It's 2am

and I’m awake. There is something very very wrong about that. Also in the wrong column is that I’m sick with a cold now.


Since I can’t lay down I sat on my couch and worked on my WNRR replacement. (no pics – too much effort at the moment) I’ve got my square about 60% done. I’ll put it in the mail Monday. Remember my original was the Village of Dogpatch; it had the dog taking a dump. Well I’m sad to say I apparently only had it in me to stitch that once. The new WNRR is the Hamlet of Warrenville. Rabbits people, I want rabbits! 😉 I think it’s got a lot of potential. I’ll try to get a pic posted tomorrow – that is if I actually finish it tomorrow.

Since I’m awake and rambling. Up next is major house cleaning (which cheer with me MelissaC!) I’m going to have a service come in and help me with. I’m so relieved I barely have words. I can spend my time putting away and organizing and not have to worry about washing the base boards and dusting the ceiling fans.

Help is also very necessary because before the inlaws show up on Feb 3rd we’re also going to do a mini-remodel of ds’s/the guest bathroom. New paint, faucets, vanity, counter top, light fixture, curtain rod, and toliet. The only things we aren’t re-doing are the floor (tile is still in great shape) and the shower/tub surround. Not in great shape, but it’s still ok and since I have no idea how to do that job – I’ll have to hire it out at some point in the future.

What else, I went and bought some fabric for finishing an exchange at my LQS Thursday and while I was there I signed up for two classes this spring. 4 Fridays starting the 30th will be Over The River Quilt from Crabapple Hill Designs. And in March I’m taking Beginner’s Machine Quilting.

I’m going to miss one of the Quilt classes (but it’s one of two that covers the embroidery – to be honest I don’t think I need that class, I’m there for the flying geese & other pieceing) because of the Peter Island trip.

Feel free to join me in my pity party – I’ve gained weight. And no, it is most definitely not muscle. Between my absolute binge at Christmas and hurting my ankle last week – I’ve lost all the progress I had made + added tonage. I’m so mad I could spit. It’s at least 50% my fault. I know I binged. I shouldn’t have. But that isn’t what added most of the weight. It was binging while not exercising. And in a related complaint – I did make it to a step aerobics class Thursday. I am so spooked it is not funny. I can barely do half of what I was doing before because I’m so afraid I’ll fall again. That is just flat fucked up…. 34 years old and I’m scared of falling.

The new plan, spin class (I shouldn’t be able to fall off the bike – although I did come close my first class, don’t ask, it’s pathetic) Monday & Friday. Wednesday is a step & free weights combo class. I’m very used to the teacher and am very comfortable in that class, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t freak out there. Tues & Thurs are the main issues now. Do I go the complete chicken route and just go to Curves? Curves is an ok work-out but it is no where near as tough as I need to be doing, but it does beat sitting on the couch by a mile. Do I tough it out and do step those days? Or do I do the weaslely thing and try Yoga those days?

Meh. I need some sleep.

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4 Responses to It's 2am

  1. Susan says:

    I’m sorry you’re sick and can’t sleep, but at least it sounds like you’re been productive!

    As far as being afraid of falling – I think it’s a natural instinct – I read somewhere that the only two fears newborns are born with is a fear of falling (google “moro reflex”), and a fear of certain loud noises. So, don’t think of it as being too young to be afraid of falling!

  2. Holly says:

    I hope you feel better soon!

    It s better to find some sort of alternative exercise and make sure you’re fully healed and confident again. If you go back and aren’t confident that your ankle will be OK, you probably won’t get as much of a workout anyway.

    You’ve come a long way with your weight loss – this is just a minor bump in the road. You’ll get back on track again!

  3. Melissa C. says:

    I am so sorry you’re sick. It just makes everything so much worse. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

    What happened to Dogpatch? Did it get lost? Man, I loved that village. I can’t wait to see Rabbittown though. LOL And that quilt is really pretty – just my taste. I’ll look forward to your progress on it.

    As far as the workout, man up. Seriously, I know you’re nervous, but wimping out and taking yoga (which I love, don’t get me wrong) or doing Curves isn’t what you need. Yes, I’m tough loving you. I give you major props for taking spin classes though. Ever since I broke my tailbone having Megan, I can do about 15 minutes of spin and that’s it.

    And WOO to the housecleaner! I’m actually thinking of auditioning a different service. My current one is shirking some things that really bug me.

  4. YAY!!!!!!! for the cleaning service!! You really need to work the angles here so you can have them regularly – at least every other week. I’m thinking you just need to “express your enthusiasm” to DH. Worked for me when I wanted someone every week versus every two weeks. Todd never knew what hit him.

    I’m liking the rabbit theme. But, I have a bit of a rabbit thing myself. I’ll look forward to how that turns out!

    I’m the wrong person to give workout advice. But, I think if you take the easy way out, you will feel guilty. Guilt is not a happy thing. Do the hard work and then reward yourself with awesome new clothes when you’ve achieved your goal!

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