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.

Oops.

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 box....next 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!!

Erin

8 comments:

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.

Blia 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 http://superheroesmom.com

Shell said...

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

Stockpiling Mom said...

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Melissa

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!!! organicmotherhoodwithcoolwhip.com

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?