Rinse & repeat

It seems January was on constant repeat, meaning I’m in the habit building stage so every day consists of many of the same things – walking, cleaning, quilting.

I’m happy to report 2 out of 3 went very well…the cleaning one, just eh! I’ve been walking every day – even when it’s been a bit chilly. There were several days last week in the low 40’s and yesterday was a gray, chilly, drizzly mess…but I walked 🙂 As for quilting, I’ve been doing something every day and in just one month I’ve pieced a new flimsy top (Plaidish) and completed two UFO’s that have been basted for more than month. As for cleaning, my plan is to spend just 15 mins a day/5 days a week cleaning a section of the house. It sounds super simple and it is, but most days end up putting it off 😦

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This is my Granny Cabin quilt before washing. I quilted an all-over meander motif and used a grey print for binding. It finished 58″ square.

This is my Rainbow Improv quilt before washing. Since the fabrics and design are so dominant I wanted to down play the quilting with simple diagonal lines. I corralled all that color with a medium grey binding. This one also finished 58″ square.

Next up, I’ll be finishing my Meadowland quilt…here it is all ironed & ready for quilting. I searched Pinterest & IG for quilting ideas and I think I’m going to do all-over random swirls. That should play nicely with all the angles. This one will finish 48×64.

I have no specific plans for these three quilts…I’ll probably post them for sale on FB and if there are no buyers they’ll likely go to charity 🙂

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I went to WW yesterday for my weigh in and I’m still .2lb away from a 10# loss…UGH!! I’ve been see-sawing back and forth with the same couple of pounds for months now. I haven’t been great at staying within my points so it’s no surprise…I’m just not sure how to get my head in the right place but I’m going to keep trying!

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I finished watching the Australian Open this morning with the Men’s final match and yesterday was the Women’s final. If you don’t want to know who won…stop reading!!

In the Women’s final it was American Sofia Kenin vs Muguruza from Spain. Kenin dropped the first set and it looked iffy as she started the second but in the end she fought it out and won her first Grand Slam title! Congrats Sofia!! Today in the Men’s final it was Novak Djokovic vs Domonic Thiem. It was a tough 5 set match and momentum swung several times but in the end I guess experience won out…Djokovic broke Thiem early in the 5th and never looked back. Congrats Novak!

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That’s all for now, enjoy the Superbowl later today! I’ll be cheering for the Chiefs but either way I’ll just be happy if it’s a good game 🙂

Superbowl Sunday

Let me just start by saying “I LOVE FOOTBALL”! I have ever since I was a kid, my family would always gather around the TV on Sundays to watch as many games as were televised (there was no NFL package waaaay back then, lol). So, needless to say I’ll be watching the Superbowl today for sure 😉  Although I live in the Carolinas I won’t necessarily be cheering for the Panthers – I’ll really just be cheering for a competitive game. Blow-outs are so boring…yawn.

I started my day off with the Super bowl 4 miler race – I finally got to run with my buddies again!! Yay!! We met at our local church and carpooled into Charlotte. The race started & ended at Panther’s stadium which was kind of cool and as you might imagine there were a lot of people wearing Panther’s jerseys and colors. I was all layered up because the temp at the start of the race was only 36 degrees…brrrr! The last layer was my New England Patriots Tom Brady jersey and I also wore my Washington Redskins fleece headband – a little conflicted but warm.

I had not been out for a run all week due to my toe/toenail issue. I really could’ve run on Thurs, Fri or Sat but opted to just wait for today. Good news, no toe issues today – yay!

After we parked and headed to get our swag I realized I had forgotten my ear buds – geez, you’d think I wouldn’t forget stuff after all the running I’ve done :-s  We picked up our bibs and they gave us nice long sleeve shirts and a pint glass with the Super bowl race logo (similar to what we got last year).

Long story short, I felt great throughout the run and when I crossed the finish line I realized I beat my time from last year by almost a whole minute…woohoo! My training IS paying off!!

I stopped my Vivofit2 right after the finish line but completely forgot to shut off my phone app (probably because I didn’t have my earbuds) so it ran on for another hour or so, lol! Looking at my run segment times I can’t believe I had a few in the 9’s & 10’s…what!?!

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A first for this year, we got medals – yay! BLING! And the post-race area was filled with booths of food and beer – yay! BEER!

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I came home, showered and then went to lunch. Afterwards I went to the grocery store and then laid down for a 40 min power nap. Now, I’m ready for some football!!!!

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