A Terrible Loss

September 15, 2015

Two men were gunned down yesterday.  The killer? A neighbor. The two men were Bill Issac and Dickie Stewart. My husband and I were discussing this horrific crime. He looked at me and said, “That wasn’t the Dickie Stewart we used to work with?”  It took me a minute or so to remember Dickie. I couldn’t believe it was him. I found his Facebook. It was the Dickie we knew 30+ years ago.

My prayers go out to the Issac and Stewart families. I can’t imagine the sorrow you are going through. I’m praying for the killer and his family. I can’t understand this senseless killing!



September 6, 2015

i went to see the sports medicine doctor and started physical therapy. I’m on a semi-release from therapy.  Not sure what’s causing my issues, but I will keep on with my exercises and see how things go.

Got some apples yesterday. I shared half of my apples with my MIL. I made a wonderful Caramel Apple Bundt Cake. It’s very good!

Life is normal and that’s a good thing. Work is so busy. I’m just trying to keep up with everything. 

My husband ran for years and didn’t pay attention to his body. He’s paying for it now.

Me? If I have the same weird pain/ache a couple of days in a row, I just don’t run. Ever since the end of May, my running has been declining.

I’ve stopped doing mat yoga and running for at least a week, maybe two.  I’ve gone two days without any aching. When I do start again, it will be slow and short (mileage wise).

Be back in a week or 10 days.

Running, Yoga and Pain

June 10, 2015

I ran in the Hartwell Dam race May 2, 2015. I had a real good race.

I ran the Chick-Fil-A series race on May 30th. I ran it about 1 minute 15 seconds faster than last year and came in second in my age group! I didn’t stay around for the awards, but they sent me my medal! So proud of that race!

I started having some issues with my hamstrings, the back of my knees and my behind. Those are really strange places to be hurting. I’ve slacked off yoga for a while, thinking that could be the problem. I’m not convinced that it is.  I haven’t run in a week!

I think I’m going to get an appointment with the sports medicine physicians. If nothing else, maybe they can refer me to physical therapy and get me straightened out.

My husband and I are celebrating our 32nd anniversary tomorrow! I’m so thankful that God brought us together. He’s a wonderful husband and father. I’ve very blessed!

May is here!

May 4, 2015

I really cannot believe that it’s already May. May is a good month. My daughter just celebrated her 23rd birthday. I’m not old enough to have a 23 year old! At least that’s what I think!

We traveled to Tuscaloosa for the Alabama spring game. We ate at two really good places. We ate at Archibald and Woodrow’s which has great BBQ. Then we ate at Nick’s in the Sticks! It is truly in the sticks, but it is so good!

I started running consistently again around the end of March. I ran a 5k and was able to run faster than I have before. My mile splits were 12:05. I’ve never run that fast! I was very proud of myself.

I’ve started doing aerial yoga. I really love doing it. Over the last 10-13 days, I’ve started aching in the back of my knees. I’ve decided not to do yoga for a week or so. I never had this type of aching for longer than 24 hours. It really strange.

That’s all for right now! Later y’all!

Sick Men

February 27, 2015

My husband and my son are sick men. They both have a stomach virus and/or the flu. My son is feeling better, but my husband feels worse. I know my hubby is sick when he just lays in the bed. He NEVER does that!

Pray for them and for me. I surely don’t want this stuff!

Happy New Year

January 1, 2015

I hope that 2015 is a great year for you. I don’t make resolutions, but I do think about what I want to do for the year.

I want to read thru the Bible. I’ve started it multiple times, but I want to do it this year.

I will continue my running. This cold weather has put a damper on my running, but I have been on the treadmill. My plan is to run my first 10K and hike Mt LeConte again with my husband and son.

Get finances in order.

That’s my list. Now to get to work on it!

Passwords and a Beatle

October 20, 2014

It only took me 5 tries to reset my password. I’m not that computer illiterate. I work in IT as an analyst. Wow.

To brighten your day, my hubby and I went to Atlanta last Wednesday and saw a great concert! This is who we saw!


Sir Paul was GREAT!

I was very shocked to hear about the death of Robin Williams. I understand his depression. I’ve been there and have the t-shirt. The thought of suicide did cross my mind during a deep depression some years ago. I just got the realization that I would be leaving my kids without their mother. I couldn’t. See, my mother died when I was 17. She and I were getting to that friend stage. I still realized that I really needed my mother around. I would have her back now if it were possible. I didn’t want my children to go through what I did and still do.

I’m still here and so happy that I made that choice. Not everyone comes through like I did. Only by the grace of God did I come through.

Keep remembering Robin’s family & friends during this sad time.

Just Checking In

August 10, 2014

I know of a number of people who need prayers. They have gone through terrible losses or are battling cancer or some other life threatening disease. God know them and their needs. Could you please lift these folks up in prayer? I appreciate it and I know these folks would too!

Random thoughts:
– Our oldest is moving out today. She’ll be 1.5 hours away. I’m more sad than happy right now. I’m proud of her and I know that this is the “circle of life”. She’s a very responsible adult. I just have sadness right now. I think I’ll be okay one the move is complete. Mama’s got to have a brave face,
– I’ve been back running about 2 weeks now. I figured out that I was running to tight. I’ve loosened up my running and am speeding up! Today I ran 3 miles in almost 38 mins. I’m not hurting either. That’s a blessing!

Go out and have a great day! Smile and tell someone hello today!