Friday, February 10, 2012

Catching Up

Hi All!

So, I dropped off for awhile there. Here's some catching up:

I found a group of moms and babies to hang out with! We try to meet up once a week, taking turns hosting at our houses. It is so nice to talk about poop and sleep schedules without having to worry if you're boring someone ;-)

We did, in fact, run the 5K in October. I walked just a little bit, so I'm proud of that. But then I stopped running all together. I guess without a race for a goal I lost motivation (it also got colder here). I hope to start up again soon so I can be ready for the Spring races. Right now my friend CCR is laid off (boo!), so we're taking advantage of the fact that we're both home during the day and going walking a few times a week.

Simon is huge! He'll be 8 months old on Monday, but he's wearing 18-month clothes. He's in the 100th percentile for weight and 98th for height. When we compare his weight history to Patrick's (his mom gave us Patrick's baby book), he's bigger than Patrick at every point!

More soon!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Window Arts Malden 2011


So, WAM 2011 is officially on! I have a small piece hanging in E&C Barber Shop--small, yes, but it took me about 12 hours. My mother-in-law was visiting, so she helped me a ton, teaching me new techniques: freezer paper applique, machine quilting, making all those points come together in the center of the circle. The colors go with what will eventually be the color scheme in Simon's room, so that's where it will go when the show is over.

There's a reception on Thursday, October 6th from 6-8pm at the Senior Center for artists, businesses, sponsors, volunteers and fans. Food and drink--try to make it if you can!

In other news, I'm on week 5 of the C25K program! That means that by the end of this week I'll be running 20 minutes or about 2 miles without stopping. I've started physical therapy for some old knee problems to help me make it to the 5K without injury.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

C25K Week 0.2


OK, I did my walk yesterday--yay! We did the cemetary loop, which is about 3 miles. One more loop on Friday or Saturday, then I begin week 1 of training next week. What do you say? Are you in? C25K

Tomorrow I'll be on the news! Fox 25 is holding their Zip Trip broadcast here in Malden, and they interviewed some of us last week about Malden Arts. I made Simon a little Malden Arts onsie, and they took some footage of it, so hopefully that will make the final cut. The city made these zip code t-shirts for us to wear--I've been wanting a shirt like this for awhile now, so I'm really happy to have one!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hello Again!


Hello All!

Well, it has been a long time. Something pretty big happened--I had a baby! I know! I grew a whole baby since I last wrote here. Amazing. He's 9 weeks old. Here's a picture (many more to come, I'm sure!):



Anyway, the reason I'm starting back up here is that I'm planning to run in the FOOGI 5K Haunt Jaunt on October 30th, and I'm going to document my training and stuff here. So far I have the following training partners:
Patrick--lives with me, so we'll be training together.
John--lives nearby, perhaps we'll have the occasional training session together.
Amanda--lives in Philly, is thinking about it.
Elaine--lives even farther away, is thinking about it.

In other news:
I'm now a stay-at-home mom.
I'm very bored.
I'm looking for mommy-friends.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Moonlight Plantings


So Patrick read last year that the traditional time to plant peas is by the moonlight of St. Patrick's Day. I'm not sure why--good luck? Faster harvest? Sweeter peas? In any case, we went for it with a flashlight in hand.


This is our third or fourth year planting peas, and I'm in love with them. Fresh peas are just so wonderful. And little Fisher loves them too, so we plant extras for him.



Wednesday, January 06, 2010

First Week

Well, it's Humpday. I haven't had to worry about that in over a year, but now I remember what it is like!

The job is a bit overwhelming, as all new jobs are, I suppose. Lots of people to meet, offices to locate. Software to learn. Procedures to get down. The hospital's campus is pretty big, so it will take me awhile to figure out, I think. I spent most of today wrestling with a dictation machine--who knew that people still dictate into micro-cassettes anymore?! My boss does, and typing up the letters is one of my jobs. The machine has little foot pedals for rewind and stuff, which cause my legs to cramp up. Everyone is nice and helpful, though I don't know all their names yet.

My commute isn't too bad--Patrick drops me off at the train in the morning, I take it to my stop (about 30 minutes), and then take a bus to the front door of my office (usually 10 minutes, including waiting around for the bus). On the way home I don't bother with the bus--I just walk the mile to the train. Then take the train home, then a bus to the bottom of my street, and then walk up my hill. Actually, now that I've typed it out it sounds like a major pain. I predict that it will get old fast.