Monday, August 18, 2008

Manic Monday

I think I'm going to start a Manic Monday. Just because this is the day when we catch up from the weekend, we're always running around like crazy, doing laundry, dishes, cleaning house, driving to and from Karate...twice, breaking up fights, trying to get back into the routine (although there hasn't been much of one over the summer). By the end of day, I'm usually ready to crawl into my hole, and my crazy lady is just screaming to get out. We usually trade places by 6:00 on Monday night. I'm usually trapped inside, while the crazy lady takes riegn and all Hell breaks loose.

I'm in the multiple personalities frame of mind right now because I sat around ALL day yesterday reading Stephanie Meyer's "The Host." It's a good read, and different from the Twilight Saga. Well, mostly...sort of....
Okay, it's Bella playing the part of a body snatcher, and Edward playing the part of the long lost human lover, and Jacob playing the part of the new-found best friend/body guard/who's in the love with the girl who's in love with someone else.
But, I liked it, so shut up.

I'm also calling this post Manic Monday because there are so many thought running through my head, and I always have trouble deciding what to post about after the weekend. Do I want to post everything from my weekend? Or just forget about it and move on to the next week? Or a little of both?
Ok, I know, I'm obsessing a little bit.

Friday night, we had our LOVE family reunion. My Grandparents on my Mother's side of the family. It was great! I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I absolutely LOVE my extended family. I've always been very close to all of my cousins, and consider many of them among my closest friends. (It helps that before we moved to where we are now...we lived in a sort of family commune of sorts. My Grandma decided to subdivide her farm land and sell it and gave all of us the "option" of buying lots at a discount, so many of us took advantage. Thanks for Grandma, Clint and I were able to build a house right after we first got married. We moved from there 2 years ago, but still keep in close touch with the family)
We drove up to Croydon Park and had a little campout. I didn't stay the night for a number of reasons, but it was fun to catch up with everyone, and have fun with my "crazy family!"

I know you can't see any faces in this pictures, but I just wanted to show you how big my family is! Isn't it awesome? Yes, this is my mom's immediate family!
I don't even know how many cousins I have, but they're all great, so who cares?!!

Grandma and Grandpa Love with some of the great-grandkids. Aren't they a cute couple?
They were high school sweethearts. I love their love story.

This is Devil's Slide. It's off the side the of the freeway on the way up to Croydon. I took this picture on the fly. Please don't report me to the authorities. If it makes you feel better, my kids were riding with my mom, so the only person I was endangering with my crazy driving/photography was myself.

I did my long run on Saturday morning. We (the group) ran from Cherry Lane in Layton to Murdock Chevrolet in Bountiful. 18 miles. What? EIGHTEEN MILES!! Oh yeah, baby. I'm on my way! It hurts like hell in the process, but it sure feels good at the end to say, I just ran 18 miles!
It'll feel even better come the first weekend in October when I can say I just ran 26.2 miles!
I'm training for the St. George marathon. I'm considering doing the Logan marathon, too, which is two weeks before and use it as a training run.
I know, I'm crazy. But who isn't who runs marathons?

And on to bigger and better things.
The hubby and I are off to Couer d'lane tomorrow! Sans kids! Many thanks and gratitude for my beautiful and wonderful and loving SIL for watching the kids for us.
I'm excited for this much needs break, and romantic getaway.
Okay, it's for work....all of our trips are, but at least we can spent some time together.

See you on the flip side...of next week!!


amberlynn said...

Hi Sherrie! Just checkin' in to say hello! Love ya!

Mikki said...

ooohhh! Hope you have logs of fun. It's so good to get away.
Yeah, isn't it like the witching hour? For me, it's 3:00-4:00 on the days that I work. I get so stressed trying to pick up the kids from school, get everybody fed and myself ready for work.
Great job on your run. That's awesome. Hope you have a great week!

Anonymous said...

have FUN FUN FUN on your Romantic Get-Away!!


And your Family Reunion looks fun!!

I love the Pictures!!!!

Barney Family Blog said...

I am so sad I missed the reunion. I was so tempted to leave the kids with Ty and fly out by myself, but it was Syd's first couple of days of school and I just couldn't miss that. I'm glad you had fun though!! Have fun and your trip!

Peggy said...

I think you are crazy, after all. 3 marathons in one year?! Yup. Crazy. Good luck! And have fun on your little vacation. Those are the best.

Rebecca said...

Loved passing Devil's Slide growing up on the way camping..lots of fun! You're a hoot.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherrie,
I was able to link to your blog from another blog. Anyway email sometime and I will send you an invite to my blog. Also I'm running the st. george marathon too, how crazy! It would be fun to see you that weekend, we could endure the tourture together. You have a darling family too!
Kristen Allred

Heidi said...

You were in Croyden, eh? Right up our alley!! I love living up here in Morgan, it is absolutley gorgeous.