Garage Sales: Yay or Nay?

I’m over at the wonderful Tori’s blog:  Life with Riley today blogging about the controversial topic of GARAGE SALES!  You should go check it out and weigh in on the debate…To Garage Sale or Not To Garage Sale! Ok, maybe it’s not really a debate, but go find out what i think of them.  And then let me know what you think.

Oh, and be sure to follow Tori because she is cool.  AND she makes WAY cute accessories for little girls at her Etsy shop, On Top Baby Bows.  Seriously, go check her out!  You WON’T be disappointed!

In running news, I am not.  Yeah, that is right, I’ve had to take some time off.  Last week Tuesday I did something to my left knee and it has NOT been right since.  I thought I could “run it off” on Thursday, but my run turned into a walk which turned into a limp and I had to cut it short.  Then I skipped my weekend run because it’s been bugging me so badly.  I have a doctor’s appointment this morning and will keep you all updated.  Fear not!  I am DETERMINED to do the 5K even if I have to walk!

And I am almost to my donation goal!  Check it out!  I may have to raise my goal since our team goal is $3000 and we have a ways to go yet!  You all have been SO supportive!  It’s such a great cause and I feel so honored to be on Team Bell!

Now…go check out my guest post!

UPDATE: I just got back from the doctor and it seems that I have angered a tendon.  Apparently by running my knee doesn’t stay on it’s track correctly (which is more common in women because of our wide hips–lovely).  The good doc says i need to stay off of it and ice it (and take ibuprofen…lovely) for up to two weeks.  She also suggested physical therapy to speed it up and to prevent it from happening again since I am determined to keep running.  So, Thursday i start physical therapy.  Honestly?  I am in a dang doc office lately more times than I am not! 

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Aw, hang in there with the running bit!!!! I'm struggling at midpoint still. Good luck with your dr appointment, I'll def. be checking in to see how it went!

    By the way, stop by, I've left you something on my blog 😉

  2. Yes, I have found that my body too is rebelling! Last year my shoulder starting hurting, I didn't injure it, and I wasn't able to lift my arm above my head. Went to Dr. And he found crystslization in my cuff. (I have never felt do aged before).

    Another thing that helps with knees it to strengthen the muscles above the knee, which will give you better support and stability. ( It's easier to do this after your knee is working again. )

    Good luck! Might feel like you are falling apart, but youth is still on our side when it comes to healing! ;0)

  3. Aww hope and pray that your knee will get better soon! Will check out your guest post too 😀

  4. Aw, I hope your knee is better soon! I agree with the comment above about strengthening the muscles around your knee, which is why I started the 30 Day Shred last night (I have HORRIBLE knees). The 30DS is only a 20 min workout, so it's fairly easy for me to find time to do it even with the kids.

    Oh, and my husband takes glucosamine, it helps out with the joints!

    Hope the PT helps!!!

  5. designHER Momma says

    why did you have to go off and hurt yourself?

    In related news, I'm going to continue to ignore the fact that I've been walking around with a gansta limp for the past 5 days and can no longer see my right ankle.

    I live by the motto: ignorance is bliss.

  6. Jeremy and Tonya says

    knee injuy advice (or rather prevention advice): I was once a part of study for female runners and knee injuries. What they found was knee injuies were more prominent in women because our hips don't line up with our knees. What they found was that women with stonger cores (due to pilates or yoga), they had fewer knee injuries. While you're rehabbing your knee, start pilates so your core will be stronger when you go back to running.

  7. I came over from Torie's blog and I am a new follower! I am totally with you on the garage sales and sales in general. I will definitely be back to your blog!