Hi! Long time no…write. If you live in New England or watch the news, I’m sure you know how much snow and bad weather we’ve gotten the past few months. This winter was terrible and it affected me in ways that weather hadn’t affected me before. I was moody, feeling blah and just had a lack of motivation. Being stuck inside and having to endure snowstorm after endless snowstorm just gave me and my family cabin fever. We are just finally starting to see all that snow melting and finding that, yes, we do indeed have a lawn!
So that’s sort of why I took a blogging break. During that time, I picked up a new hobby! I started loom knitting. Knitting was always something I wish I took up when I was younger and even had various knitters in my life try to teach me, but I couldn’t get the hang of it. I read Jen Lancaster’s book and it inspired me. With a 50% off coupon in hand, I went to Michaels and picked up some looms and yarn and knit my first scarf! I was so impressed with myself and have since knit cowls and scarves and hats and headbands. Being stuck inside most of winter was a good excuse to sit on the couch, binge Downton Abbey and knit. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment to finish a piece, especially if it’s a gift for someone.
[insert knitting project]
We’ve also planned a couple of summer vacations! We are going to Canada to meet up with some great friends for a few days. This meant that we had to get passports (yeah, I haven’t left the country much!). It’s still weird to me that you need a passport to go to Canada but c’est la vie. Like my French, eh? We’re also going back to Disney World, which may be our last trip as a family of three. Nope, not pregnant, nor are we trying. But we’ve always had a desire to have one more child. With the cost of daycare it’s hard to afford two children in daycare at once. That would seriously be another mortgage payment. So we are trying to time it so that Emily will be starting Kindergarten.
During this time of waiting to start trying (I’ve learned a lot about patience!), I’ve been focusing on getting my eating habits and myself in shape. I gained some winter weight and finally faced the music as I saw my weight creep up. My motivation at the time was to be able to fit into the pretty bathing suits I bought last summer that I loved but they were already a size smaller than my usual size, and with my winter weight gain there was no way in hell they would fit me again. I logged back into myfitnesspal and started hitting the gym again. I also found a great app for strength training at home which I’ll have to write a post about! In the 3 weeks since I started this, I’ve lost close to 4 lbs but most importantly, I feel so much better!
So what’s new with you? I’m hoping to pop back in here this week with a couple of DIY projects we’ve done around the house lately, so look out for that!