When my alarm went off this morning, and Sallie nudged me for her breakfast, I didn't fight it. I hadn't run since the Torchlight 5K last Wednesday, so I was excited to get out there again.
I put in my contacts, brushed my teeth, and got all dressed for running.
As I was putting on my shoes, I thought I heard some thunder.
A quick peek out the window showed no rain, so I leashed up Sallie, grabbed my phone and keys, and headed to the front door.
To discover it was raining. Raining hard!
Sallie wouldn't even step out the door.
I didn't want to get my phone wet.
So, we headed back inside.
She still seemed like she needed to go potty, so after dropping off my phone, I leashed her back up and headed into the pouring rain. She still didn't want to go out, so she did a quick pee and made a beeline back to the door. I don't blame her. I didn't want to be standing in the rain, either.
Now, I had some extra time, so I decided to work on my blog. I uploaded some pics from my camera and got a couple posts started.
Then it was time for a shower. A quick shower.
Shoot! I needed to shave my legs. After a few seconds debate, I decided I'd risk it and take the extra few minutes to shave.
When I was just finishing up in the shower, I suddenly remembered I'd volunteered to bring a dessert into the office today for lunch!
I hadn't give this another thought since leaving the office yesterday.
I now had 20 minutes to finish getting ready and prep a dessert (to prepare/bake at work). What I had in my mind to make wasn't going to work. I was sure I had all the ingredients, but when I looked in my cupboards the only ingredient I had was the rhubarb.
So, I hit the Internet. Thank goodness for Allrecipes, where I did an ingredient search for recipes with rhubarb and oatmeal. I found this recipe that seemed easy enough to grab all the ingredients and go. Of course my rhubarb was in the freezer. Luckily, I'd chopped it all up before freezing it. It took a little time to break off 3 (out of the 7 in the bag) cups to bring into work.
But I was in a rush, so while the rhubarb thawed ever so slightly, I was busy throwing on my clothes and mascara. Combing my hair.
Grab the 3 cups of rhubarb.
Grab a 9x13 pan.
Grab all the ingredients (I'd measured and thrown them in Ziploc bags before getting dressed).
Grab my phone.
Throw it all in my backpack
Blow a kiss to my husband.
And out the door!
I left only 3 min later than usual.
And caught the shuttle with one minute to spare!
Oh, what a morning!!
Now, let's just hope the dessert is divine and the rest of the day is a little less crazy!
Friday, July 23, 2010
|Playing organ at Lyon Drug in Nauvoo, IL|
When I was younger, my aunt lived right in Nauvoo. We took a few summer trips down there to visit with cousins.
I loved walking around Old Nauvoo and seeing how the pioneers lived. It was fun!
One year, I even got to play this little organ. It's not something they usually let visitors do, but my mom asked, and so I got to play.
This was back in the day when I was actually taking piano lessons and could play far better than I can now.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
|We're gonna win Twins. We're gonna score!|
After the game, it was back to work for me. Around 5pm, someone assumed that I had left for the evening, so she turned off the light in my section. I was too lazy (and it wasn't that dark), so I continued to work without the lights for another hour.
6pm. Time to change into running clothes and head toward the Basilica. My friends Bre and Tacy (Lisa couldn't make it; she was not feeling well come race day) hitched a ride with my husband down to the race (parking can be a real pain!), and we all met together at the race start.
|We ARE ready to run!|
|In line for post-race food. Love it!|
|Mouth full, Hands full|
We kicked out a 10:05 min/mile!
I was totally shocked.
Monday, July 19, 2010
The Gopher State
Land of Sky-Blue Waters
The Bread and Butter State
Whatever you call it, I call it HOME.
Alexandra is the heart of the Central Lakes area, where are plenty of lakes for swimming and fishing.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I missed posting my Gratitude list last week. :-(
This week, I'm thankful for:
This week, I'm thankful for:
It's been HOT, HOT, HOT this summer.
And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!
I've always been in the "I'd rather be hot than cold" camp, so this summer have been delicious for me!
Even though I like it HOT, I'm still also grateful for AIR CONDITIONING, so I don't have to do this all day.
I'm also grateful to be able to RUN! I love running. There were a couple years when my shins would hurt too much to run, but that has been changing, and I've been forcing myself to run a few times a week. Today I had the wonderful opportunity to run with my friend, Tacy. We ran further and longer than I normally do on a morning run, AND I made it to work on time. Whoo hoo!
What are you grateful for today?
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I remember when I found out I had a nephew. I was at Girls Camp. My little sister was there, too. It was so fun to hear our older sister had a little boy. We were SO. VERY. EXCITED!!
He was my best little bud for awhile! I loved to hold him and play with him. We even joked around that I was his girlfriend. So fun!
When he was beginning to talk, my friend, Aimee, tried very hard to teach him to say, "Orange Eight" (from a refrigerator magnet) and "Nunchuck" (can't remember why). I wonder if she remembers that. To this day, my family refers to her as Orange 8 Aimee. :-)
Now, this little guy is a high school graduate! (June 13, 2010)
And today he turns 18!
Happy birthday, Emillio!!
Hope you have a fabulous day!
Friday, July 2, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Today has been long.
I have been cranky.
Don't really feel like writing this post,
It is important to express gratitude,
even though I'm not particularly feeling it today,
On a similar note, I'm grateful for the beautiful sunshine.
Even though I spend my days inside with my back to the window, it's nice to know I can always turn around and see the sun shining.
I'm grateful my husband is picking me up from work today.
I'm just happy I don't have to walk to the shuttle. I'm just not feeling up to it.
Plus, he picked me up on Tuesday, and we got home 20 minutes before the shuttle even left Minneapolis to head to St Paul!
I'm grateful for the 4th of July.
And for the festivities that await me this weekend to celebrate:
Ward Picnic, Friends' BBQ, Dinner with Family, Picnic at Uncle Rodney's, Fireworks
What are you grateful for today? What are your holiday weekend plans?