Saturday, November 15, 2008

another random thought or two....

I know I promised you a post on my homeschooling but...well you're just going to have to wait because today is NOT the day. I never know exactly what I'm going to write about but I generally have a feeling. I'm not getting the homeschooling feeling today. I mean it is Saturday and I have been on facebook so perhaps I can be forgiven for this lack of motivation.

I should also explain that after all the whining about my birthday and and all the "moan...sob...it's going to suck so much etc etc..."
I haven't even had my birthday yet. All my pissiness (is this a word?) comes about before the day. It's all about the anticipation of the suckitude for me. Don't I sound like a good time?! Yup. I am. Party in a bag. Anywho, the offical day is Monday and it's looking good actually. On Thursday, I got roses from my bible study ladies AND a cake. A cake and presents and I'm totally happy. Very easily bought am I. I'm always awed by the fact that hubby has yet to figure this out but I digress....
I'm going out for lunch on Sunday with my sil and mil which may or may not also include a walk or shopping but will most certainly include eating - yum! AND I get to go out for dinner with hubby on THE DAY. I do love him despite to serious lack of flowers and I love spending time with him. He's still my best friend which is crazy to think after 14 plus years of marriage. There will be no Mexico or diamonds but I am reminded every day of how loved I am. See how I'm growing up?! ha

Oh and I'm happy to be training again! We run half marathon number two on February 15th. I'm a teeny bit freaked out about it actually. This one is supposed to be hillier ... yikes. I just finished week one of training and it's been pretty good. I'm only running three days a week right now but I'm also going to bootcamp 3 days a week so hopefully it's enough to get me to the goal feeling strong. It's much more fun to run these things if your all trained up and ready to go. This whole running/training thing has been an improtant life lesson for me actually. I'm sure God is using it to show me that it's not actually about the race, it's about the process getting to the goal. I'm such a procrastinator in so many areas of my life but somehow I'm usually able to pull it out and get it done. I'm a mess and I don't enjoy whatever I've been asked to do but I get it done.
There's no way to shortcut the training for a run process. I just can't do it if I don't do the prep work. So many applications to my regular life.....

And the kid's bedroom addition is finally taking shape. I'll get out there and take some pictures if the giant tarp is down. The giant green tarp is such a classy addition to our home;-)
Can't wait to see it finished. Closets - yay! and a girl's bathroom, double yay!
Stay tuned!

12 comments:

Donna Boucher said...

Hi Shay! Happy to meet you!

You sure are a busy woman!

Happy birthday, a few days early :o)

LoriD said...

Happy Birthday on Monday... mine is tomorrow (Sunday)! I'm the opposite to you, though. I would be perfectly fine with no celebration, no presents, no cake. Homer and the kids are cooking up something for tomorrow, so I'll be grateful and enthusiastic. :-)

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

I can't wait to see the addition! Bathroom is a terrific idea for them.
Happy birthday on Monday, though I am sure I will talk to you again before then.
love you,
K

Monica said...

Happy Birthday to you! I do hope that you are taking the day off from homeschooling on your Birthday. I think you all should go to the movies or something:)

Laura said...

Happy birthday early.

You sound so busy!

Your posts on your running have motivated me to set some goals and I hope to do a half next year.

thanks for sahring.

Kellan said...

Hi Shay! An early Happy Birthday! Your birthday is on my anniversary (24 years tomorrow). Hope you had a good weekend - see you soon - Kellan

the mama bird diaries said...

Happy almost almost birthday!!!

InTheFastLane said...

Happy Birthday!!! And I totally understand the feelings about the day.

Aunt Becky said...

Happy Birthday, dude! I'm late and for once, on time!

Sniz said...

Hey, you had asked me about my running and I never got back to you. I'm so sorry for being so flaky...can we still be friends? I run for health and weight control and doubt I will ever run in a race. My norm is between 2 and 5 miles (and I always walk a mile or two to warm up and cool down). But my back went out recently...the last time this happened, it sent me into a physical tailspin and I stopped jogging for a year! I hope that doesn't happen again. :-( I like the way you are learning to tie in the prep for a race to your spiritual life. That makes so much sense to me. Isn't everything more enjoyable if we're well-prepared? But you're right...for most things, we can "fake" our way through, but for a half marathon, you're body simply CAN'T unless you've trained it.

Anyway, thanks for the neat thoughts, good luck with your training, and I hope your birthday goes much better than you could even imagine!

Don Mills Diva said...

I'm just gonna go ahead and assume you had a fabulous birthday!

Hope so hon!

Amy said...

I hope you had a great birthday! Any races coming up?