Monday, July 22, 2013

....60 days

thats it....60 days.   This weekend I went and walked 7.5 miles and then we walked later again. It ended up that on both Saturday and Sunday I walked over 11 miles each day.  Thats great...but still along way to go to walk 20 miles. 

I still have a little over $500 to raise.  I am going to do at least a one day sale this weekend for a few hours before we go celebrate my cousin's youngests 21st bday. 

Hopefully I will be able to raise it pretty easily.  A lot of walking to be done and a lot of other things to be done as well.

Just as with day at a time.

Monday, July 15, 2013

67 days left...

until I start my journey of walking 60 miles in 3 days. 

I am struggling with "training" and finding time to do it all. 

I have a little more than $500 of donations to raise so I still need to work on that. 

I go to work early to avoid traffic.  I go home earlier in the afternoon to avoid traffic and finish off my work day from home. 

After work I work on my fundraising items, I do some basic housekeeping duties, I do some yard work, I have dinner and I some order and there is just not enough time in the day to do it all and walk enough to really feel like I will be prepared for 60 miles in 3 days.

I am not sure how people do it all and keep a smile on their face. I am working on that because if I can't keep a smile on my face and keep moving forward than really what is the purpose. I should not be doing something positive if it has a negative impact on my life.

So far it does not but I am concerned that if I don't train enough I wont be ok and I wont complete the walk.

On another cousin is staying with us.  He has had some difficult times and was staying with him mom while he was looking for work.  He found a job in Seattle and since she lives far away from Seattle it makes sense for him to stay with us so that he can get to work in a reasonable amount of time.  Hopefully he will be able to get his own apartment in time now that he is working a steady job.

I really don't mind him staying with us....there are some things I do mind and I think these come from being a bachelor and/or when he was with his wife...she was home and did not work.  He is not paying anything to stay with us and there is no need for that....BUT he does not really clean up after himself either, does not take the garbage out if it is full, I offer to do laundry for him and he brings me one outfit at a time when I know that there must be more that needs washing and he is asking me to make sure he is up before I leave in the morning.  Oh yeah and then there is the matter of the refrigerator....he leaves his stuff in there and does not clean it the ground beef that has been in there for 5 what point would he throw it away or is it up to me???....little stupid s%%^ that is just slightly annoying.....Oh I will get over it...but now I am potentially living with 3 boys and none of them clean the bathrooms with out being specifically asked to do it.  :{

Right now my son is gone to visit his I am just dealing with the 2 adult least one cooks me dinner regularly :)

So life goes day at a time....I am very blessed everyday and my daily "issues" are minor and I just need to keep reminding myself that overall life is good and the struggles I have are just bumps and not mountains that others are suffering.  so I have to tell myself..get over it and be grateful for all of the good!!