Friday, November 22, 2013

Gobble Gobble

Let's see, I can't remember where we last left off--other than it was Halloween and I was an old man with a rather frightening old woman as my date. 

Now, I'm just a scary old woman with a frightening old man as my husband.

Well, actually, I have a little tale to tell you.  It's about a gal who started running about twelve weeks ago. 

This gal doesn't run.  Well,she never has enjoyed running.  She would always get the stitch in her side in school. She was always the slowest runner.  She doesn't like to sweat.  Let's just say that exercise wasn't one of her favorite past times.

Then, she listened to a friend who suggested taking it 30 seconds at a time.  Surely, she could do that.  Granted, that 30 seconds sucked.  Then, that minute sucked.  And, after that, the three minutes, five minutes, eight minutes, twenty minutes, etc sucked.  But, now she runs thirty minutes, and speaks in third person.

She wakes up early and runs.  Before work. 

She schedules life around these runs, and is glad to do it.

Basically, she is @##@$# in the head. 

But, she runs her first RACE this Thursday, in Arnold, Missouri.  She runs the Arnold Gobble Gobble.

This is why she doesn't blog.  All her energy is spent on running (jogging)  or thinking about/talking about running.  She is a woman obsessed.  Never has a woman so slow been so obsessed.

Small children pass her in their dreams.

She goes to St. Louis Sunday to prepare for the big run. Oh, and there is a wedding and a major holiday as well.

But, we all know the main event is the GOBBLE GOBBLE run.

Stay tuned.


I went to bed on October 31st and when I woke up it was November 23rd. 

Well, not realllllllllllllllly.  But, it feels like it.  Where did November go?

This is my life in a nutshell this month:

Stress about work
Work some more
Drink wine to de-stress about work.


I miss blogging.  I miss my blogging friends.
Tonight, I will try to come up with something interesting to tell you.  Maybe about my first race upcoming???

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Post Halloween Halloween Party

Observations from time spent at a Halloween party of a young bachelor kind of dude:

 No matter what the age, people love to dress up.

 People under 40 don't start their parties until after 9:00. 
That's my bedtime.
On a good night.

 Boys don't provide a wide variety of snacks.
Popcorn:  one normal, one cheese.
They also don't provide a lot of toilet paper.

 When given the option, Sir will always dress up as a woman.

 My kid is pretty darn cute.
As are my friends.

 40's make for great photo props.

 Shopping for costumes at the Thrift Store is the best way to go.

 Gun Holsters are also excellent 40 holders.

Next to Sarah's feet, mine look enormous.

Happy Tuesday everybody!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday Night Randoms

Yes.  I'm still alive!!

Work is driving me nuts.
New hires, re-training old hires, growing pains.
And then someone goes and poops in our parking lot. 
Dealing with that is NOT in my job description.  Except, yes, it really is.

Still running!  Tomorrow is the last day of my nine week training program.
I still run as slow as molasses.
But, I'm up to 1.6 miles each time I run.
I seriously can't believe it.

One of our cats is not feeling well.
We can't figure out what's wrong with him.  He doesn't seem to be able to walk normally.
But he eats, drinks and poops the same.
When do you know to take cats to the vet?  This cat hates the vet, so what good would it do to take him?
Why can't vets make house calls?

We ate dinner at the American Legion tonight.  (Sir's Dad's Birthday)
GREAT people watching.
And, I was one of the youngest in the room.  That doesn't happen much anymore.

Just turned by Young and the Restless--I swear Jack looks younger than he did twenty years ago. 

I'm sick of:  Kanye and Kim, their baby, anything to do with Miley Cyrus, Nancy Grace, discussions on health insurance, roof problems, whiners.

Book recommendation for you:  Afterwards  LOVED this book.  It's unusual--but great. 

We started watching, "American Horror Story."  (first season )  That is some weird a$$ stuff.  I'm not sure we will stick with it.

I miss Breaking Bad and Jesse.

We booked a cabin in the mountains for New Years.  I am thrilled!!

St. Louis in 24 days. 

How have all of you been? 

Sherri, if you were on Facebook, my life would be easier. 

Did anyone else watch Project Runway?  I enjoyed this season. I love me some Tim Gunn.

I promise to be a better blogger.
I promise to be a better blogger.
I promise to be a better blogger.

Tomorrow is a Halloween party.  Sir is going as an old woman.  Me?  An old man.  Pictures on Sunday!