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How-To Tuesday — Postponed

So. It has come to this.

So, it has come to this

It feels like a huge deal, but I suppose it’s not really.

I have this week’s How-To Tuesday all typed up and ready to go. All it’s missing is pictures. I almost published it.

BUT…

I couldn’t do it. I felt like I was forcing something that wasn’t ready yet. There are just too many little quirks I need to work out before I can feel comfortable sending you off on your merry way with it. There are already so many pattern designers (I won’t mention any names, but if you’ve ever attempted to work one of their patterns, I don’t HAVE to) who care more about cranking out the next design than about whether the pattern is actually workable. I don’t want to be known for that.

SO…

I was going to work up a quickie/easy headband pattern so I would have SOMETHING for you all.

BUT…

Do you see a theme emerging (haha)?

If you’ve been following on Facebook, you know we’ve had illness descend upon our household. It’s no big deal when it’s me, or my husband, or even my oldest daughter, but the past couple of days Lilly has been the sick one and she is still little.

Little + Sick = Mom gets NO time to herself to do anything.

SO…

I’m working on several things and will hopefully get something posted this week. Maybe even a couple! I do have some orders to fill, so I’m also trying to get those finished in between.

Oh! And I get to go have a fun photo shoot with my awesome (and pretty adorable) bff tomorrow, so I’ll post some of those pictures too 🙂

Happy Tuesday!

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Motivation Monday

It’s Monday!

I figure if I try to sound excited about it, maybe I can trick myself into it.

I’m not excited to be writing this post. I’ve actually be dreading writing this post. I was SO sick last week that I ran on Monday and that. was. it.

Seriously. I feel horrible about it, but I forced the run on Monday, and it was awful. I couldn’t breathe, my quads were cramping.. Not pretty.

So, I let the illness win. I thought it was just a dumb summer cold, and that I’d be able to push through it. I was wrong. I was winded just walking around my house!

It was also the last few days before my oldest started school (High school! What?!) and we forced a few “last week of summer” activities. We went to the pool on Tuesday, Lilly and I hit the splash park with friends on Wednesday, and we spent Thursday at the zoo. Friday was Kacie’s first day of school, and Lilly and I didn’t really move off of the couch. All the forced fun had caught up with both of us by then. Saturday, I was signed up to run a 5k in the morning, but skipped it (no one wants to be running next to the snot-dripping, cough-er, or have to resuscitate me if I passed out, which was a real possibility ). My fam got up and walked in a parade, then we all went to the Peach Festival and stood in line forEVER, in the scorching heat, so Lilly could have her face painted like a tiger. Last night, Kacie and I went for a walk, but I don’t count it as much exercise because we walked to the grocery store, bought Ben and Jerry’s, and walked home! I DO count the zoo, because I spent about 4 hours pulling a wagon carrying a 40 lb child.

Amidst all the activity during the week, I did manage to write the pattern for tomorrow’s How-To Tuesday and get it sent off to testers! I’m very excited about this one. It’s a little more complicated than any I’ve posted so far, but I am confident that my testers will help me explain it in a way that most crocheters will be able to follow. Today I am going to get the pictures taken and edited. My goal is to hit the publish button bright and early tomorrow morning.

So — Fitness goals for last week — FAIL

My diet for last week — ALSO FAIL

I’m forgiving myself, because hey, everyone gets sick. My body needed the rest (and left to be “the cook”, my husband will just order food lol). I’ve got an appointment today and Lilly is going with Grandma and Uncle. That usually means a sleepover, but I’m going to take the downtime to get in some much needed running on the treadmill. This week, we have Lilly’s back-to-school (or just, TO school.. since she’s never been). Once she starts, I’ll be adding some weight lifting to my weekly routines.

I’m going to set a tentative goal for 3 miles 4 days this week. I’m still not feeling totally better and I don’t want to push it too much.

Happy Monday Everyone!

Did you meet your fitness goals last week? What are they THIS week?

*I’m skipping pictures this week.. haha, I just.. can’t today. Next week.*


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Blah Blah Blah, sick.

I’ve been ill this week — Please forgive my absence 🙂

It definitely makes for a long week of feeling unproductive. Which I hate more than the actual illness. 

I’m working on something awesome for next week’s How-To Tuesday. I’m hoping to buy your forgiveness with free patterns ha!

Monday’s Give-Away was fun, right?! Keep checking back over at http://yarnobsession.com/, she’s got a give-away per day for over a month still!

Barbara Dolan was my lucky winner, and I shipped her brand spankin’ new Chevron Slouch Beanie today! Congrats Barbara 🙂

I hope everyone is having a great week — My oldest comes home this weekend after 2 weeks away, so I’m pretty excited for Saturday!