Tuesday, April 24, 2007

sorry, barlett

so as most of you know, my roommate, Alicia, just finished up her 9-10 month stint with Bartlett Tree Experts. no, she wasn't an aborist, but she worked there - thus supplying somewhat of an allegiance for me to them. (i also cleaned their office once a week for a few months).

well, she doesn't work there anymore - nor do i... so i guess i'm okay with seeing this new company around. (granted, they aren't new - but new in my life, apparently).

i drove up to my house (as close as i could get) at lunch to pickup my laptop for work tonight... and this is what i saw.

blocking my driveway, walk-way, and entire front yard. there were orange cones (and one of them was between our house and the boys house with a clipboard tied to it- with a work order).

i had to leave before they did anything. (actually, the men in the trucks were asleep when i got there around 12:15 and were still asleep around 12:35 when I left... so, I hope those weren't billable hours for someone)...
((shout out to alicia - my camera was dead, so i used yours for this project.))

anyone want to guess what the house and yard might look like when we get home tonight???

Monday, April 23, 2007

the walk...

Well, the walk was Saturday.

And I finished.

I wasn't so sure about it around time we passed the WF Post Office. That was the 1 mile mark. They provided a map of the course - and then gave you some options. There were turn around points for folks who only wanted to do 1 mile, 2 miles or the whole thing. Don't think that I didn't consider each of these options. Especially when I consider my normal workout routine doesn't put me even to the two-mile mark. I'm just slow!

But, alas... I did it. I'm still hurting a little. Mostly my legs, of course - below the knee... However, while my roommates were gone yesterday afternoon enjoying a canoe ride at Lake Johnson, I had THE WORST CRAMP of my entire life... in the back of my left thigh. I literally scream and fell off the couch... I think Poucha ran away... maybe she couldn't handle watching the pain... I don't know. Anyway, I'm just realizing I forgot to tell my roommates about that. Thankfully, I was still able to walk afterward (though it felt like knives had been inserted into my leg permanently) and even take a short nap...

Anyway, I'm thankful I did it. I am growing more thankful each day, of course... as the pain wears off. :o) We still went to the gym this morning, but I chose to do arms... not the treadmill. lol.

Kate took some pictures, so hopefully I will be able to update this post with some of them later.

Good job Kate, Ben, Candace and Kristin! We raise around $1000 as a team. YAY!

Praise God that the Pregancy Support Services of Wake Forest raised over $43,000! I heard that was around 20 times the amount from last year... wow! I hope to hear more about the walk later this week. I'm sure they will post something on their site.

Something else to praise God for... 73% of women who see their sonogram Choose Life! WOW!

Friday, April 13, 2007

i'm making an attempt...

I will be participating in my first 5K on Saturday, April 21st.

It is to raise support for the Pregnancy Support Services of Wake Forest.

The purpose of the Walk for Life is to raise awareness of the services provided by PSSWF to the community in and around Wake Forest. The main emphasis of the Walk is to increase funding to enable PSSWF to continue to impact women, men and children, and to save lives!

So, I'm writing to you - the blog world - asking you to considering making a donation to the PSSWF. No gift is too small! We encourage gifts of any amount for this Fund Raiser.

All gifts will be collected by April 20th, 2007.

If I can get 10 of you to donate 5$, I'll reach the goal the PSS has asked each walker to provide.

so... lemme know!

p.s. - yes, all donations are tax deductible!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

May I have your attention please...

I've spoken with some of you about this blog. It's super fun...

Chris Sligh's blog - www.frommymindtoyoureyes.blogspot.com

check it out.

(p.s. - he also has one called Theological Digressions)... see, I told you you'd learn more by clicking the links to "Other Fun Bloggers" than by reading mine!