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climbing mountains

27 Jul

oops i did it again, fell off the blog wagon. i’m busy yo.

here’s a wonderful post from my inspiring and amazing friend, dani.

Mt. LeConte 2015

sunburn and a pogo stick

8 Mar

Today was rad.

I took kiddo to the zoo for a date with her bestie and her mom, and then to her friend’s house for lunch and playtime. My friend Phil, grilled for us and then there was tree climbing, hide and go seeking, Disney soundtracking, doughnut eating, rope swinging, bike riding, hula hooping, and pogo stick jumping. I’m not sure what the kids were doing during all of this. Ha ha. I keed I keed. Although I did try the pogo stick. Not as fun as it looks. I was asked a couple of times if I’d like to borrow a helmet.

The only price I paid for this fun day was that I am now the proud and itchy owner of my first sunburn of the year. On my chest. There’s even a nice pale white circle where my medallion necklace was. Super cute I tell ya. But I can’t really complain because the weather was phenomenal. Perfect in every way. I’m hoping for more of the same tomorrow! Minus the pogo stick.

1/30/14

30 Jan

Kiddo’s sleepover last weekend was a success and hubs and I were able to enjoy a quiet evening at home. In preparation for our night in, we had planned to enjoy a Mexican feast of homemade nachos with all the fixin’s. A mistake was made in sending me to the store hungry and the cashier asked me if I were having actual Mexicans over for dinner that night because of all the crap I bought. I couldn’t decide if I should be offended on behalf of the local Hispanic population or not, so I just bade a hasty goodbye with my many bags of queso, salsa, and tortillas in tow. It was yummy but I am kind of tired of eating leftovers all week.

100dollars1A kiddo anecdote…I noticed an interesting paper in her school folder today but couldn’t quite decipher her writing. They are learning to put together sentences by sounding out and so of course, the results only make sense to 5 year olds who haven’t had the chance yet to be royally screwed up by the adults who made up the crazy rules of the English language. But I digress. The phrase to complete was “If I had 100 dollars.” I asked her what her answer was and she said “I would save it until I died.” Her father’s influence, I assure you. Misers, those two.

In movie and book news, I went to see Inside Llewyn Davis on Saturday at our local indie theater. I’m not usually a big Coen brothers fan but this one hooked me. I was unfamiliar with Oscar Isaac and found him to be fabulous. And you can’t go wrong with Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman. The whole cast was great, then add in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, a funky plot twist and music via T Bone Burnett…come on. Its a win all around. I loved it so much.

I finished the Millennium trilogy last week. I’m a little bit behind I know. I found them to be serious nail biters. I got angry more than a few times, held my breath throughout, and even yelled out loud when the main bad guy finally got his comeuppance. I love books like that…ones that make you stay up all night reading because you can’t bear to put the book down even though you have to get up early to live your real life but prefer to live in another one during the hours before. Love it.

Wisdom from friends…the early part of this week found me to be a bit pissy. A friend asked how I was doing and I told him I was in a rather dark mood. His reply was “ohhhh, be bright.” Simple, right? Then he took me to lunch and had me laughing my head off an hour later. He looked at me and said, “see, you’re really bright now.” And I was.

Buenas noches!

fatty fatty loco natty

19 Feb

I ran today – yay. I also ate an entire box of Little Debbie honey buns, two hotdogs, and four pieces of Valentine’s chocolates (thanks mom and dad) – boo. Its the week before a certain time of the month (like you want to know that), and I will inhale all things bad for me in scary mass quantities. Its disgusting. Why not make yourself as miserable as possible I say. Whatever.

I know “they” say you shouldn’t wish your life away but dang, I’m so ready for this week to be over. I’m heading to Cincinnati on Friday morning to meet up with a girlfriend for a weekend getaway. There will be food and sleeping in and going out and not answering to anyone and not being needed for anything by man or beast. In other words, heaven.

To bed now. I have the best of intentions of getting up early to get a run in. And not to eat my weight in snack cakes. But you know what “they” also say about good intentions. Pathways to hell and all of that. Sweet dreams.

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