Monday, December 16, 2013

Touching Base

I got the sweetest comment from an anonymous follower the other day:

Awwwww!!!  How sweet is that???  Sorry "Followahh,"  I've really sucked lately at blogging.  I am busy, but still, I could take a few minutes here and there to blast out a few lines to keep me"relevant."  (Stop laughing!)

So what have I been doing that keeps me so dang busy?  Well, it's finals week at my college prep high school.  I don't have to take any finals (thank the sweet sweet lord) but I have to do what teachers do to wrap up a semester and get grades ready.  That is tedious because I have a few students who want to hand stuff in from September to get their grade up.  You know what I say to that?  I say, "HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!  You're HILARious!"  But I am not a total hardass, and if they bombed a test or an essay, I will let them retake it.  It's SCHOOL, they are supposed to be learning and that's part of the process.  Next semester I'm going to make a big sign that says, "Dirodio!  Every Day!"  Dirodio is an acronym for DO IT RIGHT OR DO IT OVER.  I'm only going to give A's, B's and Dirodios.  It's too discouraging to give F's.

I've been killing it at the gym.  If my 40 year old self could look into the future and read that last sentence she would say, "HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!"  and then she'd collapse because she'd be out of breath, and then she'd go have a glass of wine and a Ding Dong.  But I have been killing it at the gym.  I'm stronger, faster, better than I have been EVER.  And the better I get, the better I want to get.  I have some crazy long-term goals that I am not even going to tell you about just in case this is a phase and it never comes to pass, but I will tell you about my shorter term goals:
1.  Lose weight - already lost 20 pounds.  Need to lose about 20 more, all the time keeping in mind that the last time I was at my ultimate goal weight, I got knocked up.
2.  Run in 5ks this summer.  Yeah, that's right, a running race.  No, you shut up.
3.  Lift more weight than an annoyingly strong lady at the gym.  She doesn't know I'm breathing down her neck, but I am.

What have I not been doing?

 I have not been reading anything other than ninth grade essays.  Book club is still fun though.  Until they kick me out for not doing my work.

Oh, and also: cooking, cleaning, parenting, spousing.  And blogging.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Still Night Crawling

Remember when I told you about Kira's night crawls?  She spent the last several days at my parent's house and I got this text from her at 2:20 AM.