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Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Monday ended up being more productive them planned. I got my office organized, and  all my recipes put in a binder now I just need to put them by category. I taught AKB last night so I did get a work out in, and my friend Christina came so it was a lot of fun. We also chatted after class, she’s another one of those great friends, I guess I am blessed with some pretty amazing friendships.

All I had before I left was a Cinnamon Roll LARABAR, so when I got home at 9:30pm I was starved, I had yet another plate of leftovers.

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I like using these small plates there perfect for portion control.

I was totally bummed this morning because I was supposed to go run with some girls and my alarm never went off or I was so tired that I turned it OFF! I hate when that happens. I am actually going in to work today for just a little bit to clean and organize a little. There are so many things that get shoved in places and mixed around that a teacher never has time to deal with during school hours.


Yesterday I wrote about feeding your souls with goals, and I was supposed to write about making a difference in our world. Please be patient with me as I get used to this whole blog organization thing. So today I will write about making a difference in our world.

I have been thinking about how I can volunteer this year. I know that there are so many organizations out there that are in our backyards, and need our help. You can volunteer at your local Boys and Girls club for an afternoon, coach a team at GOTR, or visit a retirement home and play games with the seniors. There are also many afterschool programs that would love to have people come and help the kids with there homework, or even run a soccer game. Personally I would love to help coach a t-ball team, or little league with the hubby. I think this would give us both a chance to serve our community and build our relationship. Serving the community with a friend is a great way to get out there and make a difference!

Summer 2006 Working with kids in Benton Harbor, through YouthWorks.

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How are you going to make a difference in your community in the New Year?

Well I am going to try and work out a little this morning, maybe I ll just run around here a nice 3 mile loop, and then tonight I will be doing an hour kettle bell class and then AKB. I am trying to rack up those points for the HBBC I have 10 more DAYS!!!!

On the agenda:

  • run three miles
  • work 10-4pm
  • 5-6:30AKB
  • 6:30-7:30 kettle bells
  • 7:30 Fun Dinner
  • Bath+Read


Lacey Nicole said...

i loooooooooove organizing at work. i just cleaned out my cube, too, put up a new calendar,... etc etc. also i posted my goals today, thanks for posting yours, it got me thinking! :) sounds like you just needed the sleep, i wouldn't worry about it :) you've got a busy day ahead anyway!!!!

Anonymous said...

Its so great to hear about your volunteering! I am able to do a lot more at home than I can here; language is certainly a barrier!
I am very active in the Cystic Fibrosis foundation back at home... these kids are absolutely amazing! and SO smart!

healthy ashley said...

I am getting involved with a local organization to mentor girls in foster care! I can't wait!

I love the new header :)

MizFit said...

you are awesome.

I need to make the time/find childcare to get OUT and volunteer...or perhaps find a place (?) where I can bring my 3 yo along with me.

RunToFinish said...

I did boys/girls club in college for awhile! I'm hoping to become part of a girls running program here to help encourage girls to be involved in sports.

VeggieGirl said...


Fabulous volunteering!!

Mica said...

Sorry you missed your run, lady. You should kickbox your alarm clock for not going off!

Lance said...

I love these pictures Bobbi! And you are awesome (echoing MizFit)! Coaching is really a lot of fun - you guys should look into it.

Brian said...

Hate when I subconsiously hit my alarm, ugh, happens too often. that's awesome about volunteering. I can't say I have helped out much but if anything you make a hell of a point, I gotta look into it!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl! Bummer about missing the run this AM!

I think volunteering is a fabulous idea ... I'm always ready, willing and able to help out in our own community. It makes you feel so good!

T-Ball is a great idea ... plus you will also be able to spend extra time with your hubby!

Anonymous said...

I would love to try volunteering one of these days. I know it's so simple and there are so many great organizations out there but I feel so uninformed about the options available in my area! I think that's one of the main problems, I really need to figure out what kinds of things I can get into because I honestly don't know of ANY.
Your ideas sound awesome.

HangryPants said...

I want to find a way to volunteer more in my new town. There are so many opportunities I just need motivation (posts like this) to get out there and do it!