job! Plus I was taking water aerobics 3 days a week. This May it's only offered 2 nights a week so a few days a week I can go to the gym earlier.  I am taking advice from a friend of mine and making a "crafty to do list". I am trying to be practical about it too. I have a few challenges to complete this week. Grey and yellow, make something using what I have learned from my Shadows and Shading book, and there was a sketch challenge I wanted to play along with. 3 things shouldn't be too tough! Should I add get some cards ready to send for publishing - I keep putting that off (maybe fear of rejection LOL!)

Well, that's my update! Thanks to all my blog friends who still follow me through sporadic postings. Stay tuned I promise I will work on something to post soon!

Happy Crafting!!


Chelsea said...

I too had sooo much fun at Palooza!
Congrats on the 5k!
Looking forward to seeing your creations!

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