Fall Friday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fall Friday
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Fri, 10-18-2013 - 7:44am

The heat is on, it is chilly outside, and the start of the sunrise is filled with orange, pink, and blue on a black background...gorgeous.  It's been a ver productive work week, and I have a busy weekend ahead of me.  Eater work and yoga today, I travel to see my mom, along with my aunt who is visiting from CA.  Ballroom dance tonight, talking with my aunt, dinner with mom's friend tomorrow night, travel back home on Sunday.

iw net to dog training last night, and perhaps in another couple weeks, I will feel confident to pass the therapy dog test.  I was relieved at the lack of communication from the tester, as I realized that my dog (aka "me") is not ready.my shoulder is still feeling good, so I am praying that it lasts through the weekend.  Back to work.  :)

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Sat, 10-19-2013 - 2:15pm

I can't remember when I started feeling good about who I am and what I do but it's one reason I'd never want to go back to the painful years, even though I was much younger.  I can totally suck at something now and be fine with it.  Laughing






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Sat, 10-19-2013 - 2:12pm

The other thing you can do, though, is wait until the race starts and then head over. There are timing chips so it really doesn't matter if you're there at the start.  You don't get the camaraderie of the start, but you don't wait in the cold either. I've had people blow past me during a race, miles into it, and realize they probably just hit the course when they want to and blow by everyone.






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 10-18-2013 - 7:43pm
Karla, showing up s the hardest part..lone you are there, it will be shared misery:). I went to the United Way Women's Leadership breakfast this morning...it started at 7 so I could have seen the sunrise I guess, but I was just in shock that it was dark when I left my house...I have been doing my first calls from ome ech dy and walking over to work around 9....but anyway, the keynote speaker was Fawn Germer. She is a journalist, and we got copies of her book 'pearls, Powerful Wisdom from Powerful Women'. I think it might make a good gift for daughters struggling with 'who am I'..or for yourself...she talked about how lack of self esteem holds women back...just what we've been saying this week. And how women are so self critical, and in competition with other women. She said something like 'we think there's only one piece of pie, and we want pie...but instead of working together to make more pies, we fight over the one piece'. I loved that. There were 1000 women and a handful of men at the event, and it is such a great vibe...I go most years, and it is energizing. I don't do much actual volunteering, I am more likely to write a chek, but I continue thinking about 'what's next' for me and I am really thinking about this self esteem thing...FSN, I thinks lift heavier than any other woman at my gym....not that I am there etching 24/7, but. Never see any one else lifting...if I didn't love chips and chocolate so much. I might look fierce...but in the interests of self esteem, I will say that I love that I lift heavy...I work at it and I earn it...no gym for me today, planned rest day...but Zumba tomorrow. Have great weekends everyone!
Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: karla1842
Fri, 10-18-2013 - 2:26pm

I was just thinking about the waiting Jean. Thanks for the garbage bag tip-I had totally forgotten! My sister and I were just laughing over this and hope to just have a good time with it even if the weather stinks. Thankfully we don't have to drive but a few miles and my son's house is nearby so we won't be wet for long. :-)

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Fri, 10-18-2013 - 2:07pm

Good luck tomorrow!  Make sure to bring a huge garbage bag or two and some of those disposable hand warmers. I find waiting in the cold to be the hardest part.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 10-18-2013 - 11:23am

Fresh that is so neat about your dog. I have a friend who had her dog trained to be a seizure dog. It was a very extensive process and was just fascinating.

I had to turn the heat on this morning too for the first time. The high today is only going to be 50ish. I am laughing at myself because me, the biggest weather whimp I know, is signed up to run a 5K tomorrow morning. It is going to be in the 40s, raining, and windy. Hahaha- My goal for this run is to actually show up, participate, and finish. ;-)

I am going to spend the weekend doing some tidying up and bringing all my plants back in for the winter. The first frost is due Sunday morning so I have a bunch or rearranging to do.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 10-18-2013 - 9:41am

I think having a therapy dog would be awesome.  I might have to look into that for one of OP's dogs.  She is wicked smart and has a ton of personality.  She is kind of like a bull in a china shop though.  

One client this morning.  I need to work out today but couldn't bring myself to do it first thing.  DH and I are planning to grocery shop as we have NO FOOD.  Well, we have food but not much.  Also working on applying to more freelance jobs.  

Going to see The Wanted tomorrow with best friend.  Very excited!  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 10-18-2013 - 8:39am

We're still enjoying beautiful fall weather.  It's supposed to get colder next week but still be nice.  I didn't know you were training your dog to be a therapy dog. That's awesome!  What kind of therapy will he help with? We've been looking at getting a dog and I love that idea. I don't have the patience to go through all the training you're doing, though.

I had an early morning client. This one client thing is not working but I feel bad telling my boss after they've agreed to give me a raise. Everyone else does it w/out whining.  This client has had shoulder problems but saw a doctor. When I asked what the doctor said, he said the doctor said he was fine.  We did a light tube shoulder rehab (from corrective exercise) and it torqued his shoulder and he told me then that it was tendonitis.  Ugh. There is a big difference between "fine" and "tendonitis"!  I'm going to parkour today, another client. If I have the time/energy, I might go to silks. I'd like to go twice a week, at least.  Once a week and I barely make progress.