Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday Wrandom Wrambling's

I like days off work. I can get so much done that it's a rewarding feeling at the end of the day. Plus then, all the chores I get done that day, don't have to be done on Saturday.

Friday is Pioneer day. A couple of years ago, our youth did Trek. It was an amazing experience. Our stake is going again next year. I hope I get to go along again. I think that since I have already had the chance, I won't be offered again, and I know you shouldn't campaign for things like this in the church, but I really, really want to go. It's a humbling, spiritual experience and one that everyone should experience at least once. Even you Martie - the non-camper.

Friday is also the first race since I took a week off for rest on my body. I know it's just gonna trash my knees again, because the course is all downhill. Some have suggested I pass on it, and just let my entrance fee be a donation. Nope. Can't do it. Mentally. So trash my knees I will, then spend the rest of the weekend icing them and popping the Lortab.

Speaking of the rest of the weekend, it will be spent at the cabin. MIL's cabin. In the most beautiful country ever, nestled amongst beautiful trees and away from people. Taking the 4 wheeler, dirt bikes and Sissy. Good.Times. A much needed break from the city, people, work and everyday life.

Seems that my question of the day sparked quite the heated commentary on FB. While I try not to be a pot stirrer on purpose, I did realize it would prompt feedback. I just had no idea the magnitude. And I'll be the first to admit, I love a good dialogue with educated people about current issues. I DON'T like know-it-all's or those who argue for the sake of arguing. If one is passionate about it, has solid facts, and is respectful, I love those exchanges. But if arrogance or disrespectful arguments enter in, then I am done. I think I will choose more wisely, the questions I pose publicly and instead talk privately with my own trusted sources about issues I have strong feelings about.

Took the big Freakshow to the groomery for a nice close cut shave before we head to the mountains. I pointed out to the groomer, a "something" I had found on him just last night. It was a huge growth of some sort. I know it wasn't there before, or had been there very long. She told me he needs to get it checked and biopsied ASAP.
Crap! Keeping my fingers crossed he just has a nice new beauty mark of some kind and nothing worse. While I love my dogs immensely, I also realize that in the hierarchy of things, they are still animals. Okay, so I have my dogs ashes on my mantel and a bronze of her paw, but again, I realize that they are animals. If this turns out to be something awful, I guess we'll have some hard decisions to make. Keep fingers crossed.

Just realized that I have spent too much time now on the computer and should get to work on my list of chores to be done today.......


Jan said...

I missed out on all the fun free speech opinions. Bummer.

Godd luck with everything. Knees and dogs and opinions :)

Martha H. said...

Trek? Are you kidding me? You couldn't pay me enough money to go on a trek. My ancestors "trekked" so I wouldn't have to. ha ha ha Too much like camping for my tastes.

I hope Freakshow is ok. Poor doggy.

Omgirl said...

Is Trek where you go to Wyoming or somewhere and walk the pioneer path? Seems really intense and I'm wondering if I could do it. But it sounds amazing too.

Pedaling said...

that computer time can sure sneak up on you, fast!

another weekend another race,.,you are amazing

dubb and dawni said...

have fun on you mini "holiday"

tiburon said...

I am so excited to see you rock that race tomorrow.

I will be at the finish line. Cheering for you :)

Becca said...

I have feelings about that race too....SO EXCITED!!! It has been so long since I ran in a personal race and now not only do I get to do one, but I get to do at least some of it with you!!!! Too fun.
And I'm with you on Trek, our stake did one last summer and we went and I am trying to make sure I get to go on the next one too--it's a good thing I live next door to the organizers!