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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This may be the 3rd time I am sharing this Snoopy image but I can't help it, I love it so much. I just watched this other night and I love how all those freeloaders show up and they get toast and popcorn while Snoopy had a big-ass turkey sitting in his dog house waiting for everyone to leave.  That's right Snoopy!  Although Woodstock is so tiny, how was he able to eat all of that food? 

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy your holiday! I'm heading to my parents for the weekend and try to check out the parade tomorrow.  Last time we went it was COLD but at least this year it's much warmer so I'll take it.  

Life Lately: I Suck At Running, But I'm Running

No shop, jewelry, or social media talk today. This month makes ONE YEAR since I went out for a walk one Monday morning and I started to jog!  I haven't talked about it lately but I'm still on this fitness kick going out just about every morning to go walking/jogging/running, I wish there was one word to describe what I do..."WaJoRu?" Sure why not? 


My cardio has gotten SO much better!  I was worried I might be pushing myself too hard but after a recent visit with my Cardiologist, my ticker is A-OK.  

I struggle and feel weird calling myself a "runner." I keep reading that even if you run a little, or run slow, you are a runner.  So I'm a runner, a sucky runner, but a runner, and that's pretty cool. I'm still getting acquainted with this title.  There is so much truth about the way you feel afterward.  Sure I'm sore and I ache a little, but I feel so kick-ass after I get 3 or 4 miles done that day.  I anticipate going out again the next morning and do better.

I give myself a hard time thinking I should be better after a year.  That's when I check myself with a reminder that 15 months ago, I never thought I'd be waking up early every morning just to go jogging.  I mean me + exercising just never quite meshed except for Yoga but even that stopped.

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Since I last wrote a fitness post, I made a few changes.  In addition to MapMyRun, I got the Nike+ app. I am not part of any local running clubs nor do I have anyone go to WaJoRu'ng with so I was able to get some "friends" through the Nike+ app.  It's a little extra motivation for me to not want to be the slowest of the bunch.   My confidence has improved greatly, despite calling myself a "sucky runner."

I will never go on a diet!!

My eating habits are okay, but they could be better. I really need to start keeping a food journal.  Weight Watchers, the three times I tried, never worked out. I'm bad at keeping track of things like that. I used to be so good at journaling when I was younger.  While I don't necessarily pig out, I looooove food, especially sweets. Sweet, sugary, goodness.  The thought of "giving up" anything just doesn't sit well with me, but I am gonna try to make better decisions on how much and how often I indulge, because I will indulge, believe that.   

I feel like my focus has shifted from blogging and making jewelry towards getting myself in shape. I think about it a lot now and may write about it more (you've been warned).  Why did it take me this long to take my physical well being seriously?? 

Holiday Craft Fair in Beacon, NY


How dope is this flier??? That's right, I said DOPE!  This is the flier for this year's Holiday Craft Fair hosted by the Hudson Valley Etsy Team.  It is one of my favorite shows to do even though I'm heavily involved in the planning, it's still a lot of fun!  

Have you ever tried to plan a craft fair?  It's a lot of freakin' work!   We are back at The Howland Cultural Center once again, such a cool place! Here's a shot from last year early in the day.  It got pretty busy and I anticipate being even busier this year!

image from pulpsushi.typepad.comWe had such a great response of applicants, it was hard to turn anyone away.  I'm really excited about the show this year.  And I love Beacon! Every year I think "We're out-growing this space!" but there is something magical about the atmosphere that the Howland provides that we just can't turn away from.

In addition to this show, I will be going back to Bard College once again (my 4th year!) the Friday after Thanksgiving - not Black Friday.   Are you getting ready for any holiday markets this year? Are you freaking out or super excited about them?