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Feeling So Much Better

Wow, the past two weeks have been far from normal around here.  When last I posted I was telling you how I was starting to feel better after spending most of my Sunday morning in the bed, that turned out to be only a small window of feeling better, shortly there after I was down for the count.  I ached from my head to my feet and had zero energy.

Unfortunately, I had not done my weekly grocery shopping for the week (not a lot in the frig), however my daughter who is no cook I must say, did a great job of putting together something for me to eat.  She sliced mushrooms, tomatoes, and celery threw it into a pot with bow-tie pasta and created a tasty soup.

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I managed to get myself to the Dr. to find out what was making me feel so bad.  I was thinking I had gotten my flu shot a couple of months ago, could this be the flu?!  I had all the symptoms but no sore throat. Well it wasn’t the flu, but a really bad sinus infection, and because I have asthma, it was flaring.   After two full days on a very expensive antibiotic, I was feeling much better.


Thank goodness for my Health Care Flexible Spending Account.

Feeling better and back in the groove, I was off to Austin.


 Along with several other Early Learning Center providers I  meet with our State Senators and  Representatives to advocate for the Texas Licensed Child Care Association.  Working with lawmakers, stakeholders and others to improve the quality of care and education of our youngest learners.

It was an action packed day, but I am glad to be back home and getting back into my workout routine.

I wish everyone a happy and well week!


Goals for 2013

Hello all, I hope everyone is having a Happy New Year so far, and enjoying the first weekend of the year 2013.

I am fighting a head cold, but I’m starting to feel a bit better this afternoon after spending the entire morning in bed.

While lying in bed I have been thinking about the new year and what I want to accomplish or do differently, I generally do not make resolutions, but this year I have set some goals. I guess one could say goals are the same as resolutions, but I like to refer to them as goals.


1. Get organized and be less wasteful.  I can’t tell you the number of times I have purchased items only to find out later I already had it, I think a new organizational system will help with this problem.  I also plan to use recyclable bags when shopping to rid my home of all those plastic and paper bags.


2. Complete a full-marathon (26.2 miles).  I have completed two half-marathons (13.1 miles), a 5k, and a 15k, it’s time to do the full marathon.


3. Make more me time to meditate and relax. I have a friend who has been trying to get me to give yoga a try, so I am going to try yoga.  Everything I read about yoga says it is good for relaxation as well as being good for the entire body.

I am so excited and hopeful for what the new year will bring.

I will keep you posted on how my goals are going throughout the year.

Are you making in resolutions for 2013?

Cheers to a great 2013!