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The Merry Month of May

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Wow...it's June already! Here's a quick run-down of May's Spark-type stuff:

1) Weight: Down to 145 pounds, back within my maintenance range. WOO-HOO!

2) Fitness: I did my best, but this is the first month in more than 4 years on Spark when I didn't get at least 1000 fitness minutes. Being so sick for so long, and then so busy with graduation celebrations, simply made it impossible. But I'm getting back to it, and I have the sore muscles to prove it. Amazing how quickly conditioning goes away!

3) Eating: Fair. I'm still maintaining my 5-Freggie-A-Day streak, which is almost to 1 1/2 years without missing a day. My water intake has also been very good. Food choices have not been what they should be.

Lots of great stuff happened in May. Juliana had her final music concert and, as the winner of the John Philip Sousa award (top band member) she was asked to play a memorized piano solo. She chose "Music Box Dancer" which my dad always loved to hear me play, so it was a very meaningful song, and beautiful, too. She had only 3 weeks to learn the piece and memorize it. When she played it, she received a standing ovation. What a moment...I've never seen that happen before. I think it was not only about her playing, but in recognition of all her leadership and hard work as a teacher's aide in the music department and as drum major for all four years of high school. Whatever it was, it was started by her fellow students, and that means a lot.

Juliana's graduation was an emotional, wonderful day. She was Salutatorian of her class, and had to give a speech. I can hardly believe she was so shy as a little girl that she hid behind my leg if someone said hello to her in the grocery store! She's come a long way.

James's graduation from Kansas State was the day before Juliana graduated from high school. We had a party the night before and got to meet lots of the friends we've heard about over his three years of college. He's a very social person! He will be going to Indiana University in the fall for grad school.

James was an intern for one of our state legislators this spring semester and loved it. Here he is pretending to preside over the House chambers! Now he's in Washington D.C. for the summer, doing two internships (one House, one Senate). We're so happy for him to have this experience.

I was just reading my previous blog, written when I was sick and stressed. So many of you offered such caring comments and great advice. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! We did manage to pull off all of the events and both graduation parties, and I did ask for (and receive) wonderful help. I love my Spark Friends!
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    You are simply amazing. Congratulations all around :)
    1286 days ago
    Way to go on your freggie streak!! I'm sorry you didn't break 1,000 for fitness but for the first time in 4 years, I'd say that's PRETTY DANG IMPRESSIVE!! emoticon
    Congratulations on your kid's graduations! You did a great job, Mom! They are a couple of very smart and talented young adults and you should be very proud! (Which I know you are!!). Love the pics! So pretty and handsome.

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  • KANOE10
    Congratulations on all of those wonderful celebrations. You have a lovely family. I liked your pictures.
    1286 days ago
    Thanks for bringing us up to date and congratulations for maintaining in range! Awesome. emoticon
    1286 days ago
    What wonderful pictures! Congratulations on your beautiful family!! You must be so proud!!
    1286 days ago
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