Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hello Friends!

You will never guess what I've been doing with my evenings lately! Running! Okay, well, running may be an exaggeration. It's really more of a slow, shuffling jog! But I really, really like it. In fact, I've signed up for my first 5K. It's called the No Excuses 5K. How's that for a perfect name? anyway it's on Memorial Day and I've added a ticker to my sidebar over there. I'm so excited!

Not a lot of crafting lately, but I am signed up for a couple of swaps over at swap-bot. In fact, I received my first items already! I'm in a blank birthday card swap and my receiver is a different person than my giver. I got the most beautiful cards from Amanda at Violaceous. I wish I could show them to you, but I have to wrest my camera away from the teenagers! Ironically, in my second swap, a fairy dotee doll swap, Amanda is my receiver! She is such a sweetheart and so talented! Today, she and her husband are celebrating their little girl's first birthday. It just seems like yesterday that I was celebrating Carmen's first and now we are preparing for her 18th. Man, that was fast!

Sadly (for me), Carmen has decided that she would rather go on her senior trip than to have a big party. *sigh* I'll just have to save all my notes and sketches and use them in a few years for her 21st!

That's about it for me right now. Oh- except that I've lost 10 pounds! Woohoooo! And this time they are staying off! My attitude about my diet has had a complete turnaround. I have no doubt now that I will reach my goals.

I'll try to pop back in for another hello before Easter- I have some cute little things to show you!

Hugs to all!

5 friends said....:

  1. Hia Bettsi, lovely to catch up. Well done with the weight loss -that's a huge achievement.

  2. Dear Bettsi, Congrats on running and signing up for your first run. I am SO PROUD OF YOU girl!
    Wow - really good stuff!
    Happy blessed Easter! Sandy

  3. That is great about your running. Mom & I have been walking a couple miles a day lately...and that's good for us! lol.
    I would love to start jogging but I don't think Mom could keep up ::wink wink::
    Glad your doing so well! Keep it up girl!

  4. It's wonderful that you signed up for a 5k!! Way to go!

    Happy Easter!

  5. Well done on the weight loss Bettsi!!
    Sorry about Carmen's birthday party, it would have been great. You now have a few more years to plan it ;)


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