FUNDAY (yes, I’m naming calendar days now) … 

Today, being the actual day that makes this year a LEAP YEAR, got me thinking.

Getting an additional day once every four years seems like it should be a bigger deal than it is. Now don’t get me wrong, I am sure we all understand the general idea of WHY we need to add a day. It’s important for many reasons. Trust me when I say that I for one do not want my birthday in July to feel like winter.

I am talking about the name of the actual day. There is a problem here. Uh. For me anyway. We just add the 29th day of February to whatever day of the week falls after the 28th and call it that. Like today. It’s just regular ole Monday.



It seems like a pretty weak effort for a day that is so darn important. Doesn’t it?!?!

As I delved deeper into my thoughts about this I was even more shocked that I had never heard of anyone trying to name LEAP DAY something special. I’m going to lay this responsibility on the calendar monitoring people. Whoever they are … they failed.

Well, I hope you all enjoy your EXTRA FUNDAY (there, I gave it a name)!!!

Eating bonbons (I WISH) …

A summary of my day. Running errands. Here to there, EVERYWHERE. Doing chores. EW. Handling DISASTERS. One is quite enough. Phone calls. No really, I have THAT many children. Paperwork, lots. AND LOTS. In conclusion: MEH and BLAH. 

Well, I hope you all had a day where you sat around eating bonbons!!!

GLITCHY, FAST and maybe a little DELUSIONAL, but I’m still waiting on Nike’s call …

My Garman died. You need to know this because it affected my run today and lead me to write this entry. I don’t solely use my Nike Running app to track my pace, I usually use it just for music. But since my Garmin died I had to rely on my Nike app this morning. Had my Garmin been working, I may have never even noticed what happened this morning.

OK, onward.

When I haven’t been sick I’ve been training pretty hard. Not in distance just in fine-tuning the miles I am running. Unfortunately this week all the cross training I’ve done finally caught up with me and I am very sore. So when I left this morning I wasn’t expecting to break any of my own personal records. Truth be told, I was just hoping I survived.

When I finally dragged my weary butt out there to run I was surprised at how good I felt. So much so that at one point I thought maybe I should do some speed work. Again, I wasn’t looking for anything monumental, I just wanted to add a little bit more to my run.

And that’s when my problem (or revelation) started.

Every time I tried to push my pace my Nike app would lose me. It even crashed twice!

Now I am pretty sure I just need to delete and reinstall my app and the problem will be resolved. But the dreamer in me would like to believe that I was running at a pace that somehow broke past Nike’s ability to track me.

Um … either way, I’ll still be waiting on a call from Nike about my sponsorship.

Well I hope you all have a day where you are GLITCHY FAST (and maybe a little delusional)!!!


Getting the lumps out …

Why, after approximately 40 years, do I still have inconsistent bed making skills? Some days I make my bed and it looks pretty. Then there are other days when it looks like I’m failing miserably at trying to hide a dead body.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you get all the lumps out!!!

The brown line-y chair and my wandering eye …

As I sat in the lobby of Reese’s new speech therapist’s office I noticed a chair.

Um. Let me back up a little. 

This is the first time I was not talking with staff or in the session with Reese and her therapist. So, even though I have been in the lobby at least four times already it was my first day to actually sit in it and notice … stuff. 

Now back to the chair.

Actually there were two chairs but the one that was occupied I had no issue with. The empty one was diagonally across from me to the left. Brown. And very line-y. Lots and lots of lines. All of them horizontal and brown. Brown. Brown. Brown. No matter what I did I found that my left eye would wander back to it. I checked my email. It wandered. I cleaned out my purse. It wandered. I Facebook-ed. It wandered! I thought I’d try to sit in it. You know, to get a different perspective. Then I decided that was probably a bad idea. What if I couldn’t handle the brown line-y-ness all round me. What if it made things worse! Being new to the center I wanted to appear as normal as possible. Moving once would be questionable. Moving twice, no one would understand. Well, not yet. Not until they got to know my me-ness. So I stayed put. Diagonally across from the brown line-y-ness. And in my own private hell.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you weren’t totally distracted!!!

I didn’t stub my toe (GO ME!) …

Today was one of those days that I felt completely on top of life. I own it! And not to be boastful. I am just happy I survived. Because let’s face it, life can be unpleasantly surprising and rather painful. We cannot always be on our game either. So those days when we are we need to give ourselves a good ole pat on the back.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you didn’t stub your toe on the same corner for the third time!!!

Making the best of things … 

Some things cannot be fixed or mended. Sometimes things are not meant to change. And that’s OK. Making peace with those broken situations frees your heart to find happiness … and make joy possible even when things aren’t perfect.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you make the best of things!!!

Forget calm and centered, I am thrilled, relieved and surprised … 

I had the most unexpected fantastic morning today! First I ran 32 seconds faster per mile than I did last week on the same hilly course. I guess I really needed that rest I got this past week. WOW! It really recharged my heart and helped me refocus on my goals. Absolutely what I needed! 

During my run I had an emotional mile. The crying mile. BLAH! The mile that gets all the emotional junk out. And boy oh boy did I have some junk to get out! I have been so worried about Reese lately. Not just her health but also her education. Special education has been a little disillusioning for me and with her IEP coming up I want to make some changes that will hopefully make her fit better. Needless to say it’s been very stressful.

Well, after I ran my miles I had just enough time to make it to my favorite yoga class. OK, I had to cut my run short and I was still late by 3 minutes late, but for some reason I really felt like I needed to go to yoga this morning. Weird. But true.

And now I know why. 

After our class this morning my yoga instructor asked to speak with the women who also attend her Monday night class. Sadly she can no longer teach our Monday night class. She recently opened a dance studio and life has just gotten too busy for her. Even though she knows she was making the right decision she was still pretty upset. So after her announcement another woman and I stayed longer and talked with her. At one point our conversation turned to Reese and my current concerns for her. Well, apparently the other woman who stayed is a preppy k teacher at our home school. She let me know of a classroom option that I never knew existed for Reese! And it’s at the school closest to our home! I won’t get into all the details, but every educational concern I have been pining over was washed away just becaue I dragged my weary butt to yoga! If this wasn’t great enough, my yoga instructor told me that she would love to work with Reese at her new studio either in dance or yoga. Yep, you read that right! She has a FREAKING CHILDREN’S YOGA CLASS! Do you know how hard it is to find a children’s yoga class??? Trust me. It’s HARD.

I have know for a long time that yoga is good for you, but never in a million years did I expect it to help me sort out LIFE! YAY, WOW and YIPPIE!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you are thrilled, relieved and surprised!!!