The past, and this weekend.

I’ve been finding it hard to find things to blog about lately, and maybe it’s because I’m “stuck” on my list.  I didn’t realize that I had put so many things to keep up with throughout this experience, and it’s making me feel like I’m not making progress (which I definitely am!).  I just feel that it’s getting boring to read, with me blogging about the same thing pretty much every day, but at least this weekend things should get more interesting: I’ll be going on a ghost tour of the Stanley Hotel (think: The Shining) and planting those wildflower seeds with my mom. Pictures definitely to come (or, at least what they’ll let me take!).

So even though I didn’t comment on it, I wrote a note to an old friend yesterday and dropped it in the mail.  I know, why should I put on a list something that makes me write people?  Well, it’s because without Facebook, I’m horrible at keeping in touch, and I want to be better about it.  This doesn’t mean that they’ll ever acknowledge my notes, or respond, but I know that I’m putting it out there 🙂  I’m hoping it’ll be a permanent addition to my monthly routine, instead of something I do for the next 32 months only.

I’m also starting on Learn How to Make My Own Blog.  I guess I should’ve clarified that I want to know how to design a blog, so that it’s really me and not what I find others have done template wise, not necessarily learn how to program with widgets and other super hard stuff.  And the opportunity arose on Monday… I got a phone call for my first attempt: messing around with my sister’s blog.  I found her template over at Simply Fabulous Blog and adjusted it to my idea of what suited her… tweaking colors and layout.  I loved the way hers turned out, and immediately got jealous, so yesterday I started messing with mine.  I love the clean lines and minimal colors that hers has… the yellow, blue and brown… make it so inviting and fun.  I wanted to follow a similar color scheme, using gray instead of brown, but couldn’t find a header already created that I liked (and, I haven’t started messing around with Photoshop yet to create my own header), so I went with this.  It’s a little bright, but not offensive.  Once I’ve completely designed a blog template myself, I can cross that off the list (and, maybe provide templates for others!).

Monday night turned out to be a bad workout day.  I didn’t get down to the gym early enough, and every machine was in use… the treadmill, the elliptical, the glider thinggy.  So I tried my hand again at the Wii Active.  Yeah.  Not so much.  I “ran” for a little bit, but kept getting these sharp pains in the back of my head, so I resigned myself to doing my toning exercises instead of full out cardio (I did get a good walk in though to/from my appointment that afternoon).  Last night however, I was back on the elliptical sweating it out.  And, for the first time in years I could actually tell my doctor at my check-up this morning that I’m exercising!!!  I’ve actually been pretty discouraged because I’m just not seeing any weight coming off even though my family told me over the weekend that things are looking better, that my legs look more toned.  But that number on the scale isn’t moving.  I guess I should be happy that at least it’s not going up.


  1. Jess,
    I am feeling very much the same way. I want to blog more, but I feel like I don’t have anything that fantastic to say. Same thing about the list too! With how many weekly things to do, it adds up, but I am really enjoying doing it. Thanks for inspiring me!
    It was a really pleasant surprise coming on here and seeing a new design, and I enjoy reading about your progress!
    Have you tried Just Dance for the Wii? It is a lot of fun and a really good workout that makes you sweat. When I can’t get to the gym, I do that at home.

    Good Luck with everything!

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