Saturday, January 28, 2006


Well, this is definitely a slack day. Although I have spent most of the day cleaning house, it is now 5pm and I am still wearing what I woke up in and had all the energy after doing the housework to make fronch toast for dinner. The kids loved it, of course, but I do feel a little guilty. The hubby is away all day at a wrestling tournament (We have no life during wrestling season) and I just didn't feel like making an extra effort today.

Yesterday I had a job interview at a local school district for a secretary position. I'm hopeful, but not too hopeful. I keep going over the interview in my mind. While I was there, I thought I was doing all right, but now I'm not so sure. I hate the torture of it all. The best thing I can do is just forget I did it and if they happen to hire me, great! But I just don't want to get my hopes up too much.

It's just that this job would be really great for my family. All the holidays off, Christmas break, spring break, summers off; the whole schlemeel. I just hope that I'm not too far gone in my current job that I couldn't be trained new things. I know I'm only 35, but I'm starting to feel like I'd better get settled for good, and I don't want the job I have now to be IT.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I'm Secretly Very Twisted

I'm probably going to go to hell for this...if you go to the link you will too, but you might have a nice laugh first.

Sorry Baby Jesus.

Friday, January 20, 2006

One more year

Tomorrow is my birthday.

Born in 1971, that makes me...35!

I've been dwelling on it a little. I'm not sure what to make of this birthday. I'm feeling kind of sad about it, for sure. It seems like I just turned 30, and the last 5 years went so fast. I had two children in that time, so I had no time to savor the last 5 years. It is just a pure whirlwind!

I know all the other mothers out there know what I'm talking about.

I sat with my own mother at lunch today. She is 57. She looked older this time for some reason. I saw her over the holidays, and didn't notice. Before that I hadn't seen her in a while. Maybe it is me. Maybe I am projecting my age depression on everything I see. I just know that I am glad I stopped smoking, because she still does and it ain't pretty.

But, while I was wallowing in self pity this afternoon, my good friend Sarah who I sit next to every working day let me in on an email she had received from an old friend. The email was a tribute to a friend of theirs who had been in an accident with a logging truck (those of you who are from the logging country know that nothing good can come from a bad meeting with a logging truck) and died at the age of 19. She was a local softball phenom and had everything going for her. That was 9 years ago and there is still a memorial out on the road where she died. So sad. Makes me glad for that one more year.

By the way, I got my first "Over The Hill" balloon today. Bum-mer.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

All Things Irish

I love Irish stuff. I really like traditional Irish music and Irish dancers (Michael Flatley and the Riverdancers!) I know that's corny, but it's so cool, how could you not?

I like Green. I like clover.

I really like Guinness, but only from the bottle, or out of a tap. If you get it in a can, it tastes like poop.

I do like U2 as well, but I'm really getting tired of Bono. He's so over done. And why must he wear the sunglasses day and night?

I like Braveheart. The movie, not the person. Actually, Braveheart is Scottish. Now I sound like an idiot.

Well, now that that's off my shoulders...

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Thank you, MLK!

Regarding the running: I haven't gotten on the treadmill since Monday. But on Monday I did run a 10 minute stretch, followed by two 5 minute stretches with 5 minutes walking between each. That's pretty good, but I've probably lost it all by now.

However, tomorrow morning is Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Yay! Martin Luther King! State workers off, school off, no traffic, fewer calls at work! Since my hubby, Eric is a state employee, I will be the only one getting up in the morning to go to work. Which is, believe it or not, a good thing. I won't have to get the kids up and dressed, so I will be able to leave the house early and go work out at the health club at 5am. YES, that's good! It is hard to get up and do it if everyone else is sleeping, and if I have to actually leave the house, it helps me to get motivated in the morning.

Eric went to the playoff game for the Seahawks on Saturday. They won. Whoopty-doo. I'm not much of a sports fan, but have been to a few games. I guess if they win their next game, they will be in the Superbowl, which is basically like seeing the face of the virgin Mary on a potato chip or something for the Seahawks. I am sure that I will watch Superbowl day, it's the only football game I watch all year, except for my husband's high school team that he coaches. I'm just not that excited now.

Today I was in Walfart, as usual, and was waiting in line to checkout and was listening to some people talking in the line nearby. One man said, "right on." Not like "RIGHT ON!" WITH ALL THE EXCITMENT AND EVERYTHING! but like no big deal right on. Come on, some enthusiasm please! I have heard a lot of people saying it that way these days and I'm not a fan. Especially since it's kind of an old phrase and they're trying to "re-cool" it. Also a few other things people have said around me lately, like, "Well, you're just Johnny-on-the-spot." That is the most annoying thing I've ever heard. What the HELL does that mean? I guess I am just no longer a teenager!

Okay, so I have to end this post with the cutest thing ever! My little Piper, who is 3, said the cutest thing the other day. I walked in the room and she said, "Mama, my eah is tickly." And I said, "Really?" and she said (gulp! -so cute!) "I think theahs a fwog in theah." Holy crap the funniest thing I've ever heard. I kind of did some bad parenting and just laughed right at her. I had to catch myself and try to be serious with her about it. I explained to her about the bathwater getting in there and how it tickles on its way out. But it was hilarious. It made my whole day.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Holy Crap It's Finally Over!

Yay! No more holidays or uncomfortable visits from the in-laws for at least a month or two!

It was all right. Eric's sister and her husband came the Friday before Christmas. We had a prime rib. It was very tasty.

I'm not going to go into the inconveniences of having people over that aren't your own family. They might read this one day. Let's just say I feel a lot more comfortable having my own side over and I don't feel like I HAVE to entertain them the whole time. In fact, when my sisters were over for New Years' eve, we just ate food and had fun, I didn't give a crap if the dishes were done or not, we just enjoyed each other's company without all the formalities.

I've started working out again. I haven't been running since August. That's bad. but I hope to get right back on it soon. I will be chronicling the pain here.

Monday and Wednesday I alternated walking for 10 minutes 3 times and running for 5 minutes twice. That's about all I can handle right now. I still felt like I had riden a horse the day before, but it's getting better. I've picked a goal - the Bloomsday run in Spokane on May 1st. It's 7.46 miles or something like that. But loads of fun. People line the streets and they have bands on every street corner and all kinds of acts and stuff.