Friday, February 27, 2009

My First Sewing Project! (Yes it's fitness related!)

I just finished my first sewing project. The only thing that I have used that sewing machine for before this was fixing seems on my pants. I was so excited that I took pics of most of the process. Which I am now going to share with all of you. I promise that this is fitness related.

I made heat/ice packs!

Simple beginnings. Plain cotton cut into the shape that I wanted for my packs. By the way, how coolio is my sewing machine?

I made two, one filled with rice for M-I-L Marj, and one filled with navy beans for M-I-L Mary. I just love those two.

Sewn and filled and ready for some pretty covers. (with a cameo appearance from my stool)

This cover is for Mary! It's so soft and pretty!

This one will be for Marj!

She loves wine! Or should I say, "She LOVES wine!!!!!!!!!" I thought this was perfect!

Blurry process shot.

Pretty pins. Pastel! I am such a girl!

Two great gifts for two wonderful people. These are so easy to make and they are great for athletes like my fav runner Mary. You can heat them up in the microwave or put them in the freezer for a cold pack! Plus you can make them in about any shape you want. I even made these removable covers so they could be easily washed. Want to try this yourself? Check out this site for some instructions.

Happy Training,
Love Jenn

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Wonderful George Carlin

I'm aware some stare at my hair.
In fact, to be fair,
Some really despair of my hair.
But I don't care,
Cause they're not aware,
Nor are they debonair.
In fact, they're just square.

They see hair down to there,
Say, "Beware" and go off on a tear!
I say, "No fair!"
A head that's bare is really nowhere.
So be like a bear, be fair with your hair!
Show it you care.
Wear it to there.
Or to there.
Or to there, if you dare!

My wife bought some hair at a fair, to use as a spare.
Did I care?
Au contraire!
Spare hair is fair!
In fact, hair can be rare.
Fred Astair got no hair,
Nor does a chair,
Nor a chocolate eclair,
And where is the hair on a pear?
Nowhere, mon frere!

So now that I've shared this affair of the hair,
I'm going to repair to my lair and use Nair, do you care?

(Beard Poem)

Here's my beard.
Ain't it wierd?
Don't be sceered,
Just a beard.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Finally getting to my tag from Glaven!

Here's how it's supposed to break down.

your 4 favorite memories from 2008
your 4 favorite movies watched in 2008
4 of your favorite foods in 2008
4 places you loved in 2008
4 events you loved in 2008
4 things you liked in 2008
4 things you are looking forward to in 2009
4 people you tag

Fav Memories:
1. My mom visiting from Oklahoma
2. The introduction of Butter into our lives
3. A very hectic but fun filled Christmas
4. 4th of July on the River Walk

Fav Movies:
1. Walle
2. Mr. Magorium's Wonder Imporium
3. The 10th Kingdom
4. Pan's Labyrinth

Fav Foods
1. Potatoes anyway
2. Steak
3. Lasagna
4. Ice Cream

Places I Loved
1. The Bay City Rail Trail
2. The River Walk
3. The Bay City Recreation Park
4. The Bay City Dog Park

Events I Loved
1. Starting the Billing Program at Ross
2. Graduating the Billing Program at Ross
3. 4th of July on the River Walk
4. My mom's birthday celebration when she came to visit

Things I Liked
1. My Brooks Addiction Running Shoes
2. My laptop
3. Butter
4. All of my books

Looking forward to
1. Checking off some of my goals
2. Getting a job in Billing
3. Getting our business up and running
4. Running

People I tagged
Everyone who reads my blog and has not already done this tag!

Happy Training,
Love Jenn

Heading for the first goal marker!

Some of you may have noticed that I added the pounds that I have gained to my number goals tracker. Some of you may also have noticed that I am just .8 away from that first goal. I am so excited to finally be reaching one of my goals. It has taken me a about a month to get there but I can see the marker now. I am so excited to be this close to it. I have not decided how I am going to reward myself yet but I will think of something.

Anyone have some ideas for me?

I should make a rewards list to complement my goals list. Things that I can choose from for each milestone along the way.

I do so love reaching my goals!

Happy Training,
Love Jenn

Friday, February 20, 2009

Celebrating 106 posts!

I meant to celebrate 100 but I have not been paying attention to my random posting and missed it completely.

Oh well. That's what you live with when you subject yourselves to my kind of crazy. So in celebration I will finally let you all in on the why's of my absence and what I am up to now.

Bullet point fashion:
  • Been terribly sick.
  • Still not totally better but at least I am not coughing up little green blobs all the darn time.
  • Worked out a little too hard and irritated an old knee injury.
  • Have not been to the gym since.
  • Need to get back to the gym as my weight is getting out of control.
  • One week post injury I weighed 313.8
  • This morning weighed 305.0
  • Thank Jebus for diet progress.
  • Reading the Complete Beck Diet for Life.
  • Makes a lot of sense.
  • Took on a lot of extra hours at work.
  • Started an at home business to bring in a little extra money.
  • Still looking for a billing job.
  • Not sleeping well, therefore staying in bed for way too many hours every night.
  • I have no life.
  • Please don't pity me
  • Or envy me for that matter.
So there you have it. The short explanation of my long absence.

Thanks for hanging in there and waiting for me to return.

Gotta go to work now.

Does this ever end?

Love Jenn

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Best Comment 4EVAH!!!!11!! (Thanks Glaven!!11!!)

Jenn needs ... to blog more often.

Where you been, sister?

Jenn needs wine that soothes the soul
Jenn needs a pagan festival
A brand new hot rod - hear it squeal!
O, just grow up, Jenn! Time to deal!
Jenn's true self might just be balking
But "Jenn" and "True Self" now ain't talking
Jenn needs, yes, more Godly buddies
To catch up on Theological Studies
Jenn: remember and recall
That Jenn needs Google most of all

Otherwise, how would Jenn know what Jenn Needs?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Jenn Needs

I know I have not posted in a while. Life is getting away from me these days. Marcy and Xenia both did this non-tag-tag and it looked like fun so I did it too. Cause I'm a follower like that!

Google “[your name] needs” and type the first ten results.

My results for Jenn needs:
1. Theological Studies (always a big concern for me!)

2. to find a self righteous, conspicuous "I'm better than you" charitable position so she can keep charming the sheep into thinking she matters (It's like they are reading my mind!)

3. a good job and a vacation (Who doesn't these days?)

4. a new boyfriend (I most certainly do not!!!! The old one suits me just fine, thank you very much.)

5. To Grow up and Deal (Well maybe... but not yet!!!)

6. a hot rod...and a good insurance policy (Now your speaking my language)

7. My True Self (Scuse me but why would I want to talk to her? )

8. Healing thoughts and pagan festivals (Ummm...... OK moving on)

9. A VACATION!!!!!!!! (Wow... I guess I really do need one but there is no need to yell!)

10. a glass of wine (Now that sounds like the perfect place to end this post.)