Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday Wrandom Wrambling's



So many thoughts just a-rattling around, I thought perhaps I'd get a few of them down. Maybe my posterity will be convinced that some day's, I actually had thoughts. Even if they are totally random.

I hate the pool. HATE! Weird, 'cause I grew up swimming. I'm not bad, I was taught well, have good form, minimal splash, and can get even manage to look fairly clean at it. As opposed to Splenda who kinda looks like a seizure in the water. We have to keep on-lookers from having to offer first-aid. But that's another story....
So one would think the pool is just a natural thing for me right? NOPE! Once I got a little older, I got WEIRD about germs in the pool. I mean think about it, you are wallowing around in the same big pool of water that LOT'S of other bodies are swooshing around in. Ewwww gross! I realize there are chemicals, but in my mind, there are just not enough chemicals in the world to kill off whatever might be on or come from all those bodies. And by "all those bodies", I mean even just one. Don't even get me STARTED on the kiddie pools.
Silly me, signed up for and actually PAID MONEY to compete in the Women of Steele Triathlon next month. What part of tri, didn't alert me to the fact that a pool would be involved. For weeks, I have been telling myself, it will be fine. Like riding a bike, you jump in and remember everything.
This morning, I jumped in, I remembered everything and wanted.to.barf. Did I struggle with the stroke? The breathing? The goggles? The sync of it all? NOPE.
Were there other bodies in the pool? Yes and therefore, the disgust. Even when they are people I know and like, I just can't help it.
And here it is several hours later and I still smell the chlorine in my nose. My skin is dry, and the thought of having to venture back in for more, much needed training, is about doing me in.
Next time, I think I'll offer to do a relay team. I'll do all the running in the world, just don't make me get in the pool! At least the super cute Sheila from Pedaling will be doing it too, in fact, jump over to her page and give her some encouragement too.

What exactly is the right way to hang up a hanger? Front ways, right? RIGHT? The hook goes OVER the bar straight on. Not underneath it (approach from the back of the rod). What part of this can't I teach certain members of my family? Yes, I am indeed grateful for the fact that hanging up clothes is part of our repertoire, but for the love of all that's holy, can we at least hang them THE RIGHT WAY?! (I personally think he knows it's a button pusher and just likes to tease me, but I want validation that my way is the right way.)

I'm bored with my job. I really don't want to work. I want to stay home and be A Meemaw and babysit Sissy while her Mommy works. Unfortunately, that's not gonna happen. Anyone notice the economy? And even though I have the best boss, the best co-workers and work for the best company, I don't want to work. I'm bored. Am I too old to be a cop? That would be cool. Get to carry a gun, drive fast with bright lights, and help people. I don't have a college degree and am 42 years old, is that a problem? Would either of those things keep me from being a cop? Maybe I should google it. Maybe I should have googled it before I posted this so I don't irritate the Shark. I hate making her butt itch and all. But yeah, being a cop sounds like it's right up my alley. (And to those who might be reading who are currently out of work - no attitude of ingratitude intended, I am grateful I have a job, just spouting some thoughts and feelings)

I get to talk to Elder Catmull in just a matter of weeks. I can hardly wait! This mission thing IS really what it's all cracked up to be. I understand the directive to young LDS men to serve if at all possible. To see the changes in him and the blessings our family have gotten, is beyond words. And the best part? He is still that crazy, silly, happy, easy going, smartalecky kid he was before he left. I see it and hear it in every email, picture and letter home. Nothing about his personality has changed. His spirituality? Now, that's a different story. It's like he's on spiritual steroids or something. Part of me wants him home more than anything and the other part of me doesn't want him to miss a thing out there. I want his experience to go on and on.
Am I weird? Wait, don't answer that, I already know........

Oops, a few random thoughts turned into quite the post. My apologies and if you quit reading a long time ago, I really don't blame you. But then again, you won't see that I don't blame you because you never made it this far : )

16 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I thought the hanger question was going to be about which way the clothes are supposed to face.

tiburon said...

See and I like the swimmy Cat. Mostly cause she looks cute in a bathing suit. Wait til I post the secret squirrel pictures I took with my Blackberry.

I kid.

No, I don't.

Pedaling said...

swimming is exhilerating and i love the smell of chlorine.

yeah, pedaling needs some encouragement in the area of the tri .

can you say
Quitter?

tammy said...

So I guess you won't be coming to my pool party then?

Vanessa said...

I hate the kiddie pools too. Especially after last summers e-coli outbreaks. Eww.

tiburon said...

tammy - I will come to your pool party. I will bring a picture of melissa in her bathing suit.

Rhonda said...

I miss my pool. Growing up in Arizona meant MANY days swimming all year round. Here? Maybe 3 months of the year...and that's iffy at best.

Erin said...

Talking to your missionary is always the funnest part of Mother's Day. Yay for you!

Erin said...

Dinner is in one hour. I'm trying not to touch the frozen Thin Mints until after dinner. But now that you reminded me about them...

And you need to attach an e-mail to your profile so I could have e-mailed you this silly little note instead of leaving it on your post and having this message not have anything to do with your post.

Boy, I am long winded. Sorry.

Devri said...

You crack me up, we are so much alike, whether you want to be or not! Swimming pools, no thank you, and not to mention I would have to take 7 kids and only one knows how to swim!

hugs to you.. I am soo excited for mothers who get to talk to their sons on their missions, we have 2 nephews, brothers who are out right now, one in europe, and one in India!!!

Yep, India!!

Loralee and the gang... said...

At least your kids know what a hanger is used for...
And I hear ya about the missionary thing. My son is growing by leaps and bounds, too. And lasat night I dreamed . . . well, never mind. I need to save some of the good stuff for my own blog!
:~D

Jan the crazy lady said...

Oh the mothers day call. That is the best for sure. SO happy for you. I am sorry about the work thing. I hear ya. I just want to stay home and be a cheesy beef cakey gal. I miss the get things done mode of the stay at home life. Ugh.

You are so great and full of energy. You always get me going :)

rychelle said...

i read about your trip to the ER on tib's blog. are you ok?

Cadance said...

I ♥ pools...but not for all that "real" swimming stuff...No I ♥ my OWN pool in Las Vegas...where I wear a cute swimsuit....lay on a cozy floating device...drink some type of cold icy drink...and soak up the sun...that is my kind-a pool. i don't like actually flapping your arms around to stay afloat...or being in a pool that is not mine with other people I don't know! So I know what you mean!

and hangers hanging that way in my house could cause me a heart-attack...

Tanja said...

I have to not think about the pool and it's germs when I am in it, and the same goes for the kids in the kiddie pool because it truly does gross me out too!

With my OCD, the hanger issue would drive me to drink! Just sayin'.

I am so excited to hear about your visit with your son. How cool to see him become and really grow and mature!

SO said...

My body has never looked good in a swimming suit so I've not liked pools much.

I've thought about being a fire fighter.

And I love hearing about Elder Catmull. I'm looking forward to sending my two sons out into the mission field when they hit that age.

And hangers go over the front of the bar yes.