Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bad Blogger,..bad bad blogger

I think I'm feeling busy and boring at the same time. How is that possible you say? (C'mon, someone must be thinking it).
I've kept on top of my busy housework (except laundry, I love love love to wash laundry, but folding and putting away just makes me gag. Besides, I have a husband that lives out of the clean folded laundry basket anyway, and doesn't bother to put them away, so who cares right?) Things I've delved into lately:

- making healthy dinners regularly (started to slack off in this department...thanks to oven-ready pizzas)
- making play dates for Anthony.
- started my very first quilt! (which cutting out 5000 squares makes my hands feel like a 90 yr old)
- children consignment stores (very neat things in there!)
- shoveling my sidewalk almost daily (yes still snowy up here in the north, go figure)
- recycling and trying to do something "green" every day (per my New Years Resolution)
- trying to spend time with my Grandmother in the hospital
- spending time with friends and rekindling those friendships.

Nothing sounds really exciting in my life except my really cool rag quilt I'm making! **DROOL** . Thanks to one of my best girlfriends, she has lit a fire under me that can't be doused until the project is finished!

I must run and finish cleaning my house for my sister coming up to stay with me and her 2 boys. YAHOO!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Jessie - this one's for you!

Freakin' weird and funny. Eff you cat. *tear*

It must be watched more than once to get the real effect. Still laughing!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

And they're off!

This weekend has been a whirlwind of events. For months I knew that the Moonlight Run was coming up. I "tried" to train for it. I didn't succeed with the trainin part. I'm the queen excuse maker. So going into the race, I was aware that I was about to run 6k without proper training. It kicked my butt literally. But I was willing to take whatever "punishment" it dished out. I dropped the kids off with my Step-mom, and drove to Lethbridge. I hung out with my mom and sister until the race started. We got our gear together, and hooked up our GPS tracker devices on our shoelaces, and started our warm up. This is us right before the race.

Yeah, that's when we still had pep! LOL pep. What a funny word. The cannons fired, and off we ran at around 8:15-ishpm. The weather was perfect! It was about 5+ outside. We started by running down a 1k coulee straight down hill. I felt like I could fly. Once the ground levelled out, I knew the race was going to get me. One portion of the trail wasn't lit (under a bridge) and I stumbled on some rocks and twisted my ankle. THAT made my run extremely painful and hard. I power-walked most of the way back. I also realized the power of music. My sister and mother didn't bring their music, so I didn't turn mine on at all. There was a point in the race, where I was slowing the girls down, and it was almost impossible to catch up to them. So I turned on my MP3 player and the Olympic Fanfare happened to be on...I bolted! My pace was unbelievable, and I sprinted passed the girls and continued on for another 1/2 K on my own. I think that next time we do this race, I will train, and have music with me at all times. I really didn't know what to expect, and now that I know, I can properly train. When we reached the top of the never-ending hill, there was a bagpipe-player playing a tune that kept our spirits up. We just knew that the Finish line was near. The girls each took one of my arms and we ran together to the finish line. Tears were streaming down my face, I was full out moaning and crying with every step I took. The finish line seemed to stand still, not getting any closer. My lungs had HAD it, and my legs were like Jello. We passed through the finish line together for a time of 59 minutes and 33 seconds. It was and wasn't my proudest moment at the same time. I was so impressed that I finished at all. There were so many times I just wanted to throw in the towel and quit. Knowing that I didn't quit, was so awesome! It felt just as good as winning the race.

This is our "after" the race photo. We were SOAKED, and tired, and jiggly. I am so proud of us.

No more race talk. I'm sore. I've got things to do, like take care of my kids. BTW, here's an updated photo of Mr. Lliam for you all to enjoy.

He's just learning how to crawl.
The next photo is of our fluffy cat Virgil, and Lliam. They are so cute together. Virgil has not swatted him, or scratched or anything like that. Lliam will pull his fur, roll over on top of him, and Virgil just takes it. What a good kitty.

Look, Virgil is smiling! LOL

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Yay 'N Boo

Today's post is well overdue.

Yay for me organizing my house a little better.

Boo for being so bored while I'm in it.

Yay for Lliam and his 2 new bottom teeth!

Boo for him being so sick as he pushed them through.

Yay for the moonlight Run in less than a week.

Boo for the moonlight Run in LESS than a WEEK!!! (not training enough = walking through most of this run!)

Yay for building a 30-day menu plan WITH ingredient lists.

Boo that I can't eat all that yummy food in the first week!

Yay its MARCH, one step closer to spring.

Boo that its Calgary and we won't ever see spring...just summer in July & August. Then back to winter again. Extra Boo for that!

Yay for Jos and his million appointments for helping families get out of debt and actually have a retirement

Boo that he's gone 18 hours a day.

Yay, I'm one of the girls camp leaders!!

Boo that the ward that we are camping with are ANTI-campers and ANTI-fun!!

I was stuck in the fabulous blizzard on saturday night. We went to Walmart for 30 mintues

to find this

Crazy!! It took us 30 min to get 6 blocks!

Lliam being so sick, lately its been really hard to get this thing updated as often. I'm really going to try and update more often, even if its something small. I'll have pics up soon of Lliam's teeth and my haircut. I'll keep everyone posted if/when I do my brown paper bag flooring idea. Complete with before and after pictures of course.

Next week I'm doing an Enrichment skit of sorts. I've been asked to sing a song "you've got personality" and dance with a purse. OH MY...yes. It will be fun, promise! I'll even try to get it on video.

Keep warm!