Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A pictures is worth a thousand words

Winni enjoys her crocheted hat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Well, Todd and I have had a few days off of work. (Saturday through today...Tuesday).  I've been proud of what I've gotten accomplished.  I've crocheted a bit......mostly granny squares (using up random pieces of yarn) but also a crocheted cat hat.

Christmas Cross stitch

                                                               I've finished up a cross stitch project.  I started this cross stitch only a month or two ago...and worked on it mainly at work.  I was surprised I got it done in time for Christmas....but I'm happy that I did.  I'm tired of unfinished projects (and yes...my weight is an unfinished project that I need to rectify!)

We went to my nieces gymnastics meet.  She of course takes after her aunt and was dashingly adorable!
Balance Beam
Uneven Bars

We were planning on having lunch with family  after the gymnastics meet.  However, we left the meet and found about 6 inches of snow on the ground.  The roads were horrible so Todd and I called my father and gave our regrets.  It took us over and hour to make it home (10 miles).  We were home for the rest of the day.  It snowed and we just curled up inside and relaxed.  Here is the last picture that was taken before my age flipped up to the new improved number of 41.
Rosy cheeks after being in the hot tub
Two snowy days during my time off.......My birthday snow.....and an early morning hot tub dip.

December 10 hot tub usage

So if you notice there has been very little mention of food in this blog post.  There is a reason.  I haven't been eating exactly the best.

So you may have noticed that this blog post doesn't mention exercise.  There is a reason.   I haven't been exercising exactly the best.

Birthdays are a time to reflect.  I'm want this birthday to be the last year that I sit on my birthday as an obese person.  I'm done.  I'm tired.  I want it.  I'm willing to work for it.  I'm willing to shed the blood, sweat and tears to get it.


Lynn said...

I have a hot tub too. Isn't it the best, especially on a snowy day?

timothy said...

and what a present for yourself a day of reflection and the knowledge that next year you'll be even better than you are now!

Debsdailylife said...

Happy Birthday!!! A hot tub!?? OH that sounds so wonderful!!!!

Joy said...

Hope you had a great Birthday!

Have a fit day!

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday! I hope this is your best year yet. :)

That cat hat is awesome. Your cat doesn't even look too mad to be wearing it, lol! And I'm super impressed that you finished the cross stitch so quickly...those big pieces, back in the day when I used to attempt them, ended up abandoned more often than not.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Mary Fran! Cheers--to a great year for you. :D

Fran said...

Happy belated birthday!

I'm impressed with finishing the cross stitching that fast. As a stitcher myself I know how much work it must have been.

Cathy said...

I'm so jealous of {1} your snow and {2} your hot tub and {3} your snow and hot tub at the same time. :-)
Happy late birthday!

Darcy Winters said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm sure you cat is planning revenge as I type this, but HOW CUTE!!!!

Katherine said...

this is such a fantastic blog! would love for you to join us this Jan 1st!


chloe baker said...

Happy belated birthday! Could do with a hot tub right now! It's freezing!