How time’s-a been flyin’! 4,036.42 miles to go…

I can’t believe it has been over a month since I last posted on the blog.  I honestly didn’t mean to drop off the map!  My mom flew out to Arkansas to help me finish packing up and take a mini tour around northwest Arkansas.  I think she had a pretty good time and fell in love with the natural beauty…despite being a bit of a work horse (sorry again Momma!).  She was really a trooper cause then she hopped in a packed down car and helped me get everything down to Texas without losing clothes and boxes on the highway.  My father-in-law, Gary, and Paul met us in Killeen to help us move everything out of the storage unit…so, another long day for all of us.  I couldn’t have made this move without them all…thank you again!

After the storage unit was empty our focus was on unpacking the extreme amount of boxes in the garage and scattered around the house.  Mom and I finished the garage, shed, kitchen, and master bedroom before we finally took a break and had some fun down in Austin.  Ever since she left to go back to Ohio it has been a slow but steady process to finish off the remaining boxes in the loft/office area and the spare bedrooms.  Did I mention I was in the middle of two accelerated summer classes through all this?!  The weight is finally starting to come off my shoulders though.  I’m done with one of the classes and finishing up another here at the end of this week.  Then I’ll start my last summer class the following Monday.

Our backyard was mostly leaves and rocks…very little grass…so I’ve planted seed and have been slowly growing grass so the doggies don’t track dirt and dust into the house.  I know it’s only a rental but it’s worth not having to dust every day for the next year and a half/2 years! 🙂  I’ve also been dealing with birds trying to eat my tomatoes and blueberries and strawberries…so I had to build a wood box (4 feet tall, 4 feet deep, 6 feet wide) and stapled plastic “wildlife” netting to keep them out.  They’ve been pretty pissed ever since…hehe!  I did have to deal with a dead lizard that got stuck in the netting yesterday.  YACK!  There are some things that I like Rod to handle…dead animals is definitely one of them!

Anyway, the house is starting to feel like home and I’m a lot more comfortable here than I was when we lived here before…sleeping a lot better and all.  Now if I could just figure out a running path and schedule I’d be doin’ even better.  Thankfully, I’ve been able to lose weight still.  I’m down to 164 (lost 14 inches total) and feeling great.  The shorts I couldn’t wear last summer are starting to fit better which is just more motivation to keep going.

Well, I guess that’s all I have really!

Bible Chapters: Isaiah 29 – Ezekiel 20

Had to catch up on some chapters but I’m finally up to where Rod is.  Isaiah was a fairly long read and unfortunately got a little monotonous.  Jeremiah was the same and Judah was making me angry.  By the time I got to Lamentations and they were whining about how God had betrayed them I was ready to throw my book.  I see the importance of Lamentations…if you really are grieving it could be a bit of a comfort or give some guidance on dealing with your grief but I don’t think the Jews had much reason to feel betrayed by God considering they are the ones who betrayed the covenant they made with God.  To say the least, I’m excited to be on to Ezekiel! 🙂


Me: 4.3 miles (gotta get this up!)

Grandpa Williams: 10 miles

Momma Deerfoot: 4.5 miles

Josh: 59 miles

Phil and Karen: 26.1 miles

-M (164.0)


About Mandy

I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, a business owner, a full-time job worker, and a part-time Soldier.
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One Response to How time’s-a been flyin’! 4,036.42 miles to go…

  1. karen scott says:

    Sounds like you’re feeling right at home already! Good for you. And you’re right–dead animals are best left to the guys to handle!! Put us down for 8.1 miles this past week. Know that we’re still praying for you both.

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