Showing posts with label Stuart. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stuart. Show all posts

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thoughts on the Partnership for the Arts 5K

The Partnership for the Arts have a 5K scheduled this Saturday, September 8. I was looking forward to this run. I participated in this event last year and I really enjoyed it. That was the first time I had done any running in quite a long time. I have enjoyed running in the past and it sparked me to run two other events.

Last year I was in the middle of the pack. I felt okay with that since I had done nothing in prepiration.  I had told the other runs I did was about the same. I was alittle ashamed by the next few events because I know better. My job and the kids schedules really throw a wrench in my plans or at lest I use that for my excuse.

This year is looking the same if I get to do the event  at all. I thought this week at least I would go over and walk/run the course. Well our weather has not been cooperative. It has been raining for the past week. I don't mean a little rain I mean pouring. We have had over four inches of rain just over the weekend. I am afraid my job is going to hinder me too. I find it amusing that we have been on short time since May and not worked a Friday in months but I think we are working this Friday. That will not work out for me since the Run starts at 7:00 am and I don't punch out until 7:00am. Go figure!

I'm being hopeful and not ruling it out yet. I'm hoping to be able to share how it all works out. I would love to show you some pictures of the course that has been layed out through the town of Stuart. It is begins at Dehart Park in Stuart, then it follows through a nice neighborhood on Sunset Drive. I will tell you that Sunset Drive is quite the hill. We will then run back up Main Street. Main Street is a good, steep hill. Last we make our way back to the park. The town of Stuart is almost all a hill and that adds to the difficulty of this 5K.

Well maybe it won't be a washout and maybe I'll have some pictures to go along with my post. Thanks for stopping by . Have a blessed Day.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Senior Advisory Meeting

Patrick Country High School held their first meeting of 2012 about college preparation, FASFA, and deadlines that must be met. This was not the first time I have attended this annual meeting. I had hoped to get my husband to go along thinking it might help him see some of the rigorous events that will take place. Of course he bailed out on me and Tori. I suppose it is easier to stay in the dark. It also makes it easier to complain about the various things that are going to take place within a few months. It was a real eye opener for Tori too. Before she had come to live with us she had fell way behind in school and lost one grade and was on the verge of losing another. Through hard work and the grace of God, she has caught herself up and is doing quite well but to get this done she has a tremendous load when it comes to school. She has taken on extra classes to graduate on time. I'm praying that she doesn't become overwhelmed. Judging from her face and her heavy breathes, she was feeling stressed.

I am personally grateful for these guidance counselors that Patrick County High School employees. They are very informative and they cover all the gray areas of college preparation. When I graduated from high school there was almost no information given unless you knew the question to ask or the directions you were trying to take. This is probably why our school Patrick County are so successful.

The meeting was totally geared to students but they also touched on areas that I have been trying to work out in my own life. Ms. Lackey, the counsellor showed statistics on income and job retention that definitely affirmed I probably need to further my education. I am a high school graduate but I have no post-graduate  education. In 1989, this wasn't a problem work was plentiful for those willing to do it. That is not the case now. I'm not really convinced it will help me in finding a better job. I also wonder where are all those professional jobs at because they are not in Stuart, Virginia. This is just another thing to pray about.

Thank you for stopping by Southern Direction Blog and thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts and concerns. As always have a very blessed day.