Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Two Things

First off, I have heard the following expression too many times during the past week, so I am passing it on to someone else. Please, take it off my hands! Here it is:

"It takes a village to raise a child."

I must comment that I think this comment may be true, and it was probably said to some single parent who obviously needed help raising a child.

My question: Where the hell is MY village??


Enough of that. I am tired of wondering and dwelling.

Second Matter of Business:

I am trying to revamp my life. I have been somewhat down due to village circumstances, and I am tired of this as well. Exercise releases endorphins, which makes people happy.

Love this one...

So, guess what? I started using my gym membership I've been paying for and not using. There is just something powerful about jogging just 5 more minutes than I did the day before.

Gym membership going to waste...

Here's where you, my fans, come in:
  • PLEASE STOP dangling naughty foods in front of my face.

  • PLEASE RESPECT my decisions to not join in high caloric lunches or dinners. MOM, JIMMY, EVERYONE ELSE... GET IT????
I am doing this for ME. Not Jimmy. He loves me the way that I am. I hate when he squishes my muffin tops though, dang!

Here's a link to my personal help page:


In closing, please respect my decisions. They are made for a reason.


Christina said...

Janine,way to take a stand! People are well meaning but sometimes can't see things the way we'd like them to or the same way we do. As for the village raising a child statement - highly over-rated :o) You're a great mom, a great teacher and a great person!!

Krista said...

Hi Gorgeous! The village thing...I don't know if that's in reference to how many people influence your child, like teachers, coaches, spiritual leaders, govt. choices of funding, etc. Stay away from the Village People though - you'll end up at the YMCA! You're doing great! Keep the humor in it all, that helps!


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