Thursday, November 26, 2015

Everyday gratefulness

I try o try to live by this. Sometimes I am spitting in aggravation yet a beautiful sunbeam will come through the clouds and I smile. I used to think this made me a little bi-polarish but now I use these moments to get me out of those negative places.
I also try o try to show this to the kids. This week has been a rough one with Ava. She is struggling in school, short tempered at home and I am not getting any help. 
Today I barely spoke but asked them to get in the car for a walk. Of course this is after a screaming fest where I had to send her to her room. UGH! My life is far from picture perfect and honesty is better than pretending it is always great. 
I "made" them do this and as usual half way through Ava says blah, blah, blah because I love Mother nature. 
Really kid???
So I keep trying. Keep making her. Keep trudging along because I am grateful for the moments when she walks up and hugs me, thanks me or says she loves what we are doing together. 

Today my 3 favorite people went to my favorite place and had a great time. We walked along the beach and collected shells. Climbed to the  Knob and Liv down to the water. They climbed all the crooked trees and they played with dogs on the other beach.
Now we are off to Aunt Cindy's and then Nana's for dinner.
Please give me the strength and patience to be the best Mom I can for both of them because they are the most important things in my life and I am extremely grateful everyday for them both.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08