Well everyone is back at school/work and life returns to familiar routines.
The new high school kid seems to have taken it all in his stride and has reported no problems, so that's a good thing. The older two are back in the swing of things too.
I have been trying to enthuse my eldest son who is starting year 12 (final year of school), but have come to the realisation that he is just going to have to find motivation to do well himself. I have to step back and let him create his own priorities, I am sure it will all work out in the end.
My middle son is starting year 9, and the school are trying a new program one day a week this year, to try and address the lack of engagement the kids show at this point in their teenage years. He is actually quite excited about it, they are going rock climbing tomorrow, so I think they might be onto a winner, I hope it generates the kids interest and they get more out of the year.
I have decided that I am going to do a nice long walk each morning as soon as the boys leave for school, I have some serious weight to lose and I feel that this year is make or break!
I started yesterday, and did one today as well, and now I can hardly move! I can feel all the muscles in my legs and bum, and they are not happy!
I think it will take a week to get to the point where I am not sore, so I am persevering. I didn't realise how unfit I had become, it is quite confronting! I have found a good app on my phone , nike +running, that gives you lots of stats and info to keep it interesting, and it maps the routes you take and measures how far you have gone and your speed and all that kind of thing. I am not at the running stage yet, but I think it should help me stay motivated.
I have also been playing around with this cute motif, using my Annell cottons that I bought from The Yvestown Shop online. This is the same motif I started making my summer tablecloth with, but these have turned out a bit bigger, so I will have to start a new one using just this yarn. The pattern for this motif is from one of those cute Japanese crochet books, but I am sorry, I have no idea what it is called.
These colours are a lot warmer than I usually use, but I think it will look good when I get a few other colours into the mix. I think I will join this as I go otherwise it could be a bit tedious sewing it all together.
I am also hooking away at my star stitch blanket and am over half way think! Yay! Hoping to get that finished in a few weeks, quicker maybe if I can not feel guilty about crocheting during the day.
We are off to a family dinner at our local Chinese tonight to celebrate our eldest turning 17 today, Happy Birthday Jess, those years have flown!!
What are you up to at the moment?
Are you fit and into exercise?
Hope you are all doing things that make you happy, life is really too short to do anything else isn't it?