Sunday, December 18, 2016

A Holiday Hello

Hi crafty friends.
I can't believe it is December 18th already. Yikes.
I hope you are spending lots of time with family and friends.

I have been focusing on getting healthier AND it is working.
So far I have LOST 25 pounds.
Believe it or not it is mostly due to Pokemon Go.
Yes you heard that right. LOL
Pokemon Go is a game you can download on your phone and play for free.
It encourages you to go out and catch little Poke creatures.
You can hatch eggs by walking 2 km, 5 km or 10 km.
That is my favorite part. I love to see what comes out.
It is like opening a fun little present.
My husband and go walking before work everyday 
and I do more walking after work before it gets dark.
Then a lot of times after dinner we walk the mall near us.
Yup that's a lot of walking but the results are lost weight 
and I'm feeling much better.
So my after work crafting time has been replaced for now with exercise time.

And as many of you know my job changed up a bit this year.
I'm doing a new reading program with my small support groups.
These wonderful people come up with new and improved programs 
for us to use but think nothing of the time it takes to prepare for them.
I've been putting a ton of time and work on preparing 
what is needed for working with my students. 
In the end it is SOOOO worth it but time consuming just the same.

I used to craft during my lunch and other breaks 
but now I just relax or go out for a walk.

Wow are you still with me?
Sorry about all that I have just been 
feeling REALLY guilty about not crafting or blogging.
Something just had to give.
My students need me to be at my best.
AND my health needed to take a front seat.

Have a wonderful holiday season.
Spend lots of time with those you love and take care of yourself.



  1. Hi Dawn, Thank you for stopping by for a visit today, I have really missed you.
    Congratulations on the weight loss. I wish I could get my guy out and walking. I think it is the very steep hills in our area that keeps him sitting all the time. I'm afraid to walk by myself, too many strange things happen in this town plus the assorted wild animals we can come across. We've seen a few dead rattle snakes around, I sure don't want to end up running into a live one.
    Have a fabulous Christmas and wonderful New Year.

    Crafty Hugs,

  2. Good for your Dawn in getting healthy and good for your husband for walking with you as well! Yes, that can cut into your crafting time, but one day you wil get back to it again, for now focus on you. A new reading program can take lots of prep time. I know I had to do lots of prep for the reading program I taught my little people in school. I hope the reading program is fun for the little people and that you have lots of fun teaching it Dawn!!! Merry Christmas my friend!! Hugs, Brenda

  3. Sounds to me like your on the right path! Congrats on the weight loss that's AWESOME! Your Health should always be first - crafting is a hobby and should be enjoyed as such - don't feel bad about not posting anything - You're doing more amazing things for yourself than you realize! Merry Christmas and I hope you have a very Blessed New Year!!! HUGS!

    Theresa's Crafty Creations

  4. Good for should be so proud off your accomplishments! Wishing you a very happy and healthy holiday season!

  5. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you!


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