Sadly....with these measures of punishment....guess who else gets punished??? That's right....good ol' Mom! Now...every evening I will be spending hours going over Algebra which I am no good at, Biology which I can't stand, and French which I never learned. You can bet there will be frustration, arguing, and tears (and Zach will be upset too!) Should be a good time had by all!
Shaking off the negative and moving on.....today is March 1st. A new day, new month, new beginning. (And as a side note....March 1st is National Pig Day! Have you hugged a pig today?) This also means today is the day that I choose my March Adventure(s). First I would like to thank everyone who gave me input on this. I had some pretty cool ideas given to me...about 10 serious ones and out of those I chose two. (Remember I am still training for the 2 mi. in June so this will be a carry over adventure until then.)
So onto my March Adventures: Drum roll please......my first adventure which I thought was outstanding..... is redoing a piece of furniture suggested by Deb L. I have the perfect piece to redo and actually it should be a great first timers project as the chair I have in mind is really in good shape. I really just need to redo the upholstery on it. Since I know nothing of what I am doing.....this could take all month....but should be interesting. This could also be good for several blogs. Bonus!!!! Thanks Deb L. The second adventure is one that puts me in a spring state of mind and was suggested by KD. KD suggested that I start a plant from a seed and watch it grow. Now I have had gardens in the past....but it has been years. I am thinking maybe starting a pepper plant, cucumber plant and tomato plant might be kind of cool. I really don't have the time to do a full on garden....but I am thinking about a container garden. So this week I will be getting seeds and starting the process. Thank you KD for the great suggestion.
So there you have it folks.....my March Adventures are decided and will soon be underway. I am excited. So I will have a "new" chair and veggies for the summer. Useful and productive! How good were these suggestions? And how good am I for choosing them? It is going to be a good month!
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.
Now hate is not a word I like (accept when it comes to some of my children's actions. Then I use it loudly and often). I really don't believe that we should give into hate as it opens so many negative doors of emotion in our lives. However....there is one thing that I can honestly say I hate above all else. It causes me no end of sadness, fear, stress, pain, loss...and ultimately...yes....hate! What could bring on such emotion you ask? The answer is....cancer!
Until a cure is found....I encourage each of you to get regular medical check-ups. Encourage the men in your life to get prostate exams yearly after 40.....and women to get yearly mammograms also after 40. And once those you love turn 50.....make sure a colonoscopy every five years is part of their medical plan.
I pray daily that in my life time or at the very least my kids lifetime....a cure will be found and no one else has to die from this disease. But until that cure is found.....suffice it to say....I will always HATE cancer!