Friday, September 5, 2008

Random 10 Friday

Training for a Marathon rule #237



Do not, repeat, do not, start going to an advanced step aerobics class two days before a long training run. Especially when that training run is a 20 mile downhill race. Your calves will revolt in protest, and you will not have the ability to walk straight, climb up or down stairs (unless on your hands and knees). And trying to walk flat-footed to avoid using your calf muscles will only result in stares and guffaws from the people around you.


In the case that this does happen, take a crap-load of ibuprofen, drink tons of Cherry Coke, and hope that the dull numbness that accompanies a 20 mile run comes on fast.


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My husband left town today. I was OK with that, until I realized that it means he's not coming home all weekend. duh....

Somehow the children can sense the oncoming "breakdown" and feel the need to accelerate that process with an onslaught of major temper tantrums, mischief, messes and breaking things.

...and major temper tantrums.

Did I mention the tantrums? It has been a few months since Peter has had a tantrum. I don't deal well with tantrums. It seems to bring out my crazy lady, and I start throwing tantrums of my own.

She is currently screaming in her bedroom (her "cry spot") over I'm not quite sure what. Something about playing a princess game, and eating a plain sandwich and grapes...I don't know.

It is impossible to reason with a tantrumming (that is a word if I say it is) child.

I think I need my cry spot, too.

...and a cherry coke.


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I think I might be becoming an addict. I have a serious problem.


I LOVE CHERRY COKE! I just can't get enough!


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I've been reading a lot of your blogs about the first day of school. Many of you express your sweet emotions as a loving mother, sending her precious innocent children off to the wild unknown that is the world of school, shedding tears of sorrow, as you wave goodbye to your sweet little scholars.


Does it make me a rotten mother, that, not only am I not shedding tears, feeling emotions of remorse at dropping my baby off at preschool, but I am going home, and doing a very, VERY big happy dance, that at last, I have two hours to myself?


Is that bad?


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And finally......TGIF!!!


1. Crucify - Tori Amos

2. Carmelito - Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians

3. Oh, Atlanta - Alison Krauss

4. Solitude - Me (again totally random, I promise)

5. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) - ABBA

6. Nocturne for Piano No. 7 in c sharp minor, Op. 27,1 - Chopin

7. The Love That We Lost - Chely Wright

8. Seminole Wind - John Anderson

9. Te Necesito - Shakira

10. Thanksgiving - George Winston (it's almost Thanksgiving time...I love this song)


Bonus: Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love - Van Halen

11 comments:

Andrea said...

Hey, I'm with you, a few good hours alone are GOLD! If the kids are excited at school and enjoying themselves, why cry? Go ahead and link me to your blog, thanks!

wonder woman said...

I think that my "issues" with Spiderman going to preschool have a lot with me realizing I'm old enough to have a preschooler. Just so weird to me.

I need to put you in my list of talented friends!! Going to do it right now...

Mikki said...

You are so not alone. I'm counting down the years, months, weeks, days, minutes, hours and seconds until my two youngest are enrolled in school. (and I've got 4 years to go!!)
My weakeness is the Pepsi. (and the in-n-out burgers as you now know).
Hope your body feels better soon. hope the weekend isn't too difficult. Lock the kids in their rooms if you have to. LOL

MERRIANNE said...

AMEN SHER!

i thought i would be All SAD and stuff about noth of my kids being in school now.... NOPE!!! I am feeling GOOD!!!!

I feel like i can FINALLY RELAX...and BREATHE!!!!

Jan said...

Sorry it took me for ever Sher, but I appreciate your kind words. Did I really win? Here I am a year later coming over. If its too late seriously understand :) Thanks so much though. Have a great evening you saucy mom.

MERRIANNE said...

p.s. i love your music list!!
VAN HALEN??? ROck On!

Jan said...

Thank you thank you Sher. It will be a welcome CD for sure. :)

The Jensen Family said...

You make me laugh! I hope your 20 mile race went okay. Those step classes kill me! Except that is because I'm out of shape and uncoordinated!

Natalie said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling guilty about not feeling bad about sending my kids off to school. (that run-on sentence just proved that maybe I need to go back to school)

Shannon said...

I LOVE the first day of school. I was right there with you doing a happy dance! Don't feel guilty.

jkofford said...

So that's why I didn't see you at the gym today...I'll be watching for you on Wednesday. Love reading your blog--so funny!