Anyway, for his birthday he wanted to go to Hot Sand in Asbury Park, NJ and do glass blowing, like I did for back in December. As luck would have it, just a few short days before his birthday, there was a Groupon for half off Hot Sand! (yeah me!)
We finally got there about a week ago.
While their only rule is that you have to be at least 9 years old, be smart and realize that if your child can not sit still and listen to directions, maybe you should wait until they're a little older.
Remember the glass is HOT!
And you have to blow quite a bit!
Check out that hot red glass!
After this they put it in the oven to bring the temp down slowly & a few days later you can pick it up.
Here is Jared's Blue Glass Ball.
OH and since I'm talking about Jared, I should mention one other thing. Last night his Minor Little League team won their division Championship!!!
Forgive the self indulgent post today (umm what blog isn't self indulgent?) but today's blog is all about an accomplishment I achieved today.
Today, June 17th, 2011
2 years, 6 months and 16 days later
After MANY MANY starts & stops, injuries, parties, laziness, holidays and other obstacles
SHOUTING FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOPS
I HAVE LOST 65 POUNDS
(sorry about the language)
January 2009 to June 2011
I'm not done yet, but this was my main goal.
A 65 pound fish
I almost cried this morning when I stepped on the scale. And it would have been a good cry, not a bad cry.
When I started this journey, that mountain of 65lbs was scary, so I took it 10 pounds at a time and 1 meal at a time. That's all I could do. I couldn't focus on the mountain, I had to focus on 1 step at a time. And here I am.
I'm not done yet. I want to lose at least another 10, if not 20.
This weekend my husband & I are going to Wildwood. He joined the Elks last year and they do a whole convention down in Wildwood. For 2 nights at the hotel and all the food & alcohol we can consume, it's only $300. And we were able to pay it in installments which was great. No, the kids are not coming with us. Maybe next year this is our first year.
So I want to be able to sell my beach stuff while I'm there. I have a bunch of necklaces and there isn't enough time to make any more. So I was thinking of just going through my pictures and finding a few nice ones and use photo shop to write Wildwood, NJ or find out exactly what they call this convention and add that as well.
Or I could go down to the beach and write something in the sand about the elks & add Wildwood, NJ. etc.
If the weather is nice I will take custom orders too. I'm going to bring my laptop & printer so I don't have to print out a ton ahead of time.
I'm still working on my 1st cup of coffee so forgive me if this is crazy LOL
If you leave a comment with an idea, I'll send you a coupon code for 15% off anything in