Sunday, October 26, 2014

What is normal?

We all have that friend.  The one who seems like they can do it all.  Their house is always clean.  There's no laundry on the couch that needs folding.  You get the point.

I think these friends are the ones that aren't normal.  I have come to this revelation on a Sunday morning at 11am as I sit here in my robe, still sipping coffee and looking at a very large hairball under the kitchen table.  Yep, there it sits. I have a very large, very hairy dog.  He can't help it but good Lord the hair is everywhere.

Yes, there is hair (even though I vacuumed up enough yesterday to stuff a couple of pillows).
There is hair under everything, on everything and floating everywhere. Anyway, I digress.  My refrigerator needs wiping out.  My kitchen floor has spots.  I'm wondering if I have anything to wear to work tomorrow.  My plants need watering. I have some decorating stuff I have bought that needs to be hung... haven't done that. And, there is a stack of papers that I've been putting off going through for way too long.  

But, while I could have been doing all the cleaning and scrubbing and vacuuming and dusting, I did a couple of other things.  I had a date with my husband. He opened doors for me and everything.  A nice corner table at our favorite greek restaurant.  Pretty romantic.   I also spent a morning with 5 of our grandkids.  You cannnot replace those moments.  

So much fun. 
So, if sitting here at nearly noon on a Sunday morning, blogging while my dog needs a brushing, my bed is unmade and my dishwasher needs unloading is a sign that I may be a little left of normal.  Well, you can have your normal, I'll do it my way. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014


March and November are my least favorite months of the year.  It's so hard to believe that my daddy has been gone 8 years this coming week. I miss him everyday.  

I did something this week so out of character for me I can't hardly believe it myself. I did a 5k.  I did not RUN the 5k but I did finish.  The Diva Dash Dallas   is a full 5k for women and is full of obstacles. It was held south of downtown Dallas on the dry areas of the Trinity River.  It started out on dirt/grass which was really really hard and uneven.  I was petrified of twisting my ankle again, but I made it.   Then there were the obstacles.  I only fell twice!!!  I remember when I was coordinated....way way back. I did a lovely forward dive onto my hands and knees off of the See Saw walk. Then I did a dive off of the backside of the climbing wall.  Really dewy mornin made everything slick.  First thing out of my friend Shannon's mouth, "is your BOOB ok? is your BOOB ok?"!  LOL, she was so worried.  I was fine.  Laughing all the way.  I'm trying to decide what NEW thing I can do next month... 



Niece Emily also did a 5k Warrior Dash this weekend.  I'm pretty sure she did some running.  She is about 16 years younger!!

Speaking of,  the incised above mentioned body part is healing nicely after a trip to my great dermatologist, Ellen Turner who re-taped me and is sending me some antibiotic cream and scar cream.  (I won't show pictures of that, you can thank me later).

Now to decide what April New Adventure will be.