Monday, October 25, 2010

Dear Laundry.

Dear Laundry,

Honestly, why do you hate me so?  How do you multiply yourself day after day?  Why is it that you are NEVER, and I mean NEVER complete? 

I have done all I can to keep you caught up.  I have given you your own special room (AKA The Laundry Room).  I have organized you, labeled you, and cleaned you. 

I have given you baskets of every shape and color. Some with liners.  Some without.  Some large.  Some small.  Some wicker.  Some plastic.  

I have bought the largest machines possible to wash you and dry you.  No matter what I do, you are always the thorn in my side. 

You leave me no choice.  Laundry today, or naked tomorrow.  Some days, I am not sure which would be the lesser of two evils.  

Why does it have to be this way?  Can't we just get along?


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Do I REALLY Want To Do This???

Marathon Mania.  That is what I call it.  Every year we go and watch the local marathon from the 25.2 mile marker.  Every year I say, "Next year, I am going to run it".  Another year goes by, and I say it again.

I am seriously thinking that NEXT year, 2011, is the year.  Am I crazy???  Sometimes I think I may be.  Especially after I look at the pictures I took!  Oh well.  Crazy or not, if my body will hold up through all the training, I just might be one of these crazy people out there next year.  Or not!  ;)

The Barefoot Runner

LOVED that these two were running together :)  I like to call it, The Giant and The Midget.  HAHA!

This is what delirium looks like.


I SO wish that my son's chair hadn't been in the way of this one!  His cup hides the splatters in the gutter ;)

Wonder if this guy made it through BOTH marathons?  2 in 2 days is pretty amazing!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Another Monday.

Mondays.  I wish I could say I liked them.  Right now, I just dread them.  Why???  Well, Mondays are my homework days.  It is just how it works out with my school schedule.  Monday is the day that I have open in my schedule to do all the work for the upcoming week of my six classes and practicum.  I kind of dread the EIGHT hours (sometimes longer) stretch of sitting at my desk and doing assignment after assignment. 

I guess there is a positive side to it though.  It means that during the week I only have an hour here or there that needs to be spent doing homework.  The only homework I have to do other than on Monday is if I need to study for a test, or to do an assignment that was sprung on me last minute.  When I think about it that way, I guess I should be glad for my Homework Marathon Mondays.  It helps not being so stressed out all week. 

Too bad a marathon day of doing laundry wouldn't mean that I was caught up on laundry all week!!!  ;) 

I really have to go.  I have papers to write.  Lesson plans to create.  Reading to do.  Oh, and laundry to be done.

Friday, October 1, 2010

5 Random Questions

1. Did you have a pen pal when you were little (or now)?  Where were/are they from?
Haha.  Actually I DO have a pen pal right now.  I have an elementary school student that I have to write to by email once a week.  It is for one of my college classes.  The elementary students are learning how to use email etiquette and so we were assigned to be their pen pals.

2. If you could do a different job for one day, what would it be?
Hmmm.  You know what, to be honest, I just want to be a Stay at Home Mom, again.  I really miss the days of being caught up on my housework and laundry.  I get so stressed out when my house is an out of control mess.  It has a direct correlation to me feeling like my life is out of control and my higher stress levels.  I am in school full time, so technically I don't work, but is sure feels like I have a full-time job! 

3. Do you remember your biggest fear from when you were little?
I always had a fear of someone being outside watching me through the windows when I was little.  I never wanted the curtains or the blinds to be open when it was dark outside for fear that someone was out there looking in.

4. What do you think is a waste of time? Why?
Definitely Facebook.  So why is it I get on there?  Not sure.  I certainly don't have time to be bored, so it isn't out of boredom!

Sometimes I feel like cleaning my house is a waste of time.  Especially when I can't keep up on it (which feels like just about everyday right now!).  It just makes me so upset to finally get caught up on it and then have it be messed up by the end of the day.  UGH!  Wish my kids could understand this.

5. What is the oldest item you have in your closet?
Um, that's easy.  EVERYTHING!!!  I haven't bought anything new in ages.  I really need to go shopping, but I keep telling myself that I don't want to buy new stuff until I lose 15 lbs.  Which at the rate I am going will be never!