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.
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.
I think I might be becoming an addict. I have a serious problem.
I LOVE CHERRY COKE! I just can't get enough!
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?
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