Friday, March 25, 2011

Just one of those days.

Today was just one of those days. You know, one of those days?

The kind of day where everything is.....perfect. 

Not what you were expecting, huh? Well believe me, I am kind of surprised myself.

Don't get me wrong, most of our days are wonderful and I really don't have anything to complain about. I have a lot to be thankful for and have been blessed with so....much in my life. So much love and family and friends and good things. I truly am a lucky gal. 

But some days I lose sight of all of that and can only focus on the not so happy. And granted the not so happy could be a whole hell of a lot worse, but still. It's hard to focus on the so much when you have a little person knocking you down and blowing you up with their incredibly intense and passionate way of being. And it's even more frustrating when you know that the reason they are so passionate and intense is because you. are. too.  So now not only are you extremely frustrated and pissed because this little person is defying your very existence, your extremely frustrated and pissed because you know she can't help it because she is a mini you.  So yelling and crying and stomping ensues until you both get it out of your system. And then you cuddle and wipe tears and whisper 'I'm sorry' and 'I love you' and all is well.

Today wasn't one of those days. Today was wonderful. Fabulous. Magical. Nothing exciting or extraordinary happened. But I think that's why it was so lovely. It was just extra ordinary. There was no yelling, no crying, no screaming, no "I DON'T WANT TO!!!!".   Just a nice day at home doing a whole lot of the usual. Playing, singing, eating, dancing, play doh-ing, cuddling, reading, etc. But the absence of yelling, crying, whining and hot tempers was like a breath of fresh air. Heck, I even got a workout in during pseudo-nap time. I am telling you, it was a great day. 

What did we do differently? Why was today so pleasant? I couldn't tell you. And honestly, I don't really care. I just enjoyed it and take comfort in knowing that there are more days like this on the horizon.  Who knows what tomorrow brings, but today was beautiful.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

World Water Day

Today is World Water Day. 

According to the World Water Day website: 
International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
I said it last year and I'll say it again. Don't we all deserve a clean drink of water? 

Aaaand I'm back!

Missed me, didn't ya? 

Not really sure what happened or where my blogging mojo went, but for whatever reason I just wasn't feeling it. 
While I have been MIA, I have been busy. Doing what, you ask? Well pull up a seat and I'll tell you!

*Watching this cute chunk of love learn how to roll from her back to tummy. And getting thisclose to crawling. 

* Watching this spitfire of a toddler learn how to do and say all sorts of "oh my god my baby is so not a baby anymore" things. 

*Soaking up all the sisterly love that's going on in this house. 

*Welcomed my niece Ruby to the world! She is the sweetest little peanut!
*Made Spicy Thai Chicken in the crockpot (really good, not so spicy)
*Made Crockpot Fried Rice with the leftover Coconut chicken. (really, really good)
*Read the amazingly good book, One Day
*Knit myself a cowl 
*Started knitting a scarf for Chris. (A belated Christmas gift...from 2009. Better late than never, right?)
*Started running again. Woot woot!
*Stopped running again. Boo! (darn knees. and laziness. *sigh*) 
*Wishing and hoping for Spring and warm weather. 

I am sure I have missed a few things, but that's what's I've been up to. 

What's been going on in your neck of the woods?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Break out the air popper!*

Have you ever rented a Redbox DVD online and picked it up at a kiosk? No? Me neither. But you can try it for free by clicking on the link below (if it's your first online rental).
Why am I sharing this with you? Because I love you. 

Ok and because if you rent using this link, I'll get a free rental. But then you can sign up to get your OWN free rental. Winner winner chicken dinner! Er, free movie rental!

*What?! You don't make your popcorn with an air popper? You don't know what you're missing out on! I like to drizzle it with butter, add some S&P and chili powder. Or cinnamon if I am feeling frisky. Not that kind of frisky. The kind of frisky that makes me put cinnamon on my popcorn. Very different frisky**. 

Speaking of air poppers, I really want one of these bad boys
A microwave popcorn popper. No oil, no greasy bag, just toss in some popcorn and give it a whirl in the microwave. Works just like an air popper but I wouldn't have to worry about popcorn popping all over my kitchen when I forget to put a bowl under the popper. Not that I have ever done that (My four legged friend thought he had died and gone to doggy heaven). And you can melt butter in the silicone lid and it will drip onto the freshly popped popcorn. *drool* Here is a little video for your enjoyment. 

"That's what I'm talking about!"

**Frisky is a really funny sounding word. Frisky. he he.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I registered for a half marathon!!

And got denied. 


*heavier, longer, louder SIGH*

*and once get the idea*

Well that stinks. I worked up the courage to register for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and didn't get in. I know, it's nothing personal, just luck of the draw, but still. Talk about a let down. I didn't even know if I really wanted to run it until I found out I couldn't.  Boo, hiss and all that jazz. 

But I have decided I am going to train for it anyway. I honestly don't know if I can physically do it (bad knees, running affects my milk supply, yada yada) but I am going to give it a whirl. And if I find out halfway through training that it's just not going to happen, at least I won't be out the $75 registration fee. Silver lining? Sure. 

So, with that, I am formally announcing that I am training for a half marathon. 

Any suggestions on a training plan? I am going to look at Hal Higdon, Jeff Galloway and Garry Bjorklund's plans.

Wish me luck! 

(I wrote this on Tuesday and just realized today that it didn't post. I am having internet connectivity issues on my laptop. It's been a reoccurring problem since I got it in 2007. I think I got a bad Apple. boo.)