It’s too early for this poop …

When I have my first WEIRD person encounter before 8:30 in the morning I just know that it’s going to be an interesting day. Oy.

Well, I hope you all have a day where it’s just too early for this poop!!!


A Wrinkle in Time and a magical visit to my childhood …

In 6th Grade we had a long term substitute teacher who would read to us in the afternoon. I loved it. I think she is the reason I love storytellers. They have a gift. And her gift allowed me to vividly immerse myself into that story. It was wonderful! The book our substitute read to us was A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle. My 12 year old self was mesmerized. Every page turned, took me on a vivid adventure right along with the characters. Until this experience reading was more about homework and things I HAD to read. This opportunity to sit and listen to this incredible book changed my whole view of reading. Reading could be fun and it could be magical. And I was hooked.

A few days ago, when Sid came home, I asked her what she wanted to do while she was here. She said that she wanted to take me to see the movie A Wrinkle in Time! HECK YEAH! I was so excited. I am pretty picky when I see movies and don’t see many because of it. Not because I’m a big film critic. It’s my attention span, HA! If I’m not interested, it’s AWFUL! Anyway, I absolutely loved A Wrinkle in Time. It was visually breathtaking! WOW! And the characters had my heart just like they did when I was 12.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you revisit your childhood!!!

Up and at it at undead hours …

I woke up at 4 a.m. today. I was WIDE awake but I decided to stay in bed until it was an acceptable hour to run. I’ve mentioned before that my neighborhood wakes fairly early. I am often the first one out there, but it’s usually within a few minutes of running that “Good Mornings” are exchanged with neighbors who are also out starting their day. Four in the morning, however, is pushing it. As understanding and supportive my neighbors may be of my running and training, no one wants their light sensors triggered and dogs barking that early. Unless of course it was a real threat of vampires and werewolves in the area, HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are up and at it at undead hours!!!

Best surprise EVER …

Yesterday Libs told me that Sid needed me to be home this morning to receive a package that would be delivered after 8 am. I originally thought that Sidney had accidentally shipped something important to me, instead of to herself. As I asked more questions about what to do with the package once it was delivered, I was told that the package was for me. Being Pi Day today I immediately thought that Sid somehow figured out how to send me a pie. HA! That is absolutely something she would do! But what she did, was even better.

When I returned home from Reese’s school this morning, I opened the door to my “package”. IT WAS SID! My sweet daughter booked an early flight and came HOME! I literally screamed when I saw her. Then I cried like a baby. I was missing her so much! Now with George coming home for Spring Break on Friday we will all be together again. YAY!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get the best surprise EVER!!!

Choose our battles wisely …

There are people who really enjoy arguing about everything. Like… EVERYTHING. I don’t understand these people. They make seemingly normal conversations turn into frustrating encounters. Unfortunately avoiding people like this isn’t always possible. And even more unfortunately, they could be people that you may have to deal with a lot. YUCK. If they are unavoidable I try to ready myself for the kookiness. I arm myself with a thick skin, a calmed center and grounded thoughts. I have to say that it’s quite satisfying to see the look on their face when they can’t get me to engage their need for conflict. Honestly, I’d much rather spend my energy on happier things.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you choose your battles wisely!!!