Saturday, June 16, 2007

... juggling act...'s constantly at my finger tips but I just can't seem to grasp it. Got 2 great workouts in this week and the rest of my time was spent juggling Rob's Dr. appointment's (he'll be getting a car soon thank goodness) work and getting ready for some travel. Next week I'll be in San Francisco for a sales conference and the following week on vacation for some R&R. I'm also interviewing for another position with my company that is based out of Portland (good for my upcoming move there next year) and they'd allow me to work from here until that time. Keep your fingers crossed for me! Lot's going on and unfortunately not much in the way of fitness. It's a juggling act...

As you juggle your lives with all you do I'll be thinking of you, wishing you balance, health, peace (& hope you're making it fun)! Leave the light on for me...back in 2 weeks!

Live passionately!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Little Miss Sunshine

Saturday was my Blanche's birthday (yes...there are still people out there named Blanche!). I was able to get all my brothers and most of their families to come over for a little surprise birthday party. Mike flew down from Portland and one of my aunts flew in from San Fransisco. Final family count: 1 sister, 5 kids, 8 grand kids, 2 great grand kids and that's only counting the ones that could make it. My mom was totally surprised and I know it meant the world to her.

This is what you get when you combine one adorable great niece with one evil great uncle... I'm not sure her mom was too happy, but the rest of us loved it.

Not much to write about on the training front. Rob is going to PT Monday & Friday mornings, Wednesday's I meet with my women's group so that leaves Tues., Thurs. Both days were o.k.... 30 min cardio + 40 min weights. I'm just used to getting to the gym everyday, so I'm feeling like quite the slacker.

Tomorrow I'll hit it again and make it count.

Live passionately!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

That's not so weird..

I've been tagged by Teacher Woman so here goes.

Six weird things about me.

1. I don't like all.

2. I take very long HOT showers. Seems the minute I get under the water I can't warm up.

3. I have a thing about having nice feet. Don't always have to be polished, just clean and no calluses.

4. I'm obsessive about shutting cupboards. Drives me nuts when they're left open.

5. I am robotic about getting to sleep by 10....almost anal. I really need my sleep! ;)

6. I've colored my hair in almost every shade of blonde, brunette & red. Currently it's highlighted & dark blonde. My natural color is dark reddish blonde.

Not too exciting but that's what I've got!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

It's my pleasure!

It's sometimes tough to stay centered in what's really important while 'life' keeps trying to interrupt me. I don't want to define my self by this 'life'; work, laundry, yard work....stuff.

I haven't worked out in over 2 weeks. Are my clothes fitting tighter or it just me? What have I been doing with my time? Being a mom. I have just a very little time to continue with this job, and it's been my pleasure. I have been so blessed.

Rob is home and 'healthier' than he's ever been. He's more mature, understanding and seems to 'get' things now. Just a few rough months on your own can change a person. Since his surgery, we've had to call 911 for a trip to the E.R. (damn allergies....wish we could figure out the source), and he's been in quite a bit of pain. P.T going well, but almost as painful as the surgery. We seemed to have turned a corner so hoping everyday gets a little better.

Chuck's doing well. After we've discussed the connection between spending money and his employment, he's taken up looking for a summer job. Funny how that money thing can be a motivator! Again I'm blessed, he's such a good kid.

I think about those in the world who have far less than myself. They're not worried about missing a workout, housework or most of the menial things that can occupy my mind. They are drenched in namaste and gratitude. That is where I want to be. The wave of joy that covers their face shouts out 'your worries are few'. How silly of me! So I'll go on my way. I'll continue to honor this body with healthy thoughts and actions. Do away with the negative...dwell in sincere gratitude & namaste.

Live passionately!