Monday, June 21, 2010

oh goodness...

so...i did it...i broke the cardinal rule.  i was already feeling crummy/bummed due to a heavy mixture of rain, a child waking up at 4 am, a possibility of it being that time of the month...who knows.  anyway, the logical part of me says, "don't do it...just check your email and then go back to your book and read until sleep so mercifully sweeps you away into dreamland.  don't even start typing blogger into the search bar."  yeah, i guess the totally insane and sadistic part of me said "shove it" and went there anyway.  oh goodness, has it really been THAT long since i posted something...and has everyone else been THATawesome at updating and posting cute pictues and fancy crafty thingys?  oh goodness again...and maybe a little bit of yikes. 

one thing i can say is that i have at least been a little busy.  i know, right?  me, busy?  i actually have though.  i've begun working for my mom here at the in-home office which has made mommy mornings a little more difficult, but still doable and dare i say, a little fun?  maybe, we'll go with it for now.  i've also been training for my second half marathon.  no, no, no need for applause...okay, if you must...i topped off the training aspect of it with a brisk 10 miler on saturday...and by brisk i mean semi-long and maybe a little painful.  the race is this saturday in seattle and i just scored a new pair of these to go along with my newfound running legs.  who knew those were hiding under there...

apparently my shoes were something crazy like 2 sizes too small..."oh, is that all?"  who does that?  the answer is me i guess.  crazy.  so that numbness wasn't normal after all.  awesome.  anywho, point being that i have been filling my life with some actual cool stuff.  i have missed writing though.  i've just been in what i like to call an uncreative phase.  i may be alone in this, but sometimes i literally won't pick up a book or type on a keyboard for months at a time because i just can't get inspired.  its a bad habit i need to break, though,  because i'm always happier when i'm reading and writing and i'm pretty sure i read somewhere that its better to be happier than..."in a "phase." 
in other news, my children have been growing, quite rapidly as it turns out, so i've been trying to make a conscious effort to document it.  armed with only my iphone  (camera's broken and new camera fund made its way into a mini van...sad but true), i've captured these precious gems.  enjoy, and thanks again for being a pal.  i know i haven't said it to you all personally, but i feel it and i'm grateful.

the zoo, the park, mcdonald's in the rain...all in a day's work
sofi loves her some honda odyssey...who could blame her?


McCain Family said...

Good to see you again :) Those pictures are so cute!
So, a working girl, eh? Good for you. I'm sure it keeps you really busy! Along with all the freaking running. Seriously, you are amazing! Good running shoes will make all the difference, so I hear :) Good luck with that! That little Sofi is getting so big. Love it!


Kristi said...

I'm trying to bust out of my "creative phase" right now. My creativity doesn't come in the form of writing. It comes in crafts and they get kind of expensive. I need to just stick to reading (and maybe try my hand at writing) so I can stop spending so much at the stinking craft store!

Larissa said...

Hey friend. Way cute pictures. I am standing up and cheering that you are running a half marathon. If it helps you I am jealous of you being able to do that, and feel like a running slacker!

I know you don't always remember it, but everyone...EVERYONE...feels like a slacker from now and again. Just in different things.

You are pretty awesome and A LOT of things.

Miss you.


adamf said...

She's got some impressive driving skills there!

Mindy and Benjamin said...

i think you are freaking amazing for running a marathon. i have to problems though...1) no picture of the van and 2)no picture of me. where's the love. cause i love you.

AndyPandyJackaDandy said...

Adorable babies make for adorable photos--hurray for good genes! :) (And by that, I am including myself yet again.)

If I had read any blogs in the past EVER, maybe I would have known you were a world class athlete before you schooled me in a measly 5k! I am jealous of your shoes. Do you love them? Mine are from 1970 and need to go. Email me if I should buy yours--because we DONT HAVE ENOUGH IN COMMON. :)