Author: Jilligan
•10:38 PM
Today is my 35th birthday. I had hoped to reach the 35 lb mark by the 35th birthday but fell a few pounds short. I made up the difference in miles. Does that count? My birthday present to myself was to start running again. I love it really and don't know why I stopped. I can think of a few things that I let get in the way but nothing that should have stopped me from doing something for myself. So no matter how early, or how late, how cold, or how hot, how windy, or how wet...I will run. Please remind me that I made this self promise.

Jo and hubby have really been a great help in their own personal trauma. They went to my old house today to pack up the remants so real live renters/buyers could move in. With my husband gone to restore power to those in the Hurricane zone, there was no way I could move the furniture by myself. Now all I have left are the closets and the kitchen. Kip will have to do the barns when he gets back in a couple of weeks.

I did talk to him today. I am not sure where they are but it said it was really wooded and so far not as bad as he thought it would be. He worked Rita and Katrina but he also said he was on the outer band of the damaged area. He said they got the last hotel in town before 41 more guys came in today. They will be opening up a church camp to house the other crews. He always makes fun of me because I wear my shoes in a hotel but he said he didn't think he wanted to touch the carpet in his room tonight. Well, I know he is thankful to at least have a bed for a few days. It looks like they will be working from 5 a.m until 11 p.m. Please keep them in your prayers and thoughts. It is dangerous work but he knows many people are counting on his crew.

I think I have done pretty good as a single parent. My oldest son hated me last night but at least talked to me today. I did forget to feed the horses and had to get the kids out of bed to go help me. Kallie had a good day at daycare (first time in 3 weeks). TJ seems to be doing good. They get progress reports this week and I hope they are good.

Tomorrow is getting closer as I sit and type so I better sign off and move the kids out of my bed. Be safe everybody.
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On September 17, 2008 at 2:28 PM , Glass Princess said...

i left it on your other post, but happy-bday! congrats on almost to 35lbs... you rock!

On September 17, 2008 at 6:21 PM , Jodie said...

Happy Birthday! Glad we could help out.

And thank Kip for us every time you talk to him. We were lucky enough to get power back right away, but there's so many people out there who don't have it. I know he and all the guys are working long hard days to get us back on track.

We'll keep you in our prayers while he's away. Being a "single" parent is going to be difficult, just remember you have lots of family to help out.

Congrats on the WOE too! You are doing great!

On September 18, 2008 at 2:29 PM , Swimfan13 said...

Better Late than never! Happy Birthday! Congrats on all the weight loss. You are an inspiration.