Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Hey beautiful peeps...How has your week gone so far?  Mine has been pretty great.  

I spent some fun time this weekend with my cousin who came down my way for a church revival he was preaching at.  We have never really met as adults and I was young when I was around him so I have no recollection of meeting him formally.  We have talked for years on Facebook so we know each other and have formed a friendship.  I walked around town with him and showed him some of my favorite shops, I heard him preach Sunday morning and then we had lunch and worked all in all it was great getting to know him in person.  

Last night my husband and I met our son's recruiter and got a lot of our questions answered and then some.  Jacob has decided to go into the ARMY but not as an infantryman.  He scored very high on the ASVAB placement test so he can pretty much do whatever job he wants.  They said he is pretty much at genius  He is looking into jobs and doing some research before he actually signs anything but will probably be signing up here in a few weeks so he can get started on training and such. 

He has about 8-9 months before he would actually leave for basic training but wants to get into better shape and be more prepared about what he will be dealing with.  His father and I are excited that he is so focused on doing what he needs in order to get his school financed. He wants to be a civil engineer.  He'd like to build bridges and such.  We are trying to make sure he chooses a job that has civilian applications so that when he does finish with the ARMY he can still find a job out in the civilian world.  Whatever he chooses he will succeed in, of that I have no doubt.

Now on to my workouts...

Sunday Oct. 20...
Running 41 minutes
AMT 40 minutes

Monday Oct. 21...
AMT 30 minutes

Tuesday Oct. 22...
AMT 40 minutes

I hurt my knee running Sunday so I have just been working out on the AMT hoping that will give my knee some time to heal.  I don't think it's anything major, probably a irritated muscle, tendon or ligament.  I can walk without any pain but there is a sore spot next to the knee cap, to the inside of the knee, that is sore when I push on it and it does hurt to actually run on it.  I will give it some time to heal before I try to run again.  Better to be safe than sorry.

I, for one, am enjoying the cool weather, especially in the morning when it is foggy and the air is crisp.  Sweaters and boots are my favorite fall and winter fashion go to, how about y'all?

I will leave you with a quote...

"Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted." ~Denis Waitley

Blessings and hugs!

Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.

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  1. That's great your son is focused and knows what he wants. Genius hasn't gone to his head, has it?
    And I live for cooler fall weather...

  2. Good luck to your son on his new adventure into the Army. I've seen it do several people I know a lot of good, and some of them are the most successful people I know.

    You're probably the only female I've seen actually sing praises for having the cool weather back. I tend to agree with you. I'm ready for long sleeves and sweaters.

  3. I wish your son all the best as he begins this next chapter of his life!!!

    Sorry to hear about your knee pain, but definitely agree that it's better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the healing process. You'll be back up and running before you know it!

    I LOVE fall. In my opinion it offers the BEST weather. Love that crispness in the air, the richness of the colors, and everything pumpkin!!!

    Big hugs!!!


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