Saturday, May 23, 2009
This morning I got up for an early run, I had an hour and a half, so I figured I would just see how far I could get. Much to my dismay, as I started off, I realized I had a completely dead iPod. What is so hard about making sure my podder is charged? Really? So thus, I was chugging along listening to myself breathe and the voices in my head having many different discussions. Did you know it's true that whatever the last song you heard is the one that gets stuck in your head? Sher's arrangement of How Firm A Foundation was my running anthem this morning. I have a whole testimony about that song, but that's for another post. I also heard roosters crowing, sprinklers slapping fences and sidewalk, trucks backfiring, dogs barking, and horses neighing to get my attention as I trotted by. I saw a little more clearly the sunrise, the flowers that were still dewey, the moon up in the sky on the west. I smelled more distinctly the wet grass, the water on the sidewalk, the horse pasture, and the fragrant bushes. I actually enjoyed the podder-less run this morning. I only made it 8.7 miles. I need to train harder.
Two year olds are at an interesting age. One minute happy as clams, the next full on hissy fits. Or is it just girl two year olds? I don't remember with my boys, but I do know it gets old pretty quick. How long does this last? At least her cute moments far outweigh the naughty ones.
Did you know that petunia's are so much more fun to plant in someone else's yard? Yeah you heard me. Explain that....Yard work sucks, but for some reason this morning's flower planting adventure was.... was.... well it was fun! And bonus - it inspired me to come home and weed my own flower bed.
Someone mentioned an Iceberg shake yesterday, and now I am fixated on it. I think about one constantly and will likely keep thinking about it until I soothe the craving. Does anyone else do that or am I the only weird one? And why do those darn things have to have so many calories??
Sissy and Jordan have a love/hate relationship. They are intensely jealous of each other. I am grateful that the canine half of the duo is patient. The human half is a bit testy, she yells "Mine" any time Jordan comes near me. Gonna have to work on that little relationship.
Our Bonco's group is getting together tonight for dinner. I know, I know, your reading this going its BUNKO! B.U.N.K.O! Whatev! It's actually a group of about 5 or 6 couples that 16 years ago started playing the dice game. After a year or so, we got bored and just started going to dinner. We do something once a month together and really, it is the greatest! We have had kids marry, divorce, parents die, have grandbabies, you name it, we've been through it together. It's a very unique situation, and I am grateful for every last one of these great people. I could call any one of them at any time for anything and the troops would be there! Splenda and I missed last month, so I am especially excited for tonight.
School is almost out. Just a few days left. And then, my baby is a Senior. Where in the freak did time go? Seriously, just two weeks ago, he was going to Suzi's half a day and kindergarten the other half. Sometimes I want the last 17, no wait, the last 20 years back. Can I cry "mulligan" on this and get a do over? No?
I have to teach YW tomorrow, I am NOT prepared. Lesson is on personal history keeping. Maybe I'll tap into someone's unsecured wireless and just pull up my blog.
My brain and body seem fried. I can totally bear my testimony of the power of getting enough sleep. Really. I have not done well, this past week and I can feel it both physically and mentally. Therefore, I am taking some "sleep well" drugs and calling it a Saturday........