May 31, 2011

Accountabilty Program

I am launching a new program on June 1st,
to get your small business organized!

Do you need someone to help you set goals, organize your time, set priorities
and move to the next level in business?  Then you need Kathleen Boland. 
Be accountable to someone who will push you out of your comfort zone
and into new territory.  You've talked the talk and now you get to walk the walk.

I am only taking 10 clients into this program, so don't wait to sign up.

Sign up for three months and receive a savings of $25.
Sign up for six months and receive a $50 savings.

What are you waiting for?  Get your small business organized today.

Call or email Kathleen today.    780-815-5010

May 30, 2011

Rest and Semi Relaxation

I took a week off after the run to eat and rest.  My body was sore for a few days and then after the thigh pain subsided I noticed that my foot was still sore when I walked more than ten feet.  Turns out that I have a stress fracture in my metatarsal. (small bone in my foot).  I cannot run for a few weeks.  Although this may seem like a good idea I'm actually a little sad about this.  I want to run.  I want to be healthy.  I could easily let this be an excuse to stay sitting and not active but I have a life and children and clients and....stuff to do.  So I will not run but I will exercise.  I did some gardening on the weekend.  I have weights in the basement and I will plan a night of swimming which I hear is good for healing.

I am already planning our next big run for July.  I think the kids would benefit from learning to run so I may take my oldest out with me when I get going again.  He has taken an interest in track and field and participated in his first activity last week earning him a ribbon.  Congratulations Dan!

In the meantime I enjoyed the break and the treats that came with it.  While I was in the US I picked up a little appliance.  Yes another small appliance.  Here's what we made this weekend.

Awesome mini doughnuts!
Dad helped by making the glaze.

The kids think I'm fa-bu and it's much healthier since it is baked and not fried.  Not so much guilt now.
I think we will make a new tradition of doughnuts on Sundays. 

For those wondering about my family, Diana is well and taking care of Dwayne.  His condition is terminal.  We will enjoy him as long as we are lucky enough to have him on earth with us.  My oldest sister Debbie is taking time each month to travel from Ontario to NY to help out.  Thank you to Deb.  You rock.   Thank you for all the kind words and prayers.  The biggest think you can do to help is to take care of your own body and that of your family so that you are around for a very long time.  Be your own advocate at the Doctors office and do not hold back and conditions or symptoms.  Get an annual checkup if you need it or not.  

See you next week when we talk about getting organized for a yard sale which is also a fund raiser for Ovarian Cancer Canada.

May 24, 2011

Marathon Goal Acheived

Most of you know that I am a runner.  I started running almost six years ago with my husband Mike.  We needed an activity to keep us connected and to keep in shape.  I still remember crying as I came through the finish line on my first 5K road race in NS.  I never thought I would ever run further than that. 

This past weekend we participated in our first 1/2 marathon.  That's 21K for those of you wondering.  It was a beautiful course in Red Deer, AB.  Here's a short video explaining how I feel before and after the run.  I didn't know that Mike was in the background of the video for the ending so I laughed when I reviewed the shots.

Would I do it again?  Maybe.  Probably.  Yes.  Even after a post run massage I am still in a lot of pain.  I now know what parts of my body need more training.  I think I can take 20 minutes off my time in the future.  I am not in the frame of mind that I could do a full marathon.  Those people are crazy.

I never thought I'd be a runner.  My chest always seared with pain after a light jog and my legs screamed "no" at me.  Nothing comes without hard work.  I trained.  I got frustrated.  I gave up a few times.  In the end it was only myself who could get the job done. 

I cried again as I went through the finish line on Sunday.  I was proud of myself.  I was proud of my husband.  Yes.  I'll definitely do it again.  Just leave me alone for a week to heal please.

May 8, 2011


Every once in a while life throws you a curve ball.
I am making a few changes this week so that I can concentrate on family.
Life can be hard and you will be thrown out of your comfort zone.

I am off to the US to see Diana and Dwayne. 

Go love your family. We are on this earth for such a short time.

Here is a video for my kids to show them what it's like to fly!

May 2, 2011

Monday "Winning" Message

Congratulations to....

Melissa N!

She is the winner of a package of organizing products.
(I had my daughter pull the name so that I couldn't see the stubs.)

Thank you to all our giveaway participants.
It was nice to see all the new comments. 

I do have one extra giveaway for the first person to leave a comment today!

I will be traveling this week to work on paper chaos as well as to a workshop to get families and children organized.  Do you know how long to keep your papers and which ones can get shredded or burned or tossed?  What could you stop getting sent to your mail box and what could you cancel altogether? 

How much paper could you do without this week?