Tuesday, February 8, 2011

In Which I Rip Off A Friend's Idea

My friend Shauna has a series of posts on her blog where she writes about something that is going on and then at the end, in parenthesis, she writes one word that sums up the emotion or mindset that it elicits. I haven't asked her permission, but I am going to rip off her idea now. Thank you, Shauna.

Simeon knows how to clap now! He claps for me as I change his diaper. He claps for his brothers as they play. He even clapped for our pastor on Sunday during his sermon. It's pretty cute I have to say. (*smitten)

~~I pump iron now...did you know that? Well I do. Which means I had to start tanning, perming my hair, and wearing black spandex shorts and socks. Ok, maybe not the last three, but I have been lifting weights for several months now. I started because I needed something I could do at the gym that wasn't time-sensitive, like a class would be. So I bought this book and have been working my way through the stages. I like lifting more than I thought I would. I don't get to do it as much as I need to and would like to, but I'm waiting until after cold and flu season to bring Simeon to the childcare center so I go when I can work it in after the kids are down or right after Kris gets home. But all this to say, it's not something I anticipated really enjoying but I do. It is a much more effective means of losing weight because you increase your body's ability to burn calories, even at rest. Paired with yoga, it seems to be a great combination for me. (*empowered)

~~I would like to be the proud owner of a "working closet." By that I mean, I want only stuff that I love and wear to be in there. So when I walk in to get dressed, I'm not bogged down by a bunch of stuff that I never wear or don't really like or that doesn't fit. Of course, my hobby for the past 4 years has been getting pregnant, getting fat, and losing weight so I obviously have quite the array of sizes. So that's a little bit of a problem because there are things I will be able to wear soon (see above) but not quite yet. The other problem is that you have to stay on top of the laundry situation. Many things don't get worn because they are dirty for long periods of time, then buried under layers of clothes on the floor of my closet and then I forget about them. Maybe I should work on being the proud owner of "clean laundry" first. (*realistic)

~~Please tell me you have downloaded this album. I can't stop listening to it. And they are coming to Houston in March. We are so there. (*obsessed)

~~My current list of "projects to make" includes but is not limited to:
>photo book on Kodak.com
>infinity scarf
>personalized messageboards for the boys room
>case for Asher's guitar
>about 13 other things
But I just can't seem to make them happen. Maybe because I spend nap time writing insipid lists in attempt to revive my blog instead of doing something productive? (*distracted)

I sell Scentsy. Please see me for all your home-fragrancing needs. No one likes to be somewhere stinky. I can help.(*self-promoting)


Joshua Barnett said...

Lifting weights!!! Yeah! Go you. That's awesome.

cheryl said...

Great idea to rip off.

I am in love with The Civil Wars and the great thing is the kids actually like them too so we are rocking it out in the minivan.

hilarylarson said...

Lots of news! I will be checking into the music and all of the lists. :)

brownies and icecream said...

Glad to see your list includes random things like mine and I really like the working closet desire.

Kimberly said...

That is great keep up the weight lifting. You are helping your bones for when you get old. I have lifted weights for yikes 20 years (just turned 40). Of course I am fighting a injury and can't lift and I so miss it. So I have been running more...just signed up for a race in March. Unfortunately with homeschooling my workout time is 5 AM in the morning.

Shauna said...

Darn. I should have patented my idea!
I have never thought of having a closet of all different sizes. I guess that is what you get for having kids... =)

jenny said...

Oh what I would give to have a working closet too! And I love your (parenthesis) statements. LOVE IT!

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