~my thoughts about life~

Friday, July 27, 2012

Random Happenings

There is nothing quite like being on the toilet, still in pajamas, when the repairman rings the doorbell over an hour early. Oh yeah there is- when he has to go down into your basement, that could probably be featured on some sort of reality show, to turn off the main water line.  I was a mess, the house was a mess, and the kids were a mess.  I was planning on getting quite a bit accomplished in that final hour before his arrival.  I guess that's what I get for procrastinating!  Let's chalk this one up as a day I don't care to remember.


On a positive note, that repairman was here to install my brand new, sparkling clean dishwasher! I am so ready to be rid of dishpan hands!  I have never been quite this excited before to load the dishwasher!


Since I can't remember the date of my last run, I'm quite proud of the 2.25 miles I ran two nights ago. The marathon is just 2 months away. Yeah, I'm not even close to ready. Boogers!


Last night, we rode approximately 12 miles on our bikes!  We have a trail just blocks from our house that stretches almost our entire state.  It was such a nice ride and I discovered some beautiful scenery I didn't even know existed that close to home!  I am going to buy a basket for my bike so I can take my camera along with me next time.  There were so many times I wish I'd had it!  One spot was so unique that I'm thinking of taking my little cousin there to shoot some of his Senior Portraits.  I also downloaded Map My Ride on my phone so I don't have to keep guessing how far we rode.  The rootbeer float to end the evening was pure bliss!   When was the last time you had a rootbeer float? 


The neighbor boy from a couple posts ago is still a nuisance. Yesterday, he knocked on my door no less than 10 times. In fact, I thought he was the one ringing the bell today when the repairman was early. That's why I didn't even get up right away. When he pounded on the door with his toy gun to tattle that my children were in their grandma's house, I got more than a little irritated. I told him he could not keep knocking on my door all day. Maybe I scared him off because I haven't seen him yet today.


I really need to discover a new way to input information for posts. I had a heck of a time with the formatting for Wednesday's post and today's post is giving me a hard time too. There's gotta be an easier way! I wish I understood more about HTML. If I could just plug in my text and photos like in a Publisher document, I would be one happy chica!


Tonight, I'm loading up on an old school bus, that has no air conditioning, and driving 2 1/2 hours each way for my sign language group to perform.  I was hoping that my oldest member of the group would be going to help chaperone but he has to work.  I am dreading this trip like a visit to the lady doctor.  (Well, not quite that bad.)  I will be crashing into bed sometime around 1:00 AM tonight.  Oh, the things I do for my favorite teenagers in the world!


Linda said...

Yeah for your new dishwasher, your great bike ride and your good run. You sound so motivated.

When I got my new bike last summer, which I haven't ridden once this summer--boo, I got a thing like a "pack" for it in order to take my camera, bug spray, small wallet, etc. It's padded a little so I don't have to worry about the camera getting jounced around when I'm on the rough parts of the bike path, or wherever. It's also removable so that if I want to stop at a store, I just unhook it and sling it over my shoulder. I got it at LL Bean where I purchased my bike.

Hope you had a good trip in your un-air-conditioned bus, eweee. But your mission sounds very inspiring.

Erica said...

Thank you for the map my ride tip. Downloaded it today and it's great!