Thursday, December 23, 2010

We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to Jill! She is our 3 week challenge winner!
Jill has shown all of us this fall that being consistent makes you strong!!!
What a great example to all of us!

And for the rest of you that post points.....
Cammy is the winner of the drawing! Way to go girl!

Thanks to all of you for making this last challenge so fun. This month has flown by.

Can't wait to get started again in January!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

My Gift to You.

Dear Healthy Women,
I have been crazy busy these past few days just like all of you but I want to give you each a gift. .... a dog. Sounds crazy...yes... but when you wake up in the morning and have those big brown eyes looking at you and the tail wagging so hard it is about to fly off and the body is twisting with excitement.... how can you not go for a nice brisk walk? That is what I wake up to every morning and most mornings he's not disappointed. We walk for about three miles and enjoy the sights. He goes on sensory overload sometimes. We see wild turkeys, deer, squirrels, cats, dogs, even a coyote once. He never tires, unless it is very hot in the summer but we usually walk so early it isn't a problem. He is always ready to go day or night ...long walk or short. .. but always wants to go FAST. This walking has been a main stay for me these past few years, especially since I lost my walking partner when she moved. When I first get up and start to get dressed he's ready to go, even if I'm not. If I should try to sleep in , he comes to check on me and see what is wrong....such loyalty. If you had such a partner, you would also jump out of bed to start the day. Built in motivation. Get you an energetic Boxer and join the fun. Have a Happy Holiday season.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wishing you all a Joyous Christmas

The hubby and I have arrived in sunny Denver to spend Christmas with our son Matt, his gorgeous wife Mindelicous and their three darling girls. Yesterday Mindy and I made some sinfully delicious cookies and many of us did a little Christmas shopping. Today there will be a special Christmas program at church where Matt will speak and Mindelcious and Matt will sing a duet. Spiritual calories are more important than those from food, they keep me going.

In all the hustle bustle it's a real challenge to remember the reason for the season. As we each run toward the Christmas finish line may we find the time to reflect upon the wee babe born in a manger, the King of Kings, the Messiah.

May we be kinder to all around us, more generous with our time and talents, more willing to forgive and better able to focus on that which is most important.

Audrey thank you for giving us the gift of support, healthy knowledge and friendship. These gifts cannot be purchased but have been given generously by all of you on Healthy Wife.

May you each have a joyful Christmas celebration with family and friends and in the words of Tiny Tim, "God Bless Us Everyone".

Merry Christmas