Friday, May 30, 2014

MMIN: All About Clara

I am so stinkin' proud of this girl of mine. She has worked very hard this semester at school, doing a great job keeping her grades up. She volunteers at the Humane society feeding kittens and walking dogs. She raises chickens and sells eggs.  And she's really fast on the track. She ran a personal best at the league championship meet, coming in third in the 1600 meters. It was so fun to watch her climb the podium and get her medal.
I also love the friends she's made; the choices of who to hang out with and why. She's grown up a lot in the last two years and is making really great choices for her future.
So as her track season draws to a close, I thought I'd make "My Month in Numbers" for May all about Clara. (You can see other MMIN at Julie Kirk's blog).
Best 1600 meter time - 5:21.25
Best 3200 meter time - 12:08
Best 800 meter time - 2:31.19
Hours volunteered at the Humane Society in May - 11
Income from selling eggs (in May) - $118
Expenses from raising chickens (in May) - $21
Hours spent raising chickens (in May) - 14
Her age tomorrow: 16
Happy Birthday Baby Girl! I love you.

27 comments:

Amy said...

Good for her! I love reading a post like this and she has done so well - please wish her a happy birthday from her mother's friend in Australia!

Julia said...

What a lovely post to read and well done to Clara for all her achievements.

Jo.C said...

Happy birthday Clara, fab post as a tribute :0)

Lizzie said...

What a great post, Rinda! I feel proud of Clara too - she is doing so well.
I wish her a Very Happy Birthday and many, many more to come!
Well done Clara!

Mommy2CVC said...

Happy Birthday Clara! We are so proud of you too! Hope your birthday is filled with lots of love, laughter, and blessings for the coming year!

Sheena said...

Happy Birthday Clara xxx
Great set of numbers too

Anonymous said...

See!!?? i knew she'd find her way!! It's been so great to watch her these past years!! I'm so glad you are enjoying each other!!

Mariana

Joan said...

From afar, it seems like extraordinary strengths have flowed from the anti-cancer run you did together in San Diego, I think.

Jo Murray said...

Happy Birthday to Clara...and congratulations to you Rinda. You've raised a beautiful young woman.

Sian said...

Happy Birthday to her! Can you hear us cheering all the way from here?

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Clara! I can see why you are so proud of her:)

Louise said...

Happy Birthday to her, a lovely post...maybe later it'll make it onto a layout x x

Abi said...

Happy Birthday Clara. She amazes me with all she does. What a star!

boysmum2 said...

A very proud post indeed, happy birthday and well done

helena said...

lovely to celebrate Clara with your month in numbers - belated birthday greetings from a fellow gemini

debs14 said...

What a great celebration of all she is involved in. No wonder you are so proud of her,. Happy birthday Clara!

Ladkyis said...

Happy birthday Clara. being sixteen is great!

Julie Kirk said...

I always love the specialist numbers people decide to focus on. What a lovely way to mark Clara's special day too. Many happy returns to here!

And what a great business she's got going with the eggs - very impressive!

Your month is safely pinned to the Month in Numbers board with the other number crunchers now Rinda: http://pinterest.com/notesonpaper/my-month-in-numbers/

Here's to a bright and happy June.

Julie :-)

Irene said...

I'm so Proud of Clara. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!

Becky said...

What a great post, I am not surprised you are so proud of Clara. I hope she has a wonderful birthday!

Melissa said...

Fantastic look at your May - way to go Clara!

Nathalie said...

Oh yes, you can be a proud mama!!! I can't believe her times and the fact that she is making such a profit selling eggs! :) Focusing on one subject is a great idea for your numbers!
Thank you for stopping by and looking at mine the other day ;)

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S said...

What a great post - good for her!! You certainly have every right to be proud - its all there in the numbers!

alexa said...

So much achieved in just sixteen years! You (and she, hopefully)can really be proud :). I love how you've made the numbers all about her this month - a very fitting tribute. Happy Birthday, Clara!

Gail said...

What a great set of numbers and belated Happy Birthday to her.

Melissa Stebbins said...

Wow, you should be proud of her. Even apart from her fabulous running, it seems like she is a very sensible, persistent girl, hard working girl.