Friday, August 20, 2010
Focusing on Feeling Good in Fragments
Click above to visit our hostesses- and I hope you join in on the fun! I'm having to search a little to find some feel good fragments as I write this Thursday evening. It's been a tough day- I've watched several friends get pretty deeply hurt and angry over things said in an online forum. I don't know if the computer gives people false courage to say things or if it's a matter of not coming across the right way or some big mix of all of it. But it certainly seems like underlying, deeply entrenched truth can come out when certain fear-triggering words and topics come up and then good people get hurt. It sucks. Taking some time to focus on the things this week that left me feeling good is exactly what I need. 1. I got to go to the Indiana State Fair two more times!! Jeff and I took the kids down for dinner and fun on Tuesday evening. Christy and I went and spent our annual long day on Wednesday. We start the day with the FFA pancake breakfast and then take our time enjoying anything and everything! We spent 3 hours in the Home and Family Arts Building, enjoying all of the baked goods on display, painted artowrk, photography- all the work of Hoosiers. 2. I got the green light for a FitCity blog idea that I came up with. It's going to take work and research and phone calls... and I am very eager to work on it! 3. Sometimes, it's great fun to rediscover the art of cuddling. 4. Both kids have had fantastic weeks at school and at home. Teagan is struggling a little at the end of the day- but her body is adjusting to not being able to nap in the afternoon. She gave up naps at home at least a year ago. And even though she fought them at school and tried to set up a system to no thave to take one- she slept hard for 2 hours every day. No naps in Kindergarten, though! Zach starts the preschool program on Monday and we go to meet the teacher and see the classroom on Sunday. 5. We are heading to Cincinnati for a family gathering and I am very much looking forward to it. My grandparents have moved to Cincinnati and are living in a retirement community close to my parents. My Aunt Kathy is coming from San Francisco and my Aunt Martha is coming from Lexington and my brothers will both be there and there will be great food and great company. My kids are really eager to go visit- it's all they've been talking about! 6. Happy Birthday to my little brother, Daniel! 18 years old today. I remember when he was born! I remember so much of his growing up! I can't believe he is a legal adult and starting his senior year of high school and working on figuring out what he wants to do with his life. And I just have to share this pic I snagged of the back of a pick-up truck on my way the other day! How about you? How has your week been?