Thursday, July 15, 2010

I swore to myself...

...that I wasn't going to slack on my blog again. But what do you know? I did exactly that.

I know, I'm such a slacker.

But I'm back, with nothing in particular to blog about, so here's some random nonsense:

I'm learning to teach a new class at the gym. It's Turbo Kick, a class that is very fast paced. Cardio Kickboxing, I never would've thought I'd get the hang of it or learn the choreography. I struggled, because let's face it, I'm not the most coordinated person out there. But I didn't give up, even though I would get frustrated at times. Now I'm teaching it twice a week Tuesdays and Wednesdays. And since I started it, I've lost 10 pounds. Yay, me!

I have reopened my online store, something I wasn't sure I was ever going to do again. I decided to close it at the end of last year. Since Ryan's diagnosis, we have hospital bills and monthly prescriptions to pay for, so every little bit helps. What's my online business, you ask? I sew shopping cart covers for little ones. You can check them out at, and find me on facebook. (Yes, that was shameless spam)

I've fallen completely and totally in love with roller derby and am considering trying out in the fall. I've been visiting the local roller skating rink with some friends weekly and trying to get more comfortable on skates. I haven't missed a Dallas Derby Devils bout since I discovered our local league.

My son is going to be in the third grade this fall. What the hell? Where did the time go, and why does he have to get bigger?? At least I have one more year at home with my daughter before she's off to school and I'm left wondering what to do with myself all day. Might have to get a job *gasp*

In October, we are participating in a walk for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Ryan wanted to put together her own team, and we have some wonderful friends and family who are going to walk with us. We've been working on raising funds, but we are only 9% of the way there, and trying to think of ideas for fund raising. If you are interested in finding out more or would like to make a donation, you can check out Ryan's fundraising site here:

Ok, I suppose I should stop here... I am supposed to be doing cleaning chores right now, and instead I'm stalling with this blog. But unfortunately, I don't have a self cleaning house. *sigh*


Debbye said...

Let me know when you get one of those "self-cleaning houses."

Seriously, though...the new class sounds fun and you should for sure try out for roller derby! That's got to be a killer workout.

By the way, I still use the buggy cover you gave me all the time! Love it!