Saturday, October 24, 2009

It Was A Tough Day...

"I am not alone, I thought.  I was never alone at all.  And that, of course, is the message.  We are never alone.  Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent.  For this is still the time God chooses".  - Taylor Caldwell

The hardest part for me to wrap my mind around is that just one short hour before, she was talking to me.  We laughed together.  And before I left her room she said to me, "sweet thing, I just want to die and go to heaven.  It's so hard here for me anymore.  Will you pray for me?".  And I did.  And one short hour later her prayer was answered and His will was done. 

Love the ones you're with...because in just one short hour...things can change.

Yep, it was a tough day.  And I think I need to accept that I'll have many more.  But that also means having the opportunity to meet some great people - people like Miss Ruby.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Special Moment

There's a story here, Internet, but one that's too personal for even me to share...

Just know, that in this minute, that in this captured moment, I've never adored my daughter more or swelled with such pride.

I am your biggest fan Little Bitty, your biggest fan....

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Murder

Ha!  Bet that got your attention!

Did you know that a group of crows is called a murder?  Not a flock or a herd - nope, a murder. 
I was reminded of "a murder" the other day when those nasty, eye-pecking, black, shiny birds had my Yodie surrounded.  I know there was a plan - a devious, harm-seeking plan to take out my Yodie.  But I'm sure, after closer inspection, they decided against it...I mean, just look at him...

The leader of the group probably surmised that "this is bad meat"...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Two Down, One To Go

Hello Internet!  I'm just going to post here as if weeks haven't gone by without me giving my little online diary any attention...

I mentioned here that I planned on participating in this Tri-fecta of races again this year.  Today was race #2, "Le Tour De Carrboro 10k".  And here I am...

What a beautiful day for a run!!  A little chill in the air when we started out and then perfect just a few minutes into it.  I was solo, again.  But that's okay...  (Marianne, if you're reading this, jump on this wayward bandwagon with me!  I get lonely out there and could use a running buddy!!).  There's always another runner girl to snap a photog or two for you!  Thanks unknown runner girl!!

I was pretty happy with my time.  A 10k is approximately 6.25 miles and I completed my run in 1:04:54.  And if you know anything about's not flat.  So, my goal is to finish the Wicked 10k in Virginia Beach on Halloween in an hour or less (insert prayers here).

I came to the conclusion this morning that I am only and will always only be a pleasure runner - I run so that I can eat dessert almost guiltlessly.  My conclusion was drawn because it occured to me, as they were handing out the awards to the fastest runners, that I would have to shave 15 minutes off my total time in order to even be CONSIDERED for a prize.  Yeah, those lovely aluminum baubles aren't THAT important to me!

Look out Gallop & Gorge (Thanksgiving morning), here I come!!