Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Books...sigh...wonderful books..

Books are the greatest thing since sliced bread. I am mostly into non fiction books. Self help books are my favourite, I am always looking to learn how to better myself in any way. Health and fitness books are great learning tools for me as well. Even relationship books I dig because I know I have so much to learn.

The books I purchased yesterday were
How to win friends and Influence people by Dale Carnegie
Invisible acts of power:Channeling Grace in Your Everyday Life by Caroline Myss
and the book that I was destined to buy yesterday was
Romancing the Ordinary: A year of Simple Splendor by Sarah Ban Breathnach

For some reason I knew that book was going to find me yesterday. I had borrowed it from the library and started reading it and was very interested but noticed there is a chapter to read for every month of the year. I thought well I don't want to read it all at once then and I can't renew it for a whole year so I read the month of January and February and gave it back to the library. I wished to find that book to add to my own little library. I had a sudden urge to go buy myself a book and I always shop for books at the thrift store because I would be broke if I went to chapters every time I had a book urge. So I went to the thrift store and there it was staring me straight in the eye and jumping out at me.

I have three of Sarah Ban Breathnachs books and just adore her. My next book I wish will jump out at me is Think and Grow rich by Napoleon Hill. I have read it before but I want it for my own stash so I can read it any time I like. What a great book!!

Who is your favourite author and what is your all time favourite book?

Oh and thanks Bruce for the info on the walking shoes and special socks I will definately look into that once I get a paycheck, right now I am just working in running shoes because that is all I have.

A Good Day

Well work is good, I really enjoy it so far I just need more shifts if I am going to get my bills paid. I only had one shift this week so far and am waiting for any phone calls for me to cover a shift.

My ankles were sore from being on them all day at work but are feeling better now. I won't run on a day where my
ankles are sore just in case. I ended up running once last week and it felt great and the next day my ankles were fine at work.

Now I have to get training this week or I will never be able to run 5K in May. I have been slacking I will admit it and I feel horrible about it. Life just seems so busy right now with work, my son and my grandfather.

I treated myself yesterday to buying a couple books at the thrift store...ohhh how I love books. Even though I don't have a ton of money but it felt great to bring home my little treasures that cost me 15 dollars. How wonderful is that.

So when I got home I rearranged my furniture in my bedroom and got cozy in bed and started reading. That is the best day I have had in a while. May there be plenty more to come.

Monday, February 9, 2009

I did run last week..So there

Last night was a good night, I ended up jumping on the treadmill just because I knew it would make me feel alot better. It was a weight was lifted off me when I was done it was great.

Got to spend a few hours playing with my son, I seen him last week but not much because I was at the hospital so we had a ton of fun giggling and rolling around on the floor, oh to be a kid again..sigh.

I am off to my first day of work and am feeling good. I hope everything goes well

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A new day.

This week has been craaaazzy. I got the job pretty much on the spot. I am pretty excited. My first day is tomorrow. I will be assisting the residents with medications, personal hygiene, housekeeping and other odd jobs.

The night before my interview I got a call that the doctor told my family that my grandfather only had a few days to live. So I was so bothered and almost didn't go to my interview and travelled straight to my family. The only thing that kept me home was that I had to pick up my other uncle at the airport and bring him with me. I managed to get through the interview fine and the boss wanted me to start work right away. I felt so horrible to need some time off right away but I explained the situation and she told me not to worry and to just start fresh on Monday. What a relief! So I got to spend the week at the hospital with my family and my grandfather and I told him what I needed to and he told me what he needed to. I feel so much better that I got to spend some time with him. I am ready to let go now any time he is ready.

After the rush and emotions of this week I didn't go for one run. I didn't want to make the time my days were filled already.

A new day starts tomorrow. I am leaving all stress and anxiety behind and am pushing forward towards my purpose. I am going to run and be thankful I have the ability to run. I am grateful for every breath I take. May I be great at everything I do.