A good egg …

About a year-ish (or two???) ago I had bought a carton of eggs from a warehouse style store. I had bought eggs from this store many times before but this particular egg carton weirded me out so much that I've not bought eggs from them since.

What was weird, you ask?

Almost every egg in that 18-count carton was a double yolked egg. Whoa. At first I thought, "Wow, neat!" But as the days passed and the eggs cracked my "neat" turned into "What the heck?!?" I wasn't sure what the stats were on naturally occurring double yolks but I knew that this carton was definitely not normal. So I googled. The information I found stated that a naturally occurring double yolked egg occurs 1 in 1000 eggs laid. SAY WHAT?!?! Yeah, it's RARE. Now I could have been naive and just thought I was lucky to have had all those double yolked eggs OR I could be paranoid. You guessed it, I went with paranoid.

Quite some time has passed since then and I haven't had one double yolked egg. Until today! Now I'm not sure if I've cooked 1000 eggs since the "freak of an egg carton" incident but with as much as we go through eggs around here I feel, safe to say, that we are at least darn close to that number. So I'm going to assume that my egg this morning was one of those naturally occurring double yolked eggs and go back to thinking, "NEAT!"

Well, I hope you all have a day where you find a good egg!!!

A runner’s paranoia …

I’m sure that most people who don’t run don’t have a clear understanding of the Marathon Training Taper. If you aren’t in a personal relationship (of any kind) with a runner during this time period, consider yourself lucky. If you are, know that I think you are one brave soul.

I’ve mentioned before that the actual taper involves a significant decrease in running miles so that legs have time to repair and get stronger. Again, there is a science to all of it. I don’t completely get it, but I believe in it.

There is a whole other aspect to tapering that is also coinciding with your muscles healing and getting stronger. To put it bluntly. Some of us runners lose our ever lovin’ minds.

It’s a time when the runner fear meter goes off the chart. Every ache and pain is a fracture. Every sniffle and sneeze is a life threatening illness. You are convinced that Mother Nature and her wicked weather patterns are clearly out to get you. You are sure alarm clocks won’t work, cars won’t start, Garmins will die and shoelaces will break. And you know that food poisoning is just one swallow away.

Yup. That pretty much sums it up. At least, for me.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you aren’t paranoid!!!

Safe and sound …

The past two weeks have sucked the life out of me and have made me super paranoid. All I want to do is curl up with my kids into a protective cocoon and shut the world out for a little while. A secure regrouping of sorts that ensures everyone’s well-being. An opportunity to allow my maternal nature to run wild with precautionary measures! But I know we can’t do that, so I will just settle on being happy with having everyone home for family pizza night tonight, HA!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you know that the people you love most are all save and sound!!!

I hope I don’t jinx myself …

I am not a superstitious woman by any means. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a worrier … and I’m paranoid … and I have a BAZILLION unrealistic phobias … but if I break a mirror or knock over some salt I feel like I’m going to be OK. That being said, with as sick as I have been, I don’t really want to type this out loud. But here goes.

I feel better! I can hear out of my left ear and my cough is nothing like it was. I. Am. HEALED. 

OK … now SHHHHHH … let’s just pretend I didn’t type any of that. Nope. Not me.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t jinx yourself!!!