Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Saturday 7

1. Good news. I've been doing my C25K workout! You only have to do it 3 times a week, so I did Tuesday and Thursday and need to get one more workout in today. I do not enjoy it at all. But it's only 20 minutes. I can do anything for 20 minutes, right? I watch my Gilmore Girls DVDs and power through.  It absolutely kills the arches of my feet, which probably means I need new shoes, which is definitely not in the budget. And my hips hurt afterward, too. I'm an old woman.

2. We've been doing so well with not spending money this week. Until last night when I tried to make bacon in the oven and set off every smoke detector in my house. Dinner was charred, so we went to Wendy's. But we only spent $8.01. Justin is losing weight like crazy lately without much effort and he thinks it's because we've been eating out so much less. Amazingly, I have not enjoyed the same side effect!

3. Thanks to my bragging last week, I acquired some new "Words with Friends" opponents this week. And I was soundly defeated by a few of them. Props to Todd Noorman and Laura Chinn for taking down the master. ;-) I'm really not that cocky. I just like to joke about it.

4. I've been having so much fun dressing Lucy in her fall clothes this week. I went down to the basement and pulled up the 18 month box to try on all her jeans and long-sleeved shirts. She looks so cute in jeans! Of course, she's kind of between sizes right now. The 12 months are too short, but the 18 months are too big. Here's a cute picture from this week just because I'm at my parents' with fast internet:
Adorable hoodie, tights, and shoes!
5. So I'm pretty sure I have pink eye. My right eye has been blood shot for a couple days. I just thought I had allergies at first, but then yesterday it really started to hurt and this morning it was pretty crusted in gunk. Ugh. And of course my left eye is starting to get red and itchy now, too. The worst part is I really shouldn't be wearing my contacts, but my glasses prescription is 10 years old. I definitely can't drive without my contacts. I'm going to call the doctor on Monday and see if they'll write me a prescription sight unseen. Otherwise I'm just going to have to find some OTC drops or something until the doctor can see me. Blech. What a pain. This was Chase's first week of school. His eyes are fine, but I wonder if he brought something home to me?

6. Last Sunday, we went up to Justin's family's campsite for the day. I really wish I liked camping more. I'd like Lucy to have the memories Justin does of camping. But I just think it's the same thing we do at home with much more work. Cooking and cleaning in the dirt, with limited water and electricity. Being too cold, too hot, too dirty. Walking to the bathroom, showering in a gross stall. It's just not my fave. Sorry, Luce. It's not like she has any cousins or anyone to enjoy it with anyway. My siblings need to get with it and start having babies so she can have some cousins her age!!

7. Tomorrow is obviously the 10th anniversary of 9-11-01. I still feel like it was the 90s ten years ago. And it's weird to me that most of the kids I know weren't alive when the terrorist attack happened. They'll grow up asking us, "Where were you on 9-11" like we asked our parents about the moon landing and the Kennedy assassination. I was in 11th grade history class. Appropriate, no? I didn't even know what the World Trade Centers were.  Justin and I watched a documentary on NBC about the attacks last night. It was absolutely horrible to listen to the 911 calls from the people trapped on the 105th floor saying, "It's so hot. They're coming to rescue us, right? Where are the firefighters?" Ugh. Awful.

What a way to end, eh? Have a great weekend, everyone. I'm off to scratch my eyeballs . . .


  1. Arrgh! If you were closer I would take you out and buy you some Asics running shoes and give you my pink eye drops left over from a couple years ago. Stupid miles.

    You are doing awesome with your running! I swear the first week is the hardest. Keep it up!!

    I think it was the 90s 10 years ago too :P

  2. Love those tights and shoes!! Nice job starting the C25K. Maybe someday I'll do it too... Hope your eye feels better soon! Have a good week!


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