Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Where the deer and the antelope play

I haven't blogged in a while and my fingers feel like typ'n so sit down and relax...I've got a lot to say.

Ever since I started blogging (which has been a max of like 3 weeks now) I keep having these moments in my life where I laugh or cry or something in between and I think to myself- I should blog about this. This blog is going to be all those "should have blogged about moments" that I never got around to doing. Lets start with this one: Sue and I went to JoAnns Fabric lastnight to do some Halloween decoration shopping and on the way home we got to talking about feeling blessed. We were talking about how grateful we both were to have health/family/friends and so on. The conversation started to take a turn downward as we pulled up in front of her house. I start saying the same old stuff we both already know and probably don't need or want to hear again. "Everything happens for a reason, try to look at the bright side of things, etc..." She gives me this smile and says "Things are going to be fine. I've got my peeps. What more do I need?" I smile at her with such admiration because 1- she always knows how to put things into perspective and 2- she just said peeps like she is some gangsta! I drive away while thiking to myself- Mom is always right. You've got your peeps- what more do you need? Nothing right? Family is everything! I've always been aware of how lucky I am to have a family/peeps that are close not just in miles but in hearts as well. No joke when I say- I would do anything for my family. (that goes for ALL of my family. Even the ones that live far away...) It's moments like these when I sit there and think about Blogging and how I am going to make a list of my peeps and give reasons why I love them. Makes for a good Blog right? As I stop at the stop light- it hits me! She wasn't refering to her family as peeps as I had thought just minutes before. She had bought actual Peeps at JoAnns and was grateful for those! Gotta love those good marshmallow-y moments in life.



On to "Should have blogged about that" moment in my life #2. So, I went to lunch with my 2 sister in laws today. That in itself could be a whole other blog! Everything was fine, we ate, we talked, we paid, walked outside to leave. As we were standing by my car it was really hot so I grabbed the diaper bag and searched for some water. (Jared packed the bag) I grab the bottle, open it, and start chugging away. I'm about half way through the bottle and glance at the water. It's BLACK! I swallow what little was left in my mouth trying not to make a scene. I am frantic thinking in my mind as to why the water is black. I think hard.... remembering that Kody had been painting on Sunday and I had given him a bottle of water to wash the brushes off with! I look at my sister in law and ask "why did you just let me drink that?" And she says "I thought it looked weird- but I thought it was some type of diet drink that you were drinking." Thanks for letting me chug the paint chips down April"

Moment #3. This isn't so much a "moment". More of just a feeling of excitment/fear/nervousness that I wasn't really expecting to feel. The Chicago Marathon is just 5 days (2 more runs) away! I can still remeber back in June when we would tell people that we had signed up to run it. We would always follow up with "It's still like 4 months away! We've got plenty of time to train!" Now, as I sit here with a pit in my stomach I wish it were June again. I have loved every second of this journey "runners" call "training". I have loved stregthening my friendship with Janelle and my marriage to Jared. It truly has been a catalyst of so many things in my life. Sharalyn has been amazingly supportive in her own sort of way and I love her even more for that. I know that this is and always be "her sport" and I thank her for sharing it with me and encouraging me to run stronger and faster. I can honestly say it has been life changing for me. I am looking forward to seeing her in Chicago almost more than I am looking forward to running the race. I could not have done this without Jared. Hands down- he gets Husband of the Year Award. He knows exactly what to say (or not to say depending on the situation) and what to do for me. He allows me to get angry/mean/and sadly sometimes down right nasty and loves me anyways. Word cannot describe the feelings I have for that man!


This blog could go on and on but my fingers (and kiddos) are getting tired abd hungry. Well, my fingers aren't hungry but my kiddos are. They are tired too. My fingers are just tired, my kiddos are tired and hungry. You get the point! There are so many things in life that I could and want to share with you guys but not enough hours in the day for me to Blog. Not a day goes by that I do not think about my friends and family. You're my Peeps and I thank you for being part of my life...

p.s. Sharalyn- what did you do to piss God off so badly?

5 comments:

redstarmama said...

Um, first, I love that you actually included a picture of peeps in your blog. I hope it doesn't take me until I am a grandma to have Suey's perspective. Second, you know what Poison Control will say if you call and tell them you drank paint chips. Refer to Janelle's blog for a refresher. Maybe April already knew this. But maybe not. And last, you are going to be awesome in Chicago!!! I am so proud of you guys; you really have achieved something great for yourselves. I am jealous that you get to go there; I love that city.

edmundsfam said...

First of all, you are going to kick Chicago's ass! I am the one who is proud of you! I KNOW first hand how hard training is and yet you never really complained about it. I can really appreciate your perspective on the whole thing and I have learned from you to try and enjoy my Chicago experience. I can't wait to see you!
Second, I am really digging deep to try and figure out what I did to make God hate me. Actually, I don't have to dig that deep. Maybe I could swear a little less, or not be so judgemental, or just even be a nice person. The list could go on and on. I did find my Havianna so maybe things are looking up. Now if He could just do something about the weather...

Steve and Janelle said...

Gotta love Suey! I am excited for you to do Chicago. I wish I was gonna be there (not running) so I could cheer really loud on the side with Suey...you're gonna do great and you're gonna love every minute. I am proud of you and coach!

Shalayna said...

I'm glad the paint chips didn't cause any problems. I was a little worried when we got off the phone yesterday in between my fits of laughter!!! :)

Steve and Janelle said...

Haven't blogged in awhile. What's up with that?