Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New school year

It finally came...the first day of school! Usually it's sunny and hot but this time it was cool and drizzly. Mason was happy and excited. Annabelle was very nervous the past week but she calmed down and even managed to smile a bit while waiting for the bus.

We went to their school yesterday to drop off their bags of supplies and to see where their classrooms are. Annabelle is upstairs this year, being a big fourth grader and all. :-)


I made the September block of my coffee cup quilt...not my favorite, but what's done is done.

Here's a close-up of the background fabric, it has cute little swirlies on it.

My thinking with the mocha-colored cups was for the beginning of fall. And I wanted a light background since this section of the quilt needs some brightening up.
Friends, I've started exercising. I've always considered myself pretty active...I clean a lot, walk, etc. But since turning 40, weight just doesn't come off like it used to. Before, if my jeans felt a little tight, I'd stop eating a nighttime snack for a few days and I'd lose a pound or two. Now the scale is like, Pfft! You're gonna have to do better than that! So for an early birthday present from Dave I got Wii Fit Plus. I knew if I joined a gym I'd never go. This is great, I can keep track of the calories I burn, my weight, BMI, etc. There are lots of fun activities and exercises, from yoga to running to hula hooping. I "worked out" (I hate that term) for 45 minutes today. So I'm hoping this will do the trick!
Enjoy your day!

♥ Jen


  1. Isn't that the truth about hitting 40. Well hitting 50 put some more weight on me. I'm trying to reduce, but it is hard! Love the cups.

  2. Your little kids are soooo cute.
    We have a Wii fit too but it's in the box looking all nice and pretty. lolol And my jeans are TIGHT. Good for you on the exercise. You think 40 is tough just wait till the big 50. No weight wants to part with you. It wants to stay there forever. lol
    Love the coffee cups on the quilt block.


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