Sunday, December 30, 2012

Life Lessons from Regina Brett

To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolls over to 50 this week, so here's an update:
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative - dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
49. Yield.
50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Friday, December 28, 2012

That Time When Mom Forgot To Log Out

so, from the title of this wonderful little post you can tell this is in fact not Debby... this is her daughter. She took it upon herself to use my computer this morning and conveniently forgot to log out. Now, I don't read mom's blog so I have no idea what she posts. However, I did scan over the first page and I saw that she also likes to take my pictures and post them without giving me the credit (but I still love her anyway). But she did just give me a big ole bowl of ice cream, even though I didn't ask for it... nor do I need it (since I am trying to lose weight .... WAIT A SECOND SO IS SHE! I give all of you permission to scold her for her ice cream with chocolate syrup eating!

So not to long ago was Christmas... so MERRY belated CHRISTMAS to all of you (assumingly) awesome people:) Here is a cute little picture from my favorite christmas movies "Winne the Pooh and Christmas Too"
And because this blog doesn't seem to have enough cuteness within it I shall leave you with this adorable moose

Dear Mom,
I will be kind and log out of your account as soon as I post this time. Next time I may just stay logged in... or post something crazy. But remember, I technically did not hack you so this is your fault :)
With Love,

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Virtual 5K in pictures

3.16 miles
Its hard to run in snow and ice!!!  We ended up walking and sliding and NO RUNNING!!
We actually did a 10 miler, but my watch died at exactly 3.16 miles.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hope Endures Virtual Run

On December 2, 2008 Ashlynn passed away. Her still birth brought about a change in her mom Courtneys life, in her health. To honor Ashlynn and this life change,she hosted a virtual 5K. This 5K is to celebrate life, positive changes and in her words "never ending love".

Today was unseasonably warm for the our area! 62 degrees and I HAD THE DAY OFF WORK!!! I had lots of things on my todo list, but I made time to get outside!! 

I tackled hills today and used The Hope Endures as my distraction. I thot/prayed for my two dear friends struggling with physical problems.

The first is dear baby Syrus. After he was born, he would stop breathing without notice. He was flown to the closest childrens hospital. The latest... it looks like he had a stoke before he was born, and he is now suffering from seizures. He is on oxygen and they are doing further testing. His mom is a single mother and she is exhausted, and overwhelmed. BUT, she is so thankful that she was released and she can now be by her babies side. 

The second. Two weeks ago Ernie was driving a sleigh of Clydesdale horses. The horses were to pull Santa and Mrs Clause thru a parade. (Ernie has been doing this for over 25 years now.) The horses were spooked and became uncontrollable. Everyone was able to hop off, but Ernie. He was caught and dragged many yards. He has been in the hospital for two weeks, has had multiple surgeries to fix the many broken and crushed bones. He also has a hole in his cheek and hip. He will have many more surgeries and skin grafts!

Today I celebrate the life, family, love that these two men have surrounding them.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


Can someone PLEASE explain twitter to me??!?!?
I have an account, and I don't know how to use it!

I know that you use the @ and the #  but ................