Monday, November 20, 2006

In other news, I suck

Apparently being sick gives me license to ignore the "post every day" rule.


I'm trying to think of anything worth posting. I've been trying to do that for a week now. It's kind of like in college, where our columnsts would write the obligatory "writing about having nothing to write about" column. It pissed me off then, and it pisses me off now.

Sorry for wasting your time.

Ummmm, I finally committed to running a Turkey Day 5K, so if it doesn't kill me I'll be eating whatever I please for dinner and not feeling guilty about it. It's not actually the running part that scares me. It's the getting-up-at-the-ass-crack-of-dawn part that I'm not looking forward to.

Tonight I baked a second batch of " 'nacks" as Em calls them, to take with us for the holiday. I also bought all the ingredients to a fabulous roll-up appetizer that I'll throw together tomorrow morning. Then Wednesday, it's off to the in-laws for a well-earned vacation. I can't wait.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Murffle glerk hork

Don't get the flu.

I had it. Or maybe I still do. But at least I have it less than I had it over the weekend. What is it about being sick that just makes you want your mommy? I can tell you the opposite... being a mommy while sick is hell on earth. Man. You don't realize exactly how much you do for that lovable little leech until it physically pains you to do it. And that's with all the things she can do on her own. I guess she's not as independent as I was thinking she was.

Back when we were new (new together, at least) Canon was a pretty doting caregiver when I was sick. Maybe it's just familiarity or stress or the impossibility of being Mommy and Daddy and Nurse and Businessman all at once that overwhelms him. He did the best he could. He did a lot. I still wanted my mommy.

But now that I'm starting to feel better, I mostly just want a maid.

Saturday, November 11, 2006


well. I suck at the posting every day. Wow has stuff been happening.

My cousin got married today. My parents are here. Drama has ensued.

But I'm running through it. I even woke up before 8:30 and ran this morning. Whooo!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I (heart) SD. Mostly.

Today I am proud to be from South Dakoka.

Ok, I'm always proud to be a SoDak daughter, but today the voters have made my heart sing. (No, I don't live there anymore.) I was so afraid they'd pass the controversial abortion ban... the one that wanted to give doctors 5 years in prision for doing their jobs, while elevating the life (nevermind the health standards they'd force upon some of those babies) of the fetus over the health of the mother at all times. Until she's on death's doorstep, and then, hmmm, better think hard, Doctor.

Proponents of the bill wanted to use SD as an example, to take this law all the way up that long marble stairway of the law in Washington, D.C. They dreamed of using it to overturn Roe v. Wade.

But my peeps stood up for themselves, for their fellow mothers, and for their own human rights. Good for them.

Now if only they'd rejected that stupid constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. There's still work to do. But I'm so glad those annoying ads are over.

Oh, and Democrats and Republicans? STOP CALLING ME. I was going to vote before you each called me 4 times to remind me. Instead, you almost convinced me NOT TO.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Frenzy

I like election day. And I'm especially glad I don't have to cover them anymore.

There was a bat in our house last night. The third one since the spring. Looks like it's time to have that checked out. It's not so much the bats being in the house that bothers me (although that is troubling enough) but how the hell are they getting in? First there's a bird nest in my dryer vent and now bats. I hate projects that require effort.

I am Runner Hear Me Roar: my mile today was somewhere in the 13 range... but I didn't feel like death warmed over when I stepped off the treadmill, either.

Oh, hey, can someone overdose on dairy products? It seems all my little girl wants to eat these days is yogurt and cheese. Today she asked for that for breakfast and supper.

Monday, November 06, 2006


I forgot to post yesterday! How the hell did that happen? Hmmm, wonder if that means I'm kicked out of the NaBloPoMo thingy?

It was a gorgeous day here yesterday... we took the dogs and the little girl out to the Puppy Park... and it was such a hit that I was requested to include 'Puppy Park' in a verse of the Goodnight Song.

It was kind of nice to have a day off from exercising, but I was really excited to get back at it today.

I am runner, hear me roar: my new mile time is 12:57. HA! Take that, you effing gut! I'm shaving time off so fast I'm making myself sick. So I don't think I'll be running at that pace again. At least, not anytime soon.

Excitement of the day: New tires on my car. Good thing I'm going to the gym. Maybe I won't feel it as bad when they sock me in the gut with a huge price tag. Doubt it, though.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Saturday Blog Live

I ran a mile again this morning... and I even shaved 7 seconds off my time. It's still 13:13, but it's down!

And it's Saturday, and I woke up before 8 a.m. and went running.

What the hell is wrong with me?

Friday, November 03, 2006

Mile Marker 1

I totally ran a whole mile today! And it didn't kill me. And I felt good afterward. And it only took 13:20.

Plus, I did 500 steps on the stairmaster before I ran. I feel so good. And it even paid off: After all the Halloween Chocolate, I still lost 2 tenths of a pound. Not great, but not a gain!

I got a lot of detail-y things out of the way today. I'm so ready for the weekend. Bring it!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Day 2

It's the second day of the challenge and already I'm stumped! Those of you who are bored, bail out now, please.

Last night was Parents' Night at baby gymnastics. Em was her exuberant self during the evening. So proud that here Papa was there watching her. At the end, all the kids had to go stand on "stage" (a folded up gym mat) and do a big Ta-Dah! in front of the whole class. When they called Em's name, she went up there and before she even got on the stage, she straightened out the two footprints they were supposed to stand on. When everything was just so, she stood up and Ta-Dahed.

She gets this from her father.

Also, this morning, I was dresssed in pajama pants to go to the gym, and she comes out of my closet with a business-style button up shirt, insisting that I wear it. The babysitter enjoyed it, as well as the women at the gym. And yes, I did bring a T-shirt to change into.

I also put the button-up back on when I dressed for the day.

An update of the first non-family-non-acquaintance babysitting session.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


I think I ate half a jumbo bag of Kit-Kats yesterday. I was hoping to take my love affair to new heights, to that point where you get so much of a good thing that you start to resent it. Or else it just makes you sick.

But I never did. Before I got the chance to find out that the chocolatey goodness isn't as good coming back up as it was going down, my husband snatched the remaining bars and marched them to the trashcan in the garage.


The addiction has not been broken.