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We have a house!
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      16 comments

Well after walking away from the first house and looking around, the owners contacted us and took our offer! I think they realized we were the only ones looking at it. Yay for us! We move in next month, less than 30 days from our offer. Ev... Read more
The answer is no, but that's ok.
Monday, September 14, 2015      10 comments

I went to my 30th year class reunion last Friday. It was ok. I saw some friends that I haven't seen for a while, but there was still "high school drama" where some wouldn't even look at others. Sad that after 30 years, people are still petty. ... Read more
Saturday, September 12, 2015      8 comments

It started out well, a nice 8.1 mile run with an average of 10.22 minute miles. A perfect day. One that you felt like you could just keep going. However, I had some important business to take care of. My husband and I put in a bid on a hou... Read more
We are all in this together!
Tuesday, September 08, 2015      9 comments

I've shared happy times, sad times, good choices, bad choices, achievements and failures. The one thing that remains the same is all of YOU! After sharing a not-so-nice blog and reading the comments, it made me realize that even though our... Read more
Bad choices and paid for them.
Monday, September 07, 2015      9 comments

I didn't eat well on Sunday. I ate a breaded chicken sandwich and fries after my daughter's soccer game. It tasted great, but I haven't eaten anything breaded for a very long time. In fact, I don't remember the last time I ate something breaded.... Read more
Looking back in order to look forward.
Thursday, September 03, 2015      8 comments

After reading several blogs tonight, I realize how fortunate I am. This journey is not an easy one for any one, but having maintained my healthy lifestyle for over four years now has brought me some insight. 1) Consistency is the key. It c... Read more
Good can always be found in challenges.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      8 comments

I'm adjusting to my new students. Out of my nine, four are constantly making noises and/or talking. They are "good kids," just oh, so noisy. Most of it is their disabilities, but they can control some. Only two can work independently with a ... Read more
What the scale can't measure.
Sunday, August 30, 2015      10 comments

Another good one to keep in mind. A scale can't measure our greatness and a number doesn't define us. We all have talents, beauty and greatness with... Read more
Anniversary dinner
Saturday, August 29, 2015      12 comments

Yesterday was my 22nd anniversary. Not bad for a guy that didn't want to get married or have kids. Not only did he get married, he has four kids. (Plus many that come in and out and call us their second parents.) Yes, I am a blessed woman! ... Read more
Sad, disappointing news.
Thursday, August 27, 2015      13 comments

My younger daughter is a Godmother to a 6 month old little girl. We were fortunate to watch her being born and have helped take care of her since she was a newborn. Not only does my daughter and I love this little girl, but all of the kids adore... Read more
A night time run.
Monday, August 24, 2015      9 comments

I went out for a "short" run last night. It was the perfect weather with temps in the 60's and a light cool breeze. I started out nice and easy and thought to myself how much I've come to love running. I ended up running 8.45 miles! It wa... Read more
Sunday, August 23, 2015      12 comments

This is so true. There will always be someone thinner, more athletic, smarter, richer, etc. than me. However, I am thinner, more athletic, smarter, rich... Read more
Saturday and an update.
Saturday, August 22, 2015      5 comments

I went to watch my oldest daughter's first scrimmage of the season. Most of the new recruits played, so she sat the bench a lot. She is not used to that! However, she understands the politics of the game and knows that the coach will play his re... Read more
Look what I found on my run tonight!
Saturday, August 22, 2015      8 comments

I was running a short 2 1/2 miles with my "nonrunning" daughter when this little thing caught my eye. He was only a sidewalk away from a very busy s... Read more
I signed up for my first trail 1/2 marathon.
Thursday, August 20, 2015      11 comments

I signed up for my first 1/2 marathon trail style. I am running it with a friend. She hasn't run much this year, but we are doing it solely for fun. I can't wait. It's in November, so the weather should be perfect! Nice and cool, but hopefully... Read more

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