Sunday, September 9, 2012

A week just flew by

Anyone notice how quickly that went?  I'm on holidays from work for two weeks and one week has just gone whoosh.  Hmm what have I been up to this last week?

I've done a bit of scrapping, a bit of knitting, a bit of shopping, oh okay a lot of shopping!

I've bought paint ready for next week to start painting the bathroom, laundry and toilet.  I have all the disposable shower caps ready that I've nicked from various motel stays, they come in very handy when painting a ceiling, don't you know?

I've also done a lot of exercise, met up with a new friend and worked out at her gym.   I have actually gotten to the stage now, one of my goals, to running 1km on the treadmill without stopping.  Such a huge accomplishment for me.   I've now lost 16.5 kg and I dare say the running is probably getting easier with each kg that disappears.  But yes, running is one of my goals.  I've never hit the 1km mark before without run/walk/run the whole way.  So it was a huge achievement.

I went to Geelong last Friday on the train, decided I couldn't be bothered driving and took the train there and back.  So relaxing, it still gave me a good 5-6 hours to wander, lunch, shop.  I spent way too much money at the wool shop, there's a great wool shop in Ryrie Street, but I now have yarn ready for my next three projects, all Christmas gifts.

Speaking of Christmas, it was with a shock horror that I saw they were setting up the Christmas Shop in Myer!!!!!!  Come on Mr. Myer, it's the start of September for goodness sake.  No one, and I mean NO ONE is yet putting up their Christmas tree and need to buy decorations yet, I assure you.

In scrapping I've made a double page layout from some of the random photos I took at the Robbie Burns Festival from a few weeks back.   Or "Rabbie Burns" as the ol' bard was affectionately known.

Credits Designer Digitals.

Enjoy your week.  Wish me luck with the painting!


Lynne said...

Glad your enjoying your holiday!

It's a retail tradition to fill the Fathers' Day cards space with Christmas cards so Myer is just taking it one step further! Haven't you noticed the commercialism is rife! One of the large supermarket chains was selling hot cross buns before Australia Day last year -- Easter wasn't until the end of April! Sickening really!

Bella Bespoke said...

Congrats on the 1km running! I'm missing running with the ankle, but I'm determined to still be able to run by the end of the 12 weeks, even if I have to change my goal. I'd be stoked with 1km right now. Well done!!

Polly said...

I just love the thought of you painting with a shower cap in! So so proud of your weight loss achievements.