Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Brain Melt

I am not sure what to write about anymore. My life is so busy that by the time I get to remembering the funny stuff it's months behind and nothing witty comes to the surface. I don't know that anyone wants to hear about my boring life.

So, then what have I been up to?

I made a tutorial for an easy cat costume for Halloween here. I have written my second chapter and now waiting it's return, hoping I improved, even if just a little. Nothing worse than thinking your taking their advice only to find you haven't learned a thing. I have also added a line to my business and started making decorative pillows which you can find at By L.A.C.E. as well.

I am still raising money for Bobby's Fund over at Reece's Rainbow, check out Jane's blog post over at Forget-Me-Nots on the Flight Platform. If we get to $3,000 raised, I'm on of the people going to dye my hair the colour of a rainbow. Yep, you still get another chance to see that one happen.

I am working on a priority list instead of a to do list. I find to do lists leave me finishing my small stuff, while never getting to the important stuff. I cleared so much off my plate within a week during this process. This last week I've been slacking. I'm experiencing a ton of anxiety. I have a surgery coming up on the twenty-ninth and I'm nervous about the recovery time, how it will affect my job, my kids, my husband, my life. I need the surgery, but it still has me trippin'.

My husband had to be rushed to emergency. One of the most creepiest and scariest moments in my life. He's fine now, but we were scared there for a bit. We don't know if it was an allergic reaction to our cat or his contact got stuck and scratched his eye. Not something either one of us wants to experience ever again.

My eldest has done well with his schooling. The best marks I've seen from him in four years. So proud. My other two are excelling in their classes as well. I'm just feeling overwhelmed by life, but bored if that makes any sense. Yeah, I don't get it either. One minute I can't catch my breath and cannot move one more step. Then after about 15min, my mind is roaming and saying, "do something damn it. You've got this to do and that to do, and this game is boring." One day I'm hoping I'll be able to slow down, even if it's just a little bit. And not because my body is falling apart because I'm old and brittle.

So here we are. Right here. So much behind me, and so much to look forward too. I wonder what the next couple of months will bring. And hoping the Mayans are wrong, I have plans for 2013. The world ending doesn't fit into those plans.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

After All Is Said And Done: Half Marathon Edition

Phew! It's taken me a bit to get here. My race was October 20th. I'd like to thank all of you for your support. I didn't reach my goals, but I did get some money towards the places I was running for and that feels pretty darn good.

For The Heart and Stroke Foundation I raised $70.00 and on the $60. fee for running in the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Half Marathon, together we raised $130 out of the $250 I was aiming for. Not too shabby. Thank you!

For Kids of Kalinovka's Happy Home Project, I didn't raise what I wanted. I think my hopes were too high and I was a bit unorganized. So a zero on that one. out of $250. Regardless, thank you all for your support, I was trying for a lot :D

For Bobby's Fund, I think we did pretty good. I had put $25 prior into his fund that I never added to my total, plus $25 from sales of my Cuddly's and together we raised $50 out of the $100 I was aiming for for this little man. Thank you!

Again, thank you for all your support!

So now, how did my race go? It was the toughest out of the two I've done. Why? It wasn't that I didn't train enough. It was because my whole house came down with the flu race weekend. It wasn't just here either. Jane from Flight Platform Living and her 15 for 50 rainbow team were all sick too. Most of us weathered through it. A few others waited until the weekend after to do a long walk in support when they had passed over the worst of their illness.

I think we all did fabulous. I almost passed out at mile 5 and then mile 10 - 12 had me feeling deathly sick, but your belief in me and my belief that one person can make a difference kept me pressing on. Thinking of everything and everyone I was running for kept me moving and finished in 2: 42: 22. Pretty darn good for being as sick as I was.

Here's me before the race:





Here is my photographer, personal driver and one of my cheerleaders. My father. (The other one was at home puking his guts out. Literally. Poor hubby)




No end race pics. I wanted to purchase some pics, but couldn't decide on just one. I really didn't want to fork out $50 for them all when I could put that money towards many other things. My bad for not bringing the camera. I tell ya, I looked exhausted and worn out, but I did my sprint and warrior yell at the end. Then went home to a hot bath and bed to sweat out the rest of that flu.

Here I am a few days later with my medal. Yes, I also ran for me. That medal was what I coveted for me, and I got it.


Once again, thank you. My readers, my friends and my family for your support. I truly couldn't have done it without you.





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