Saturday, June 2, 2007

One Small Change: Week Three


Okay, the kitchen thing - not so much. Better than before I publicly announced my good intentions, but still, anything that I don't really feel like doing is probably not going to happen once the kids are in bed.

Now, Change Number Two - shopping for a new shopping bag. There is a challenge made for me! "Oh no, please don't make me go shopping on Etsy! And you want me to shop for BAGS?! Oh the horror!"

So, I found lots of stuff I loved, and ended up buying the bag you see here, made by zerkahloostrah. Isn't it sweet? Can't you just see a baguette sticking out of there? And I am hoping Maia might be working on a bag for the potentially messy purchases - a fused plastic bag made from recycled grocery bags. How terrific is that?

And for this week's change: I joined the gym!

This is something I have been wanting to do since we moved here. There is a really great gym nearby that has wonderful kids activities, so I can go and exercise while my kids have fun and get exercise too. Because, as I mentioned above, I can plan to exercise after they go to sleep but it WILL NOT happen. We have not been able to afford a membership, but starting this month I am adding a baby to my little home daycare (2 days a week I watch my cousin's daughter, and now she is a big sister, so I will have 2 of them under age 2, plus my own kids - I must be nuts!) and the extra income will cover the membership. Whoohoo! I am so excited!

The plan is to go at least 3 times a week.

And it occured to me that these "One Small Change" posts could have a new name: "Steph: Cleaner, Greener and Leaner!"

(please don't throw things.)

9 comments:

msbelle said...

Oh, you go girl! Cleaner, greener and leaner is great! You must have quite a bit of energy to be taking on 2 babies, but then you're young still. I admire your energy and strength. I really do!

maia (glassbeach) said...

Oooh, I've been in love with zerkahloostrah's shopping bags for a week now! And my big fusing experiment is going to happen this evening. I'll let you know how it goes!

Steph said...

Thanks Ginger! Not sure I feel as young as you might think I am............(???huh???? - I am not sure what I meant either)

Yay, Maia! I hope it is fun!

Tricia said...

Cute shopping totes!! That shop has amazing shoes, wish i could afford them, so well made.
Oh, you are a busy lady!!

Felicia said...

LOL Sounds awesome!

Felicia
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stilettoheights said...

love cleaner greener leaner....

jewelstreet said...

I like that new motto of yours, and good for you to keep up with these little changes.

gilfling said...

Oh my goodness you are doing better than me!!! Now I am being inspired by you!! That is a gorgeous bag - and I am so pleased that the extra job will enable you to do something for yourself.

Good luck with it!

Stephanie said...

so glad you found a bag that is perfect for you. Come visit me for bags too:) I am somewhat of a baglady!