Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I have my Knitting Blog that is currently active and God has blessed my life with much more then I've had in the past.  I need to focus on the right things and as much as I want to keep writing on this blog I am going to make the decision to pause this blog.  I will keep up on my Knitting Blog and I will be helping F design a new business website (not updated yet, but in progress) that I will be updating and posting on.  Also, FB has been a great place for me to write my encouraging ideas and post somethings that are important to me during the week. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year :)

New Years always makes people try and "start over" or "start again" in many areas of their lives.  I was reading a book on financial freedom and the author talked about how everyone tries to make goals and he would prefer that we call them "targets."  If I shoot for a target and miss then I keep practicing until I hit it.  A goal makes most think of something in sports ... and if you miss a goal there you really can't make it up too often.  (I suppose that analogy has some wholes, but honestly ... you get my point right?)

All that to say?  Francisco and I started our New Years cleanse and also decided to start working out to Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred dvd.  I got it for $9 so I figured it was worth it.  I had heard and seen a few of my friends have great success doing this dvd, so after reading more reviews and watching a few clips on youtube I bought it!  Because Francisco works 40/week I decided to yield to his schedule, so that we can be more successful.  He sacrifices a lot for us already I thought I could return the favor.  We decided that we would get up at 5am M-F (Probably later Sat. & Sun.) and work out for 30min.  That's 7 days a week folks.  PLUS we're still going to classes at ERWMA.  We'll be working out like this until the end of January when we'll be headed off to Cannon Beach for a 4 day Anniversary celebration!  Then when we get back I think we'll have somewhere around 7 days left over! :)
On the dvd there are 3 levels.  I'm thinking we could potentially do this for 3 months.  Each month we would stay on one level.  On day 3 I'm thinking this, but by day 14 I may be wanting to kick it into level 2.
I'm excited about the results!  And I'm excited that we're consistently exercising again!  Yahoo!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Knitting Site!

My husband made me a new website for sharing my knitting obsession!  I wanted to share it with you :) It's still really new so it doesn't have a lot of content, but keep checking back!
Knit Again

Friday, December 17, 2010

Something to Write About: Want To Win Some Book $$$?

My sister is having a contest! You should go find out about how to get an early Christmas present!!

Something to Write About: Want To Win Some Book $$$?: "As this is the final month of my Genre Series, I wanted to send it off in style by giving out prizes!! Yeah! Prizes! I also thought it would..."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dear Friends...

Just another one of those posts...I've posted these before, but it's still something I can't stop thinking about right now.  I am totally and completely aware that life changes and it's beyond my control.  And that if life didn't change then I wouldn't be a better version of me...that it wouldn't be life really.  I still struggle deep within my soul with the breaking and separating of my friendships over the years.  I am fully aware that this is normal and that it is supposed to happen, in a way.  But that doesn't make my heart ache when I recall so many amazing memories I've collected over the years from so many amazing people.  I think it would exhaust me if I got the chance to try and be friends with everyone on the level I desire.  I suppose this desire to be in relationship is designed into me by my Creator and ultimately the desire should be pointed towards Him.
I still miss you.  I miss my friends in middle particular those in Mr. Taylor's class!  I don't know why I remember this class so well.  Of course I can't forget band and Mr. Kenny!
I miss my friends in high school.  Although high school was probably the hardest 4 years of my life so far...I miss the people that were my friends.  I wish I could show them who I really am today, because I fear that I gave them a shadow of who I really am....a discredit to the friendship they gave me.  More then just my peers I wish I could run back to all those teachers that touched my life and left lasting imprints on me that I could not and would not ever want to erase.
I think, as is life, my broken college relationships hurt just a bit more than most.  Both schools, Corban and North Central held many dear close friends who helped shape who I am today.  Some I am connected to on Facebook and others I have lost connections completely and pray I can thank you when I get to heaven.  It's difficult for me to try and even find the right words.  They all seem vague to me.  I am upset that it's so challenging for me to keep relationships going at the level I want them to be...but I have to have a bit of grace for myself.  It does take 2 people to have a relationship on any level.  I don't ever want to carry resentment for the way things turned out, but I still miss you.  I miss your hugs and your words and our laughter.  I miss the impact you've had on me.  I miss forming memories.  I am grateful that those of you I have contact with right now seem to be living the life you dreamed!  None of you will know just how much you mean to me.
And to those I can't seem to find to reconnect with ... I miss you.  And I'm praying for you.  I wish to some day come across your smiling familiar face and give you a hug and tell you just how much I appreciated you in my life.
Know how much ALL of my friends mean to me no matter what I do or don't do.  Know that ALL of you make an impression on my heart and I will carry you around with me for the rest of my life.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Just a couple updates :)

Made some more progress on a project at my knitting group on Friday!  This pattern knit quick!  I've been making sure to regulate my knitting times, but surprised myself when this one was done!
The second picture is of a quick cowl I made Francisco a while back for when it gets cold in the mornings (he rides his bike).  But I just now got a picture of it!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Project Done

I knitted a LOT this weekend!  I finished this!
It's for a friend!
It took me WAY too long to finish this, but I did have to frog it once (UGH).  I finally got it done and it's incredible!  It's sooo soft and really long.  I know she'll love it!
I also frogged and re-did my shawl/lace wrap I've been trying to work on.  That one isn't mindless, so it's more challenging to find time to work on it.  I did make a tiny oopsie already, but it's ok I won't frog it again!  I am very much enjoying working on it!  And I bought the yarn I'll be using for my first sweater!!  :D  I'll post more when I can figure out how to take better pictures.  Blah!