Scattered thoughts

I cannot seem to settle down to do any one thing this week!  Now that graduation is over I seem to have acres of free time, but also tons of things to fill all my free time with.  So it’s time for another post of scattered thoughts – if I wait until I can come up with a single topic I know I won’t post for a week!

– I think I need to sew some tops.  It’s been challenging this month, in part because I have so few tops for warm weather.  I love knit tops, so I need to get up and make some!  I’m having some trouble deciding on what to make next.  Look for a post soon on my plans!

– My husband and I are traveling to Minneapolis/st. Paul in a few weeks for my Godson’s baptism.  We plan to travel through Chicago, Milwaulkee and probably Madison, so  any suggestions for fabric stores along that route are more than welcome – I’m definitely planning on dragging Marc there!   In addition, I might be interested in a meetup, but it depends on my schedule.  Graduation has caused me to be slow at planning!

– I have acquired new electronics again.  It’s funny, because my husband is the computer guy, but I’m the one who always wants all the gadgets!  My Mom bought me a Kindle touch for a graduation present and I love it.  I’ve become a little obsessed with it, to tell you the truth! I’ve downloaded a ton a free classic books to it.  Currently I’m reading “Three Men in a boat“.  How have I missed this book?  Highly recommended for fans of British humor.  I also got a PSP, because I am behind the times, but I figured it would be good for travel (besides the trip this summer I’m looking at a long choir tour in Europe (Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) in the spring.)  I love to travel, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity.

– I finished P90x – woo!  I gained a lot of strength through the program – I went from being able to do 4 pushups on my toes to 18, and now I can do full pull-ups.  I’d recommend the program to anyone looking for a solid strength program.  Be aware though that there are some limitations, as follows:

– I did all the weight workouts as proscribed (3x per week.)  There were a few weeks where I was feeling bad so I skipped the repeat of the exercises.  Most of the videos are structured so that it’s easy to do a half workout rotation just by skipping the repeats (or in the leg workout skipping the back sections, as there is another back video).

– Speaking of that legs video, you will do it every week, and that is a lot.  I got pretty tired of it at the end, but I do think it’s a decent workout.  There were a few weeks I subbed a barre workout instead.  It’s mostly unweighted (or light weights) so I feel that works.

– I only did the YogaX dvd once.  Instead I subbed other yoga (I joined “My yoga online” and really love it!)   It do think yoga helps, and I’m glad this got me started.  I try to do it twice a week now.

– I hardly did any cardio.  The weather has been nice, so I walk everywhere, and I call that good enough.  I didn’t notice any adverse effects from that, though I’m sure I should do more.

– Now that I’ve finished P90x I plan to start Cathe Friedrich’s STS (I have some of her step and strength dvds and love them.)  I probably won’t start until after our trip, as I’m too busy right now!

And… that’s all for tonight.  I haven’t had time to sew this week, but I hope to catch some time soon.  Things are generally slower for me in the summer, but I’m not sure that’s going to be the case this year.