Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Sad Day

Today is a very sad day. It started off as a wonderful day. Katie got up and dressed before the timer, ate breakfast timely, and Katie was all-around cooperative. She was having an especially good time playing with a rubber exam glove she got yesterday. A nurse inflated it for her and drew a smiley face to entertain Katie while Mom visited with the doctor. Katie called the glove "Nemo." She said it was a spiky fish, and played with the fingers by pushing them into the body of the glove.

Then Katie took Nemo to the bathroom. The bathroom trip was going swimmingly. The adults were eating breakfast. A shriek rang out from the bathroom. The kind of shriek that accompanies loss of limb and such. Both parents rush to aid their daughter. Nemo died! The horror! Beloved Nemo has left this earth, never to return again! The wailing! "When can I get another?" Oh, the wailing! "Katie, take a deep breath," I said. "I can't," came her halting, sobby reply.

Ten minutes later, all better.

Monday, January 3, 2011

500 in 2010 update

Well, 2010 has come and gone and I did not quite make the miles I had hoped to.  I did, however, find new motivation to get back up after falling off the wagon and have enjoyed the ride.  I managed to make it to 397.01 miles this year and I am proud of every one.  Discovering my pregnancy after school had started, a hard start to the school year, hitting first trimester fatigue and then a long illness in November kept me down at the end of the year.  My goal is to keep moving in the new year and continue moving throughout the rest of this pregnancy and then get up after the pregnancy and keep on keeping on.  My friends are continuing the challenge from last year with a new one: Move it 2011. 

MOVE IT 2011

This year there is a time as well as a miles component, depending on which you wish to participate in.   I have chosen both but I may do much better on time as the miles don't pile up as quickly while I walk and I can count pilates, wii fit and other exercise activities.  My personal, in light of the pregnancy, is 100 hours and 400 miles.  Cheer me on as I try to keep moving and stay fit to have this baby!