Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Keeping Motivated

    Well, so far I have been up at 9am or before every day this week.  However, I have been going to bed at about 1am.  It is hard for me to just turn everything off, lay down and sleep.  1am is still better than what it had been so I am on my way.
     I exercised yesterday and ran around town today so I feel like I have been more active.  Tomorrow I want to try Zumba for Wii that we have.  I may even do it with my kids when they get home from school.
     Still working on some crafty things to share.  Hopefully I will finish something tomorrow. 

Until next time!!!!!   JJ

Monday, January 24, 2011


I am finally feeling better and decided to write down a couple of goals for the next 5 weeks.  I really want to make some changes this year and I am hoping frequent little goals will help.  I also read that the more you share the more you are likely to succeed so here goes.

1.  Begin my day at 9am by showering, dressing and eating a healthy breakfast
2.  End my day at 12 pm with lights out listening to my I-Pod if I am unable to fall asleep.
3.  Exercise 3 times a week for 10 minutes. 

I am hoping that by breaking things down smaller I will be able to succeed a them.  I am also pulling out my stuff to create card and memory albums again.  I do not have a designated space so my kitchen table has become it.  I have to keep picking it up when we eat and that gets old.  My husband has promised to make a desk for me and help organize a room in the basement for crafting. 

My energy has been better the last 2 days with my fibromyalgia.  I started taking a medication and realized the third side effect was fatigue.  Only 30% of people who take this medication have it, but leave it to me to be one of them. 

Well, off to bed.  I hope to share some of my craftiness soon. 

Until next time!!!!  JJ

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Where Has Time Gone!!!!

     I can hardly believe that January is almost over.  I have been sick for the whole month and now I have a monster of a migraine.  However, I thought I would share with you the many projects I have been doing.  I had so much fun giving homemade gifts over the holidays. 
     First, I will show you the gift I gave my nephew.  It was a new experience for me and he seemed to love it on Christmas day.

     Sorry the last one is sideways.  Someday I will figure out how to edit it.

     Next, I created a card and a memory book for my Aunt.  My Grandma passed away a couple of years ago so I asked my Aunt, Mom and Sister to send me some of her favorite recipes.  I unfortunately only got my Aunts done for the holiday, but am still working on the others.  I thought I would share it with all.

     This is the card I created. Next is the memory book with some of my Grandma's recipe's copied to show her hand writing. 

     I am not the best photographer, but as with everything, we learn as we do more.   I had alot of fun with this and my Aunt seemed to enjoy it.

     Last, but with more to come, I talked about the visionary boards that I wanted to do with my children.  It was relaxing to look throught the magazines, dream over the pictures and spend time with my wonderful children.  Here are those pictures.

     This one was done by my 8 yr old Beth.

     This one by my 8 yr. old Kina

     And this one by myself.  We chose to put these on poster board and hang in each of our rooms.  However, I want to do this every year on New Year's Day so I am starting to look for canvas that is on sale and save them.

     I do have more creations in the work and I will keep you updated.  It is so nice to be back in the creating mode.  It is something  have been missing in my life.

Until next time!!!!!   JJ