Well, it’s been one week of furlough “fun.” I’ve been working through my to-do list in between enjoying time with my kids and husband. I’m trying to NOT worry about the lack of a paycheck, but it’s kind of hard! I have enjoyed being able to cook dinner for the family and take care of things that normally just bug me.  I’ve asked Will to teach me to paint so I can tackle some painting projects instead of always asking him to do it. We’ll see how that goes …

Meanwhile, I’ve started a different training plan for the WDW Marathon Weekend 10K! The other one was a bit too challenging for me and my newly returned to running state. This one is an easier ramp-up, and it comes with reminders to take time for yoga on the non-running days. I need the stretching – particularly in my left hip, calf, and ankle – and I need the peaceful mind.

Update for the Homes For Our Troops fundraising! I have passed my $500 goal!!! Big thanks to my sister, who pushed me over the $500 mark, and everyone else who has donated so far. I’m going to spend some furlough time writing out real thank you notes to my supporters.

Now the challenge is to get to $750, when we let Nora choose the final costume! I’m going to keep the voting challenge open until my birthday – October 22 – and then my donors get to vote on which character I’ll represent. To give another idea of what that could look like, here’s an Alice vs. Cheshire Cat mock-up .

Here’s info on how you can earn votes and support Homes For Our Troops!

Alice or Cat?
Alice or Cat? by dormousie featuring blue pearl jewelry