Four Somethings – Belatedly for May and Early for June


January 2018 Share Foru Somethings #ShareFourSomethings

Thanks to Laurie from Meditations in Motion, I discovered a new link up started by blogger Heather Gerwing. The fourth Saturday of each month (which is NOT today LOL), Heather invites other bloggers to share their “Four Somethings”: Something Loved, Something Said, Something Learned, Something Read. If you are a blogger, you may post your Four Somethings too!

Something Loved.

My 12th Freihofer’s Run for Women. Yes, it was crowded. No, it’s wasn’t my fastest. But I just love the atmosphere of an all women’s race with women of all abilities and goals running in the same race.

Something Said.

This what I tell people when they say that they could never run a….

26.2… I’m coming for you!!

This is also what I believe will get me through my first marathon in November.

Something Learned.

My new kitten is the grandson that I don’t have yet.  (Can’t wait to be a GRANDMA!!!!)

I worry about him and call my hubby to check in on him (and rightly so…one day, he let him out and he wound up atop a tree, then fell out of it and hid in the woods until I got home. Another day, he locked in the fridge, recently he almost locked him in the laundry closet for the weekend.. OY.)

I spoil him with special food and toys.

My hubby remarked the other day when I was carrying around like a baby “You really love this little guy!”

so far he goes out on the porch where we hang out while I’m having my morning coffee and evening wine LOL

Something Read.

I did a lot of relaxing during my May tennis vacation in Florida. This is one of the several books that I read.

Blue Shoe

I think I found this book while running one day (in one of the neighborhood Free Libraries). After I finished reading it, I read some reviews and many were pretty negative. But I kinda liked it.

It’s about Maddie and her complex life. She is raising young children who are coping with the divorce of their parents. She is also dealing with the challenges of caring for an aging, ailing mother. As the novel progresses, her life just gets more complicated. Secrets are revealed that provide greater insight into her parents’ marriage and her childhood. All throughout is the presence of the plastic blue shoe that Maddie finds in her father’s old car.

I recommend reading it and let me know what you think.


It’s Friday so I’m linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five linkup!

and I’ll make this post into FIVE somethings..

Something Photographed.

I just LOVE flowers. Besides running pics, many of my IG pics are of flowers. This was taken on a road along side the rail trail that I often run on.

Happy Running! What are your FOUR somethings? Share at least ONE.

12 thoughts on “Four Somethings – Belatedly for May and Early for June

  1. That’s a great mantra for your first marathon! It really is about continuing to put one foot in front of the other 🙂 And that’s so cute that your kitty comes out and sits on the porch with you.

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  2. Love your 4 Somethings, Darlene!!! Your new grandkitty is adorable! I would love to get a lap cat, but we travel so much I am reluctant to commit.

    I am a big fan of Anne Lamott. I might check out the Blue Shoe. I usually like her non-fiction better than her fiction, but I think I will give this one a chance.

    Good luck training for your first 26.2!!!

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