Sunday, February 27, 2011

Picture Post

 Testing out our new camera.....
 Montana de Oro

 My little artist.
 This guy was chillin' on my windshield. 
 Elephant seals at San Simeon.

 Driving up the coast for no reason at all.....
 Spirit Garden in Big Sur.

 Rock on.
 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History 2.27.11

 Stearns Wharf

Friday, February 18, 2011

Big Ol' Grouch

Yep, that would be me.  Just a big ol' grouch.  Why?  I have no idea....but I do know I've got to do something about it.  I'm tired of feeling grumpy, tired of yelling at my kids, tired of snapping at my husband, tired of being tired.

The only thing I know how to do is be active and practice mind over matter, so here goes.

Here's to happier days ahead!

Update - I just ran about 3.5 miles in sideways rain with a couple intervals thrown in for good measure....
I feel better.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Simple Goal

Lately I've found myself very short-tempered and yelling at my kids WAY more than I should be. I don't know why, maybe I'm just overwhelmed (work, school, two kids, training, husband working and running his business so therefore rarely available, trying to squeeze in rare time for ME...), but it doesn't matter. There is no reason (no excuses!) for me to be taking out my frustration (or whatever it is) on my kids. So I'm setting a goal for tomorrow....

No yelling!!

No doubt this will be difficult, but I've come to the conclusion that yelling doesn't work anyway. All it does is raise my stress level, raise their stress levels, and upset everyone. Results are usually minimal, if any at all. I'm setting this goal for tomorrow in order to start small, but I'm going to re-set this goal every morning. Hopefully it will become a habit to interact calmly and peacefully.

Wish me luck!!
Perhaps visualization will work.....

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Racing for a Cause

Personal Fundraising Page for Ruth Cook

I am racing in the Miracle Miles for Kids 10K in May! Won't you pretty please help me raise money for this great cause?

Thank you!