It’s been a busy week for the kids at school. This week was the FCAT, standardized testing (quite controversial, though if we didn’t have FCAT we’d have another brand…), and it’s always stressful because the entire year is geared toward this test. The school’s rating, federal money, etc are just a couple of things riding on the outcome of the test. So, needless to say, we are ALL quite thrilled to see Friday this week!
Monday was the Boston Marathon. Hot, hot, hot. My girlfriend ran in it. Being from sunny FLA, she is heat-trained and ran that puppy in 4:22, but some 4,000+people opted out for the automatic spot in next year’s race. It wasn’t my race, but it was really cool to text the race and have it send me her updates along the way. Very inspiring considering the girl has only been running since her late 30’s, early 40’s!
Monday was also free McDonald’s breakfast for the FCAT kids. We got up early, grabbed the breakfast and came home to eat and get ready. It was a good motivator to get the kids out of bed quickly on a Monday morning! (The breakfast was: apple slices, OJ or milk and an egg mcmuffin, in case you were wondering…)
So, so workout week. I’ll get day 2 of strength today and I did get cardio, but for some reason I was distracted with appointments this week at lunch. Urgh. Yesterday’s post @ Socially Fit was a good reminder that we don’t get results from haphazard efforts and good intentions. It takes actual participation and commitment. I’m down 9 pounds in 8 weeks, but that doesn’t mean I’m done! Far from it, moving on…one day at a time!
Got my hair cut this week. OK, trimmed. But you KNOW how great it feels to get your hair cut. And shampooed. And blow dried. By someone else. Heaven.
In prayer the other night and after listening to my Among Women podcast, I realized I needed to make an Adoration visit. Time to charge my spirit. I did that yesterday at lunch, instead of going to the gym. It was a good move. I definitely needed it. I took some time while I was there to go through my prayer journal and its sporadic entries over the last 5 years and PRAISE GOD for the answered prayers. Some not in the way, I might prefer, but to look back and see how He works. AWE inspiring. Truly. Our God is a good and gracious God and sometimes we need to step back and see the big picture.
One of those long prayed prayers was answered this week. A dear friend who has been unable to conceive for the past 8 years gave birth to a sweet baby boy. After a 36+ hour labor!! Mom, dad, big brother and baby are doing fine. There was quite a text bomb going early on and it was exciting to see prayers in action and the community of friends and love surrounding them.
Ya’ll have a great weekend! Be blessed. Enjoy every minute. Life is short. Embrace it!
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