Thursday, May 29, 2008

Who pushed the >>FF button?

It has been a while since I have posted anything out here and even longer since I have posted any progress on my dolls. I have been doing some doll work and I promise I will post pictures of my progress soon.
It has just been a whirl wind of things happening lately and I have not been able to catch my breath and post. The time that I have had has been spent either working on dolls or having some quality time with my husband and kids. My youngest son graduated from High School last night. I was so proud and happy to have this accomplishment for him. He is a great kid, but not always the best student. Now my youngest child will enter High School this fall.
The old church hymn with the line "time flies on wings of lightening" has never felt more relevant in my life then right now. Graduations...weddings and the impending birth of another grand baby!!! At times it seems to be too much too fast. How can I slow the flow of time? I'm sure everyone would like to know the answer to that question. On the other hand I got some sad news last night. My long time running friend has three stress fractures in her pelvis, so for her time will be at a stand still while she lets her body heal. We can never know what lies in the road ahead of us, the key is to be happy with what and where we are now. Wishing away the past, or thinking about the future are in some ways a waste of the time you have right now. The past is the past, so let it go. The future is still unwritten so don't dwell there because you don't know what it holds. I'm trying to live in the now... one day at a time... one task at a time... and be happy to be a part of it all.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ogden Marathon

I completed the Ogden Marathon on Saturday May 17th. It was a beautiful day and I met up with an old running friend at the start of the race. It had been about 2 years since I had seem or talked to him, so we ended up running the marathon together. I had set up to have some other friends meet me at around the 20-22 mile mark to run me in so when we caught up to them we all ran together. Well I guess Phil ended up being about a minute ahead of me. All in all it was a great day. My finish time was 4:02:08. I had some tummy trouble around mile 20 and had to find a port a john, if I had not had to do that I might have got in under 4 hours. In fact I checked my time that I run St. George marathon (4:09:13) so I was 7 minutes faster!!! That is great I might even be able to qualify for Boston sometime in the future!! Well that is all I have for now. I will try to get some doll updates soon. My new mini baby is out on eBay so wish my luck with that :)