Decorate your life …

Our family has at least five events going on over the next week. Some requiring more sprucing up than others. Needless to say, I should just camp out at our local party supply store.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you decorate your life!!!

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Never ending fun …

I feel like we have been celebrating for a month now. Well … we have! Between my son George’s graduation, Father’s Day, and the 4th of July this family has not stopped partying. And now we gear up for a week of birthdays. Holy moly!

Well, I hope you all have a day full of never ending fun!!!

I don’t really want to know … 

A couple of years ago I ran the LA Marathon. It was my best marathon to date, but I crossed that finish line with a pretty significant injury. It took me out of running for a month … and that sucked. I was so bummed out that I did everything I could to try to cheer myself up, including checking the National Day Calendar website. The site is awesome! Be it sunglasses, pecan pie or video games, if it’s a new day then you can find something to celebrate on that website. Which brings me to the purpose of my blog post today. Today is BOTH National Nude Day and National Tape Measure Day. AHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

I am pretty sure this is one of the funniest combos I can think of. I’m left wondering who exactly approves these days of celebration. All I can say is that they must have one heck of a sense of humor, AHAHAHAHAHA!

Now, normally I would ask all of you how you plan on celebrating … but I’ll be honest …

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t really want to know!!!

SUPER EXCITED … 

Thanksgiving break for G3, Libs and Reese starts Friday. My race is on Saturday. Sid flys home the following Wednesday. My favorite holiday is the day after that, when I get to spend time with my family and friends at our annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza. And then, it’s Black Friday.

I. May. Burst. Eeeee!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are SUPER EXCITED!!!

Time spent with some wonderful people …

We had a great time last night celebrating the holidays with dear college friends. I love how reliving those days and sharing our lives now just meld together so easily. Literally almost 30 years of conversations between friends! We are moving into that phase where some of us have children who are the same age we were when we all initially met. Now THAT is a crazy thought to wrap your head around! Anyway, at the end of these events I am always struck with just how blessed we are to have maintained these relationships for as long as we have. I know how rare this is, especially for a group this size. I am thankful that, even throughout the decades, we continued to matter to one another. And I have to say that it is a wonderful feeling to have so many life long friends … a gift to have stayed connected to them all these years.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get to spend time with some wonderful people!!!

What the heck am I going to wear …

Looking over my next 5 days we have two Christmas musicals, a tennis banquet, our Holiday/Christmas meeting at DSA and a Breakfast with Santa. Although I am super excited about attending all of these events, I find myself obsessing over one thing … BIG SIGH …

Well, I hope you all had a day where you knew what the heck you were going to wear!!!

Celebrating …

It’s been just over 24 hours since I was told I can’t run for 4-6 weeks. I was planning on taking off at least 2 weeks off prior to being told any of this by my doctor. But oddly, once you are told you can’t do something, suddenly it’s all you want to do.

So, on top of all healing, reading and appreciating of the lessons to be learned during my time off, I decided to find something in each new day to look forward to. Today is Pi day. Tomorrow Incredible Kid Day. March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day. Next Friday, March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. The list is endless! And for this I’m thankful.

Perhaps it seems like a silly way to get trough these next few weeks … but you see … THAT is how much running means to me. I look forward my early morning runs. When the day has not quite started for the rest of the world. I love the feeling I get when the music begins on my iPod. There is such energy there. And when I feel myself “settle in” to that perfect pace … it feels so good. I look at every step I take as a blessing … and appreciate them as a gift from God. They are a validation of who I am and who I want to be. Symbolic of my strength and how I want to bravely face my world. Every. Darn. Day. Yes … running means THAT much to me … and I already miss it dearly.

Well, I hope you all had a day where you found something to celebrate!!!!