3 weeks....

 It's been three weeks since my last post and 3 weeks since my last run and 3 weeks since I've had a chance to breathe. I really need to get back into the swing of things, but no matter how hard I try, I always have a million things to do.....

So here is what's been going on:

1) One of my best friend's father, took his own life 2 weeks ago. I can not explain the feeling you get when you see your friends name on your cell phone ( she lives 8 hours away), you pick it up, and all you here is hysterical crying and no words......awful, trying to find out where she was and if she was oaky, such a scary feeling......I spent the entire week with her and her family, helping in any way that I could.......they have a such a close knit family and her parents were about to celebrate 40 wonderful years of marriage.....so extremely painful and sad, my heart is hurting for her so much.......

2) The same week, I was scheduled to take part 2 of 3 tests to get my EA ( Enrolled Agent) designation. These tests are 4 hours each and a really big deal! I was sooooooo stressed out trying to balance everything. But, the good news is,  I passed!! yay! 1 more to go!

3) Another stressful event that has been going on is that I discovered a lump in my neck about 8 weeks ago. I kept thinking it would go away and that it was just a swollen lymph node. So far, it is still there. I went in for blood work and a Cat scan with contrast, and both came back normal. Although that is great news, I am still concerned. I will be making an appointment with an ENT for a second opinion, even though my General practitioner says that there is nothing to worry about......

4) I have been shopping online, like crazy!! I have been shopping so much that when I received a big Target box on my doorstep yesterday, I had to stop and try to remember what I had ordered from Target. Well, I couldn't think of anything......hmmm, have I really been shopping so much that I can't remember what I bought........go ahead, judge, crazier things have happened around here............but, I opened the package, and it was a gift! Yay! I love surprises!! It is a cool popcorn popper ( which my hubby is in love with), that you can add butter and hot sauce and spices, etc........, from my BIL and SIL!! Suck a great surprise and I am happy that all the shopping hasn't made me crazy!!

5) Today, I hosted my first House Party. It was sponsored by Athenos Greek Yogurt..........
I made several fruit dips and a smoothie and then we all went on a walk and had some fun doing some Dance exercise on Exercise on Demand......here are some pics!

Lots of cool giveaways, coupons and girl time, but BTW, I HATE Greek yogurt!!
Everyone is always ranting and raving about Greek yogurt, but I just don't like it. I DO like that it is thicker and creamier than traditional yogurt but it has a bitterness that I just really don't like! Oh well!!!
Happy Running,


  1. Wow--you've had a lot going on. So sorry about your friend's father...how awful. I hope all turns out well with your neck also. Sounds encouraging.

  2. Wow, I stumbled onto your blog because of the busy mama title and felt my heart sink as I read. I hope your next 3 weeks are a blessing to you!!!

  3. I hope your Christmas and New Year's were better than those 3 weeks! Just stopping by to wish you Happy New Year and let you know that this year I will finally become a real Busy Running Mama! I am due in June! So I will continue to proudly sport your button on my blog! :) And I will continue to keep you in my prayers about your neck. Hope all is well! :)


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