Thursday, February 28, 2013


Rory seems to be 100% better this morning.  I'm still a little under the weather.  Will focus on taking care of myself as much as I can today.  Was harder to do yesterday between cleaning up and trying to rejuvenate Rory with little sips of coconut water.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Things I Want to Blog about

- Swimming 46200 yards this month.  Missing my 50000 yard goal.  See below.

- Having a 3.5 year old with a simultaneous stomach flu and ear infection, while I am also sick.  There is nothing like not being able to give your hungry/thirsty child proper sustenance because he can't hold anything down.  Especially when he is grumpy, hungry and thinks getting angry is going to get him what he wants.

- Getting my first actual "F" on an assignment.  In a community college class of all things!  Sooo  want to give a passive aggressive rant.  Is being passive aggressive so bad?  Honestly, it bugs me a little bit, but I care so much less about this than I did when I got a C on an exam my freshman year of college.

- The violence in Santa Cruz yesterday.  This is totally out of place on the list.  I am so sad for the families of the slain police officers, and for myself and everyone who loves Santa Cruz.

But I'm going to get ready for bed, lie down, read Rory some stories and go to sleep.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Thoughts on Running in Rain and Wind

- I used to think fleece pants were fine to wear in wet weather.  Had many arguments with Raybon about this, based on personal experience.  Today, I finally had to admit he was right.  My pants were totally soaked, to the point that they were almost falling off of me from the weight.

- If you blink really fast in blinding wind and rain, your eyelids sort of act as shields/windshield wipers.

- Weather was horrible at mile .5.  Bad for first mile.  Quite nice at mile 2.  Turned around at mile 3.  Went to horrifically terrible at mile 4.  Sigh, 2 miles to go.

-  It's funny how when the weather was good, I felt God's love shining on me, and when it turned bad, I started to rethink my theology.  Yes, I still believe in God, and really my beliefs haven't changed, but the gamut of thoughts (not beliefs) about my place in the world just based on weather.

- I don't think they'll take Rory away from me based on this, so I'll just admit it:  I pushed him for this run.  He slept through half of it.  When he complained of cold, I bundled him up a bit more, and he was fine.

-  Had lunch with Rory sitting in my wet clothes.  I had a cold salad because that was the closest thing I could find that fit my diet, he a warm milk and grilled cheese.

-  Went and swam with Rory after lunch in a warm pool in our wetsuits.  Was quite nice, the sun came out for him.  Rory has the best luck.  I do not, so it is good that he is my almost constant companion.

-  Was a little grumpy with him at the grocery store and trips between car and our other destinations.  Sometimes I'm that bad mom that I am horrified by when I see it on other people.

That's about it.  It was about 45 degrees, with winds, I don't know 18 MPH?