Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Had an amazing vacation, but I'm absolutely braindead right now. Couldn't sleep on the plane, only let myself sleep about 3 hours this morning so that I will sleep tonight. Today is just staring at the TV and vegging.
Saturday, Pedal to the Point starts. Wow, already?! It's going to be a challenge. Last chance to donate--even $5 makes all the difference.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
But I'm also running out of time. This is the last post I'll make before leaving on vacation.
Did you know that, last year, Patti's Paladins raised more money than any other team? Even more than the big corporate teams. We were all very proud of that, and you were all part of what made that happen. This year we would like to repeat, but donations are running a bit thin. Come be part of that victory again!
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Because I've worked really hard at scheduling everything away from the vacation, I have almost no work to do today or tomorrow. I am therefore declaring today a cleaning day at my house. In the course of working hard and being sick, this place has turned into a cluttered catastrophe! I can't stand the idea of going away and then coming home to this mess. So I'm de-messing (deep cleaning is just going to have to wait, I fear).
And one of the things that I am doing is bagging up the mountain of too-large clothes that's been sitting in my basement for the better part of a year, and taking it all to Good Will. This is HUGE for me. I have been terrified of letting go of those clothes, because the last time I lost weight, I gained it all back. I have this weird fear that as soon as I get rid of the clothes I will balloon back up. Like those clothes are some kind of magic totem.
They aren't. What they are is a drag on my psyche, a blot on the landscape of my home, and a crutch I don't need. I have not lost any weight in the last year, but I haven't gained any, either, and I feel really well-balanced where I am. I am ready to let go.
And reclaim about 8 square feet of floor space in my home.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Pedal to the Point ought to be *hilarious* this year. After breaking my foot and having a disastrous ride, I got sick. And Friday I leave for 10 days of vacation. Which means that I will not be around to make appeals for donations and, more importantly, won't be able to do any training.
We get back on the Wednesday before the ride.
Also, Erin has decided that she simply can't do it this year, so I will be riding with my team but without a buddy.
Nevertheless, I am determined to do it. I am determined to finish the whole thing. Oh, I will tell myself that I only need to ride to lunch, then only need to finish the first day, then only need to ride to lunch on the second. But in my heart of hearts, I will be trying to make the whole ride.
So I'm asking, please PLEASE donate to this cause. I'm way behind on where I need to be, donations-wise, and I will not have many opportunities to ask. So even if it's only $5, please give. Help me feel like I'm doing this as a real accomplishment.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Erin's throat is finally getting better. It looks like she will avoid surgery for now. Which is good, since she is getting on a plane on Thursday.
Her dad had serious problems with strep and tonsils, but finally got over it without surgery. It's going to make it tough to talk her into getting surgery.
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