Thursday, October 13, 2011

Friday Fragments 10-14-11

Friday Fragments

1. The weather has been so much cooler this week! Thank you Jesus!
2. We even got some rain! We still have a 30 inch deficit for the year but hey rain is rain! :)
3. Ever since I ran last Saturday I have been so much more self confident. Maybe my days of having low/ no confidence are over! :)
4. I don't know what I'm doing but I have been feeling so much better the last couple of weeks. I'm hoping and praying that this means that my liver issues are getting better too.
5. I'm going to my first adult Halloween party next Saturday. I'm super excited!
6. However, it has been an ordeal finding a costume! I think that costume designers don't know how to make figure flattering costumes for us curvy girls! It's been so frustrating!
7. (insert sarcasm here) Of course my husband finds a cool costume right away and ON SALE!
8. I can't belive that it's almost November! I've been a busy beaver working on Christmas gifts.
9. I've decided that I'm gonna make all my immediate familiy's Christmas gift. Thankfully that's only five people! :) The reason that I'm doing this: 1. I think homemade gifts are so much more meaningful  2. I think it will be cheaper than buying Christmas gifts at the store. I have a lot of the stuff already.
10.. My hubby bought me a Sizzix machine and alot of scrapbooking/crafting stuff from a friend for really cheap. Thank you sweetie! I love it all! :)

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Run of Love

This past Saturday I participated in my first real run. What I mean by a real run is that it was my first official race. I ran the 1 mile race in the Texas Mom's for CCA run.  CCA is the Children's Craniofacial Association (CCA)nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower and give hope to individuals and families with facial anomalies. My friend Becky son named Wade is a special needs child with facial anomalies. She was the one who first told me about the race. I couldn't say no. First of all it was a local race and second of all it benefited a group that helped special needs children. For those of you who don't know. I really enjoy teaching and working with special needs children. In fact in the spring I am going to go back to school and get my teacher certification so that I can work with them all the time.  I was super excited about the race until the night before the race. Then I was super nervous. I mean here I am a fluffy girl trying to run a mile race. What was I thinking!? Well I finally calmed down and decided that I was going to do the race. At the very least I was getting some exercise and raising money for a great organization.  The next day I got to the race sight early so I could watch and cheer on the 5k runners. That will be next year. This runner is my inspiration.
I figure that if this woman can run a 5K pushing two kids and still place in the top 25 then I can definately run the one mile race. Here's a shirt that one team of runners had at the event. I'd love to have one. It's so COOL and shares a great message!

Well before I knew it. It was time for the race to being. Here's a picture of me at the starting line.

Soon we were off. It was the most exhilarating thing I've ever done. Then all of a sudden my shins started killing me! I've  been training to run on the treadmill. I didn't realize running on concrete would make such a difference! Ouch! Well I finished the race in last place but at least I best time on a mile run EVER!  I'm so proud of myself! More importantly I reminded myself that I can indeed do whatever I set my mind too.

Is there anything you thought you could do and then you put your mind to it and did it?
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Words to Live by

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Good morning everyone! Wow! It's hard to believe that it's been almost a month since my last post. For those of you who have sent me messages asking if I'm okay and telling me that you missed my post. Thank you! Those messages touched my heart. Yes true I haven't posted and here are the reasons why.
First of all, I've gone back to work. Thank you Lord for taking care of us and providing for us! I am working with special education students usually the severe and profound. This job extremely rewarding to me but also extremely exhausting. Fall is usually a busy time for my family even when I'm not working. I love the cooler weather and wonderful opportunities it brings but it always has us hopping.
Secondly I've just been a little burned out on my blog. A couple of months ago I decided to have my blog critiqued to see how I could get more readers, more product reviews, ect.-ya ya ya. The reviewer made some suggestions and I decided to try them. . Well in trying to conform to this "proven method of success" I ended up hating my blog and almost deleted my it. I'm so glad that I didn't but I knew I needed a break. I've come to the conclusion I may never be a very successful or profitable blogger and that's okay. I love blogging and sharing my experiences with others. With that being said I am going to try to blog on Monday, Wednesday and Friday but if not I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I have many post I can't wait to share with you! Thanks again my readers for all you love, concern and support. Talk to you soon!

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