Thursday, October 26, 2006

Life as it happens

I bought a memory foam mattress topper for our bed this week. I haven't actually slept on it yet as I had to unpack it from the air-tight package it came in and allow it to decompress for a day or so. I'm not sure if the memory foam will actually improve my memory. Maybe I'll be able to recall my dreams in even greater detail. Or perhaps the mattress topper will just say, "Oh, here comes that fat ass again. I remember..."

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Sam learned how to open a door this week. He is tall enough to reach up and grab the handle, pull down and push the door open. He tried to walk out the front door, but thankfully I was of the right mind to keep it locked. He also walked in on Rob while he was in the bathroom. Thankfully Rob was already on the toilet as he laughed so hard he likely would have peed his pants.

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Monday marked the second week of my running training. On Mondays we run on a track and we work on speed. Our coach times us and keeps track so we can see our progress. This Monday I ran a full mile without stopping. I have been working toward this goal since I started training in March. I'd be a lot more exuberant in conveying this wonderful news, except that Wednesday I ran 1.6 miles straight through, and a mile is just sooo yesterday's news.

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I made apple butter this past weekend with my mother. We peeled, cored and diced 40 apples and completed the tedious task of canning 24 jars. I hesitated in even publishing this news as the apple butter is a hot commodity and I could really do without all the internet and foot traffic the news of delectable treat will cause. I thought the public needed to know and I decided to take a chance. I did it for the people.

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While making said apple butter I noticed that my potholders are in sad shape. Not that they're worn or bearing holes - no this is much more disgusting. I don't think I've ever washed them. They have years of caked on pie filling, spaghetti sauce and God knows what else. I consider myself a clean person, but if you had to judge me by my potholders, you might think otherwise.

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I've gained 2 pounds since I started this running training. Could be muscle. I hope so. I sure do hate to see the scale move in that direction.

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This past Saturday night, I went dancing downtown with my husband and some friends. I haven't been downtown in 2 years and being there made me feel old, out of practice with my moves and generally silly. I still had a good time even though my feet took a brutal beating and I was hung over the next day. I quickly remembered why people with children don't go out and party. Kids never sleep in when you have a pounding headache.

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Grey's Anatomy is a little disappointing this season. There is too much focus being placed on the sex and he-said, she-said aspect and not enough on the medical crap. The very thing that drew me to the show was the medical twist involving young doctors with whom, in my wildest dreams, I could relate. I always wanted to be a doctor, but never pursued it. This show allowed me to live vicariously through the interns before it turned all Melrose Place on my ass. Enough with the McDreamy, McSteamy and get back to McReality. Seriously.

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My latest list of wants:

A Chicago Bears t-shirt
TiVo
New bras
Brown shoes (dressy casual)
Highlights
A laptop
New dish towels (even though I DO wash the ones I have.)

I'm sure I could think of more things, but these are the items that came to mind freely. This list runs through my mind and changes periodically. Don't know why I thought I'd share. This list might give my readers a glimpse into the inner me, and allow you to know my deep motivations and desires. Or not.



5 comments:

P said...

mmm.... apple butter. I would run a mile for that.

Jen Stachowicz said...

DAMN GUUUUUUUUUUUURL!!! 1.6 miles straight now! You are doing AMAZING!!! I was bummed to miss out on the session on Wednesday night but the boss was in town which turned into a late night at the office, unfortunately!! :( Running is just MUCH higher on the priority list right now than dealing with financial crapola! :) And as for the apple butter ----- MMMMMMM is right Patrick!! I tried the apple butter on my toast and it is deeeelicious!!

Well again -- you are doing absolutely amazing with the running. We'll be running a 1/2 marathon together in no time at all!

Courtney said...

To steal a line from Pooh, MMMMM a smack full o' Apple Butter is so yum, yum, YUMMY!
I slather it on my peanut butter toast every morning. And I've successfully disuaded Paul from trying it so that I can eat it ALL. Thanks so much for sharing it with me!!

Shannon said...

Just for the record, I still have not acquired one item from my list of wants.

Shannon said...

UPDATE! Date: 3/21/07: Since publishing my list of wants, I have acquired the following:

Bears T-shirt
Laptop (V-day gift from Husby)
New bras
Highlights (although, I'm due for more again.)

Not too shabby!!