It’s February

Here I am an entire month has passed since the new year and like usual I fell off the fitness resolution I started with. I made it to day 6 of the 30 day shred and then completely fell back into my old habits. I don’t know what it will take to keep me motivated but I know one thing is for sure….I am tired. I am tired of my own excuses and I know that I am my biggest enemy. My body is tired of carrying this extra weight and I really need to change my habits.

I am NOT going to give up. In the last week or so I have been really watching what I eat. If its not something particularly healthy, I watch my portions. I am making an effort to plan my meals. So far I have lost three pounds, it’s small but it’s a start. I am also planning on beginning the shred again. I admit that….. I am sooooo not a morning person but its the only free time I really have so I will be working on that part too. No more excuses. I have to change.

Day 2, 30 day shred Jillian Michaels

Got up earlier on a Saturday morning to get in day 2. I missed two days because I was so unbelievably SORE! Gonna try to keep this up daily from here on out.

Being sore the last few days has felt so great it’s been a while, a very long while! I feel alive. It’s awesome!!!

Promises to myself

Wow, has it really been weeks since I last logged on? I have so much to share with this post. December 2012 was quite a ride! Things are finally starting to continue at a leisurely pace and I can now breathe. Our Christmas was great! We received some news that was just the cherry on top of the Christmas ice cream. The band will be opening up for Los Lonely Boys (LLB) soon!!! WOW! This band started with my husband and his cousin, who at the time were really quite inspired by LLB. This is a dream come true! We are, as you can imagine, very excited!

My darling girl really enjoyed herself on Christmas day, she played most of the day with her new toys.  We were all so exhausted by 3pm Christmas day that we all went to our beds and slept for two hours straight. It was quite nice to have a midday nap for a change hubby and I joked that the nap was our Christmas gift from our darling girl. 🙂

We are four days away from the New Year. The band will be on the East Coast for a New year’s eve party/gig and fly back on New Years day. This will be the first year that I won’t have a New Year’s kiss from my hubby out of the 11 years we have been together. I am a bit bummed about that but I’ll have my little girl to kiss who is a part of hubby so that makes things a little better. Every year, for the New Year I have made several promises to myself. I would like for this year to be the year that I own up to those promises and they are the same every year:

1. Make time for family

2. Go back to school to get my Masters

3. Focus on my health/Fitness

4. Sing (I used to be in a choir… I really do miss singing but it feels like the longer I have waited to get back out there the more I am afraid)

5. Get back into my field (Marketing/Design/Promotions)

 

I have been better about spending time with my family this past year and this blog along with my craft blog makes me feel like I’m making an effort in getting back into my field. This blog helps me with my communication skills 🙂 I am excited to see what 2013 has in store for me and my family. Happy New Year from my family to yours. God bless!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veteran’s Day Weekend

Good Morning from my side of the world.

The past few days have been very busy for me with work, and home. Hubby left for another two days of concerts one is a benefit concert and the other at a local college. I am feeling very thankful today not just because today is the end of my week (that’s just a bonus) but because it’s Veteran’s day weekend. Our community is small but each year we celebrate our local Veterans with a parade and a community meal. I really do enjoy this time of year. In the fall I am always reminded to count my blessings and to be thankful. Here are just a few things I am thankful for in this moment.

I am thankful for all the Veterans both active and retired for fighting for our freedom.

I am thankful for the Navajo Nation Code Talkers, they make me proud that I can speak my native language.

I am thankful for the families of each Veteran for their sacrifices.

Most of all I am thankful to be an American and although the election results weren’t what I had hoped for I will continue to respect and pray for our President. I hope you all have a wonderful Veteran’s Day Weekend.

 

It’s Friday Afternoon

I am so unbelievably glad it’s Friday Afternoon. 🙂

This week AND October have just gone by way too fast! So, I learned over the last two days that hubby will be on tour during New Year’s Day this year 😦 this will be the first New Year that we will be spending apart in the last ten years since we’ve been together. I’m sad about that but glad they’re booking more shows on the East Coast.

There aren’t any gigs booked for this weekend so we get to have a family weekend YAY!!! Plus, maybe a date night for hubby and I. It’s been way too long since we have had a chance to get out, just the two of us. I’m very much looking forward to that. Now hopefully I can find a babysitter.

Our weekend ended in fear and worries.

This weekend ended in fear and worries for my little family.  It started out all so great, Saturday Hubby came home around 5am from his gig the night before and slept most of the day. My daughter and I woke up around 8am ready for the day, I had a whole lot of cleaning to catch up on and she had a lot of energy to burn. We made a good breakfast and started off on our day. Things wound down as the day progressed, chores, and meals were complete.  We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and watching movies together as a family. Saturday was a good day.

Sunday was very busy. We got up, ate breakfast, got ready for church, dropped Grandma off at her church (all Navajo language church) then off to our church. I should have known it was not going to be a good day after I sliced my finger on our new Ninja Blending Appliance while cleaning the parts.  After church we planned to head to the nearest pumpkin patch, get some groceries, stop by to drop off a piece of furniture at a relative’s house, stop by our church in the evening to discuss Wednesday’s church harvest fest, and then finally head home and relax a bit before the week began again. Everything went as planned except for the relaxing part.

In a few seconds everything changed. My daughter was on the couch while I was cleaning up after she had finished her last snack of the day. She got up started to stand on the couch and while she was standing I warned her to sit down. In the mere SECOND that I looked away to place a piece of paper in the trash she fell off, head first. As I looked back she was already on the floor and I saw the last bit of her fall as she bent her little neck  back as she tumbled and finally fell in a face up position. My little darling girl burst out crying. At that moment I felt like the WORST MOTHER in history. Hubby raced into the room demanding an explanation, I just held my precious baby in my arms wishing I could take her place at that very moment. Within minutes she stopped crying but she seem very disoriented. It was so hard to tell since her bed time had passed. Her father and I asked her questions that she normally could respond to. Daddy grabbed a stuffed animal horse and asked, “sweetie, what’s this?” baby girl responded “Emo” she never got that wrong, she always got that right! We feared the worst.

I called the local paramedics and they advised that we take her in immediately. We sped of to the nearest Emergency Room, and to my surprise there weren’t too many people in the pediatric emergency room.  The entire time we were waiting there I just kept replaying the moment in my head….. How could I let this happen? Why didn’t I just grab her instead of throwing that piece of paper in the trash first? We got through triage, then into a room where we waiting what felt like an eternity. It was getting harder and harder to keep her awake, I kept her up out of fear that she may have a concussion. Finally a nurse came in and informed us that we could let her sleep since we’re now in the ER. My darling girl drifted off into sleep and the doctor came in and said she would be getting a CT SCAN to make sure there isn’t any swelling/bleeding in the brain. Oh my goodness, I thought, and the fear just over came me. The ‘what if’ thoughts kept reeling in my head. Hubby and I prayed over and over. The radiologist came to escort us to the CT SCAN room and she asked me to place my baby on the bed and said I could stay there with her. I don’t think they could have made me leave the room anyway, they placed a vest on me and started up the machine. As I watched the machine do it’s job I just kept saying the same prayer over and over. Lord, I pray that there is nothing wrong with my baby and that she is as healthy as ever. It was finished and we all went back to the room. The doctor came in after 20 minutes and with good news. It was a mild concussion, there is no bleeding/swelling of the brain. Everything is fine. Thank you JESUS!!!  Hubby and I just prayed again. I learned my lesson. I don’t think I would have forgiven myself if anything worst had happened. I still feel so guilty.

This morning as she woke up things seemed back to normal and fine but I just kept kissing my baby over and over. Praying to god to help me be a better mother.