Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified. - 1 Cor 9:24-27

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Tale of a Braid

Lots of Hair does not sit still while her hair is brushed.  She detests having anyone brush her hair or touch her hair.  Today, after her bath, I was able to brush her hair quickly and I noticed that she was still sitting still ... though I admit she was watching Go, Diego, Go.  Earlier in the week, I had braided the older girls' hair so I thought that I would attempt it.  Lots of Hair actually let me finish!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, monkey

Happy Birthday to my little monkey!

On birthday day, she wanted to wear her SpiderMan pj's that were passed down from big brother.

I asked if she wanted a cake for her birthday ... no, cupcakes.  This kid likes making things easily for me.  God love her!

Lots of Hair was taking a nap

Saturday, March 5, 2011

ABC's of Me

I've enjoyed other bloggers ABC's of Me, so I thought that I'd play too.  I struggle some days on what to blog.

(A) Age: I have to do the math on that one ... I forget, honestly, I do.
(B) Bed Size: King but feels like a twin when there are 1-3 kiddos in it.
(C) Chore You Hate: Too hard to choose
(D) Dogs: No dogs ... two cats
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: Shower
(F) Favorite Color: Purple, have you noticed the text?
(G) Gold or Silver: Gold
(H) Height: 6' 0"
(I) Instruments You Play: The piano .. better than my six year old, but not as well as my 8 & 11 year olds.
(J) Job Title: Domestic Engineer, Teacher, Mom, Chef, Maid, CEO of the Household....
(K) Kids: 4 girls and 1 boy, not in that order
(L) Live: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
(M) Mom’s Name: Marian
(N) Nicknames: Princess ... given by my husband when we were dating ... though I'm not the princess type
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays: 5 (see K above)
(P) Pet Peeve: Not picking up after yourself
(Q) Quote from a Movie:
(R) Right or Left Handed: Right
(S) Siblings: 2 younger sisters and 1 younger brother, not in that order
(T) Time You Wake Up: 5:22
(U) Underwear: I've heard of runners not wearing this ...
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: hmmm
(W) What Makes You Run Late: kids
(X) X-Rays You’ve Had Done: top of my right foot ... thought I had a running stress fracture
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: Stromboli, Granola, Pancakes
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: the Giraffe

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Nun Run 2011

I was asked to be a shadow participant in the annual Nun Run on March 12th.  The run is actually taking place in Tempe, AZ.  Since I don't have unlimited funds at my disposable, I opted for the shadow option.  I'll be running the race 'virtually', ie on my roads and then reporting in.

This order, Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, is one of my favorites. Why?
  1. The focus is on Jesus.  
  2. Perpetual Adoration is to constantly give thanks to Our Lord
  3. Full habits
  4. From the order that Mother Angelica founded in the U.S. (EWTN)  more history here
  5. The race motto is awesome.  "Nun's a great habit to be in!"
The nuns are in the process of raising funds to build a monastery for 28 nuns.  Could you join me and give any amount you can?

 One of these years, I want to run with the nuns!