I got dressed as quietly as possible, so I wouldn't wake up the kids, and then I left. It was a cold morning, but not as bad as I was expecting it to be. I got to the Metropark right at 7:00, and it was still pretty dark outside. Steph was already there, so we started running the three-mile path as an out-and-back route.
It was so nice to have the company! The miles flew by, and before I knew it, we were back at the car.
I headed back home for a busy morning. My kids were invited to a birthday party today, and we didn't get the invitation until Wednesday evening. Thursday was Thanksgiving, and I certainly wasn't going out on Black Friday to buy a gift, so as of this morning, I still didn't have a gift for the birthday boy.
When I got home, I showered quickly, ate breakfast (thankfully I still had a bowl of the steel cut oats in the fridge), got the kids ready for the party, and then we left early so that we could go to the store to buy a gift. I had asked the birthday boy's mom what he was into, and she said Legos, so that was easy enough. The kids picked out a Lego set, and I wrapped it in the car.
While the boys were at the party, I went to Meijer to browse around and kill some time, as well as pick up a few groceries. By the time I picked up the kids from the party, I was starving. As soon as I got home, I heated up a can of soup to scarf down for lunch.
I finally figured out something to sew yesterday--a cute cover for my Weight Watchers 3-Month Journal. I used my "before" jeans for the outside of it, and I made it using the same techniques that I used for the tea wallets I made. It was kind of difficult working with so many layers of fabric, including denim, but I managed, and I think it turned out cute!
|I should have put a strap to snap it shut, but|
didn't think of that until I was done.
Tonight, I am trying to come up with an idea to do with these:
my quilt when I was losing weight. I saved them, knowing I could find some way to re-purpose them, but I haven't come across any ideas that really stand out to me so far. We'll see :)
The best part about getting crafty in the evenings is that it completely takes my mind off of food. I spent the entire evening working on that journal cover, and didn't want to stop until it was done--so I didn't even pause to think of food between dinner and my bedtime wine and chocolate!