09 May 2012

Bringin It Back

I haven't blogged in so long. Since November. Work and life have just been so busy!
But I miss you, my blogging friends! I haven't even had a chance to even read any blogs the last few months. I miss that. 

Here's the last 6 months of my life.
In November, I worked my butt off for 2 craft shows I did for my Lemon Drop business. Did pretty well and sold some orders for Christmas at the same time. Then I worked the next month filling orders, baking yummy Christmas goodies, buying & wrapping presents, and just the general holiday craziness of it all.

Oh and 3 days before Christmas, I got the fun surprise of having my appendix out. Yay me. Thank goodness medicine has come a long way and God was taking care of me. I know many of you have probably had surgery before but the first time you go under the knife is kind of scary...especially when you don't have a choice.

Then in January, on top of my full-time job, I started working part-time for Weight Watchers. I haven't talked about Weight Watchers much, but they mean a lot to me in my life. I lost over 70 lbs to become a Lifetime member of WW. Now I want to give back some of my time to work for them and help other members who are trying to reach the same goal.

February, March & April were full of lots of birthday celebrations with my own, my husband's, his grandmother, his father, and my father.

So that's the basic recap of the last 6 months or so of my life.

And what of all those things I listed that I wanted to do the year I was 30? Looks like I did 12 of the 30. Not great but at least I accomplished some of them...I guess.

This is what I DID accomplish:
  • Ran my first 5K.
  • Went to Europe with the hubby.
  • Paid off my student loans, this was SO freeing!
  • On average, I've said the $200/month I wanted to save.  Saved less some months and more during other months. 
  • Sewed some pillows.
  • Enjoyed the sunset from our patio...behind which there are now lots of houses built.  :(
  • Stayed at my WW Lifetime goal weight.
  • Surprised my husband.  I didn't really plan anything major for this, I just tried to be more thoughtful and also buy him treats he would like from the store.  :)
  • I read 5 (not 10) books from the Top 100 novels list.
  • Mentor at a school.
  • Go 30 days without using my credit card.
  • Sew a small quilt.
 Considering that I hadn't blogged at all the last 3 months prior to turning 31, I was surprisingly only 6 posts short of reaching 52 posts/year which would equal 1 post/week, per one of the items on my list.

And I shall leave you with a fun outfit I put together on Polyvore. 
I love any variation of coral or orange this season!
  Orange & Navy Stripes Remix 1

 Stay tuned for pictures of my recent trip to the Kentucky Derby!!


I promise I'll try to blog more often!