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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

$10 at Target - September

I was supposed to post this yesterday, but the day snuck up on me and I forgot. Oops! How is it going into late September already?! It feels like it was just Labor Day... I did this a couple weeks ago, took my photo and instead of writing my post, I promptly forgot about it. 

Anyways... Here is this month's $10 at Target haul. 

Halloween socks from the dollar spot for the kids...and I was super disappointed that I couldn't find any for me. I think all of my socks are holiday themed and have come from there. I spent most of this trip eyeing all the Halloween and pumpkin things but we have so much already I just couldn't justify any more. 

One of my treats - Naked Juice - and on sale. 

Bootterscotch M&M's. I LOVE butterscotch but I hardly ever get it because no one in my house likes it. I put these into some M&M oatmeal cookies I took to my running group. 

And some clearance lip balm. I go through this stuff quickly and can always use extra. 

How much did I spend? $8.36 I didn't come close to $10, but I already felt like I was picking things to get to $10 and couldn't justify anything else just to get super close. 

Til next month Target!

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It's Ok September 20, 2016

It's ok...

...that an experienced distance runner was killed here this morning and I'm really shaken up by it. She was hit by a car yards from her house while training for our local half marathon that's in two weeks. I didn't know her personally, but it's all I can think about this morning. You read about these things happening and think that that won't happen in your city...until it does. She was doing everything right - running against traffic, wearing a reflective vest - and it still happened. Prayers to her family and to those of the driver. 

...that what happened this morning is why I chose to attempt to run 11 miles on the treadmill Sunday morning instead of run outside in the fog. While my runs are mostly in my neighborhood or on streets with sidewalks, I do run along busy roads with no sidewalks or even shoulders for short distances. It terrifies me every time. 

...that I made the mistake of reading the comments on one of the news articles about what happened and I am so angry. Most people were saying condolences, but then there were those idiots that were victim blaming. "That's what sidewalks are for." "Go to a park." "Run in your neighborhood, not a busy road." "That's what happens when you're not being safe." A woman DIED people. A wife. A mother. A daughter. A friend. A coworker. How about you stfu and have some respect.

...that I just need to breathe.

What's ok with you this week?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Celebrating Indiana's Bicentennial

If you're a fellow Hoosier you probably know that Indiana is celebrating its bicentennial of becoming a state this year. Or you might not, so there you go! :-) One of the things the state is doing is a bicentennial torch relay through all 92 counties in the state, ending in Indianapolis. Last Saturday, the torch came through my county and Cecily and I went to see it. 

It actually came really close to my house, but I decided to go downtown where the county closing ceremony was because there was a little presentation and they had a traveling museum that talks about the bicentennial.

Sadly there weren't that many people there, much less than in other, less populated counties. I have been excited for weeks about this and I was so glad I got to go. Alan has been making fun of me about it but I don't care. Yes, I'm a history nerd, but how often do you get to experience a bicentennial? Not that often. I'm really glad I got to experience this little slice of history!

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