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9 minutes

Today i got home nine minutes before Candace got off the bus.  Homework is a little stressful sometimes so I really like to enjoy my time and get myself geared up for the HW time.  Today the weather was perfect so I sat on my back deck and enjoyed the leaves.  Half the trees are bare and the other half seem to be holding on for dear life.  When the wind would blow a single leaf would start to float and fall to the ground.  Sitting on the back deck relaxes me and makes remember God’s beauty.

We have a chipmunk that you can hear chirping.  There may be a family but no one has ever seen more than one at a time so we assume he is a lone ranger.

The lone chipmunk

The lone chipmunk

Homework today was not that bad.  Candace said she would wait and do the math with her dad so she would not stress me out.  The nerve of her.  Stress me out!  Well, she may have a point and I think I will let her dad have the honors!

Now if I can muster the energy, I am going to make my hero, Keith, some of the good looking nuts my friend, Robin, talked about.  He loves pecans and I think he deserves something sweet. (he will be doing the math:))


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Boy what a great weekend.  I am tired but that is not a complaint, just a fact of a very fun filled busy weekend!!  Kayla came home and we went shopping with Candace on Saturday.  I was not excited about shopping for me but I really needed some clothes.  Kayla was great in helping me find things that she approved of and that did not make me look really really old!  🙂 

We then went to our Blog Party and had a great time with my BFF Rob.   I loved meeting everyone and having time with Kayla and Robin. I love that Kayla is an adult and we can share adult things together!

Today we went to Kayla’s church.   It was a great sermon on encouraging others and how our words can change someones life for the good or bad.  He majored on the good and how affirming others is food to their soul. 

After church we got a burger and then helped Kayla pack up and leave to go back to school.  I should be used to it, but no, I always feel like part of me just left.  We love having her but love that she is ready to go back. 

Candace got upset earlier in the week because Kayla said to her she was on her way home, she meant her dorm room.  Candace said can you believe she said that is her home.  Candace said it just made me want to cry.   It was really sweet and I think very sensitive of her.  I am proud and truthfully a little sad that Kayla is gaining her independence and feeling like an individual.  She is an amazing young woman.  She is sensitive to us, respectful of our opinion but forging on to become this exciting person that is slowly evolving as she tries different things and risk change. 

I then went and worked out with my boss.  I almost threw up.  We did a workout called the Dirty Thirty.  We did thirty of each of these exercises:  jumping pull-ups, kettlebell swings, knee-ups, lunges, 60 jump ropes, 30 burpees (I could only do the push-up part, I was seeing stars as it was) and  back extensions.  It was grueling and it shows how out of shape I am. BUT I DID IT, that is what counts!  Tomorrow I am doing cardio and shoulders.

I then went and bought groceries, made an easy dinner, bathed and am now watching Iron Chef America and blogging.  I am ready for a great night sleep!

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I just visited my best friend, Robin’s, aka Rob, blog.  She is amazing.  When you read her blog you can see each story she tells.  She laughs at herself, she shares her deepest feelings and her funniest moments from the past and present.  My husband will start reading her blog (he only reads three, mine, my daughters and Rob’s) and he will cry from laughing so hard.  If you can get my hubby to laugh like that you are GOOOOOD! Robin is exploring herself and is kind enough to share the journey with the rest of us.

Go visit her site for insight, a close picture of God, and many great laughs!


I so admire her and her ability to bring me into her life through her writings.  When she is in front of the computer blogging she is in the right place!

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