Friday, January 19, 2007

Friday's Feast #127

Yes folks, it's that time again. Another Friday, another weekend.

Which television shows do you just refuse to miss?

24- Jack's my man, I mean come many people can have a bad day and I mean a Really, Really bad day and just keep moving on....the guy has got some serious balls!

Who did you last speak to on the telephone?

Denise....we also just finished a 5 mile walk together.

How many pillows do you keep on your bed?

Too many. I think 5 or 6 and that doesn't include the two that get thrown to the floor every night cuz their just pretty ones.

Main Course
Name one addition to your computer (software, hardware, etc.) that you'd love to have.

Well, I just get a new laptop last week for my b-day and I'm pretty happy with it so far. But if I could add anything I wanted to it....does it have to be real?.....I would add some software that would beat my teenager senseless and make him quit being a butthead to his parents. Yes, we are having issues, can you tell?!

What is your favorite foreign food?

Mexican and Indian. Which is why I have to workout seven days a week and still have a fat ass :0)

Play hard, train hard. I'm still working on the flip turn...more on THAT later.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Swimming & Flip Turns

I had a swim lesson last night. It was the first swim lesson I have ever had. See, I am a natural in the water. I love it and always have and I swim pretty well too. The lesson was basically a stroke critique and the chance to watch Tri-Hawg thrash around in the water, gasp for air and practically drown....we shared the lesson. Now I have to say that within about 15-20 minutes he had drastically improved and was able to breath again. I also had smoothed out my stroke and relaxed. All good things....until....
Something I learned: I. Hate. Flipturns.
I told the instructor (a high school kid) that I wanted to learn flip turns. I Did Not tell her that I wanted to ingest five gallons of clorine water through my nose, which is precisely what I did. I suck....I'm not even sure at this point if I am willing to make the flip turn a goal, challenge or more probably nemesis. My nasal passages have been burned and scarred by the Y's super, extra ordinary amount of clorine chemicals in the pool water. I am just not sure if one can recover....maybe I'm suffering from post tramatic water up the nose stress disorder??!!??
I'm off to the pool soon. An embarassing episode of gasping, choking and clorine snorting is sure to follow.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Friday's Feast

Before we get to the feast, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has left comments. A difficult time is made easier by the consideration of others.

Also....Happy Birthday to ME!! Yes, I am officially another year older today and my sister's birthday is tommorrow. So, Happy Birthday Jess!

I did not move into a new age group slot this year, but I will next year. I'm not 29 and I'm not 49, anyone care to guess how old I am today? :0)

Now, on to the Feast....

What comes to mind when you see the color orange?

Lake Michigan sunsets in the summer. Absolutely beautiful.

Did you ever get in trouble while you were in school? If so, what was it for?

Yes. At the begining of my junior year of high school we moved to Denver from a small mountain town. Some of my friends from my old school came to my new school. In the middle of an assembly they found me and told me they wanted to take me to see The Go Go's concert at Red Rocks. I HAD to skip my last class (french) because it was just too amazing that my friends even found me during that assembly and had free concert tickets! My french teacher saw me leave (I didn't know this) and called my mother. When I got home that night I was promptly grounded for two weeks and ended up missing another concert that my boyfriend had bought tickets for way in advance.
It was worth it though. The night was amazing and so was the concert...Red Rocks is the best place in the world to see a concert!

Which topping(s) make up your perfect pizza?

Veggies and meat.

Main Course
Do you believe in UFO's/aliens/etc? Why or why not?

Yes. Are will really arrogant enough to believe that we are the only form of life in the universe? Besides, they tried to land at O'hare just the other day.

What color is your bedspread/comforter/quilt?

Well, since I live in Michigan I always have a comforter on my bed and on really cold nights I throw on a quilt too. The comforter I have on it now is white with blue hydrengeas. It's light and bright and helps to counter the gray days that make me want to gouge my eyes out :0)


Thursday, January 11, 2007

New Page

I took Alex to the visitation tonight. It was incredibly hard to see the kids there. They were distraught.
I am really having a hard time putting any of my thoughts into words.

Tomorrow is a new day.

Saying goodbye to Tiffany

I've been feeling not quite up to snuff lately. I'm not sure what it is. The weather probably. I always get the doldrums this time of year. I was thinking about how crappy Michigan weather can be, gray all day, for days on end. Yes, the winter has been mild, but the sun still doesn't want to come out and play.

So....while I was lementing the weather and my training, someone was in terrible pain. It makes me sad.

Tiffany was an eighth grader. The same grade as my son. They were on the same soccer team last year. I can still picture her running around in her green jersey playing defense.

Tiffany took her own life Monday.

We are heartbroken. I am crying now. My heart aches for her Mother and Father. I am praying that some way, some how, God will ease their pain.

Hug your children, tell them how much you love them, tell them that no matter what they can always come to you....tell them until they are sick of hearing it and then tell them again.


You will be missed.