Thursday, February 26, 2009


I'd like to introduce you to my new sponsor child Meena. She lives in southern India and is in 2nd grade.
Since a lot of people I know use their blogs to showcase their children. I decided I am going brag about my kids, too. I'm so excited to write her letters and be able to send her things like stickers and ribbons (they are a lot more abundant than small things for boys). I also sponsor a little boy from Swaziland. I will introduce you to him soon.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Nothing to Write Home About

I don't really have anything to write about. It's late and I'm falling asleep, but I know as soon as I go to bed I'll be awake and I wanted to write something. I recently embarked on a 30 day diet and exercise program. It was just an intenser version of what I have already been doing. The excerises were hard, but made me feel strong. I can do 25 boy pushups in a minute! (I still can't do a single pull up though) The diet was actually really good. The hardest part of the whole thing was not drinking my diet coke. But really, even that wasn't that bad. I'll be honest, come day 31 I had that diet coke..... at 7 am and it was GOOD! Seriously, I am going to try and cut back for health reasons. Maybe.

Onto something else.... Friends of mine are watching a 3 week old pygmy goat for a couple weeks. I happened to be there when little Greta arrived. She is adorable. I don't know that something could be much cuter. She's smaller than their pug and her little "maaa" sound is priceless. If I can get a picture of her I'll be sure to post it.

What else.... I started guitar lessons last week. Just something to make me an even better player. I really like the instructor and the challenge. Maybe soon enough I'll be playing in coffeehouses or something.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

I hate being sick

It started on Wednesday afternoon with a scratchy throat. I never know at first whether I am just having allergy symptoms or a getting a cold. By Thursday morning I knew it was a cold. My head throbbed and my nose was runny. I tried my best to convince myself it wasn't anything major; that I could still go work out if I just took it easy. When by noon I felt miserable I knew it wasn't going to happen. The whole schedule would be thrown out of whack.

There's a great irony to being sick. You clear out your schedule so you have nothing to do but rest. As you rest you realize you have all this free time now to accomplish all the other things you've been putting off, except you have no energy to get that done either. If you manage to push through the numb fog to do something, you've defeated the purpose of letting your body rest.

I admit over the last few days I have tried to find a balance. I did run a few errands yesterday and today I cooked. But I didn't workout or stay up late. Mostly, I've just been on my computer, which the heat from has actually tanned the top of my thighs I think. Tomorrow I plan on jumping back into the life I was living before I got this cold. Hopefully it will be outta here completely in a day or so.

Here's to being able to share my thoughts without sharing my germs.