Saturday, May 30, 2009

I haven't quite fallen off the face of the earth yet, I just don't find my life all that interesting. Well, that's not exactly true because anyone that really knows me or lives with me knows that there is always some drama in my life, it's just usually not anything that I should share. I could bore you all with the lame assignment I've been working on for the last week in my master's program, but you would all be asleep. Or I could tell you about the various things my kids are doing (Jane's dance recital is coming up in two weeks! and Kate did make student council for next year in school. Both big accomplishments in the kid world) and that Sammy is learning how to say NO with much enthusiasm! He also could teach me a few things on a running slap, a nasty habit that I'm trying to break him of! But, when it comes down to it, my life is filled with the same things that yours are, and who wants to read about that. I do the laundry, make the bed, ignore the pig-stye my daughters call bedrooms, get talked back to on a more than regular basis, wonder where the day went and why I haven't showered quite yet, make dinner, hear complaints about the dinner I prepared, and tell myself that tomorrow is a new day and I can always do better! Then tomorrow comes and it's just the same old thing. 

I guess that's not a bad thing. I know that my kids depend on me for all of the mundane things that I accomplish and I'm really grateful that I have the opportunity and blessing of staying home and having Sammy run at me with hands flying because I said no to him, or to have Kate roll her eyes at me and say "you are unbelievable" in a very upset way because I told her no, and to hear Jane storm off and slam the door because I told her no.  It's all in a days work and hopefully all of the door slamming, and rolling of eyes will pay off! In the mean time, I just keep trying and praying that I'm doing the right things and doing the best I can so that my kids know how much I love them and how valuable their little souls are to me.  So I don't have any really funny stories to share or any real great adventures - just my life as a housewife (wait, I'm not a wife, so what do you call that), which in reality isn't really that boring at all!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I can check it off the list!

Yesterday I did it! I ran the Race For The Cure 5K in Salt Lake. Okay, so I didn't finish first, not even in great time for that matter, but the point is that I finished. I would post a picture, but have a new computer that doesn't have the software to download and upload pictures!  I have to admit that after 6 weeks of training for this, I really thought that it would be easier. I thought that after a few weeks a training I wouldn't become winded after 2 minutes. I thought I would get to the point where every step wasn't loathed, but lo and behold, not much changed. I became winded and couldn't talk after 2 minutes and did hate every single step. I guess that some people just run and others don't. I fit into the second category.  I guess that I will continue to train because I'm supposed to do another one in a couple of weeks. I'm really hoping that by that time, I will be able to actually go more than 2 minutes before wanting to put a gun to my head! Everyone says that it gets easier - I think it's a ploy to torture the unbelievers! I'm having a hard time believing that it will EVER get easier.