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Proof and confession time

Proof that spring really is here. (Although I may have just cursed us all by saying it ;) I snapped this pic of ROBINS last week. To me the first robins shout spring loud and clear! I've also spied little green shoots coming up in a couple of flower beds. Yes! To this Wisconsin girl, nothing is nearer and dearer to my heart than the end of the never ending winter.

So... I still have not restarted running. I did, however, read Runners World. That's gotta count for something :) And to make matters worse, I've gained 10 pounds. OMG it is freaking me out. I needed to lose weight before, but 10 extra pounds puts me in the "I need a mumu category". My jeans are all tight and I look like I'm pregnant in anything else! You'd think that would be enough to catapult me right onto the road or treadmill, but nope. No siree. I did lift weights a couple of times this week, and then I hurt the ball of my foot at work and have to rest my foot a little. So there goes that …

I love a vacation day! Sort of...

Ah. Vacation. It was only one day, but it was wonderful!! Maybe too wonderful, but more on that later...

It was lovely to do some shopping, sewing and reading uninterrupted. I made this:

A checkbook cover! It's lemony and wonderful! I heart this checkbook cover... almost as much as the below mentioned cobbler :)
I also sewed up a couple of clutch wallets/bags, but I have a couple of kinks to work out before I'm satisfied with them. Stay tuned, checkbook covers and clutches will be available in my Etsy shop soon!
As for my day being too good... as you may or may not know, I used to work part time. About three months ago, I was promoted and now I work full time. I am really struggling with it. I miss seeing my daughters in the morning before school and I miss picking them up after. Now, I wasn't doing this everyday before, but at least twice a week. I MISS it. I miss making lunches and I miss braiding hair. Mike is able to be with them before and often after or they go to my mom…
I blame The Pioneer Woman. Yes, that's right Ms. fancy (awesome, actually) recipe lady. It's your fault. Everyday instead of rushing home from work to run, I rush home to make this:And yes, that is what's left of a ham at the top of this post. This woman, this amazing woman has THE most amazing recipes. EVER, people. However, let me warn you. If you are trying desperately (like me) to lose weight. Do Not visit her website at http://www.thepioneerwoman.com/. You will be sucked in. (By the way, Ree has no idea I am writing this post, nor am I receiving any compensation for it. Just in case you were wondering. I just believe in giving credit where credit is due.) The cobbler pictured above is to die for. I make it at least a couple of times a month. YUMMMM!

The basic gist of this post is that I have fallen so far off of the wagon that I no longer see the tracks!! I'm am struggling. I went for a walk last night and considered it a small victory! My treadmill sits and judge…