Archive | May, 2012

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22 May


Sick Saturday

19 May

Woke up this morning with a scratchy throat that was swollen and hurt. Then came the headache.

Petra told me to swallow a spoonful of honey – I still question if this is possible.

I am watching the NASCAR AllStar Race – Car Edwards car is on fire. Literally. Too bad, so sad.

I dropped off my books at the library – and then realized as I drove off I forgot one. Of course it is the one that has someone waiting for it so I cannot renew it to avoid fines. Dang.

I need to learn to go to the library earlier than the day library books are due.

I am getting very excited that my friend Petra is going to have a baby soon. I just wish I was there….badly.

Nick is going to be home at some point. I should probably act like I have done something or am doing something.

The above most likely won’t happen.

I still have a headache.

I wish I was in Charlotte with my sister and Jason.

I miss my family and friends really badly on days like this.

I am planning my running schedule for this week – of course it all depends on me feeling better.

I am going to hike at a Nature Center tomorrow as long as I feel better. I hope I feel better.

I could really go for some Great Harvest Bread right now but I also have the feeling that I should just bake my own as I did buy a whole new bag of bread for that purpose and have not opened it yet. Plus I don’t feel like going back out in the car.

I am looking for a good nutritious meal replacement. I am just learning that I cannot make my self healthy with the crap that is up here. I want something to just help me out…not something for weight loss purposes. Fruit is too expensive to make my own I feel.

I want a banana.

I am so proud of my girl Martha who is running and doing good, darn it.

I feel very lazy when I am sick and I do not like it.

I need a couple good books to read – I want motivational or mindless funny. Suggestions please.

I don’t know what to make for dinner.

Potatoes with bacon and cheese sound yummy.

I am kind of whiney today – just because I don’t feel good.

Here’s to tomorrow being a much better day.


Thursday Love

17 May

I am wanting to give a quick update as it has been a few days in between posts lately!  So much going on and so many things to talk about – plus finding daycare! My last couple weeks has been a little crazy – because if there is no daycare – well, there isn’t much else that can happen!

More to come – this weekend will lend it’s hand to some free time and some updates!  Talk to you all soon!

Motivating Monday #1

14 May

My Exciting Friday Night

12 May

I coupon clipped for an hour and still have more – I have hit my clipping limit for the night

I was in my PJ’s before 7:00 pm

I had a snack size bag of Kettle Corn for dinner and didn’t share with my girls – they lived

I brainstormed fundraising ideas for Team In Training – Scentsy party, decorated notebooks, scrapbooking event, ideas would be helpful right about now…HINT, HINT

I keep thinking about reading a book – maybe I should take the hint

Thought about my plans for the weekend – daycare interview, birthday party, Mother’s Day, running – I think that is it

Figuring out how much money I still don’t have

Thinking about what to do with the stuff I want to get rid of (this was last week’s thought)

I watched the new episodes of “Good Luck Charlie” and it made me want to go back to NC – as both my kids were brought home to that house – and no kid will ever be brought him here – mark my words

I still can’t believe I saw a bear

I am glad that the staff retreat went well – I was really nervous

I think that I want to join a volunteer organization or a soup kitchen type of thing – I need more days in the week or hours in the day to do all the things I want to and still be able to sit on my couch for a couple of hours

How do you get your kids active in volunteering at a young age

Softball starts next week and I am very excited to play – kind of

I found someone who likes to write letters way more than me and actually does it

I am ready for bed

Team In Training Tuesday

8 May

I have decided to join the Team In Training program to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) this year. I will be running a marathon at the end of October, but running this race will not be near as important as finding a cure for cancer. I ask you to please join my team through prayer and by making a donation. Together we can make a difference.

Cancer has directly affected people I have met and known for years.  My freshman year of school a classmate named John Bachman passed away and his family continues to help LLS through Team J.O.H.N.  Don Morgan, a family friend who has been a part of my life over the last 15 years is currently in remission and enjoying his family. Last but definitely not least my husband’s grandmother whom I love dearly is in remission and never ceases to amaze me with her positive attitude towards life.

This race is to honor those who are suffering through something few of us could imagine, and to run in memory of those that have lost their lives to cancer.  I cannot complete this journey alone – my goal is to raise $3,200. Please join my teammates and me by making a tax-deductible donation by September 30th, 2012. The easiest way to make a donation is to visit my website at:

I will also use this website to keep you up-to-date on my progress. The website is secure, but if you prefer to send a check, please shoot me an email and I can send you a donor form.  My email is at the end of this post.

For those who have an Alaska Airlines account, you can also receive Alaska Airline miles for donating $100 or more so please fill out the form if you have a mileage account.

¾ of your donation goes directly to research, patient services, public and professional education, advocacy and community services, and the rest go towards staff costs and Molly’s participation in the Nike Women’s Marathon.

P.S. If there is someone you know who has overcome or is battling a blood cancer, please send me his or her name and I will make sure it is carried with me across the finish line.  Also feel free to write a note and include it with your donation – I plan to take the notes with me to read the night before the race.

Please feel free to email me with any questions or for me to send you a donor form.


Motivation For Monday

7 May

Coutesy of IDEA Health & Fitness

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