Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Good Tuesday Sparkfam! Today is a rather warm day here in Chicago. Not as hot as yesterday but the humidity & heat kinda sneaks up on you. I am enjoying this day today & I am saddened too. Well, I got up to take my oldest son to the train for his college orientation & tour. We have been fighting about this day since he was 16yr young. I mean, he wants to be out with his friends but the streets are no place for you. Regardless of what your friends do you are not hanging out. Here in Chicago with gun play the innocent are the ones that are usually hurt or killed. I refuse to believe God has brought us all this far to let us falter. So I stay the course, he may mumble or in his mind say ďI canít stand her or my parents make me sickĒ (sound familiar) but he will go to college & do something positive with his life. Anyway, I could not believe I am letting my baby go?! I am happy that he has reached the pivotal stage in his life. One to celebrate & also feel sad about not knowing what lies ahead. I have prayed for him & with him that he would do what is right in life bottom line. His friends can laugh that he is a mommaís boy but he is pressing toward the mark! WOOHOO!!
I asked him if he wanted me to go in the station with him, for he has never traveled on train, he said no. He got in line, purchased his ticket & got on the train. He didnít fuss at me for calling him 2x while in line & then once he got on the train. He even called me once he got there & checked in. I could hear the elation & he was a little apprehensive, like he didnít want to say goodbye. Wanting to share more of what was going on with his life. He is surprised at all his hard work has gotten him but now he really is going to have find a way to work while playing. Iíve told him he is in charge of his future by the grace of God, donít let anyone sway you in the wrong direction. Now is he not going to do things that are not in line with what we taught him? Of course he will but I pray he is strong enough to stay the course. So you have a proud, sad & happy momma. lol
In other news, I painted my paws light blue. Meaning,
Me in my outfit.
Could not rotate the picture. Sorry......
walking, step aerobics & strength training
Early morning: cashew w/sea salt, cranraisins
Breakfast: oatmeal orange juice toast & milk multi-vitamin
Lunch pb&j on honey wheat w/side salad with cucumbers, 2 bites of a buttery biscuit,
Baked boneless chicken thighs, mustard greens & white rice
2servings of red vines
Blackberries & strawberries
So I pray you guys are doing what is healthy for you today by 85% & naughty by 15%. Then go & playÖ.
God bless & enjoy everyday!