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On The road again
April 16, 2004

The road to success is always under





It has been over a month since I last did an entry.   My life has been busy, hectic and fun.
I have a lot on my plate, but it is not food! Well my high school team won their regional meet and went on to win at the state level so now we are going to Global Finals at the end of May.  This means having to raise over 6 thousand dollars in a six week period...guess what I have been doing? You got it fundraising..setting up events  and looking in every niche and corner for donations.  It has been two weeks since the meet and we have managed to fundraise 2000 dollars only 4000 more to go and 4 weeks to do it in.

My daughter Kara is trying to decide what college to attend, fortunately she has been accepted at quite a few colleges, unfortunately she can't decide where to go. At least she has got her choices down to 3 .  We are flying out to New Orleans next week to look at Tulane University.  Her major will be chemical engineering.  They have offered her 18000 a year renewable scholarship for four I am thinking if she likes it there when we visit that will be her choice...will keep you posted.

When I first started this journal a couple of years ago, she had just gotten her license and my son was in his senior year at college.  Wow time flies.  She is heading out to college and John is in the real world...working and making money..what a wild concept.  As parents we bring up our children so that they can  become independent and successful...but it certainly is difficult at best to watch the last one get ready to fly the coop.  Next year it will be just Ed and I exciting, but sad nonetheless.

I am still playing with the ten pounds, this is getting to be like a bad  I am coming to understand that this new me is always under construction, there will never be a completed project. I am and will be a work in progress is the way life is.

I feel sometimes that I take for granted that which is mine now.  The other day I stopped and reflected on how I used to feel about myself when I was morbidly obese.  I started thinking about the pain and the embarrassment and realized I never want to be back there.  I thought about not having clothes that fit right, or having to ask for a seat belt extension on the airplane...not being able to cross my legs or walk further than 100 feet without being short of breath.  That was my old life...never to be my world I will happily continue to be a work under construction and keep my focus.

Have a great on plan day and take the time to stop and think about what you really want for yourself.  Anything and everything is possible if you willing to work for it.