Thursday, November 3, 2011

I've been a little busy....

I'm sure you have been asking, "What's new, Cindy?"  Well, here I am to fill you in!

Don't get too excited.

I have done a little sewing.  I love the sewing space I have carved out of our dining room.  This room was once two rooms, a dining room and a living room.  Years ago before we lived here, JoJo had the wall taken down and it is such a wonderful space now.  There are windows on each end and this is the brightest room in the house.  Then, a couple of years ago, I decided that it seemed like a shame to only use the room when we needed the dining table.  At the time I wondered if I would mind the sewing clutter, but I don't at all.  I try to keep it as neat as possible and the colors of the yarn and fabric give me a little burst of happy when I glance them.

This room has been red for many years now.  I'm considering a change.  Just wanted to warn anyone out there who thinks that the room should be forever red.  I am still taking input from all sources, though. :)

And speaking of the dining room, I refinished the top of our dining table.  I'll post more about that when I get the buffet finished.

Last Saturday night I was just minding my own business when Abbie asked me if I wanted to do a boot camp with her and one of her friends.  Without even doing much soul-searching, I said that I would.  Crazy, I know!  Over the past year or so I have worked to get my cholesterol number down below 200 and exercise seems to be the best way to do it.  That doesn't really explain why I would jump off into the deep end of the exercise world, though.  The only thing I can  figure out is that when she told me that it would be from 5:30-6:30 in the morning, I thought that sounded good.  Something like, "Get it over early.  Then move on with your day."  I'm pretty sore, but, you know, it feels good.  Until I get up or need to cough.

The strangest thing about this is that I don't think I have any abdominal muscles.  You may be thinking that I couldn't walk if I didn't have some.  So, I'm a freak of nature!  I must use all back muscles to support myself.  If all I do over the next 5 weeks is get some abs, I will feel successful!

I'm still picking up walnuts.  Anyone else want some fun like this?  Come on over!

The thing that has taken more brain power than anything else I have done recently is that I'm helping to put together a slide show for Daryl's parents.

When we first came up with the idea, I volunteered to do it because I have a computer program that we could use.  Then, we started thinking that some music would be nice.  And then, we needed narration.  At that point, I had no idea what I was doing and have had a blast learning some new computer programs.  The questions that I had didn't seem to be addressed in the Help section of the program so Google has become my friend.  David suggested that I type my question into the search bar as if I was asking him.  That worked great.  Just last night I figured out how to really work the sound portion of the program.  At one point I didn't think I would be able to pull it all together, but now I am feeling pretty good about it.  Last night at church I asked our sound guy if he had used Adobe Premiere Elements before and he said that he is very familiar with it.

Next time I will use the phone-a-friend lifeline.

Which is exactly what I did when I decided to do boot camp.  I texted Cheryl.  Thanks, sis, for hurting with me!

1 comment:

  1. WOW - you HAVE been busy!! Love all your creativity and hard work - the tables you've refinished are beautiful, the sewing/smocking is gorgeous and now you're on to Boot Camp! Aren't you just full of energy! I vote for a soothing green in the dining/sewing room...Pale Artichoke, ProMar200 by Sherwin Williams - about my favorite! :) And, I gather this was Beau & Joy for Halloween?! They are too cute!