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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday Ramblings

Not sure what else to call this post other than that...I have things to say, but they are all over the place!

I'm now on my second week of regular exercise. Don't get me wrong I've always exercised, but I just haven't been consistent for the last few years. So anyway, this is my second week of building up my running. Last week I was walking 4 minutes and running for 2 minutes - do that 5x's. This week is walk 3 minutes and run 3 minutes - 5x's. I started that Tuesday and can now barely walk! The inside of my knees are killing me. I'm hoping it's just because I'm doing something my body is not used to, but I feel like I'm 90 years old! I'm supposed to go again tomorrow, but I think I will just do Pilates. I really don't want to aggravate it anymore or do any damage.

My little Anna has been quite a pain about taking her nap! She fights it, refuses to take one and then is miserable all evening long. The problem is that she shares a room with Ethan - so his sleep ends up being disrupted too. We've now taken out the Pack n' Play again so we have a place for Anna to go when she won't cooperate. She still won't go to sleep though. Little bugger!

I had a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting this evening. It was so much fun. I love the ladies in MOPS. I've actually started attending the church where this MOPS group is held. Hmmm, I was raised Catholic, but have honestly never felt a true connection spiritually. The Co-leader of MOPS - her husband is Pastor at this church. It is a Christian church, young and contemporary. I love the pastor and his wife. The are awesome speakers and I instantly felt such a connection to them and what they said. I walk out of church now feeling such an incredible connection - and so much stronger. The community at this church is great too, everyone is so friendly and welcoming.

Okay, lastly, some tough news came to me yesterday. A friend of mine, who has 2 sons - one is 7 and the other 2 1/2. The 2 1/2 year old has had bouts of cancer - they just found a reoccurence yesterday. Just incredibly devastating news. This friend and her son are the two strongest most positive people I have ever met. Just incredible. My heart is just breaking though. Like I said I was raised Catholic and we have a "prayer" for everything. Non-demonation Christian does not have that though - you just speak from your heart. This is very unique for me because I want to find the perfect words to say. But, if you can, can you all just think of him and his mom and pray that the Lord will give them strength and courage through all of this and that He will show mercy. I'm not really used to speaking from the heart in prayer ... some people are so good and expressing themselves, but I think you know where I'm going with this, right?

On that note, I will end for today! Thank you for giving me your time. :-)

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13 Comments:

At October 15, 2010 at 7:36 AM , Blogger Samantha said...

How terribly sad about that little boy. I just can't imagine what that Mom has to feel.

Good luck with the exercise! I can only run a couple days a week else I feel it in my knees, so I alternate with the elliptical. Good good on it!

Have a nice weekend!

 
At October 15, 2010 at 1:23 PM , Blogger Carrie said...

My heart breaks for your friend and her son. Will keep them in my prayers.

Kudos to you for keeping up on the exercise plan! I need to get better at that too!

Happy Friday!

 
At October 15, 2010 at 2:35 PM , Blogger hungrigyrl said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend's son. Sending good vibes there way! On a lighter note, great job on the running...but remember to listen to your body if something doesn't feel right. I think your choice of pilates today is a good one! Good luck!

 
At October 15, 2010 at 3:06 PM , Blogger Tammy said...

Hi! New follower here from Follow Me, I Follow You. Cute Blog!

I am so sorry to read the news of your friend's son. It's never an easy thing to of children being sick with a terminal illness. :( Best wishes to him & his family.

You can find me here if you care to visit: http://dontblink-tammy.blogspot.com/

 
At October 15, 2010 at 10:38 PM , Blogger Getrealmommy said...

Hi. Thank you for visiting me at getrealmama. I am now following you as well.

Our neighbors lost their almost 4 year old daughter to cancer two years ago. It was such a devestating thing to watch. Extremely tragic. The good that came of the experience? Watching this lovely little girl live her life with such grace. She was a positive funny little preschooler until the end. I know she taught everyone around her an amazing lesson. Her life was short but worthwhile. I hope your friend's son has a differnt outcome, but whatever happens, I hope she can help her son live the best life he possible. A great resource 9although in Colorado) is http://www.raymondwentz.org/ our neighbor's daughter is Willa and she is featured on the site.

 
At October 15, 2010 at 11:06 PM , Blogger Rici said...

Thanks for the follow!
Have you made sure you are stretching after you run? And make sure you have good fitting shoes and try not to run on the sidewalk...it will hurt your knees more.
I'm really sorry to hear about your friends son. That family will definitely be in our prayers.
I hope you have a great weekend! I look fwd to reading more of your blog!

 
At October 16, 2010 at 3:58 AM , Blogger Tracy said...

My prayers are with your friend, her son and her family. And with you as well!

I am visiting you from MBC Friends Following Friends!

Happy Follow Friday to you!

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At October 16, 2010 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Greta: From Transparencies of Motherhood said...

What a tragic story about your friend's little boy. I can't imagine.

Not too sure how I found your blog, but I'm excited to read more :)

 
At October 16, 2010 at 10:22 AM , Blogger dona said...

I'm your follower now!
http://dona-laterrazza.blogspot.com

 
At October 16, 2010 at 9:32 PM , Blogger "FAITH" said...

Hi Jodi, I am following you now from mbc and Grabbed your button, Hope you'll follow back and grab mine. Now on a more serious note. I too had a child that was diagnosed with Cancer 2 years ago. He was 10 when he was diagnosed. he still has to have blood work done every so often to have his levels checked but he is doing ok now. I feel for your friend and I am so sorry that their little one is going through another bout of it. Being a born again Christian myself, I know it's not always easy to understand why things happen the way they do but I just hold on to my Faith and Know that our God is a mighty one and no matter how rough the road, He is always right there to get us through. I will be praying.

 
At October 19, 2010 at 3:18 PM , Blogger The Meditative Mom said...

That is so sad. I'll be praying for him. I can't even imagine going through that.

 
At October 19, 2010 at 3:48 PM , Blogger Jodi said...

I just wanted to thank everyone for the kind words and prayers - Callum lost the fight against cancer yesterday. The Lord had different plans for him ~ he is now a little angel watching over his family.

 
At October 22, 2010 at 10:42 AM , Blogger Nicole said...

Aw! I will be praying for the little boy.

Good job keeping up with your exercises! I hoped to start exercising by now but I can't put her down long enough to pump, let alone exercise! I'm going to try and do things with her though, like squats and lunges :)

 

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