At long last, the government has given us official non-profit status. We are now a 501(c)3 Charitable organization, able to accept donations which are tax-deductible. Yahoo!
AND we found a farm we want to purchase. Which means we have to raise a pretty size-able down payment. You all here were the first to support the Ranch and Rescue, so I’m coming to you again. Can you help us “buy the farm”?
Here’s a link to our first major fundraiser. Any amount you can give helps, and at the end of the year, you’ll get a nice little tax-deduction. Share the word, cause it takes a village to buy a farm!
wahoo!!! Just hit the 200 even mark. That mean’s by next Monday (if I’m good, I might, just maybe, be BELOW 200 pounds. Posts to follow! Deadlines make such good motivators!
Well, 4 weeks till final weigh in! Look like the total weight lost will be between 25 – 35 pounds. I’m okay with that – it’s stayed off, and I can continue to work towards a healthier lifestyle. And it won’t break the bank for any of my lovely pledgers!
Here’s a fun property to consider – we were talking about putting up a pole barn and making it the main residence anyway – here’s one already included! Just think of the great areas you could make with those little sheds. 🙂
I was looking for something inspirational to post with today’s weight. This photo came up when I googled “tadah”. Well, it looks delicious, and hummus is one of my new favorites eats. Unfortunately, the closest grocer who carriers it is in Chicago. I wonder if Woodman’s would pick this up. They have a great selection of healthy foods.
Only 5 1/2 weeks left until the final weigh in. While I was hoping to reach 185, my recent foot injury has made it very difficult to exercise. That leaves all the work to eating healthy, and that’s so very hard some days. Luckily, some of the gals at work also want to get healthier, so we’re doing a mini weight loss challenge starting July 1st. I see these ladies more than anyone else in my life, so it will help to have that constant support. Remember, Audrey, Julie, Christine, and Barbie – we need each other! 🙂
I used to be a very black and white person. Actions were entirely right or entirely wrong. Intentions were 100% kind or 100% evil. People were completely good or completely bad. In the past 3 months, I’ve learned some very tough lessons in “living in the grey.” It’s discovering the many sides of an issue, a hurt, a conversation, an argument. It’s acknowledging the possibility that there are MANY possibilities. It’s agreeing to disagree.
Overall, living in the grey has led me to a greater understanding of others. It’s made me appreciate challenging situations for what I can learn. It’s helped me be more compassionate and kind. It’s led me out of the lives of some people and into the lives of others.
Here’s to the many grey days ahead!
Brooke’s fleece arrived home this week from a 4 show circuit. She ended up with the following placements:
one 4th place
two 3rd places (white)
one 2nd place (red)
two “Judge’s Choice for Brightest Huacaya Fleece” (purple)
We are so proud of her for even placing – the judge’s choice awards are icing on the cake. As I hung these on the mantle for the picture, I noticed my little plaque – “We create our tomorrows by what we dream today” Today we celebrate one of the inspirations for what we’re dreaming – Brooke.
Spending the day with cousins Laura and Charlotte. Somehow started talking about bluebirds and Laura remembered this song. Made me smile.