I had such a relaxing morning today--it felt great! First, I worked on a fun knitting project for my brother--a beard. He saw a picture of a beard hat, and asked if I could make it for him; but instead of doing the whole hat, I figured I'd just do the beard part and he could wear it with any hat he wanted. I'm pretty good at making up my own patterns, but since my brother isn't here to try it on as I knit, I figured I'd better find a pattern for it.
I found one I really liked, but unfortunately, it wasn't free--bummer! But it was only $2, so I bought it anyway. (Here is a link to the pattern). It ended up being a pretty quick and easy project, and I was happy with it when I was done:
After I finished that, I played Guess Who and Sorry with the boys. I loved the game Guess Who when I was kid! It's not much fun as an adult, however ;) But Sorry was a fun one--the boys were really into the game.
This afternoon, I decided that since today is a rest day, I would try out the Jillian Michaels' yoga DVD that I bought. So many people swear by yoga, and I really want to like it. I like Jillian, so I thought maybe she could get me into it.
Instead, I got some activity by shoveling the snow from the driveway--twice. I could have left it for Jerry, but the snow was really light and fluffy today, so I figured I'd surprise him and do it so he wouldn't have to. It's amazing how much easier it is to shovel snow when I'm not obese! I remember feeling like I was going to have a heart attack when I shoveled it a few years ago. Today, I didn't even feel like I was working (but don't tell Jerry that, because then he'll always want me to do it!)
I also worked a little bit on my blog today--just updating things like my FAQ's, race reports, etc. I know most everyone knows this already, but just in case you don't--there is a search bar on the right hand side of my blog, so if you're looking for something specific, you can just type in a few keywords there. It works really well--when I get e-mails from people asking questions about things I know I've written in the blog, I use the search bar to find it, and then pass along the link.
Speaking of my blog, quite a few people have told me that one of my posts never showed up in their Google Reader. I have no idea why that happened, but it was the Virtual 5K results post--so if you haven't seen it, you can check it out here. It's a list of everyone who completed the Virtual 5K, as well as the winners of the prizes.
Well, I've got to get ready to go meet my high school friends for dinner! I'm really excited to see everyone :)