Time on your side …

So I guess I have a recurring theme this week. Time. I went to Costco earlier this week and time stood still there. Getting to the store, through the store and home in an hour. On top of that I seemed to find a lot of time in my days getting everything I needed to do and almost everything I wanted to do, done. It was honestly weird. And WONDERFUL. And DEFINITELY out of the ordinary. I rode this strange happening happily all week KNOWING that it would all come to a screeching halt eventually. And it did. Today I set out to run a 10k. Nothing official, just me running 6.2 miles. Anyway, there are a lot of runs that I will purposefully use an app that won’t have any voice prompts that tell me my distance or pace. The days I “run by feel” are often the most rewarding to me and they also allow me to see where my pace is really at. Today was a “run by feel day” and I have to say that I felt great. I enjoyed the heck out of my run. So much so that I lost track of how many miles I thought I had run. I got so lost in my run that I had no concept of how much time had passed. I just knew that I had been out there having a good time and figured I just HAD TO BE close to 6 miles. I sooooo wasn’t. I was only at 4 miles. What had worked for me all week was suddenly OVER. HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day where time is on your side!!!

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Time stood still at Costco …

I drove to, shopped and drove home from Costco today in only one hour. I have absolutely no idea how I did that. We live at least 15 minutes away from the store and my receipt is proof I didn’t just have a few items I was there for. Definitely NOT. And I even had to roam around a little to find batteries! I’m utterly baffled at how I pulled it all off. It just doesn’t add up!

Well, I hope you all have a day where time stood still!!!

An unexpected God gift …

Last night, after a very long and very exciting day (I’ll explain why in a later blog), I somehow got Reese into bed early. This is good because she has her hernia repair surgery tomorrow and I want her going into it as strong as possible. Sleep is so important leading up to something like this and it will be a huge part of how her little body will recover after. But, I guess her mama’s body was needing that sleep too.

Last night I laid down with Reese. We said her prayers and snuggled. And I don’t remember another thing after that. I woke up three hours later, thinking I had just dozed off. Talk about completely disorienting! I thought for sure I would never fall back to sleep. I was wrong. I slept for almost another 7 hours! WOW! With as conscientious as I am about my health, I am often amazed at how much I fail to see what my body really needs. Tomorrow will be long and stressful so I am glad that today I feel great and ready to tackle anything. And I am once again thankful for God’s hand in helping me be at at my best for Reese. As a mom, I just keep going, often times piling more on my plate than I have room for. I’m grateful that God sees this. And despite the piles of unfolded laundry and the dirty dishes in the sink, God knew it was more important to give me rest than it was to give me more time in my day to complete chores. He is awesome that way.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you receive an unexpected gift from God!!!

Hoping for the best …

I set some running goals for myself yesterday. They are pretty lofty and I can foresee a great deal of fear, failure and disappointment in my future. But that’s OK, because as long as I have breath I have time to accomplish them. And the last time I checked, I was still breathing. HA! But in all seriousness, I figure that time will pass regardless of whether or not I make some crazy unattainable goals for myself. So why not shoot for the stars? Why not take the chance? I have nothing to lose but the regret I will feel for not trying at all. I go into all of this clearly not know what the outcome of it will be. But the eternal optimist in me, simply can’t wait to find out.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you hope for the best!!!

Enough time …

Decades. Years. Months. Weeks. Hours. Minutes. Seconds. It doesn’t matter how long or how short my moments may be. I just hope that I always make time to truly LIVE in them. To genuinely LOVE in them. And to LAUGH much in them.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have enough time!!!

A priceless gift …

I had an awesome date with an awesome guy last night! This guy stole my heart years ago and still makes me feel like the most special person alive. Who is this man?!?! MY SON. George is leaving soon to begin his second year of college. BIG SIGH. Last year he and my girls surprised me with a night out before he left. It took a lot to pull off and it was such a treat for me. I loved having that time with him. One thing I was really sad about, with him heading off to college, was that our long talks would not be so commonplace. I absolutely LOVE our talks! So having time with just him and some precious uninterrupted talk time really made me happy. And to my surprise, my sweet son told me a few weeks ago that he planned on making our mom and son date night a tradition. Well, you all know that I’m a crier! And that, I did. I think the most valuable thing a person can EVER give me is their time. It is something that I will NEVER take for granted and something that I will ALWAYS appreciate. Without a doubt, sharing moments and creating memories with the people that I love will fill my heart with joy.

Well, I hope you all have a day where someone gives you a priceless gift!!!

Come and go …

I am not sure why but I woke up this morning thinking about relationships. I feel extremely blessed to share my life with so many good souls. Even the ones with whom I no longer have contact. I guess those are the people that I thought of the most today. Strangely, no one specific, just the idea that people don’t always stay emotionally close to you. And that’s OK. Sometimes this happens because of bad situations. YUCK. And yet other times it happens because life changes and time passes. Whatever the situation may have been I remain grateful for their influence on me and the lessons (good or bad) that they taught me. Why?!?! Because if, at one time, they were one of “my people” then I saw something special in them … and I am truly thankful that they shared it with me.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you appreciate the ones who come and go!!!