Not much sewing

It was our 36th Wedding Anniversary this week and as per usual we went out for a nice dinner at Ruth’s Chris…does anyone know the back story to why it’s called ‘Ruth’s’ Chris? Anyway, it was an amazing dinner with an awesome server who made the evening memorable.

Again, no pictures… it appears I’ve hit a slump with pulling out my phone to capture special moments – ugh! We did snap a few shots before we left

I haven’t been in my sewing room all week… I’m procrastinating again! I’ve decided to work on another top from the box of my friend’s mothers UFOs. This one is a finished top that measures 53×93 and I’ve recommended that I remove one of the rows of blocks to make it a bit more proportional. I will then use that row to finish the back. The reason I’m procrastinating is she used an overlock stitch when piecing the top together 😮 I’ve never seen that before! I don’t think it will be difficult to rip it out…but I’m not really sure so…I’ve been putting it off 😦

Oh I almost forgot… after posting last Sunday I did finish this double oven mitt from that same box. The pocket sections were already completed, I just needed to assemble the precut body with two layers of heat resistant batting, quilt and bind (LOL, it kinda looks like a band-aid in these photos!)


It was back to the vet for my poor Sammie this week… her left ear just won’t shake an ear infection (not inner ear) so they checked again and it appears she has a polyp growing that is blocking a good portion of the ear canal. This is preventing the fluid from getting out when she shakes her head and just causes festering. Our only options were to have it surgically removed, which means anesthesia and there is no guarantee it won’t return – or – use a solution of cleaner/antibiotic daily for the rest of her life! Good grief! Right now we’re opting for the daily solution 😦


That’s about all for now… have a great rest of your weekend

Running buddies are the best!

I was procrastinating something awful today…I just didn’t want to get out the door for my planned run. It was cold (mid 40s) and overcast, the kind of day you want to curl up with a blanket, hot chocolate and good book.

As luck would have it, my running buddy Kitty texted me about my plans for the weekend long run and I told her I was having a hard time getting going today. She said I could either go out for my 4 mile run or join her later for hill repeats…HILL REPEATS!!?? Oh hell no!! That was all the motivation I needed to get changed and get out the door! LOL!

As I mentioned after Tuesday’s run, I changed the intervals on my app to 3 min run, 1.5 min walk segments and it really worked out pretty well. I was worried 1.5 min might not be enough time to recover/rest but it was fine.

I had on long pants layered with a pair of shorts, a tank, long sleeve shirt and a running jacket. I also wore gloves and a fleece headband. It was just a little chilly at the beginning but after the first mile I was quite comfortable; the gloves came off around mile 2.

I set the app for 12 repeats which was a little more than I needed for 4 miles but I wanted to make sure it didn’t turn off before I was done. To my surprise, I hit four miles with a few minutes to spare!! Woah! Yippee!!

I think I did something wrong when I customized my running steps/stride for my Vivofit2 because the calculation today was waaaay off from the C25K app. When I got back I even double checked the distance using MapMyRun to measure the route I followed. The C25K app was correct. I’m going to have to pull out the Vivofit2 manual and figure out what I did wrong :p

C25K app

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