Saturday, May 19, 2012

5K, planting flowers, mama and …

So today was my first 5K fitness walk without Mike. I did it, I’m glad and I didn’t do it alone. Rachel my oldest daycare wee one walked with me today. She’s been with me for almost 13 years and she’s as much mine as her real mama (well close) and she knew just how hard today was and sorta just took my walk by the hand and became my partner. Her mama and my best friend walked together but both didn’t feel up to the full 5K so they cut their walk short but Rachel and I walked it in 54 minutes. Now that is no where near the best time I’ve ever had but it’s Rachel’s best time and that really was what it was all about in the end, her being there for me and completing her first 5K. It really was fun to walk with her and just listen to her tell me all she wanted to share plus how much she misses Mike too. No crying today, some tears but nothing terrible. Here’s some pictures…

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For Mother’s day Jim bought me flowers and the helped me plant them. It is something he has never done for me. He’s trying too.

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We went fishing and had a blast. Now to tell you Jim took me fishing is something that’s sorta cool. Jim hates fishing, he hates fish but he says he loves the time with me so we took the little boat down to my parents little lake and went fishing.

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I been in the need of a new sandbox for the daycare kids. We had a big one but have stole the sand from there for so many years it was just fine for something new. So I took the one-ton truck to the gravel pit and got a load of sand. Now I know the kids will have fun. I keep the toys all piled in the sandbox to keep the chickens from roosting in it.

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Then I went and got another load for us to add to the garden for extra drainage. The soil is now so soft and great looking. Just another couple of weeks and we’ll be able to plant.

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Last night I went to one of my dear friends daughters graduation. Kim's daughter Abby is a special needs child and such a sweet and special child and I don’t mean just special. She is such a sweet and wonderful daughter and friend. The hugs she gives me are so full of love. Congratulation Abby.



Today I took my mama for a cart ride. I wanted to share some of the sights she hasn’t seen in a while. We had a great time and really enjoyed our time together. I love this picture of mama. She is so beautiful!!


So there’s part of my week in pictures. Not to much time to sit and home and brood which is good. Things are getting better. Soon it will be time again to put my all into strengthen and toning up the hunk of chub.

Hope you all have a great and blessed weekend.


Caron said...

I love all the pictures. I'm quite taken with the lady slippers and you're right, your Mom is beautiful. I also love how you take the dogs with you and they seem to love it all. I'm glad you're having good days. :)

Karen Butler Ogle said...

It looks like you had a great week. I know it was emotional for you to do the 5K without Mike but I'm proud of you for going ahead with it and having a good time in the process. The photos are great and it looks like you have some beautiful weather. I hope you continue to keep yourself busy so that you don't miss Mike so much. Eventually, it will get easier and you will be able to adjust to the distance between you. No distance really can take away from your relationship. Hang in there and keep sharing here about what is going on in your life. Hugs. :)

deanna said...

Great job on the 5K. You have so many wonderful people in your life. You must be an amazing person :)

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Love all the pics! great job on the 5k and sharing it with loved ones. Your life seems rich and full of beauty!! I love it!


Pam Lofton said...

What a great post! You are so blessed with such wonderful friends and family! It's so good to see them all surround you with loving support! I LOVE the pictures- especially of the dogs on the boat and the one of your mom! She really is beautiful!

Shannon said...

You made some wonderful memories last week!

Love the dogs! We have 6!


Debsdailylife said...

JULIE!!!! I thot about you so much last Sunday!!! Every time Id write an email to you, I couldnt come up with the 'right' words and Id just delete them. I wanted to be uplifting and funny and make you laugh, but everything seemed to end up sounding like a 'debby downer'. So Id just delete, and instead, I prayed!! For you, Mike, your mom, that Jim would help you make a good day!! And then of course it was Monday, and I felt guilty that I had let Mothers Day go by without letting you know I was thinking of you. So the guilt took hold, and I prayed some more. !! Thank you for sharing these pictures and pulling me out of my guilt!! Love you dearly!!

Kim said...

Thank you for coming to graduation!!! It meant a lot to me...u r one in a million Julie...I'm so lucky you're my friend!!!!

Angela Pea said...

Look at You!!! Julie, you're smiling and happy and Whoot! Whoot! You just did another 5K!! How neat that Rachel walked with you and you got a chance to share some wonderful conversation. VERY important to keep those lines open with young people. They need to know that their Aunties, Other Mothers and Extra Dads (what we call them!) are available in addition to their own parents.

I hope you have more smiling days and a wonderful week showered in God's grace.

Big Hugs to you, my friend.

S said...

Thanks for sharing all this and great photos.
That's such a great idea to start with Rachel - how awesome to be a fitness fun mentor/coach for her.