Today I am grateful for:
1. A warm house
2. My neighbor who plowed the snow from my driveway for me. (It is 16°F here today so I owe him.)
3. A quiet evening with spaghetti for dinner using my special sauce.
4. Good music on the stereo, lots of Zeppelin, who I have not heard in awhile.
5. My little grandson is 1 month old today. 5 hours ago
Today I am grateful for:
concerns on getting older. My Dad died pretty young, at 62 (massive heart attack). I’m not very far from that now. But I think I’m in better health than he was.
I’m trying only to use how he lived as a guide of what not to do. You can beat that die young syndrome. There are plenty of people doing it. You can to. Go find your glory days!!! 5 hours ago
And Happy Birthday.
I hope you have a great day. 1 day ago
A skull with heart eyes. You don’t see that very often. 4 days ago
what it takes to do one of these, much less recover. The ironman and 100 mile ultras are pretty wild, but this definitely out does them.
It would be a good thing for Dean Karnazes to do. 1 week ago
So I looked it up. That is CRAZY!!! The distances are over 2X the Ironman. And an Ironman is crazy in itself.
It amazes me what the human body can do. Most of it is in our minds. I’ll look more into this Ultraman. Not that I want to do one, just because it is crazy. I think you have to be older and independently wealthy in order to fit all the training in. 1 week ago
I was in my car the other day and that song by Bruce Springsteen came on. One of Bruce’s story songs about high school and playing baseball, having good times and basically living in the past.
I never had a chance to play high school baseball, or any sports for that matter. I had to work to pay my way and anyway, I was never very good at baseball or basketball or any high school sports. And working so much, any free time was spent with friends hanging around the street corner. There were never any “glory days” for me to look back on.
But things are different now with the running I am doing. I have made a lot of friends through the running groups. People know me, and I know them. We have a good time. Not only do we laugh and talk, we encourage each other to be our best and most of all, to never give up and to keep trying.
And with the races, I get to compete. This past year I even won my age group a couple times. I never thought that would happen. It is another thing we all joke about; me winning.
So I guess my Glory Days are now! There is no living in the past. I’m looking to the future. Who is the next new friend? What other challenges are out there? How can we encourage each other to be the best runner, and person, we can be. It is nice to have these days now.
So where is the next start line? 1 week ago
I have it on a few of my running playlists.
I did not think there were any other people out there that listened to Finger Eleven. 1 week ago
Yesterday started a week of being alone. My work mates are gone for the week to a conference in Iowa. So I am left alone here to hold things down. It’s not a big deal, but is not often everyone is gone. I should be able to handle things and they are a phone call or an e:mail away if needed.
On the home front, my wife is gone for the week to a conference out of town. She will be back Friday night. I have the house to myself. I have a few things I want to do. Those things will fill the time. I’m sure a few others will pop up also.
All in all, I am looking forward to this time alone, and doing those few things I need to do without anyone else around. 1 week ago
Thanks, and it is good to know you understand.
And that there are others out there who feel the same way. I figure there has to be, but sometimes I wonder.
Thanks again. 1 week ago
Hi Spatz. I hope you had a wonderful birthday today, getting to do and taste all those things that would make your day wonderful.
Enjoy the day!! Happy Birthday 1 week ago
Thank you for this beautiful post.
I wish I had a thousand cheers for you today.
Wish your son a Happy Birthday for me. 1 week ago
I don’t usually do well around these holidays. It is not that I don’t like Christmas or holidays or getting together with family. What I don’t like is all the chaos, craziness and commercialism that comes along with it. And every year it seems to get worse. Now there are sales starting on Thanksgiving Am I suppose to gobble down my Thanksgiving dinner to head out to fight a crowd to save 10% on the latest toy, a new sweater or a big screen TV? I don’t think that is what these holidays are meant to be.
I could handle it if my family were not all wrapped up in all this stuff. My wife has been shopping for two weeks now and the house is full of boxes I am not suppose to look through. I have no idea what she is buying, but once again she is out of control. Her idea of a great Christmas is a Christmas morning with a Christmas tree surrounded by present piled half way to the ceiling.
I don’t like it and express myself so. For that I get labeled “Scrooge.” Well fine then, I will be Scrooge…..
I thought Christmas was a season of “Peace on Earth, Good Will towards Man”. Does everyone really need a new smart phone to enjoy the holiday?
Sorry to rant. I will do my Christmas shopping. I’ll try to find a nice gift for family and friends who I need to buy for. It may not be anything extravagant. I hope they like it. It will be from my heart and I will be cheerful and loving this holiday season.
For I do remember the meaning of Christmas. I know about the child that was born that first Christmas day and why He came to this world. And I know about miracles and hope and Love. I know these things exist and that they exist in everyone of us. I’ll just do my best to spread some of it around. 1 week ago
I just looked them up. Frys is the correct company. The links were all UK based and even one in Australia. I clicked on the “Where to Buy” and none of the store names were familiar, so I don’t think we have them here. I’ll keep an eye out for them though.
Oh well, I can just do with my home made dogs for now. I have a few ideas to try to make them better. It will be like a big experiment!! 1 week ago
for this suggestion. I’ll look these Not Dogs up and see if we have them in my area.
If you and your kids like them, they are certainly worth a try. 1 week ago
I love a good hot dog and since going vegetarian, it is the one meat food I miss the most. I found this recipe for vegan hot dogs some time ago. I finally acquired all the ingredients, so I made some yesterday.
They were OK, and I could eat them. Much better than the Smart Dogs I had tried from the grocery store. I need to find a way to make them juicy. They were kind of dry. I though of injecting vegetable broth into the middle of them. Any other ideas out there? 1 week ago
My 30 Day Plank Challenge ends today with a 3 minute 30 second plank. (It actually went on for 32 days, but that just some funny – 32 Day Plank Challenge).
I did 2 today, one early this morning and one just now. It feels good to have done this. 1 week ago
I will be thinking of you and your family today, sending you hope and love.
Many hugs to you today.
(((((JWillow))))) 2 weeks ago
Today I am grateful (and thankful) for:
1. my wonderful family
2. my good friends
3. my health
4. being safe and secure
5. for a warm home
and also for 43Things, and all the encouragement and love that exists here. 2 weeks ago
Got to 3 min. 20 sec.
I never would have thought I could hold a plank that long. 2 weeks ago
“I have you and even if we never meet or ever see each other, we have left our thumbprints in the thick, moist clay of each other’s lives.” 2 weeks ago
Today I am grateful for:
1. Nice comfortable 7 mile run with a friend
2. Cutting lawn, raking leaves and getting the lawn mower stored away before the snow hit.
3. Curry rice
4. Glasses of wine
5. Great reunion party with people from the AIDS Red Ribbon Ride. Good to see everyone and catch up a bit. Thanks to J for hosting. 2 weeks ago
I know your “challenging task” will work out. It will be for the best, no matter what happens.
But I do hope for that true love finds it’s way. For if it can happen to you, it can happen for any of us, and maybe even me.
Take Care. 3 weeks ago
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and an adventurous year in both studies, music and 43 types of beer. (Try a Labatt’s 50 some time. My all time favorite.)
And I also hope a fairy tale love for you some day and in that, all your dreams to come true. 3 weeks ago