Showing posts from April, 2011

scrambling ahead of time so I don't have to catch up later

Cramming a 10 day schedule into 5 days feels a bit like a marathon, and the evening of the day five feels as long as the final 0.2 km.  Tomorrow Jadon and I leave to go to a conference till Saturday.  Then we'll be back home for Sunday and leave early Monday (I'm talking 3:00 a.m. early) to go visit his family in Kansas.

This is supposed to be a vacation but the irony of all vacations is that you have to bust your butt before you leave and then scramble to play catch-up when you arrive back home.  By the time the whole ordeal is over sometimes you feel like you need another vacation.  Hopefully that's not the case with this vacation because there is not another vacation scheduled on the calendar for a LONG time. 
Since this was my marathon week.  I'll give you a glimpse of all 26.2 miles of it.  True to all marathons, some miles were delightful, and some were pure torture. 
Mile 1:  Injinji socks came in the mail :-) I love them!!!

Mile 2: We discovered the brake pads on…


Sometimes the things I hope for seem trivial (I HOPE the sun comes out today) , other times they seem insurmountable (I HOPE some one I love is completely healed)  I believe that God deeply cares about those little hopes and the massive hopes.  I don't think He ranks them like I do. 

In light of it being Easter weekend I was reading about HOPE.  After Jesus was crucified, HOPE was the only thing HIS follower had to cling to.  In much of life HOPE is all that I have to cling to as well.  As I read some verses about HOPE, 1 specific passage really stood out to me. 

Lamentations 3:20-24 says, "I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss.  Yet I still dare to HOPE when I remember this: The unfailing love of the Lord never ends! By His mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is His faithfulness, His mercies begin fresh each day.  I say to myself, 'The Lord is my inheritance, therefore I will HOPE in Him.'"

We all have those "a…

my late night laugh-fest

I told you I would post a video of the dogs eating seaweed & here it is!  A picture never does a sunset justice you have to see it in person.  Likewise, a video does not do the hilarity of this justice.  But just go along with me and laugh a little.  Also note my awesome wallpaper.  I know it's amazing but I can't take credit for it.  The landlord had it put in 200 years ago and I just get the pleasure of living with it :-)

p.s. Maya & Mountie are not vegetarian but I'm trying to convert them.  Their current status is Flexitarian.

"when I'm feeling sad, I simply remember a few of my favorite things & then I don't feel so bad."

I don't care for rain drops on roses or whiskers on kittens.  In all honesty I dislike the rain, flowers seem pointless to me and I'm more of a dog person.  However this has been a "when the dog bites, when the bee stings sort of day and week" and so remembering a few of my favorite things is just what I need. I think I'll take Julie Andrews' advice.

One of my most favorite things is French Press coffee. It's perfect!   My husband and I oooo & ahhhh over our coffee every morning.  You'd think it was something we didn't get to drink every morning.

I love sarcasm & dry humor.  Don't give me any of that class clown kind of humor.  I want to hear the rough tough cowboy utter a few choice words that perfectly fit the occasion.

Oh that note, I love "The Office" - thank you NBC for gracing the viewing world with a hefty dose of sarcasm and dry humor. 

Laughing at our 2 huskies is a all-time favorite.  When I'm in need of a good…

Alanis Morisette shoud sing about Iron & Wine

You know that song "Ironic" my Alanis Morisette; well she's right!  Someone I know very closely used to think the lyrics of that song were, "It's like Reddi-Eggs on your wedding day" instead of "It's like rain, on  your wedding day." - that cracks me up!!!  If Alanis had played her cards better she could have been paid some big bucks to endorse Egg-Beaters....but who would have thought, it figures!

On that note I have my own lyric I want to add to the song.  It goes like this, "It's like getting Iron & Wine Tickets just a few days after you casually mentioned it was a concert you'd LOVE to go to!" (Ya, it's hard to sing, I know.  I tried it a few times)  Alanis, if you can't pull it off I understand.

It's Ironic don't you think that just 2 days ago Jadon and I were listening to Iron & Wine's new album and I said, "Man, I would LOVE to go to his concert"  And then today Jadon anno…

Tri 2XU 300

After a long winter of toughing out the cold & snow and running outside, I'm over it.  It's still winter here in Wyoming and I'm sick of it.  I don't want to do one more cold run.  I don't want to do one more hour on the elliptical.  I'm just want hot sunny days of running in shorts and getting a sun-burn.  Seriously, the thought of a sunburn actually sounds delightful.  Since the sunburn was out of the picture this week & I couldn't handle more winter runs I decided to forget about mileage for the week.  I decided to go ahead and act like a moderate runner instead of an extreme & obsessive runner.  Surprisingly, I actually enjoyed this week's lack of running and switching things up. 

Back in junior high I was on the swim team and wasn't half bad, since then though I've never done a lot of swimming.  2 rounds of lifeguard training are about the extent of it.  So when I climbed in the pool for the first time in a year and started swi…

back-up, my back-up, my back-up plan!



We have a LARGE SIBERIAN HUSKY - Mountie.  I love him to death, but I hate walking him.  He is severely dominant and insists on going where he wants, when he wants, to mark what he wants.  Sadly, when I am on the other end of his leash, I am at his mercy and I get walked more than him.  I dig in my heels, yank on the leash, say, "NO" etc. to no avail.  It ends up being a "drag-fest" till he is worn out and then we actually manage to walk down the street in a respectable manner.  I'm telling you that because I'm having a "dog-walking" week.  I haven't actually walked the dogs 1 time, however I feel like I'm constantly walking them.  This week has been insanely busy and hectic and I feel like I'm just barely holding on, digging in my heels and being dragged all over the place.  I would like to throw up my hands and cry "mercy" but if I let go of that leash I'll lose it all together. 

My only consolation is that we are leav…

New Shoe Day is like getting a birthday with the aging

Let me preface this blog by assuring you that I do not have multiple personalities. Ok, you can let that breath you've been holding out.....wheeeeeee...

My last blog was about barefoot running and this blog is about the new pair of running shoes I just bought.  Why you ask would I spend $110 on new shoes when I'm working on running barefoot....hmmm...tricky!

The answer - I have a marathon in 1 week and my current shoes - Brooks Defyance 3 - are wasted! No more long runs in them. And since I've only run 1.25 miles at a time in my Vibrams (freaking gorilla looking feet shoes - or lack there of) I can't run the entire marathon in them.  Thus the need for new shoes. 

So instead of tell you the whole story.  I"m going to refer you to my husband's blog because he already did a superior job of it, and if it's not broke, don't fix it! 

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