Friday, September 24, 2010

5 For Friday

Good morning! I am very tired this morning after this busy week and the event last night. (which went really well) Let's see if I can write this post and not sound like I'm half asleep!

1. This week's Chobani Greek Yogurt winner is..... #3, JC! If you email me your address (lmhansen @ I'll get these coupons out to you tomorrow! Congratulations!!

2. This Sunday on Orchard Street, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (and also the same street where the boutique is that I got my wedding dress from!) is going to be a fall festival celebrating apples! Back when Manhattan was in it's early days, this area was actually an apple orchard (hence the street name) and they are going to celebrate their history with a "unique festival of all things apple." Since Woody and I love apples, apple cider and donuts (this is about the only time I'll eat a donut) we're going to check this out! HERE's the website if you're interested.

3. Waiting for "Superman" is a documentary film which is released today and directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) about the school systems in the United States. I read AN article about this film in Time Magazine the other week and was very moved just by the ideas and circumstances discussed in the piece that are explored in the film. Since I haven't seen the film myself, I can only say that from this article and other things I have read/heard about it, the film sounds like it is an emotional, gritty, and uncensored look at our school system. We're a country that needs and touts it's leadership and innovation, but where are these leaders and innovators coming from and going to come from when some kids don't even receive an adequate education? I can go on and on about this, but this isn't the place for it. Just check out the article and if you can, go see the film. Oh, and maybe do something to help out your local school district or support after-school programs for kids.

4. Do know some kids who want to start running? Or who you'd like to get away from the computer and start moving? Check out A Running Start: The Video Resource for Coaching Youth Runners. It's a groundbreaking new program by the New York Road Runners that's meant to help people all around the world to get kids running. There are all kids of features, information for kids based on age groups, video demonstrations to make sure they're learning how to run with the right form, stretches, game suggestions to get them moving, nutritional information specifically for kids and much more. I have a feeling it could be a great resource for new runners of any age!

5. Lastly, but definitely not least, tomorrow is my Mom's Birthday! She is the most amazing mother anyone could ever hope for; I am definitely one lucky woman to have her in my life. I wish nothing but the absolute best for her and am inspired by her every day. While I haven't always been the perfect daughter, she's always loved me unconditionally and I always have known that I can depend on her for anything. She would drop everything to be by my side if I needed her (and she has). I can never do enough or say enough to thank her for everything she has done for me. Mom, I hope you have an amazing Birthday, that you actually take time to relax for a change and do something for yourself. I hope you have a wonderful Birthday dinner and I can't wait to see you in a few weeks. I'm really glad the family was able to get together in Boston to celebrate last month. Hopefully it is a trip you'll remember for many wonderful years to come!

Woody and I are going to see "Wall Street" tomorrow night! (our first movie date in months) What's on tap for your weekend?
workout stats -
None; rest day!


The Mommy Mambo said...

Good morning from a SITSta! Happy B-day to your Mom! Have a great weekend!!
That fall festival sounds fun...I love fall...unfortunately it doesn't arrive here until almost CHRISTMAS :(

Barbara said...

Thank you for the kind words , but Moms never feel they've done a good enough job. There's always something we could have done or could do better in the future. We've had some great times tho..The Boston trip with all of you was so good and to see family homes from the 1600s showed how one is connected always to one's even distant family.Stephanie's planning was wonderful. Can't believe you lived on the same street as a family member in the 1920s !Have a good weekend. Go Green !

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

omg...i can't believe i missed the chobani giveaway again! i came on over to enter! ;-) funny!
happy birthday to your mom, and enjoy WallStreet. that sounds fun!

i've got a fun local 5k on sunday and the kids have a bike a thon..;-)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i soo badly want to help mentor some kids in running, I just think that would be one of the coolest things ever to do

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the original Wall Street - had to do my homework before seeing the new one - but looking forward to it! You'll have to share if you liked it or not!

Waiting for Superman is on my list.

lindsay said...

happy (early) birthday to your mom! :) i get to help out with a girls' high school xc team - it is so much fun, high school drama and all!