Wednesday, June 2, 2010

So, what's new?

There is ABSOLUTELY a million, trillion things that I have to tell you, and yet I have opened this window at least 50 times and I got nothing. Until today, I am managing to string some words together.

So here is the abridged version of what is going on with me.

  • Last night I realized that I will sleep in this house on the first of June, then our new apartment (yikes) for the first of July, my MOM's apartment (OH MY GOD yikes) the first of August, and then, finally, by the grace of God and MacGruber, Mr. P and I will be mercifully settled into our new abode for the first of September. This is just an update. The story behind it will follow on a later date.
  • Actually MacGruber has nothing to do with our move at all, but I paid hard earned money to take my kids to see it last week in an act of goodwill (to my kids, not Will Forte). I laughed. A lot. Ha, ha 'face vagina'.
  • On the note of the children, we had a come to Jesus chat where I explained why I cared about the choices they made, and I was okay with them doing whatever it is that they want to do, but not on my dime. Seems like they are gathering their shit together into a nice, neat pile, for which I am extremely grateful.
  • Since I really wrote much I have been to the Bahamas, the beach and the lake for weekends. AND, we are going to the beach again this weekend (before the OIL, oh the ever loving OIL gets here). So, please know that my life does NOT suck, I just don't do well when my expectations aren't met, and by the by, my expectations are high.
  • After we ran the 1/2 in March, I have probably not run 13 miles in TOTAL since then. I had a little of a weird injured knee, and a LOT of feeling sorry for myself because things weren't and we did a lot of wing eating and beer drinking which is not that condusive to jogging and push-ups.
  • Yesterday, I started training for the Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, VA on Labor Day weekend. Hotel booked. Registration paid. Pat Benetar and REO Speedwagon, here I come. Oh, but can I say that I am pissed at myself that 5K is really hard again? oh well. The journey, right?
  • I am the same weight as January, so that is a small victory. However, I am on day 2 of counting points. This is the furthest I have gotten in months. Maybe this time it will stick again, and I get back to talking about how awesome I am at getting healthy, healthy, healthy. That got replaced with moody, moody, bitchy.
  • Summer work is going swimmingly. And I am not even being facetious.

So there you have it. I think my head is just about right, and even though I have been quiet, I have been paying attention to the good, the bad and the ugly in your lives. I hope to become more active on your blogs and in your lives again, if you will have me.


Swistle said...

I think the "but not on my dime" qualification is ESSENTIAL. (Says the mother who has not yet had to deal with this issue much. I'm speaking more as a former child here.) I think a lot of parents get confused: they're thinking, "But we have to let our kids make their own choices!" while feeling unhappy about the sitch and not knowing why, and it's because of the FUNDING problem. Parents don't have to pay for their children to do a bunch of stupid stuff.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Welcome back - missed you in this space! I ran the Rock N Roll marathon in San Diego and the Rock N Roll half marathon in Chicago. Generally, the races are REALLY well organized (Virginia Beach might be their original race, which means it's a fine tuned machine by now) and well attended, too. It'll be a blast. When training gets tough, remind yourself this is supposed to be fun!

Shelley said...

Glad you are back...and congratulations on buying a house!!! Can't wait to hear the story behind it, because not moving in until September makes for one heck of a long escrow period. What's up with that?

Kids are towing the line? Good on ya - now spill the secret of getting them to do that, will ya?

I thought your mom moved back to where she was living - please tell me she did and you are not REALLY going to live with her! I will have to light a candle for you if that's true, and I'm not even Catholic (it's the thought that counts, right?).

So how will you train for the half? Just run lots and often? I am going to do one in November and so far haven't looked seriously at any training programs. I probably should, right?

Not Your Aunt B said...

Glad you're back! Sorry about the mood. I have been and am still in and out of one. Hence the short comment, but it was good to click onto your blog today.

creative kerfuffle said...

i've missed you. a lot. i think i might slip into a very dark place if i was making that many moves this summer ESPECIALLY if one of them included living w/ my parents. someone might die. mysteriously. i don't watch all of those crime dramas for nothin'. just saying. i love that you've planted so many veggies and are taking them w/ LOL i'm glad you've had some relaxing time too, you certainly needed it.
and cutting off the fundage to the kids--i think that's what you have to do sometimes. i haven't been that particular route yet, but it makes sense to me.

Jen L. said...

I missed you madly. Glad things are on the up and up. I'm a "woman of leisure" for a while (read: UNEMPLOYED!), so I should drive down and take you to lunch, or we should meet up at Bass Pro. :)

Marmite Breath said...

I live in Norfolk which is practically Virginia Beach except grimier. :)

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