What a week Friday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
What a week Friday
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Fri, 04-19-2013 - 11:06am

This has been quite the week hasn't it? Bombs, explosions, tornadoes, flu...Thank God it is finally Friday. I am too afraid to turn the news on just in case something even worse has happened.

Today is my daughter's b-day so we are hoping to have a nice next 24 hours. She is having a sleep over tonight then my sister and I are hauling kids to a skating rink tomorrow afternoon. We have quite a drive to make so I am hoping it is worth it.

I don't have time to get to the gym for the next few days but may do a tribute run Sunday afternoon at my gym for the Boston victims. Hope everyone else has a good weekend.

Karla
Community Leader
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 6:14pm

Yeah, it's pretty crazy out there.  It's been hard to turn the news off.  I almost feel like not watching the news isn't being supportive somehow but I know that's not rational.  

Did strength training this morning.  Went out to lunch with mom and DH.  Meeting friends for dinner tonight and we take mom to the airport in the morning.  

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 10:14pm
Hi everyone! I just got back, and I am sssooooo exhausted. It's been a whirlwind week, and, it was a nice "distraction" from the horrors this week. Now, it's time to get back n a workout track. WitH exception to some Linedancing and TONS of walking through a huge convention center, I did no workouts this week. I long for yoga which will wait until Sunday. Have a great weekend everyone!
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Sat, 04-20-2013 - 3:51pm
Well, surreal doesn't even BEGIN to describe Friday here in Boston...can you imagine a whole shut down because of one teenager? I don't know what the ret of the state, or even the country did for police yesterday, because a whole heck of a lot of thm were in Watertown...I was glued to the tv, and to my IPad, looking for information....I am SO proud to be fom Boston, from Massachusetts, to be an American. Sometimes people ask what our taxes are used for..yesterday they were used to keep us safe. The best part was how, when it was over, peoe poured out of their houses and stood and applauded as the police left the area...someone said it reminded them of wTching the Marathon. Someone sent me a picture of the city with the caption...'we are not terrorized, but we are WICKED p**ssed'. That is such a Boston expression! I Also loved the tweet 'the guy is in a boat on land in Watertown?'. and the guy whe answered his cell phone with 'we got him'. Like the mayor, I have never loved Boston more. needless to say, I did not go to the gym yesterday...I did o to Umba today. Tons of people are out walking around, and strangers are saying hello...and believe me, that doesn't happen in Boston...
Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Sat, 04-20-2013 - 9:44pm

SJ, I am hundreds of miles from Watertown and stayed glued to my iPhone all day checking the news every few minutes. It is unreal to think that a "kid" the same age as one of my children had the entire country on the edge of their seats like that. We were at Pizza Hut with the whole family and a couple teenage girls celebrating my daughter's bday when the news of the suspect being cornered came on the screen. Everyone in the whole place was watching.

It was so nice to see the people pouring into the streets. Yay for you for having such a great place to live!

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING