Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dean's list

I received a letter the other day informing me that I made it on the Dean's list last quarter. A little triumph but it is a wonderful feeling.

I was in NYC last week, and it was.....exhausting? Don't get me wrong, I had fun, perhaps too much fun..staying up till 3:30 in the morning, waking up at 7 just because I didn't want to miss anything. Every year the company my husband works for sends it's people on a convention...and that is why we were there. We count it as our yearly "break" the time we get to just be us, and not have any responsibilities, although my husband networks a lot during it.
One night of the convention is an awards night where everyone gets dressed up, and the top people get awards. It is always an over the top night that while long, is quite memorable.
We didnt take our camera..this is the only dressed up picture I dress was long and plum, and my shoes were 5" high black patent say I was tall would be an understatement..I towered. But, it was good fun.

I just finished taking 2 exams so my brain is a bit weak at the moment...will write more later.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Raising a boy

After TKD class this evening I needed to run into the grocery store. While standing in the checkout I noticed the Cosmopolitan magazine....and then realized I was standing there with my sons. I looked over at my blushing oldest son and he very quickly looked at me and said "WHAT!?"

I said nothing.

He said "Im just thinking about math...just math"

I said "Ok...what about math"

He said "Mountains"

The timing was just so bizarre...and he had been doing a math worksheet in the car that involved computing the heights of Im sure that is what he meant....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I have to admit that I love getting up and going to the gym in the morning. I love the changes I am seeing in my body, my endurance, and my mental outlook. Amazing what exercise can do.
On mondays I have been doing 40 minutes of cardio and then some intense weight training, wednesdays I take a yoga class and fridays I swim. I am also going to add in a two more days of cardio work a week.

Exercise is definitely the key for me that pushes me to eat healthy nourishing foods, the thing that calms my mind, relaxes my body and delivers energy. On the days I don't work out I notice that I am tired and impatient.

Yoga has really surprised me, I didn't think I would enjoy it, but I really do. I danced for several years, and the yoga moves are ones my body understands, and it is so nice to be doing things that lengthen my muscles.

Overall though, I seem to be coming back into tune with my body...and that is such a good thing