Monday, December 28, 2009

Santa threw down the gauntlet

So, I tend to come up with some grand schemes, but lack the follow through needed to see them through to fruition. I was having one of those moments when I made my Christmas list this year. And Santa decided to throw down the gauntlet.


Grand Scheme #1:

I am totally not a crafty person. I want to be, and I try to be, but somehow it is just not in my skill set. When Miss H was a baby, all I wanted to do was to be able to make pretty little bows for her instead of paying a fortune for them. So I spent a fortune purchased ribbon, a glue gun, and hair clips at the local craft store. And then I remembered that when they taught bow making in high school, I missed that day. I cannot tie a bow to save my life.

Anywho, I digress.

While pregnant with Baby B, I got this craving to learn how to sew. I would walk around the fabric store for hours just dreaming of all the things I could make if I could sew. I even took a sewing class.

Did I mention I don't own a sewing machine?

Sewing Machine

Not anymore, my friends! Santa decided to grant my wish and gifted me with a seriously awesome sewing machine. And I am deathly afraid to touch it. But, I will overcome this fear and break it out of the week!

Grand Scheme #2:

Also while pregnant with Baby B, I was unable to exercise as much as I was accustomed. And thus, I began to crave any form of exercise, especially running for some reason. So I got it in my head that when the baby was born and ready to ride in the stroller I would "take up running."

Did I mention that I HATE running?

What was I thinking? Why oh why did I ask Santa for that heart rate monitor watch doo-hicky? Because there it was. Wrapped in shiny paper under my Christmas tree.

There it is folks; Santa called my bluff and now it's my turn to show him that I really do want and can meet these goals of mine.

Now, I'm off to sign up for more sewing classes and download the Couch to 5K program. Look out!!



lovemylevi said...

Good luck!! I did the same thing when little L was born, until one day I just grabbed a sewing machine and went at it! I'm still a little lost, but it's really starting to come together!

J. L. W. said...

Good luck! I have always wished I could sew but I still have nightmares of home ec in middle school. I am now following from MBC.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I have also secretly wanted to be crafty at sewing. It never happened though despite the fact that I took sewing classes in both middle school and high school. I should just stick to blogging. Anyway, found you on MBC. Visit me if you get a chance

Shell said...

I want to learn how to sew, too. Let me know how that goes!

Stockpiling Mom said...

Following you from MBC! Stop by my site when you get a chance! Love your site!


Naomi de la Torre said...

Awesome, you sound just like me. I am alwasy biting off more than I can chew and designing insane projects for myself that I cannot possibly handle. No worries, tho. It's a new year with a fresh start! Maybe you'll end up being a rock star runner/seamstress after all!!!

Jess said...

Wow... you've got some great new year's resolutions to work on! As for the sewing machine...I am sooo jealous! I love to sew but my machine is broken. If you just learn a few basic things, you'll be amazed at what you can make. Start with pillows; that's the easiest. Good luck!

Judy said...

Just stopped by to read some of your blog posts and this caught my eye. Now I hate to shame you, but if this 50+ woman, who hadn't worked out since baby 1 was born 25 years earlier, could do it, well...
Do take it slow and by all means, be sure you are wearing good running shoes. Did Santa bring those, too?