Sunday, September 29, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013


Mon, Sept 2ndTired and lazy – day off!
Tues, Sept 3rd1.64mile walk with Molly and G before work.
Wed, Sept 4th1.7mile walk with Molly and G before work.
Thurs, Sept 5thI borrowed my friend’s gym pass and went swimming.  I was feeling pretty stuffed from the cold I caught, so it was a little tough.  I just did 1000yds – 100 swim, 100 kick.
Fri, Sept 6th39 week Dr appointment early in the morning.  I napped after work, since this cold has been kicking my butt.
Sat, Sept 7thSlept in since I was tired and we had a busy day with G’s family watching the nephews play football and soccer.
Sun, Sept 8thWhen I woke up this morning, I realized I had lost my mucus plug… not a big deal but usually means that labor could be in the next few days or weeks.  I did mean that swimming is not allowed and probably need to make our walks more casual.  We did take Molly out for a short walk (0.77miles) in the morning before going to brunch and running errands.

Weekly Workout Wrap-up is taking a break….
As is turns out, passing my mucus plug did mean labor was starting.  We went to the hospital at 5:30pm on Sunday, and our son was born at 2:50am Monday, September 9th!! 
We will be doing some walking, but nothing too strenuous for a few weeks and definitely not anything resembling a workout for 6 weeks.

Baby P is doing great as a 1week old.  We are all figuring out our new life and loving it.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Finished Nursery!!

The last touch was the mobile from etsy.

My mom crocheted the grey blanket.

I really love how everything came out - not too baby and some of my favorite colors right now.

Source list -
Rug - USA Rugs in turquoise
Crib (I just copied YHL) - Walmart
Quilt - Target
Grey Chair - La-Z-Boy
Paint - Rainforest by Martha Stewart and Bedford Grey by Behr
Curtains - Ikea with my added ribbon trim
Dresser/Changing table - Unpainted Furniture (purchased in 2001)
Recovered flower chair - info here and here


Thursday, September 5, 2013

August Mileage

Running - 0miles - this belly is too big to run anymore!

Walking - 38.68miles - up 6miles from last month

Yearly totals - 
166.08miles running
269.95miles walking

My walking miles has eclipsed my walking miles from last year!  And we still have 4months left in the year!  Maybe I should set a walking goal - 400miles?!?!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Summer 2013 Book Review

-->I did a lot of book listening this summer (my car has bluetooth, so that helps a ton!) and only read 3 paperback books.  Need to work on that!  Any great book suggestions? 

On to the my recommendations -

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston, 3 stars
This was an okay book.  The book wasn't really about magic and witches but more about a witch hunt that had lasted hundreds of years.  I prefer to read more about magic and the history of it.
I did like the author's writing style and will probably check out her other books.

I, Iago by Nicole Galland, 2 stars
This started out as an interesting book.  Then dragged on and on and on and bang done! 

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, 3 stars
This was an okay book. The main character Cormoran Strike was interesting and fun to follow. The story was okay, but there was something missing, something not developed. It was a better adult book than Rowling's other adult book (Casual Vacancy) but not as entertaining as the Harry Potter books.

Wool Omnibus (#1-5) by Hugh Howey, 3 stars
This was a recommendation from a friend because it was suppose to have "knitting" undertones. Not really! I think there was one paragraph about knitting.
However, it is an interesting series about the future and what happens to the world. It is a little depressing with lot of death, so I am not sure I would recommend this book. I am going to continue with the series, hoping to get answers many questions raised in the book.

Shift Omnibus (#6-8) by Hugh Howey, 3 stars
This was an okay book. It was difficult to get into at the beginning and relate to the characters. Towards the end, things started to make sense and tie back into Wool. I am looking forward to the next installment - Dust, to see how everything works out.

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson, 2 stars
A very strange book.  I really don't know what was real and what was "fiction" in this book.  If you like reading about North Korea, then this is book for you!

Tumbleweeds by Leila Meacham, 3 stars
This was an okay book. Frustrating and unbelievable at times, but a fun, easy read. I did like her book Roses much better than this one, so check that one out and maybe skip this one.

Paris: The Novel by Edward Rutherfurd, 4 stars
I really enjoyed this book and following generations of families through the building of Paris. If you have been to Paris and want to relive your time there, definitely check out this book.

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris, 4 stars
I love David Sedaris and reading about his crazy childhood and life as a crazy adult.  I am a closet crazy too!  It is best to get this book as an audiobook with David Sedaris as the narrator. He is hilarious and I laughed out loud many times! 

What books did you read this summer??

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Mon, Aug 26thSwim morning!
1100yards in the pool.
Workout –
1x {100 free, 100, back, 100kick}
8x75 – 4 x free {50swim, 25 breast kick}, 4 x back {50swim, 25 free kick}
100 warm-down

And 1.66 mile walk with Molly in the evening.

Tues, Aug 27thAnother swim morning – my gym membership expires at the end of the month, so I wanted to get in as much swimming as possible.  I am going to renew it after Baby comes, but it seemed like a waste to have it for September and maybe October.
1000yards in the pool.  Kept it easy since I was going to prenatal combo in the evening (last one in this session also and again it seems silly to sign up for another 8weeks when my due date is ~2 weeks away.)
Workout –
100 free, 100, back, 100breast kick, 100 free kick, 100 back, 100 free, 100 free, 100 back, 100 free kick
50 back, 50 free.

Wed, Aug 28th  2.04 miles with Molly in the morning.
Thurs, Aug 29th Last swim morning L
1100yards in the pool.
Workout –
1x {100 free, 100, back, 100kick}
8x75 – 4 x free {50swim, 25 breast kick}, 4 x back {50swim, 25 free kick}
100 warm-down

Fri, Aug 30thI had an early Drs. Appointment and was just plain tired in the evening, so no walking.  Seems to be the theme – if we don’t walk in the morning, walking in the evening isn’t going to happen!

Sat, Aug 31stWe walked Molly 2.10 miles in the morning and then puttered around the house watching lots and lots of football!

Sun, Sept 1stHappy September!!  I am so excited for the start of September!  Since we found out our due date was September 14th, I have been hoping Baby doesn’t come early and is a fall baby.  Fall is my favorite season – leaves falling, beautiful red and orange colors around, the chill in the air, pumpkins, and football.  Love it! 
My mom and her mom are/were born in September and I thought it would be special if we had a girl for her to share this birth month since she would share a middle name.  My grandma’s name was Leona, but she went by Lee or Leah most of the time.  My mom’s middle name and my middle name is Lee, so if we have a girl her middle name will be Lee.  I just love tradition and passing tradition along.
We were able to walk 2.12miles with Molly before the rain came.... it has been one wet summer!