Friday, July 31, 2009

Fantastic Friday...

Good grief how is it Friday already?

It's been a crazy busy week.

I have been on track with working out. Doing at least 45 mins a day, last night was 60 mins with a ton of cardio and strength training... oiy! I am feeling that one today! ;o)

The scale has moved 1 more pound I think. We have one of those old dial ones so it's hard to tell if it's moved much. I think I will invest in a digital one soon. I may feel better if it looks like it moves? I was however able to fit into 1 pair of shorts that I could not a month ago, and another pair of pants was more loose. So I will take those triumphs.

I have not been able to get out and try any running to prepare for the 10k, we had too many other things in the way. I am hoping some of my work outs are preparing me for the great out doors

I think the biggest benefit of my working out is that S is doing it with me. We have some great conversations as we are sweating profusely. We also have some great laughs. I think at her age (almost 16) this is invaluable time with her. If I never lose another pound this has been worth it.

The boys have had a good week. Poor N has contracted a summer cold. And this morning it looks at though E may have shared it with him. Poor little guys.

Tomorrow we have an appointment for N with a place called learning Rx. They do work with people that have difficulties focusing... well that's the over simplified version of what they do, but I am really impressed after speaking to the guy about what they do. They focus more on helping the brain work more efficiently... memory work, focus, cognitive functioning. N struggled quite a bit in Preschool with staying on task, so we feel like maybe this will be a way to help him find a way to do that without having to 'label' him with anything else. He's so doggone smart, and I know that high intelligence has a bit to do with the focus... too many other thoughts going on in that beautiful little head of his.

One of the reasons I have been so busy this week is that we are steady getting more and more donations for our mission yard sale. My goodness! We have a 10 x 10 storage unit that is pretty much full to the brim even stacked. I keep getting more calls from people that have items. I am working on trying to figure out what to do with it all. ;o) Praise God for his provision and for this over flowing abundance!! We could pretty much furnish a whole apartment with what we have, including Direct We are just missing a bed. Can't wait to see what He does with this sale!!!

D has been working hard. He is a construction superintendent in retail so his job has been a bit shaky. His company that was once HUGE, is now down to about 4 office employees and 3 superintendents. Scary stuff! He has had 3 offers this week from other companies that want him to come work for them. We are praying for God's guidance there. As the company he is currently with has been really very very good to him. Especially keeping him when so many others have lost their jobs. He's good at what he does and he has integrity, that's a hot commodity. ;o) We would ask for prayers for direction and discernment with these other job opportunities.

On a fun note, 1 year ago today I became a mother officially for the 4th time. I got my email from Erin that said "He is finally yours!!!" E had passed court after much delay and had become our son! There was much rejoicing and a few tears of joy shed that day! Adoption is full of crazy ups and downs.... full of that horrible 4 letter word "WAIT" ... but so much more full of love and joy when you realize the full measure of grace you are given when you know you are a parent in our case....again. What a year it's been!

This weekend is also N's 5th birthday. It's on Sunday along with my niece's birthday and my brother's anniversary... it's a big day!

Saturday we are taking N and E to an Ethiopian's in another city but closer than any others so we are very excited about that!! Afterwards I think we are going to take the boys to see G-Force. They have both loved the commercials for it, and it has alot of little boy humor. Sunday we are having N's party after church then we are going to my niece's party in the evening. Gosh, I am going to need Monday for rest again.

Well, that's about it, thanks for reading long enough to finish this crazy long post. Thank you for your posts and emails of support in my journey to wellness! They mean so much!

Blessings to you all!


Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Sounds good to me! Having fun with your kids is the best part of a work out if that is possible? Happy Friday!

Holli said...

A few things:
1. Congrats on the pounds!
3. I also hate the four letter word that comes with adoption!

Have a great weekend!

LisaShaw said...

Praying for your family Sis and so proud of you!! Keep up taking better care of you! Enjoy your family.

Love you.

Andrea H. said...

Congrats on your progress. Exactly, your pants are lose and another pair of short fitting, that is great progress even if the scale says one pound. Also I agree on getting time in with your daughter. Most kids that age wouldn't even think of dreaming working out with their moms.
Hm N is much like my Amira. I am very worried to start her out in Kindergarten because she cannot concentrate nor sit still but is so smart. Hope this will be a good appt for N. And have fun at the ET restaurant.