Since being back, I joined a local gym and have been LOVING doing "real" workouts again. I've taken several classes and am loving Tae Bo Extreme and Power Pump - all weight training, which you might think I wouldn't need a class for, but someone else is there to make me sore, so it's much better than on my own. I'm training for a triathlon in May in Napa http://www.envirosports.com/events/displayevent.php?eventid=1742 so I've also been swimming laps once a week and trying to get myself to take a spin class once a week, but so far have only done it once ... just once, no per week yet :-) I find that class boring, no matter how creative the instructor is, but it's a good way to get bike training in.
We also just returned from Danny and Bethany's wedding (2/17/07) in Ontario, Canada - FREEZING! It was great, we really enjoyed ourselves and the food and the toasts and our song went really well. People were giving standing ovations and telling us we should get a recording! Here are the temperature extremes of our trip.
I was appointed "Minister of Ornamental Symbology" and D & B decided they wanted to wear each other's names in binary code (black beads = 1's and white beads = 0's and yes, they had to tell me how to spell their names in binary) on a spiral hemp necklace (looks like DNA strand). So, I made them and presented them at the ceremony. Here they are on my banister at home before leaving because I apparently couldn't think to take a picture of them on their necks while I was there! It was a busy weekend and there were several times when the camera wasn't handy and my arms and mind were full of Reagan and what she needed - that girl just eats, nurses, sleeps, needs changing, constant attention, etc ... relax Reagan, we're on vacation! geez! :-)
Here also are mine (and Cam's), my Mom's, and my Grandma's quilt squares (from right, going counter-clockwise respectively) for D & B's baby quilt. There was quilting going on all weekend too and we put some sweat, blood, and tears into it for the little bun due in May.