Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Day...New Way!

I know it's more interesting to read a post with a great picture. The above is a quilt top I made for my oldest son. I hope to quilt it soon. I saw one similar to it on the Internet somewhere and kept the photo as a guideline. The center is made of Jacob's Ladders blocks. I like the small inner border followed by the Tri-Recs ruler triangles going around. It's queen-bed sized.

But that's not the big news for today (that's the news from months ago...maybe a year). I was just looking for a good picture. I searched online for a cartoon or pic to depict my AM, but I couldn't find one.

For the past week or so, my WH has exercised with my 4 boys. They walk, run, walk (or is it run, walk, run?) then do calisthenic-type exercises. My oldest daughter walks with a friend who lives a few streets over. My 2nd oldest daughter does a DVD workout video. They get up at 5:30 to do this. I, on the other hand, would be annoyed that my sleep had been disturbed. Even after going back to sleep (which would sometimes take 30 minutes or so), I would wake up grumpy because I could only sleep a little while, amidst door bangings, etc. Just keepin' it real.

Last night I realized how out-of-shape I am (again). I can't do much at all before I'm huffin' and puffin'. But this time, I decided to do something about it. I decided that this AM, instead of stumbling, bleary-eyed to the bathroom and then the computer chair, I would get dressed and walk a mile, then have my Bible-reading time, and then check the blogs I read, etc. That gave me time to cool off before I showered and washed my hair. I figured I'd be motivated to do the first things first if I had the reward of blog reading at the end. I really look forward to that...several times a day (in other words, too much--I'm cutting it back to once a day, in the AMs). The truly shocking thing is that that is exactly what I did. And I'm so happy about it that I wanted YOU to know.

Have a great day!

~Joan

9 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Jacob's Ladder -- especially your creativity in the border. JL is one of my favorites.

NO COMMENT about your energetic walking except that I wish I had your strength of body and spirit. You'll be stronger, for sure!

sarah, rsm said...

Congratulations, you are inspiring me to get walking, too!! The quilt is gorgeous and I LOVE the crow story! :)

Blessings on your week!

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Jeanne said...

That sounds like a good plan! I should follow your lead.

Helen in the UK said...

Great quilt!!
Good luck with your new routine - a brisk walk sounds like a great way to start the day :)

Lynne in Hawaii said...

A wonderful quilter and now starting a fitness craze! Way to go! Talk about inspiration!

Suzy Quilter said...

Love the quilt top. Super scrappy colors! Congrats, too, on the walking regime. I need to do that, too. LOL! :o)

Lasagna said...

That's great! Be careful, if you stick with it long enough - it becomes addicting ;)

Inger Lise in Norway said...

I love your quilt top. Absolutely gorgeous.

Marcie said...

Oh cool! your quilt turned out great! And that wonderful border as well, that you already know I love! I am glad to hear that you are getting some exercise. Run an extra lap for me, will ya?