Monday, January 31, 2011

To Every Season...

There is an end. 

This weekend has been a tough one - while the weigh in went great, Saturday's great planning went down the tubes.  We had to put our cat, Boomer, to sleep.  He was old and his health had taken a sudden turn for the worst.  It's a sad time around here as he's been a part of our lives for 15 years.  He came to us in January 1996 at about 6 months old.   Farewell Boomer, enjoy things on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

And a beginning.

Our renovation is underway - the back part of our home is being redone out of necessity, and over the next while I'll share what we've been doing.  I'm enjoying the planning and, of course, the shopping!   and I'm taking before, during and after photos so you can see me play with my home. This, while not hands on art or writing, is definately a chance to exercise my creative side.  Making a home is, I think, one of best creative arts.  

And a little bit of nifty news - I made it to the semi-finals for Mommyfit 2011.  From the 17 contestants chosen so far, 5 will be picked as finalists for an 8 week healthy living makeover.  You can bet your bottom dollar I've got my fingers crossed.  It would be the absolutely coolest thing!  And I can't think of greater motivation than publicly (in a big way!) committing yourself to something like this to help get back on track!

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ps... miss you Boomer


  1. I know what it is like to lose one of our "fur babies"... I hope Boomer has met up with mine on the Rainbow Bridge!

    And I'm keeping my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for you and hope beyond belief that you win that contest!!