Sunday, March 11, 2012

How Do You?

How do you pick yourself up when you have taken a little trip to the land of despair?  I've hit a few bumps in the road the last couple of weeks, and have been trying to find a way to "reset" my brain.  Do you have a favorite saying or scripture?  Prayer or song?  For example, I'm trying to use "Love is patient, love is kind" to reset myself when I'm losing my patience with the girls over something.  It's just a little trigger to remind me to step back and take a deep breath.  But I haven't been able to find the same kind of thing to pull me up when I get a little down.  I'd love to hear what works for you.

Blessing for a wonderful Monday!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Why yes, that is 26.2 miles.

It has begun.

The jokes about the race. 

You see, my husband only runs because the Air Force makes him.  He would rather be playing racquetball or doing martial arts, snowboarding or playing volleyball.  Running is not his thing.  So tonight, when we were talking about the Marine Corps Marathon, which I registered to run in today, I made a comment about it being a fairly easy course.

He stopped and just looked at me.  "Even if it was all downhill, it's still a marathon."

Did I mention that he thinks I'm crazy? 

That's okay.  He thinks my best friend, the one that decided we should do this, is crazier. 

Tom puts up with us and our craziness.  All 26.2 miles of it.  And that's why we love him!

I've Been Busy

Aren't we all?

Life has been a whirlwind around here since Christmas. 

Normal family of 6 stuff.

Medical stuff.

Military wife stuff.

Still settling into a new town stuff.

Political stuff.  :(

Homeschooling stuff.  (More to come on that!)

Starting a new business stuff.

And because I didn't have enough on my plate, as of today this stuff!

But I wanted to stop in and say hello!  I miss it here in my little slice of cyber space. And I miss you.  I'm hoping to get back here a little more often in the near future, but that may not be a reality until summer.  There's more sinking than swimming going on around here, at least that's how I feel, so this blog is some of the excess weight that I need to shed at times.  But I have lots to say and hopefully, I will get around to saying it soon. 

The baby is screaming.  I need to go.  We'll talk much to talk about!