Constant repeat

I made a pledge (when will I learn never to make a pledge?!) to walk up to the water tower every day this week. It takes 20 very huffy puffy minutes to get up the hill and normally my walking buddy parks 2 mins walk away from the hill and we’re done in no time. Wouldn’t you know it, she said she was sick today so I had to either do it alone on day one or fail on day one. I am proud to report that I did it. It took 75 minutes from my front gate and back (one of those times I desperately wished I could drive), I was pushing myself so hard I nearly vomited at one point (but in a good way, if you know what I mean) and I nearly cried with relief when I got to the top. But the sense of satisfaction is enormous and even if I can’t save tomorrows weigh in at least I did something that should really impact next weeks. I wish I had something more interesting to report but it feels like my life is on constant repeat – walk, dishes, sleep, repeat. I am usually too exhausted in the evenings to even consider crafting. It simply requires too much concentration. Crochet? I’d make a total mudle of the yarn. Embroidery would be far too dangerous. A needle? Yikes! However it looks like rain tomorrow and the water tower hill might be would definitely be too muddy to walk up so just maybe a sleep in and a bit of crafting will happen. It would certainly be the boost that I need right now. I never thought I’d be wanting rain.

Here’s some pretty pictures for you until my brain returns. That baby and cat in the second row? Oh my. Oh. my.

My creation

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6 responses to “Constant repeat

  1. imaginationinparenting

    Hi,
    I just came accross your blog after you commented on mine. First, Congratulations on your weight loss efforts…. and I send you skinny vibes for your journey 🙂 I’ve done weight watchers before with good results and will do it again post pregnancy.

    Second, I want to say that you’re pretty amazing to be able to thrift shop for baby stuff at this point. I’ve suffered from infertility (well, realistically I will suffer from it until the end of times) and couldn’t get myself to look at anything baby-ish. And baby bumps – forget it. I’m pregnant now and they still annoy me on others. And i’m a nice person. haha. It’s just a very very difficult pain. I also wanted to say that I personally hated being told “it’ll happen…” or “don’t worry…” I’m a success for sure, we have twins and now expecting our third baby — but there were also years of pain, years of unknown and failed cycles. All that to say that infertility SUCKS, there’s really no other way of putting it — and i’m sending you happy positive energy to get through it.

    Keep up your weight loss — you’re doing great!!

  2. imaginationinparenting

    Oh — and I forgot to mention what I really wanted to mention — for your exercising — have you considered running? I never EVER ever EVER thought I’d be a runner – ever… but I decided I wanted to try it (really it was to be more efficient about my time – because they say km for km it’s not that much better to run than walk) but in any case – I followed the couch to 5k program (http://c25k.com/) and it’s brilliant. I swear it can work for anybody (overweight here too!) So just wanted to share in case you’ve EVER thought about it. It’s worth a shot!

  3. Wow! That feels good, doesn’t it? I’m learning (slowly!) to make small pledges. I will do this three times this week. Rather than, every day this month. And pledges like that give me room for it to be rainy or me to be lazy, and still push myself.

    It’s been a complete crafting desert here, as well. I just want to sleep and eat and sleep, and just getting the disehs done and stopping from sliding backwards with the housework and renos are PLENTY. Knit on top of that? You must be joking.

  4. Wow! That feels good, doesn’t it? I’m learning (slowly!) to make small pledges. I will do this three times this week. Rather than, every day this month. And pledges like that give me room for it to be rainy or me to be lazy, and still push myself.

    It’s been a complete crafting desert here, as well. I just want to sleep and eat and sleep, and just getting the disehs done and stopping from sliding backwards with the housework and renos are PLENTY. Knit on top of that? You must be joking.

    Congratulations on keeping your steam going and letting things be inspiration and not depressing reminders. It’s hard, hey? But it sounds like things are happening!

  5. Glenda

    Good for you for going when your friend couldn’t make it. Some days it’s hard to “just do it”!

    Have you seen the movie Groundhog Day? My stepson’s in Afghanistan right now and they are building hundreds of the same type building day-in and day-out. He said it’s like Groundhog Dog . . . but hotter and more boring.

    Lovely photo collage :).

  6. How fun! I stumbled upon your blog and found one of my little photos in your mosaic. Made me smile from ear to ear! Thank you ( :

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