So here they are, in random order, Stuff I've Been Doing And/Or Thinking Recently:
I booked Morgan's 6th birthday party, which will be a Build-A-Bear. We're all looking forward to that very much, though it's still a month away. She's planning to build a dog, naturally. The last time she had a birthday there, I was pregnant with Sean. I think he'll enjoy getting to participate this time.
Kelly and I worked on our SnowCon talk and we're pretty pumped. Hoping our audience enjoys it as much as we think they will. Can't believe that it's less than two weeks away!
Spring has sprung in Georgia (though I don't rule out an extra cold snap or two), and I'm so ready. YAY!
I've really got spring-fever: I even cleaned off and pressure-washed the deck! This is a big thing because it was looking pretty Sanford & Sons back there.
I've also apparently hit the full stride of my mid-life crisis, which is manifesting itself in, as I recently wrote on Twitter and FB, "extreme and unprecedented domesticity." In other words, I planted a garden! So far we've got lettuces, onions (for Ryan), herbs. We're using Kelly's idea of just planting them in the bags of soil. I figure if this garden thing takes off and we do it each year, we'll invest in proper containers or till the yard at that time.
|Actual proof I have a garden. And child laborers.|
And the kids picked out flowers (which is an actual yearly springtime tradition) for the front yard. Here's a cute picture of Sean watering his flowers (he also pats them and talks to them):
|More child labor|
Let's see, what else? Oh! I signed up for a Knock Out Cancer 5K in April! It seems like such a strange thing for me to do. I really dislike running, but I've noticed since I've started CrossFit that when I do run I don't feel like I'm going to hyperventilate after about 50 feet. Amazing how that works, huh? I know I'll be lucky to finish in less than 40 minutes (maybe I'm underestimating myself), but I don't care!
Ryan is my training buddy, and we've been doing long-ish run/walk training sessions. Try as I might, I can't convince him to join in the actual race, but I'm glad he agreed to help me train. I'm only practicing running once or twice a week because I'm also doing CrossFit three times a week and I think that's plenty. It's only 3 miles and I've done a few CF workouts that lasted over 30 minutes, so I'm fairly confident I can survive a 5K. :)
I just want to see if I can do this. That's the only reason. Well, the knocking out cancer part is a good, too, because I personally know too many people battling cancer right at the moment.
By the way, I don't think all of this CrossFit/paleo/health-focus is mid-life crisis-related. Instead it's that I'm finally rational and integrated...it only took me this long so it's coinciding with the mid-life crisis thing. :)
But, back to mid-life crisis stuff (you do know I'm kidding about my mid-life crisis, yes?), yesterday I finished this dishcloth:
|See the criss-cross pattern? It's On Purpose!|
Of course, I made sure to take a picture of the best part of it. The beginning part of it is a bit wobbly and there are a couple of holes. This was the first project I've attempted which involved following a real pattern! I'm pretty pleased with myself, and quite frankly, am wondering at the amount of time I've spent writing this post since I could have been knitting instead. :) Bye for now!