Weekly Update and MUD

First of all, I did the Mud event this weekend!  I LOVED IT!  I am now hooked.  I just wish they weren’t so expensive.  I really want to do the Tough Mudder, but it is killer $$$$.  We will see.  The one I did with my hubby and friends was almost 8 miles and 26 obstacles.  LOVED IT!  And my hubby and I got more time together than we have in a long time.

Weight stats…still staying away from body fat percentage until my weight comes down.  It has not changed, but my clothes fit better?  So I am sure there is some muscle gain, but I still want the shred…so hoping for that to come soon.

Be back in a week!

Wishing Wells

The whole family went on a little road trip today and came across a wishing well.  The kids were fascinated with the coins at the bottom of the deep well.  My youngest came over to me and I picked him up.  He said, “I don’t want to ever go in that wishing well.”  I agreed thinking he was envisioning the long drop.

He went on to say, “Then people would put me in their piggy banks.”

That was priceless.  I went a bit further and asked if he would then be spent for things like toys.  This brought up an interesting conversation about what toy his brother would spend him on.  I told him if he were in my piggy bank, I would never spend him.  I would keep him forever.

He gave me a look that only he can give, a bit of surprise, a lot of happiness, and asked with some amazement, “You would?”

I got a pretty good hug after that.

Sweet memories.


Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love,endurance and gentleness.

1 Timothy 6:9-11

Life By Numbers

Have you ever noticed how much we focus on numbers?

How much we weigh, what size we wear, how many minutes we workout, how many calories we consume, how long we spend at a function, how much money we spend on various things…

We want to know if if it all is worth it, how we compare to others, if we get our money’s worth…

I am guilty of it.  Mostly I focus on weight and calories to stay healthy, but I have fallen in the trap of comparing myself to others and that is not okay.

So I am challenging myself and all of you to focus on different numbers…

* how much time am I spending in the Word each day?

* how much time and money am I spending to help and serve others?

* how much quality time am I spending with family and friends?

These numbers are by far more important.  Not that I want to throw away the other numbers…but I do want to keep my numbers in a better balance.