Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Truths of my current life

  • Until today, it's been over a month since I read anybody's blog or wrote one of my own. That sounds sorta like an AA meeting confession.
  • I ate 4 chocolate chip cookies for snack this morning and felt guilty about the one I put back in lieu of a chewier looking one.
  • I ran a 5k a week ago in 28:01. I think it's my slowest time ever. And I loved it.
  • Our seven-year-old completed her first triathlon last month. She was hysterical at the water start and tried climbing up me as if I were a beanpole, to escape. Her big sister and I held her hands and waded through the water to the other shore. She never stopped screaming until she was out of the water. But you should've seen the smile on her fast as she sped down the hill on her bike, amidst all of the volunteers telling her to slow down. I wasn't sure she knew how - she just learned to ride a bike, and didn't know how to ride up the hills.
  • I drove to four different libraries to pick up books yesterday, and went to the bookstore. I went to the same bookstore again today.
  • The first week of school, the bus our 6th grader rides never showed up. She was nearly an hour late to school all week by the time I got her there.
  • Our fourth-grader's class is going here on a field trip friday. The last time her older sister went on this trip with the same teacher, they were instructed to stop in the middle and stand silently to just listen and exist for a moment. Right then someone farted and it's always been our daughter's favorite part of the trip.
  • I got no sleep last night. There was sporadic mysterious beeping from somewhere in my bedroom that kept waking me up. When I'd finallly get up to investigate, it would stop. Sometime around 4 am, I discovered it: my seven-year-old used my bathroom to brush her teeth last night, waaaaay overran the water, and let the sink fill up. It slowly drained all night, at times overloading the pipes. The leaky pipe dripped below into a basket of first aid supplies. As it dripped onto the digital thermometer, it caused it to go haywire. It's drying on the counter.
  • I still have three more months to be pregnant. He already moves around all the time and I rarely get any rest. We still vacillate over name choices. December 13th would be a great day to have a baby, but it's not my due date.
  • But yesterday I discovered I can cut my Tums intake in half because I bought papaya enzymes.
  • I bought clipboards today for two of our kids to do homework in the car while I shuttle the third home through rush-hour traffic from the other side of the city after soccer practice.
  • I fixed boxed mac&cheese for dinner last night. It was horrible. I'm going to Costco today to pick up some popcorn chicken for tonight's dinner. It might be horrible too.
  • Our seven-year-old triathlete just started swimming lessons and loves them with a passion. Go figure. Did I mention the triathlon swim was in salt water?
  • Our nine year old girl is having a birthday this Saturday. She has a soccer game. For her birthday she really wants a skateboard. Sunday she's taking her friends to play laser tag.
  • Our dog brought all three of her new tennis balls out the kitchen at 7:00 this morning, one at a time, in hopes that someone would take her out to play fetch. She had no success.
  • I just ate two more cookies, and I think I need a nap.


JustRun said...

It is so good to hear from you!
I think it's so cool how you all helped your 7 year old through the "swim" portion. How fun and what a memory.
I hope the "3 more months to be pregant" goes well. :)

Anne said...

You had me at the fart episode.

Danielle said...

Ah, it's great to hear from you. December 13 is a good day. My grandma will be 91 this year on that day. You can have a baby earlier if you want. A friend of mine just gave birth to hers on the 15th and she was due the 27th...

Don't feel guilty about the cookies. Just blame the boy. He wanted them right? :)

psbowe said...

Cool update. Yay on the 5K and your little tri-athlete! Good things are happening in your household. Happy pregnancy now.

Cookies...where are the cookies??

iliketoast said...

you ate my cookies .... i don't mind but don't tell katy cause she'd be really pissed

13akbal said...

OMG! I finally had time to read this.. and I'm laughing my arse off..

Now I know where the cookies really went :-)

Nicole said...

I'm exhausted reading that list.

Love cookies.

School sounds crazy.

Congrats to your kids tri. that is awesome.

And good luck on your last trimester.

Joe said...

You can't put a cookie back in the jar. That's an unbreakable rule. How gauche!

Robb said...

I like the 'bullet' format. You're a mom on a mission.

The story of the leaking pipe was really funny.

Take care.

IHateToast said...

i wish i could have seen that tri start. how cute was that?
how do you climb over a mummy with a tummy?

Bob said...

Just exist for a minute........rrrriiiipppp. hahahaha I am rolling on the floor. Why do I love toilet humor so darn much.
My 7 year old did her first tri this year as well, she also loved it. Best wishes on your last trimester.

Just12Finish said...

My blogging activity has been very sporadic as well, as you can tell, but I'll always come back to your site. I wouldn't want to miss any more fart episodes :-)

Kurt said...

Thanks for the update. Just read it and glad your doing well. December is a good month to have babies! Two of my 4 were born in December.

E-Speed said...

Glad you are doing well. Enjoy those cookies! I wish I had one now, hhmmph

Josh said...

HA! This is a great list.

Good to hear from you!

IHateToast said...

blah blah blah blah... c'mon. have you given your manboy the boston marathoner fetus yet?

Josh said...

Just dropping in again to say hi. Hope all is well!

IHateToast said...


ahem ahem ahem!

c'mon. get over it. hop on that worn out, exploded vajayjay of yours and tell us the big news.