Monday, September 29

20 minutes!

Today I finished my 17th run, which was 20 minutes straight! I finished and did not feel too bad at all. I had to take a few days off (since thursday) because my knee was acting up but now I am good to go! Woo Hoo.

I only have 3 weeks to finish of my 8 week 5k training plan! I have never made it this far before without quitting. I admit some days it seems easier and preferred to just sit a run out but time and time again I have returned to my training program and finished my scheduled run.

I am so proud of myself.

Also this Sunday, Oct 5, Baby is 1 year old! Big party and baloons and cake! I am really excited. It does still seem that it could not have possibly been that long already, other days it seems that it has been longer. Short days are run days!

Thursday, September 25

Daily Little Things!

Yesterday I finished by 16th run to date. I am almost finished week 5 on my running program plus that race that I did. That reminds me I have to check out the Cause Canada website to see what hubby and my offical race times were. I will let you know later!

My goal is to finish 40 runs by christmas, almost halfway there and doing well so far! Usually I run with the baby stroller and the two dogs. Coordination is key. Much harder then just running alone. But way more fun with the whole famdamly.

Koeywon our bigger dog (newfoundland X lab) broke his toenail down to the quick the other day while running with Daddy so he is off running for a few weeks. Poor guy, you should see his face at the window when we take off without him. :(

Daddy had his 36th birthday on the 23rd of September. My brother took him to the first Flames game of the year, the lucky bugger. Then I made him cupcakes and a little cake which I decorated with a car. Hubby is allergic to eggs so I bake without them but I am not having very good luck keeping the cake from falling apart....if anyone knows of a good egg substatute please let me know!

Wednesday, September 17

Operation-Make Money

Lately life has become more expensive then usual with the gas prices and now that we only have the one income and a bit. By bit I mean less then $500 extra a month.

We have come to the conclusion that a budget is the best way to go. You may be thinking "how did they get this far without one?" We are also unsure on this answer. A quick look at our bank account confirmed the expected-we spend way too much money on food and entertainment. When mom and dad were teaching self restraint I think I was sick that day! Now my brother, there is someone who is amazingly money-wise. I am SO envious!

I need to make more money, hubby told me the other day that he is feling stress about our money situation. He usually gets really grumpy and does not express why, here is why!

There is much I can do I think! I have many outlets to make money at my disposal, the only problem is that with baby I do not want to be away from him very much! I want to be a stay at home mama!

Oh the two hopes shall meet, Grandma has much work for me, I just have to plan to do it. So instead of complaining about our lack of money I am going to work on budget and extra jobs right now! Wish me luck!

Sunday, September 7

5K Finished!

Just a few hours ago hubby and I ran our 3rd Anniversary race. We ran the Cause Canada 5K on our first anniversary in 2006 and today completed our third. Last year I did not participate as I was creating life, and quite weighed down.

The official times have not come in yet but it looks like hubby finished in 27 minutes and I finished in 31 minutes. Much faster then our first year. New this year Baby came along in the jogging stroller! He yelled at any runner's that would not move out of our way! Tee hee!

Thank you to our family who came out to support us and to eat yummy brunch after, Grampa, Grandma, Auntie Sam, Auntie Kate, Auntie Laura, Auntie Kim, and Uncle Devon, and last but not least cousin Cassie! Pics to come soon!

Wednesday, September 3

Grand Opening! 10% OFF

Today I opened my etsy shop.

10% OFF all items until Sept 12! Come check it out.

I make wire wrapped and bead jewlery. In the future I will be making jewlery using found stones and natural objects. Also will be working with fabric handmade stones and many more!

Check often!