Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday Random's


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........

12 comments:

Shawn said...

YAY! The first comment! You must have just finished it...

Yep, I am still up late. I admire you so much for running---I just can't do it---can't stand to run. Sigh...

I bet your lesson will be great! You're lucky to be able to work with the YW!

Kristina P. said...

I have not had an Iceberg shake in almost 3 years!

Cadance said...

I can not run with the sound of ME! I will do it but I don't like it! I guess if you were outside that helps!

it's gotta be GIRL 2 year olds....boys of course are just perfect angles...or at least simple to figure out....I'm so glad i DO NOT have a girl I could NOT handle a mini-person like me.....I KNOW how CRAZY i am!

....just give the YW your blog address you are an expert personal history archiver (is that a word? if not I just made it one!)!

oh...and it's SAUTRDAY...I hope you e-mailed you son! RIGHT?

tammy said...

That is one of the reasons I don't own an ipod. I'd rather listen to the voices in my head and for inspiration than constant music blaring.

And yes, I fixate on one thing and crave it until I finally give in. It's not good. Yesterday I gave in and had a cookie out of my freezer (shhh - don't tell Vanessa). Those Iceberg shakes are enough for three people. My Grandma lived right next door to the Iceberg on 900 E & 3900 S. Then so did my parents when my mom was prego with me. She was over there getting a shake every day. I blame her for my thighs.

I'm sure the YW love you!

LaurieJ said...

I love running without an i pod and experiencing all of those real sounds!

And the two year old thing will last until she is about 19 (or at least that's what my mom told me
:-)

veronica said...

I'm glad you found a positive to having a dead ipod. I can't stand exercising without some sort of distraction!

DeNae said...

Oh, man, Iceberg shakes!! The closest Iceberg to Vegas is in St. George, and I have full-on fantasies about driving 2 hours up there just to indulge in a chocolate banana malt with extra malt, hold the enormous butt.

And I have one daughter who has been two for seventeen years, with no end in sight. Best o' luck, Melissa!

Omgirl said...

Two year olds. Sigh.... Girls are worse, that's for sure. Daphne's lasted from 18 months - 2 years old, then again for 3 months before she turned 3. Theen second round was worse, for sure. But then she got over it and was normal again! (Remember, give her choices on things that don't matter; These shoes or those shoes? Blue cup or red cup? It helps them feel empowered, which is what the tantrums are all about.)

Omgirl said...

p.s. I need some petunias planted. When are you available?

SO said...

That Bonco groups sounds wonderful! I would love to get something like that going with my friends. I hope you had a great time.

tiburon said...

Best.flower.planter.ever.

You might have earned a spot on my Thankful Thursday list...

Thanks for that :)

Becca said...

The hissy fit thing...just girls...and my oldest is almost 8 and we're still waiting for them to be done with. Like Laurie said, I'm pretty sure it's going to be a while

And planting flowers for someone else is always more fun than planting your own.

Want to go to Iceberg....name the time and I'll be there. Their fresh strawberry shakes are to die for!