July 31, 2006

Number 100

It was so hot and muggy, but I did it - I ran the 5K at Miller Park on Saturday. I "woo-hooed!" at each mile marker, but no one else seemed to get the humor. Running through the stadium was pretty darned cool. I'm pretty embarassed at my slow time, but am getting over that a bit. I checked my stats this morning, and I came in 1027th overall, and 100th in my age group at 41:39. I could do better if I did it again, since I'd know how hard to really push myself. And maybe next time my family will recognize me when I pass the finish line!

July 28, 2006

Friday Foolery

What a great idea! And how can this not make you laugh?

July 27, 2006

2 Running Days 'til Hell!

Only 2 more days before I pant, slobber, and crawl my way through the 5k Sausage Race. About every 5 minutes I think, "Damnit, why am I doing this?" Did I mention that it's supposed to be 94 degrees and stormy on Saturday? OH-MY-GOD! In other news, I got internet back on my computer at work, so can blog freely. (I've been out of commission since Monday afternoon). I also got a sleek, sexy new chair to sit in while I do it.

July 25, 2006

Strawberry Shortcake

I've created an animal. I let C-man have some angel food cake yesterday. When I pulled out the strawberries to put on top of it, he went nuts! I have to admit, however, that while I didn't get to eat but a couple bites of it myself, having him on my lap going "Mmmmmmmmmmmm!" as he shoved pieces in his mouth was pretty precious.

July 24, 2006

Weekend Recap

This weekend Beerman and I went to the IRL race at the Milwaukee Mile courtesy of the Rayhal/Letterman team. We got free tickets, parking pass, hospitality tent food and beverage, and farmer tans. Good times for a free day. Well, except for the babysitter's fee. On that note, C-man had a new babysitter. She's a Marquette student, so I'm always a fan of promoting the local talent. They were at the park when we got home, so guess we'll use her again! In not so good news, Irwindale brewery voted its contract down. Beerman doesn't have to be a scab, but his entire staff does. This means C-man and I will be on our own a lot in the next few weeks. Bummer.

July 21, 2006

Friday Foolery

Okay, now how can this not make you laugh? And this is great too:

July 18, 2006


Spot the Bunny has been my friend. He is the only one of his siblings who had decided to stay in the hospitable environment that is my herb garden. We named him Spot because, well, he has a white spot on his forehead. Anyhow, I began to have dreams of haffenfeffer when I went to my herb garden for some tarragon and saw it had been mowed down at the base, with the top just left there to wilt and die. He couldn't have nibbled downward from the top? I'm willing to share, after all!

Caleb officially has Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. Damn that daycare! Anyhow, before anyone gets freaked out, it's not the sheep or cow disease -- that's hand and foot. It stinks, anyhow. He's had a fever for 3 days, a rash on his feet and a few mouth ulcers. We're pretty sure his throat hurts, because he doesn't want to eat or swallow and is a complete drool machine! I stayed home yesterday with him, and Troy is home today. In other news, it's been hotter than a dog's tongue this summer and we, of course, have no pool - only hot, dusty dirt. I am hating the decision to get rid of it more and more each day that I look out onto my dirt farm of a backyard!

July 14, 2006

Pack Rat Genes

It's official. Being a Pack Rat is in your genes. Don't believe me? Here's proof!

In other news, Pilates went well last night. Well, at least my body hurts in places I didn't know could hurt. So that's good, right?

We're planting a tree this weekend. I've decided on a nice locust. It's supposed to be 95 degrees out, though, so we'll see how far we get on that!

Anyhow, TGIF!

July 13, 2006

White Trash Family

Last night, while Troy was making dinner (turkey burgers, my new favorite food), I decided to wash the cars. Caleb loves the water hose, so had fun playing in the water and splashing in the puddles. At one point he got so wet that he was crabbing and trying to take his shirt off. So, I took it off for him. Then he proceeded to splash in the muddy puddles, getting dirt splotches in his white hair. Not a problem, because he hadn't had his bath, right? Just then, our neighbors come strolling by. Nice white trash family we are. I'm out hand-washing my minivan in the driveway while my child is dirty head-to-toe with no shirt on. Oh, and have I mentioned we haven't mowed our lawn in ages? Half of it is burned to a crisp, and the other half is long and straggly. I did actually run last night. At the end of a mile I thought, "Now I have to get to the point where I can do that 2 more times." I'm going to die trying to finish that race! Tonight I have my very first pilates session. My boss bought some sessions for me. I'm very excited. I've always wanted to do it, but it is soooo darned expensive! Maybe it'll help me get through that second mile without collapsing!

July 12, 2006

Baby Boy Kisses

So we got ready to leave the house this morning, like we do every morning. Beerman kissed Caleb. Then he kissed me. Then Caleb made a "mmmmm" noise, leaned in and planted one on my mouth. A true kiss! Now how can anything go bad in your day when it starts out like that?

In other news, it rained last night, so I never did get that mile in. I did, however, bring a bag of clothes and my Bally's membership card that I pay $8 for each month, but never use. Work's been so lame lately that I am vowing to leave at 3 p.m. to go to Bally's to run before I go home.

July 11, 2006

18 Days to the Sausage Race

I've entered the Milwaukee Brewers 5K Sausage Race July 29th. I haven't been able to train in over 2 weeks now because my feet have been hurting me so much. Since it's only 18 days out, I have got to make myself run tonight. My goal is to run a mile tonight, and mile and a half tomorrow night to get myself kick-started. Well, kick-started or just plain dead. We'll see! Oh, and did I mention I'm eating a chocolate chip cookie?

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