Saturday, September 13, 2014
SparkPeople sent me an email yesterday that I have become a "SparkPeople Motivator" based on your votes.
Thank you. I do have to say, I feel like I got to this place for selfish reasons! I love to read how you are all doing and am so motivated by all of you! All the different ways everyone exercises gives me ideas. Your recipes help me expand my kitchen skills. Your determination and persistence to obtain your personal goals, lose/maintain weight loss, fight diabetes, manage family and work issues gives me the strength to manage my own crisis and run another mile when it is a tough day. Your participation in races tells me I can do it too, when you stumble, brush yourself off and get back up after a binge, splurge or exercise hiatus, I don't beat myself up so much when it's my turn.
And ... most importantly - you keep going so I keep going!
Friday, September 12, 2014
Today is my 27th wedding anniversary. I married a great man.
We have had our share of ups and downs - mainly because we have kids! - but we have always worked as a "team" and I am so grateful that he has chosen to be part of my life.
Today, after driving across country for the past 4 days - with our son and his dog - in a Penske truck, while towing a car and then unloading the truck during a heat wave in San Diego, the poor guy is flying back to meet me in Virginia this evening! We are attending our nephew's wedding tomorrow.
And now, both of our sons are officially on their own, way far away!!
We finally get "our" time back.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
It many ways, 9/11/2001 seems like yesterday. I vividly remember that morning, how I was alerted, who I was talking to. The helpless feeling I had when a mother of one of my students - a Philadelphia air traffic controller - called me and warned me that they couldn't find a plane. She was worried it would crash into our school. (It later crashed into a Pennsylvania field). The media played the crashes over and over and over again. We all watched and waited for rescue to find someone who had survived under the rubble - it didn't happen. So many brave people, trying to help. I will continue to pray for all of the families who lost a loved one on that day.
Now, 13 years later, we are amidst the ISIS crisis. I cannot imagine being consumed by so much hatred and callousness for human life. How do we promote peace with people who do not have a soul?
...We role model and keep praying!!
Monday, September 08, 2014
It's been such a crazy week! Last Sunday we moved my younger son out of his townhouse. He left Tuesday for boot camp. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I helped my other son pack up his townhouse and Saturday we loaded the truck.
That truck is packed!
And, he left a lot!! So, now I am working on getting the house cleared so it can be rented. Yesterday was about cleaning - it wasn't real dirty, I worked on the detailing and cleaning up after the move. Today I have to hit the attic room and tonight have people coming to take some furniture. I am putting some items on Craig's list, hoping to cover his next mortgage payment.
I woke up around 2 am - felt like I got hit by a Mack truck!!
I did miss 2 running days, but I did get my exercise in for sure! I am headed out for a run now, then checking in at work before heading back down to my son's house.
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