Friday, October 22, 2010

Weekend strength

(fyi, the nie and you e-mail address is now working)

(My view)

As of right now, I think I did 300 loads of laundry today, and I just heard it beep- signaling to me that my duvet cover is clean and warm, and ready. I am so ready for some good shut-eye.
I planted spring bulbs all afternoon. I kept looking up at the towering mountains behind my home. They are filled with autumn color and absolutely stunning. I love where I live.
I do. I can't get over it.

I am getting the courage back up to hike the "Y" again. After the crash, which scraped me up pretty bad (new skin grafts?). I am ready to get back to the mountain that makes me happy.
I also want to hike again because my tummy has some "excessive" skin. I don't like it.
I also want to hike again because my sister Page came over today while I was planted bulbs.
She swung in our tree swing and asked if I was up to hiking again. I said yes, I thought so.
She suggested we go hiking together, but looked at me with a pity face and said:
"I'll go my speed and you go yours".
For a minute I thought; I am faster than you. I am the unstoppable one.
I had so much energy and desire to move before the accident,
that nothing could have stopped me.
"Wait, what" I asked her. "I can keep up, that is not the problem, its just..."
Then Page cut me off and told me that there was no way I could keep up with her.

After she left I was so mad. Not at my sweet sister, but at the fact that I wasn't able to keep up or be at her level. Wherever that is. But I secretly think I can anyway.
You should see how well I can bend down, my knees are starting to bend and I am able to sit down on the floor without help.
Tomorrow is yoga. I am so excited. I want to push it and work it as hard as I can, to be at the level I was before the crash-and even better. I have different knowledge this time around. I know that bodies are incredible no matter what they can do.
They can heal us if we truly listen and let them,
so I am going to listen and then beat Page up to the "Y".

***************H A P P Y W E E K E N D***************
Some weekend goodness coming your way.
For your weekend reading, may I suggest:

(Here is a picture of me holding "my family" in my hands)

1. Vintage Pearl made me the most charming necklaces. I got this one with all the first name letters in my family. It turned out just adorable, and I have already had 8 comments on it- at Costco alone. VP is having a few giveaways on her blog. 5 winners win $50.00 gift certs. Comment on her blog to enter.

2. Hey Arizona Peeps: (or whoever really): Have you ever wanted to be in a music video? Now is your chance! Mindy Gledhill needs women of all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, religious and cultural backgrounds to run with her in the 5K of the "Shun the Sun Race" in Mesa on Saturday, November 13th. She will be filming part of the music video for her song "Whole Wide World." All proceeds from the race will be donated to build covered playground structures for elementary schools in Arizona. The race info can all be found at, where you can sign up as well. Once you have signed up, email Krista Maurer at to let her know that you want to be in the music video. All people who run with Mindy will be put on a list to get a FREE ticket to her concert at Westwood High on Thursday, Nov. 11th (see poster for concert info). So grab a friend! Come as a mother/daughter duo! Sisters? Of course!"
And yes, I will be there with my 2 beautiful daughters.
Cool new video. I like this one too ;)

(The Teemant family photo taken this summer)

3. Help the Teemants!!! Read the information here.
This has broken my heart, and yet has given me hope because so many has come together for this sweet family.

4. Calling all "Nie and You" readers. Looking for a new "you" for my 2011 project next year. If you are interested e-mail me a