Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Misphah and Shen. He named it Ebenezar, saying , "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12

Monday, December 15, 2014

#FitByFirst, Day 14

Sweet pickles!!!
Back at it today.

Walked twice with two different friends.

I am loving the brisk walks with friends to have conversation and fellowship,
encourage and build one another up. 

Tis the season for college break and so with one college kid settled in the bottom bunk, another I am picking up at the airport tonight. As for my own children...they show up now and then ;)

Today's fitness challenge was
100 high kness
25 hallow rocks
25 jumping jacks
for time.

I did it.
4 days of rest, if you can call it rest...
my time was 8 min 47 seconds!!

Well off to iKea and the airport!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

#FitByFirst, Days 12 and 13

I blinked my eyes and poof Friday and Saturday were here and gone!

I have done nothing on my #FitByFirst challenge since Thursday.

Friday had me busy with wedding set-up 
then Aubry's school Christmas party.

Yesterday was my debut at a local craft fair...
I learned a few lessons.

One being that my artwork is not craft fair material.
I will try my hand at an art fair in early 2015 as well as take them to a local home decor store that features local artists.

However, today I rest.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

#FitByFirst, Day 11, i think

my dining room last night

last 36 hours:::
signs, signs, everywhere signs, blockin up the scenery...

In the last 24 hours I have painted 22 signs.
2 large,
6 medium,
and the rest are small tags.

so that is pretty much my life.

oh and cleaning up after a two-year-old who loves to paint, and cut and glue and paint... you see where this is going.
We did get crafty with painters tape, check out the picture.

thrilled to not be eating ice cream or cereal 
so thanks @loswhit for #FitByFirst challenge,
I'm hanging in there on grace, returning soon.

now off to rest before wedding set-up tomorrow


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

#FitByFirst, Day 10

Day 10!
Yes, I love it.

Why and I doing this?

I wanted the motivation.
It is my natural tendency to be active.
To do: hike, swim, run, jump, hang, explore.
But somehow, 
somewhere in this journey,
sometimes I get in the rut of not moving.

I also get in the rut of eating too much, being good in the daytime hours and then after all the day is done I can find it very easy to sit down and binge on cereal or ice cream.
I mean my philosophy on cereal is: "Cereal is best eaten in bowls of 2"

I don't wanna binge on anything but God.

So this #FitByFirst struck my fancy because it hit on two things I was struggling with, moving and nutrition.

I just needed the push.

So 10 days in!!
I feel great,
am getting more done, of course more needs to get done,
and realized how much I think I need and love sugar.

So 10 days!!

On the Business Front
With a wedding on Saturday, I have 12 plus signs to paint and chalk!!
btw: that makes 2 weddings in the last month :D
Add in a craft fair this Saturday and my house looks like a hot mess.
I just love it!
please note Aubry's play road on the right hand side of the photo

I gathered every pallet sign in the house for Saturday's selling, now pricing them
and also
have wedding chalkboards getting freshened up before new words of happiness fill their voids.

today's notes...

been doing good at this, eating more cauliflower than I want and somehow ordered more in this last delivery-- so cauliflower it is again this week

I'll probably post recipes over on the Cooking Blog- haha, it's just an online venue for me to house my weekly meals -- sometimes.

With my girlfriends we can slack on praying together. We nail it some weeks and others we don't. Goal to change that.
Spending time in prayer, whether it be while the kids watch Curious George or when all is quiet in my world; communining with the Almighty, Ancient of Days changes a day, a mood. Oh may I quiet myself more and more each day in the presence of my King. 

from memory
"All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful. All things lawful for me, but I will not be dominated by anything. Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy both, one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord and the Lord for the body."

that's it for me