October 28, 2021

And in the Real World Season 2014 Episode 1 with Kelley

I’ve been thinking about adding a new feature to our website so I could post about my non book life and Wednesday I finally got around to posting the page. So I am excited to post my first “episode” of my life’s adventures. I hope to post weekly but who knows… if the mood strikes me, I may post more frequently, or less frequently. I’m going to play it by ear. But I hope to post on Sundays and there’s no telling what I’ll decide to talk about.

For those who don’t know me, I have become a bit of a yarn crafting geek in the past year, relearning crochet in November 2013 and I took off like a cat with its tail on fire. (Yes I’m proud to be a crazy cat lady with three of my own and one foster currently so there will be lots of tales about the fur kids and cat references too, I’m sure.) Last year I made Christmas presents for pretty much everyone though I am still waiting for the photos they promised me of everyone wearing them. This week I discovered this really cool concept called a mood blanket. The idea is that I stitch to reflect my mood. It is supposed to be a row per day every day and at the end of the year I have a blanket that shows my personal journey. I’m doing granny squares instead so I’ll be doing them at least weekly instead of daily. I can’t wait to see what I end up with in December! #moodblanket

Well, Wednesday I left work at lunch time to go to the doctor for a nasty upper respiratory thing and my boss told me “don’t come back today because I don’t want it.” So after the doctor, I came home and I found a little time this afternoon/evening to do my first two squares of the year. Since we are in week three of 2014, I had a little catching up to do. I also got some not so good news about a member of my family’s health this week, which doesn’t exactly do much for my mood. Seeing as how I was feeling so blah, my squares reflect that in gray and brown. So here is my picture of my first two squares.

Book Blog Walkers Week 1 Summary

30 Day Slimmer by Thanksgiving Challenge with Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home

Week 1:

Well I finished my first week of the book blog walker fitness challenge my good friend Felicia over at the Geeky Blogger Book Blog is hosting for us blogging babes.  I didn’t do as well as I would have liked, but anything is better than the nothing I have been doing! This week’s fitness schedule was 6 days with three being cardio only and three being cardio and strength training. I’ve had an insanely busy (but fun!) weekend so I didn’t find any time to squeeze in my workouts. But I did get in 4 days out of six, so that’s still pretty good. Hopefully this week I’ll get in the full seven days.

There is still time if you want to join us! Just start with us now and you’ll still be doing pretty well on track for healthier living!

Book Blog Walkers

A friend of mine, Felicia, AKA The Geeky Blogger, mentioned a couple weeks ago, about a new fitness challenge she was participating in, the Walk It Off in 30 Days Challenge, that starts October 1. I’ve been bemoaning my health for a while now. It got progressively worse as I dealt with untold difficulties in my work life for the past couple years. As a result, I got depressed, lazy, and stopped caring about what I ate, exercising, etc, which I had been a bit obsessive about for a long time, and gained way too much weight. I’ve been saying for a while I needed to do something about it, but what can I say, I’m inherently lazy and much prefer sitting on my butt reading, watching TV, and/or crocheting. When she told me about this 30 day challenge I started thinking… maybe this would be the kick in the butt I needed to get myself going again and rebuild those healthy habits I used to be so careful about.

Then, Felicia mentioned making it a book blogger “event” and challenging other bloggers to participate. So I decided, “what the heck?” I like challenges but the whole inherently lazy thing means that’s always my first thought. So this challenge gives me incentive, accountability, and friends to participate with for the month.

I’m not going to repeat everything posted on her blog, but I will link you to her page here, where she details her plans. And I will just copy one sement of her page here:

“For the month of October I will be following the hashtag #bookblogwalkers on both Facebook and Twitter!  If you decide to play along then just use that hashtag! If you want to include Leslie Sansone’s hashtag, it is #whyiwalkathome”

I’m not going to make promises I can’t keep and say that I’ll post daily, but I WILL make a point to post at least once a week, with an update on how I am doing with my challenge.

Even better… why don’t you join us and have some fun getting healthy?