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Friday, June 26, 2009

Sadness

I've been out of touch for about a week, I really didn't read or watch news for 5 days. The day after I get home Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson pass away. Very sad. Jon & Kate Plus 8 have been booted for REAL celebrities as the headline of the gossip mags and shows. I have to say listening to Michael Jackson on the radio today was a change but it reminded me of all the songs I used to dance around the house to.

So my trip...
Saturday I drove down to FL. With a stop in Gainesville.

After a very short stop by the stadium and to pick up some food. I got back on the road to Brandon. I had to buy new running shoes. I left mine in Atlanta.
Sunday I got up and ran 7 miles then got ready and went to Wallaby Ranch (www.wallaby.com).
Had a good time visiting with my dad's side of the family. Craig's dad and Carol joined me and Rich went up in a trike which is a motorized hang glider used for teaching.


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Sunday night I returned to Brandon for some time with my mom's family. Rory is getting so big.
Monday I ran some errands and had lunch with my mom then I got on the road to Orlando. I got to Rich and Carol's and laid out for 30 minutes. It was all I could stand. Got showered and dressed and went to Christa's for a Pampered Chef party.
Tuesday was BEACH DAY after an hour run in the morning!! Rachel and I went to New Symrna and enjoyed the sun and waves. We even saw a few dolphins.

Wednesday Rich and I went over to our house and mowed the lawn and finished up a few things so the house is ready for the new renters. When we got back we loaded up my car with the desk and chairs and somehow we managed to fit everything in my car including the 9.5 foot desk top. I wish I had taken a picture of it because it was pretty funny how much stuff my CR-V had in it.
Craig and I have done the walk thru with our new house in Atlanta it is a quarter mile away in the same neighborhood. I started moving some stuff over there today.
Here are a few pics of the house before we start moving in.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Getting ready...

In the next month I'm going to Florida to visit family in Brandon and visit friends in Orlando. This trip happens to fall the week before the Peachtree 10k in Atlanta on July 4th. I've been training for this run, to not just finish (which obviously I can... I did finish a 1/2 marathon in 2 hours with no training). But I want to finish faster than last year 55:42 and faster than my qualifying time 54:57. Plus I'm trying to keep up with Kelly who has definitely gone hard core on the running. It's because of her that I finished the ING 1/2 in 2 hours. Which means I'm adding intervals to my running schedule. OH GOODY! That was my least favorite of track and cross country training in high school. So depending on how my last few weeks of training go I am aiming for 51 minutes in the Peachtree 10k. There I've said it, it's in writing.

I'm also mentally and physically preparing for my trip home. I always stress myself out when going home to visit. Now probably more so since my parents got divorced last year and it means splitting time between the 2 houses. While I'm visiting Orlando I'm going to the beach so I'm getting this bod ready for a bikini. It's been almost 2 years since the last time I wore one so I'm sure I will be blinding everyone with my whiteness and farmers tan from running and playing golf.

Please say a prayer for Craig and I, some brothers turned in an application to rent our house in Orlando and they want to move in before the end of the month. I'm praying they get approved and this works out better than our last renter. We had to take a hit on the monthly rent amount but at this point something is better than nothing. The Orlando house has been empty 16 of the 22 months since we've moved to Atlanta. We refuse to be one of those people who foreclose to just get rid of the property. So I'm praying for some help with the mortgage soon! We're saving up to move out of our place and maybe rent a friend's house one street over. Which if that doesn't work out, the search will begin for the next Neubauer rental house. But the fact the Orlando house is empty again keeps making it difficult to put money away for our own deposit and overlap of rent to move. Hopefully we will be packing boxes to move into a bigger - better house very soon!

I ordered jewelry from a friend of a friend and she did a custom purple and green necklace for me. It turned out so cute... I'm going to order an orange and blue necklace in August for the upcoming football season. Her website is: http://laurensbeading.etsy.com/ she has pieces available on her website but she also can create something if you want other colors or have an idea but can't execute it yourself. Check her out http://laurensbeading.etsy.com/

GO MAGIC!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Get pumped up for the Magic!!

http://www.nba.com/media/magic/25_Orlando_Magic_Theme_Song.mp3

I know it's hard to believe this is for real... but it is. Listen and get pumped up for the Orlando Magic in the Finals!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

National Running Day!

Today is National Running Day! Craig and I are running 3 miles after work. It's nice Craig has gotten into running with me.

Update on the jewelry... ring repair has been put off because I REALLY needed new brakes and since they cost about the same the Brakes won so maybe next month I will get my ring repaired. The earring is still a no show.

This past Friday my sister sent me a text asking if we were in town on Sunday because she, Eric and their puppy Bailey wanted to come visit. Craig and I were in town so Emily and family came up to Atlanta from Tallahassee Saturday night after they got off work and left Sunday evening. We didn't do much except watch the dogs play, we even walked them down to the creek to play in the water.

Saturday we played golf and it's official- I am playing from the gold tees. I have been playing from them every once and a while. But instead of going between the red and gold I'm just going to stick with the gold tees. Hopefully by the end of summer I will get my game to under 100 on a consistent basis.

Today I ordered 17 tickets to the Gator football season opener on Sept. 5th. Friends from Florida, Alabama, Nebraska, Tennessee, Kentucky, New York, and Georgia are going to Gainesville for the game. I'm really excited that we were able to order tickets from the University. I'm also making T-bow headbands for the group. I think I'm going to make 10 and whoever wants one can wear it. It's always so much fun to get everyone together! Now we just have to figure out where we are staying.

Tomorrow night is the New Kids on the Block concert that I'm dragging Craig to. He really may hate me for it because it looks like the forecast is calling for rain and the concert is at an Ampitheater. So it could be a wet concert. But I'm really excited to go see them since I was never able to see them as a kid. When we get home from the concert we will hopefully catch the end of the Magic v. Lakers game 1. GO MAGIC!!!