Friday, April 1, 2011

OLW Blog Hop - April

Welcome to the OLW April Blog Hop!

This month, Ali's prompt asked us to take one little action with our word.  More specifically, to chose something to do, schedule it and write why we did it and what happened.  My "plan" at the beginning of the month was to complete 30 consecutive days of exercise by March 20th (I started this goal in February).  This was to focus on improving and savoring my health.  However, just 17 days into this plan I injured my knee to a point where I had to stop exercising for a couple weeks. I was disappointed, but knew that pushing on would just injure my leg further and that I can start again soon when my leg is better.

I did find several opportunities to focus on my word/goals throughout the month so I still feel quite satisfied with the outcome.

  • I seized the opportunity to meet my cousin Rachael at the bookstore even though it was only for 45 minutes, with two kids in tow, on very short notice. She lives far away and it was great to spend a little time with her and catch up on our respective stories. I savored just getting to be with here for the time we had and am so glad I seized the moment.
  • I tried out several new local restaurants to "savor" the local cuisine - these included: Kaiser's, Big Truck Taco, Chicas, and Alfredo's.  There are a strangely large number of Mexican food restaurants on that list considering that I'm not much in to Mexican food, but my friends are and I'm glad I went.  I think Kaiser's was my favorite thought -- the best burger and shakes I've had in ages.
  • I attended my first professional basketball game - March 29th's OKC Thunder v. Cal State Golden Warriors.  The home team (Thunder) won by 1 point in the overtime -- it was a great game and a great OKC experience.  Even though I am originally from Oklahoma I still feel like I have much to learn about my new community and all it has to offer.  The Thunder are a new team, but much loved and I'm glad I get to count myself among their fan base now!
  • I planted the first phase of our vegetable garden for the next year. This is doubly beneficial as it creates quality time with my kids and healthy foods on our plates -- much to savor here!
  • We took time off to visit Brent's sister and her family in Texas as they welcomed their new baby.  It was great to savor time with family and to meet our new nephew!
Overall, it was a wonderful month even if it did not go as planned.  I am fascinated to see what April brings!

The winner of the Rubbons prize pack from February is: Stacey (TheAcornGarden.com)  whose prize is heading her way!  This month's prize will be a random selection of stickers and ribbon-- include a color preference in your comment and you'll be entered to win!

The next (and last )step on the Blog Hop is: Juli Ann http://julieannshahin2.blogspot.com


The full list of participants is below!


APRIL 1 BLOG HOP LIST
Margie http://xnomads.typepad.com/blog
Amanda http://scrappnbee.blogspot.com
Donna http://donnabryantdurand.blogspot.com
Joy www.undiscoveredjoy.blogspot.com
Jan http://mysimplelittlelife.typepad.com
Jamie http://jmpgirl.blogspot.com/
Nikki http://www.inkyart.com.au
Monica B2 www.questtoperfectimperfection.blogspot.com
Cindy http://seriousplay.typepad.com
Stacey http://www.TheAcornGarden.com/blog
Katrina http://k84mansramblings.blogspot.com/
Rebekah http://istampscrapcraft.blogspot.com/
Monica http://scraplifters.blogspot.com/
Chrissy http://getcraftywithchrissy.blogspot.com/
Jill http://jillconyers.typepad.com/
Lisa http://makeyourownescape.blogspot.com
Kathryn www.katlodesigns.com
Jennifer www.studiojenn.blogspot.com
Jen www.byjen.com
Sam http://learncreatedo.wordpress.com/
Miranda http://mirandasscrapsite.blogspot.com
Lynn www.crafty-creativity.blogspot.com
Cynthia http://paperpapereverywhere.blogspot.com/
Cheri A http://cheriandrews.blogspot.com
Deb http://blakleyhomeplace.blogspot.com
Nicky www.seejanebake.blogspot.com
Karen D http://womenontractors.blogspot.com/
Tina http://ryzmomplus2.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Kimberly http://foreverdaisies.blogspot.com/
Abbey http://athomewiththerichardsfamily.blogspot.com/
Julie Ann http://julieannshahin2.blogspot.com


































15 comments:

K8 4man said...

It sounds like you did well with your word...Gorgeous pictures!
I love purple and yellow is my second favorite.

Ryzmomplus2 said...

it seems life never goes as planned, but yet you did well with the curve ball - hope your knee gets better soon!

Donna said...

oh no! take care of that knee!! You know, sometimes the best times are the ones that weren't planned! Happy Belated birthday.

backtoallen said...

Loved your post, and how you found ways to savor even when your plans went awry. Sending good thoughts for your knee to heal :)

Rebekah said...

Wonderful moments to savor! Here's hoping for a quick recovery with your knee.

Jen said...

I still love your word. Maybe things didn't go as planned but it still looks like things were good. Best wishes for your April.

learncreatedo said...

It may not have gone as planned but your word has still been actioned. Hope your knee heals quickly, but don't push it.

cia said...

wow, you did a lot! way to go! (blue)

MonicaB said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful month! I hope your knee is feeling better.

Deb said...

I enjoyed reading your post and learning how the OLW project is working in your life!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Oh, so sorry to hear that your knee derailed your plans temporarily. That happens to me often, my foot was feeling better but started hurting after my belly dancing class. The physical therapist was going to discharge me too. Oh well. But you did a lot otherwise, which is truly inspiring, and aspiring!!! xoxo

Kimberly said...

Great photos! :)

jillconyers said...

WTG keeping focus on your OLW. I enjoyed reading how you took action this month.

Margie S said...

Great job with adjusting to the unexpected things life throws your way. It sounds like you had a great month. Thanks for joining the blog hop!

Cheri said...

Wow! You had a busy month! Hope your knee is better soon. When I was treating for my knees, I continued with workouts focused on upper body strength training. It might be an option.

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