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Lame Rachel

I have a couple of blog posts written, ready to be typed up.  But I left them in my room, which now has a sleeping child in it.  So I can't type them up today.  Sigh.

I have SOOO many ideas to blog about, and I keep writing them down and then realizing that no one wants to read a novel on my blog.  I am going to have to learn to trim them down a little.

Everybody's Working For The Weekend

Well, except me.  I kind of like my weekdays better than my weekends right now.  The only reason that I look forward to weekends is because I get to sleep in. 

I'm pretty sure I have the best job in the world.  I get paid to do what I always imagined I would do for free:  Take care of kids.

I've been baby-sitting since forever ago, as soon as anyone would hire me.  I read a lot of Baby-Sitters Club books (actually I still do because every time I add a title to my collection I read it) so I was convinced that baby-sitting was the coolest thing ever.  Heck, I even tried to start my OWN baby-sitting club.  Since I was 12 and lived 15 minutes from anything really resembling civilization, it was a bit impractical.

Since then I have had "real" jobs, but eventually I ended up "nannying" (I call my grandma Nanny, so I kind of hate being referred to as a nanny) for a little while, and eventually the opportunity to watch a baby at my house arose.  I jumped on the op…


Greed is defined as an inordinate desire to acquire more than one needs.

Wikipedia says "St. Thomas Aquinas wrote greed is 'a sin against God, just as all mortal sins, in as much as man condemns things eternal for the sake of temporal things'".  Wikipedia also says "scavenging and hoarding of materials or objects, theft and robbery, especially by means of violence, trickery, or manipulation of authority are all actions that may be inspired by greed."

What does God say?

Luke 12:15 - And he said unto them "Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth."

In that passage Jesus tells us directly that life isn't about having lots of stuff.

1 Timothy 6:9-10 -  But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts, which draw men into destruction and perdition.  For the love of money is the root of all evil: Which while some co…

The 7 Deadly Sins

I've tried doing series before and failed (I am a quitter after all), but maybe this time I will actually finish something.  I'm not going to do them all in a row probably, because I am easily distracted and I don't want to get to repetitive.

The Seven Deadly Sins are not actually listed in the Bible, and I think they are  more of a Catholic idea, but I also think that they are sins that everyone struggles with to some degree.

Please remember I am NOT a pastor, theologian, or even very Bible literate.  Usually my religious discussions involve "the Bible says some where" and I couldn't tell you the verse if my life depended on it.  However, I do like to learn things, and see how they might apply to my life, and I will pass them on to you as best as I understand them.

Sometimes I might say controversial things, and you are welcome to state your opinion on them.  If you cannot be respectful and tolerant of my morals and beliefs I will NOT publish your comment an…

Couch to 5k

As I went over last time, the Couch to 5k (C25K) is a program for very beginning runners.  I thought I'd share the plan with you in case you wanted to join Michael and I virtually in our masochistic plan.  I'll let you know when I start, because whining is one of my favorite things, and running makes me whine.

C25k is an eight week plan, but you only run 3 days a week.  To much running, especially all of the sudden is to hard on your bones and joints.  Plus the down time allows your muscles to heal before you torture them again.  For three of the non-running days (which should not be consecutive, allow your poor body a break) you should take walks, ride bikes, or other low impact stuff.  Then you get one day off completely.

You start each session with a 5 minute warm up walk.  You end each session with a 5 minute cool down walk unless you just walked (like on W5D2).  Workout times include the warm up and cool down.

Week 1 Day 1: 30 minutes
     Alternate 60 seconds of jogging…

I Am Probably Insane

I should NOT be blogging this...  If I believed in jinxes, I would totally think I was jinxing it.

*This post is being added in so its published on the correct day, not a week later when it will be completely irrelevant*

Crazy Rachel thinks she is pregnant.  Why, you ask?  No real reason.  I have not been charting, so I have not idea if/when I ovulated.

I am on cycle day 27, which is one day short of my 5 year average.  Isn't that crazy?  Over the last 5 years I have with cycles ranging from about 15-71 days, averaged out to 28.  Anyways, my average cycle length is fairly meaningless, since my cycles have been all over the place the last year or so.  But my last 5 cycles have been 23,26,20,24 and 25 days long, which means that at CD 27 with no spotting, I am practically late.  Never mind that the cycle before they got shorter was 42 days or something ridiculous.

For some reason around CD 10-12 I remember thinking I was ovulating.  My luteal phase averages 13 days, so if I was righ…

A Shameful Secret

What I am going to say obviously isn't REALLY a secret, otherwise I wouldn't be posting it on the internet, on a public page, under my real name.  But it FEELS like something I SHOULD keep secret.  Here goes:

I'm going to start running.  I ABHOR running.  It makes my entire body turn on me.  My head starts pounding.  My legs burn.  My lungs gasp for air.  And worst of all, almost unfailingly my side starts cramping and I am sure I am dying.  NOT FUN!

But this week I bought $60 running shoes.  Which seems absurdly expensive, but is actually at the low end of the running shoe spectrum.  The plus side is they are really cute, which is surprising because I tend to think athletic shoes are super ugly and stick to "skater shoes".  I am NOT a skater, and am pretty sure that any attempt I made to even stand on a skate board would end with me flat on either my butt or my face.  But I like the shoes.  My husband also bought running shoes, which helps explain why I am going…

Goals Revisited

In January I set up a list of goals, at which I am failing miserably.

-Have a baby: still "unpregnant"
-Lose 10 lbs: I have lost about 4, but that is no where near close to ten
-Lose 20 lbs: Obviously not
-Lose 30 lbs: I am actually not sure I want to lose this much, I think I will switch it to
                     23 lbs.  I don't want to be sickly skinny.
-Drink 2 glasses of water a day: This is SO easy.  And yet I am not doing it.  Stupid
                                                   soda for being delicious.
-Keep my house cleaner: I still don't have a house so I am giving myself a break on this
                                      one until I move.
-Read the New Testament: 50% complete
-Read the entire Bible: I started the year at like 40% read and now I am at like 47%...

So I am failing.  Luckily I figured I would fail so I am not to worked up about it.

When we move I am going to make myself a pretty strict schedule so I can keep my twice as big as I am…

Blog, Blog, Blog...

So I am back at the same place again: being a super lame blogger.  I'll try and do better, but I'm 100% sure that I will revert to my slacker blogger ways in no time.  Since I should be moving in the next week or two and getting my craft room set up, that should at least give me craft blog posts to post :)