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Sister Golden Hair

I'm like Rasputin. I get back up again.

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workout at least 3 times a week; i deserve to be healthy too... (read all 3 entries…)
you better work!

i worked out today for the first time in a while. it felt really good and i’m considering a goal. i want to do the primo’s 5k run/walk. it’s in mid october. i wonder if i could be ready??

be blessed with the best husband ever
My Husband

My husband is the best husband to me. He knows me completely. He knows what I like and what I don’t like. He knows what I’m thinking and what I’m not thinking. To quote one of my favorite songs, he knows “the shape my breath will take before I let it out”.

He does so much for our family and I know that he is overwhelmed and overworked but he keeps going. I know he feels taken for granted but I appreciate everything that he does to make our lives comfortable and a lot easier than it would be if he were not the person that he is.

He is a good person. A genuinely good person without a single ounce of pretense or ego. He is a good judge of character and is a very fair person. He will admit when he is wrong and he is not afraid to feed the kids, bathe them or be a very wonderful father who is fully and wholly involved in his children’s lives.

These are only a few of the reasons why I believe that I was blessed with the best husband for me.

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Book Club Book is In

Finally the book club book came into the bookstore. YAY! This month we are reading Restless by William Boyd.

I finished Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. It was a beautiful book. I loved it and the ending was so uplifting. I recommend it to everyone who loves the circus!

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Since my Last Entry...

I finished:

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M Homes.

I’m currently reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

give my kids a hug and tell them everyday i love them

I tell my babies I love them every single day. They should have NO doubt that I would give my life for theirs. There is nothing they could ever do that would make me stop loving them.

forgive my father
The Deathbed

His deathbed was the place I forgave my father and admitted to him and to myself that I still loved him very very much. I urge you, if you are eager to rekindle a relationship, don’t wait. Forgive him.

understand my father
He was who he was

and that was all he was. he loved me the best way he knew how. it may not have always been the nicest way but it was the only way he knew how to show it. i understand why he did the things he did and why he said the things he said sometimes. he loved me but it took many years after him dying to really know that…

research my family tree, on both sides of the family
So Many People Who Make Us Who We Are

I have been researching my family and my husband’s family. It is amazing how many lives had to touch each other to make our family. It’s a labor of love because I want my children to be completely aware of who and where they came from. I want them to be proud of their heritage. I want them to know their history.

talk to my grandparents
Grandma and Grandpa

I talked to grandparents a lot when they were alive. I was very very close to them. Losing them was devastating. I’m glad that I had the relationship that I had with them. I have no regrets about our relationship. I love them still so much and miss them every single day.

take pictures everyday, I shouldn't need a special event, everyday is a special event

I feel like I need to be inspired to take a picture but I need to realize the everyday things we do are picture taking moments.

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Never Again Be So Behind!

I love reading. I always have. College burned me out on reading. I think I finally am at a point where I will never ever abandon reading again! I’m so happy reading that I feel naked without a book.

get dressed every morning, i know i will feel better
Time to Wake Up

I find that if I wake up, wash my face, brush my teeth and get dressed right away I will have a good day. If I lounge around in my pj’s all morning, I am irritable because I think it’s that I want to be asleep.

I will get dressed every morning by 10am!

potty train Jake (read all 3 entries…)
Jakey Bear

We are so close. He knows he likes to be dry. He knows when he has to pee. He pees regularly in the potty. He wore training pants all morning without wetting them!

Now if I could just get him to poop in the potty!

Make a scrapbook
tears... to his eyes...

i made my husband a scrapbook for valentine’s day. it was the story of us from the beginning to then. it had movie ticket stubs and a certificate from crossing Capilano Suspension Bridge. it also had a ton of pictures from hiking and our wedding and our babies.

he loved it!

kiss my husband everyday!
we have a lot more everydays...

we have to kiss everyday. it’s the law or something…

register to vote
democracy isn't easy

it’s hard to feel you are making a difference when you vote here in the united states. the electoral college is an archaic system. one thing that the presidential election of 2000 taught us was that one’s vote can make a difference (think of the all the single votes in florida that were changed or altered or not counted) AND that democracy is a very very difficult thing.

Read Animal Farm
One of my all time favorites...

I have a nice list of about 20 books that I love! This one is definitely on it!

I think I read this book in 9th grade and I remember it being the first book where the imagery just popped out at me. I could see the animals in my head and hear their voices. It was a great book.

Everyone should read it.

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currently reading

i am currently reading The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards. So far, it’s a great book.

clean my house just a little bit everyday (read all 2 entries…)
it's cleaning time

yesterday i cleaned the bathroom downstairs and i dusted the family room. today i vacuumed the family room.

i should do a little everyday so it’s not so overwhelming…

apply Buddhist principles to my everyday life, this will keep me on my path...
F I V E Rules to Live Happily Ever After

o n e: Free your heart from hatred.
t w o: Free your mind from worries.
t h r e e: Live simply.
f o u r: Give more.
f i v e: Expect less.

these are the 5 principles I will work on daily

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