Life is just so full of ups and downs isn't? I guess it is what makes the world go round and makes us who we are.
I took toots to a Fall festival last weekend. She had a blast riding horses and in being pulled around in a weird looking train. She is getting to be such a big girl now. Everyday is a new experience for her and it so much fun for me to watch. It is also really scary. I worry so much about screwing her up. I worry that everything I do is going to going to affect her when she is grown. I know that I can't worry her life away, but sometimes it overwhelms me. Maybe it is because I am realizing just how much my childhood affected me and is still haunting some of my life.
Friday night, we had another GNO with my Colorado blogging girls. This one was very low key and nice. We had cheap wine, delicious food and good conversation at Mind's house. As usual it was a very nice evening.
Sunday, we had a bye from soccer for the Race for the Cure. I am a really big fan of this cause and I ran for Carla Nelson this year as I will for years to come. I actually ran the whole 5k, which I know is not a big deal to some, but for me was a HUGE deal. I exercise a lot, but have never run any distance with out stopping and walking. I ran the whole thing and am really very proud of myself for it. Not to mention, that it is for a great cause. I am always so impressed at how many people in this country stand up for causes and really put their hearts into things that matter. My friends and I were talking about just that afterwards. We were laughing at the fact that so many people stand as one and then turn around and do crappy things to one another. Wouldn't it be nice if we all lived life as if it were for a major cause everyday! If you think about it, it really is!
I need a break from my life, so I am going to pack myself and Toots up on the 15th and head to Ohio/Michigan for some family time. My relatives live in the Detroit/Toledo area and they have never met my daughter, so it is time for them to get to know each other. We will only be gone for 3 1/2 days, but I am hoping that I can get my head back on straight and figure my family life out for when I return. Life is about to really change for us and I need to be able to come out of it stronger for my kiddo. Toots has never been on a plane and I am nervous and excited about it. It should be interesting to say the least.