Friday, November 28, 2008

This weekend was unforgettable. After Hooch's accident and with Hubby's pain, I knew it would be easier to bring my dad to us from Ohio rather than to go there. So I drove to Ohio on Tuesday and return home on Wednesday with Dad.

Having dad here with us took off alot of pressure. I felt better that everyone did not need to travel. The other concern was leaving my MIL here alone over Thanksgiving. This would be the second anniversary of my FIL's passing.

Thanksgiving Day started off with my alarm going off at 430am to put the bird in the oven. That was quickly accomplished. Next was Master's swim. I actually was excited to go work out. Coach had a great workout planned that was even fun. After our warm up there were Thanksgiving drills to do. First was the corkscrew drill ( 4 x 50). Second was the gravy boat drill (4 x 50). Next cam the turkey leg ( 4 x 50 ). Lastly it was the turkey leg ( 4 x 50). All were lots of fun and hard work.

After I came back home, it was time to do all the final prep for dinner. Bino was a huge help in the kitchen although he snacked down just as much as he cooked. It was the text book Turkey day meal. At noon, all the food was done right on time. It was Hubby, Hooch, Bino, Dad, MIL, Hooch's boyfriend and I. Our first Thanksgiving not in Ohio. The day was spent enjoying our time together and passed too quickly.

The day on Friday flew by also. Shopping, eating, and just being together filled the day. As I am sitting here ready to close my eyes, I was sad that I would be taking Dad back to Ohio tomorrow. I would love for him to stay longer but even though he is 86, he is still so involved in things that he feels like he needs to get back. I am glad he is so busy and involved.

I know that although the time went quickly, it was filled with memories that will last forever.

Waddling to get some shut-eye................

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I am so thankful this year for my family, my friends, and my health. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and cherishes every minute with those close to you.

Waddling to eat ALOT of food..............

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


For the past 10 days, I have been able to use one excuse or another not to go to the gym. I know my personal life has been hectic. I also know that work has been very intense. If I really wanted too , I could have made time to get to the gym but I have been extremely tired and unmotivated.

I am motivated by goal setting and planning. On December 1, I will know if I will have the opportunity to give an Iron distance race a shot in 2009. I hate to get my hopes up until I actually know that I am in the race. Does this sound like one more excuse??

I have the 2009 season set in my mind and have spent time laying out some of the training but in 6 days I will know for sure.

Waddling and waiting...................

Sunday, November 23, 2008


My hubby, who is trying to raise awarenss of what he is going through facing RSD, now has a blog. It will follow him and Team RSD Racing. He journey continues against this evil disease. All prayers and support are deeply appreciated.

Waddling with love for my hubby.................


Good Luck to my Friends
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Moose # 974
Kara # 2184
SW TriGal # 2611
H # 2005
Sweet Baboo # 1230

Waddling to watch IronmanLive.............