Friday, September 24, 2010

Coffee Talk 9.24.10

Good Morning Ladies,

I know I ALWAYS say this and never come through, but this should be short and sweet today because I am running really late and have lots to do!

It has been a good week, with a few fun accomplishments. As you know, I have started running and have been doing my training. Tigerfan convinced me to sign up for a 5k that is sponsored, in part, by the telephone Pioneers. So, tomorrow I am running my first ever 5k. And I use the term running VERY lightly. My goal is to not die. This morning I did a short run...and it was TOUGH! Now I am a little worried about tomorrow...but I am determined. I will do hard things and I will survive! (sorry, needed to give myself that little pep talk).

I actually had a good run Wednesday. 3.56 miles with 5 minutes of it walking for warm up. So I have run the proper distance...just hope I can do it again!

We also made our home made Pop Tarts this week. I posted the recipe here, but originally got it from a fellow Company Girl, Sticky Cook. Dancer and I had so much fun! She was able to do almost everything and LOVED it. We made brown sugar and cinnamon but have decided that now we will play around with other fillings. They were really good, a slightly different texture that a store bought Pop Tart, but worth the no preservatives. Next time, I think we will use 1/2 whole wheat flour and see how that turns out.

I totally have pictures, but my IT man (AKA, Tigerfan) has not put them on the computer for me yet and I haven't a clue. Maybe someday you will see pictures. Because, really, who doesn't want to see blurry pictures of homemade Pop Tarts!

I also have pictures of F.B.'s last Cross Country meet. Because I am a great mom like that and finally remembered the camera on the last day. His team came in first place for the season and he is so excited...he doesn't even care that he never medalled...he is just happy to be a part of the team, I love that!

Okay, today we have friend coming over to work on Science Fair, yes, it is that time of year again...stay tuned for the mental break down, and I haven't even filled the children's workboxes yet, so I need to get moving. Hope you all have an incredible weekend...and feel free to virtually cheer me on tomorrow morning. If I survive, I'll be back next week!

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Diane said...

Yay for accomplishing that first 5 K! (I'm going to be praying for you, and since I know God answers prayer, I'm thanking Him now!)

I "friended" Sticky Cook's FB page - I can't spend too much time there, are there are too many delicious things to tempt me! But what a differnce the lack of preservatives makes. The irony of life is that it may be the "preservatives" we put in things that are slowly killing us!

Katharine said...

I'll be cheering you on! I laughed out loud at the "just not wanting to die" I am going to try the poptarts!(my kids will be thrilled!) Have a fabulous weekend!

Jen said...

Yay for the 5K! What an accomplishment. Oh, and thank you for the Pop Tart recipe! I can't wait to try them -- my girls LOVE pop tarts!

Lea said...

Well, I'll sure be cheering you on at this end! I'm so proud of you!

Thanks for your kind remarks this morning.

And, I will be expecting you back next week! So, don't go and die on us. Ah, maybe I shouldn't have said it that way but you know what I mean. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!!! 5K! You are my inspiration! I can do it too. Unfortunately, I have been looking and there isn't one in our area that I want to do (aka un-hilly ones) until next year. =p

Good luck with that science fair...I am so not a science person.

And hooray for FB's team!

Jenilee said...

homemade poptarts?? Sounds very interesting! :) and yeah for science fairs right! :) visiting from company girls!

CindyC said...

I hope your 5K goes well! It sounds like you're doing everything to have a great, fun race!

I am so checking out the pop tart recipe!


secondofwett said...

How can it be that time of year again fair! Wow!..and I'm so glad to hear that someone else cant put pictures on their laptop either...I'm in the very same position! :0) Keep up the running! I'll do it vicariously thru you!

LydiaCate said...

Just lost my lengthy comment...(SIGH)!
What I was trying to say was...I know you did fabulous in your first 5k! I'm so proud of you regardless of how much you ran or walked! Keep it up girl! You are my inspiration! I'm going to follow your lead after this baby comes.

I've been dieing to tell someone... guess who I had the honor of meeting yesterday and visiting with over lunch? CiCi from CiCi's Corner (SQUEAL) What a sweet, wonderful, fun lady! Watch her blog I'm sure she'll write about it...It's a funny story. Made my whole weekend!

I'll be praying for you and your kiddos as you dig into science fair season! I hope it all goes smoothly and that you are able to enjoy it. That's possible, huh?

BLESSINGS to you!!!