Monthly Archives: July 2012

Fricking perspective :-/


Washer broke. I am betting there is a wayward mouse stuck in the drain. I am sitting at the laundromat where there IS NO COIN CHANGER….WTH???? I knew this from my last visit here a few years ago. I dutifully bagged a big handful of quarters, carted all our dirty, wet, smelly laundry to this place. I dumped 2.75 of quarters into the large capacity (debatable) machine & NOTHING HAPPENED…unless you count me wanting to cry as a happening. My car stinks like the laundry. Apparently, I’m going to start having an extra period a month. Yyyaaaayyyy, meeeee!!! :-/ NOT. Hubs snapped at me & blew a fuse last night. I just don’t like getting screamed at; I don’t think anyone does. Who gets used to that? It sucks. It throws me off my axis. Yuck. I woke up this morning & had to cancel a mole check dermatologist appt – my amex bill was much higher than planned. Hubs eagerly volunteered to pay for it (reminding me that he pays anyway) when I hung up. But, I retorted, how can I resist my real obligations today of washing that stinky-ass laundry that had been marinating in my car overnight? Sigh…

I have an appointment with our priest this afternoon….should be a doozy. I have a list of questions. He is a wonderful priest; I know he will help me with the answers.

So I will sit bloated, crampy, on the verge of teary, and know that no matter how bad a moment sucks, it could suck way worse. And regardless, God still
loves me and I am good enough for Him, just like I am.


Ps – 15 days – nacho/beer free:))))

yay, summer.


11 days in the book of “no nachos/no beer” :)))) yay.  just finished two laps.  i’ve been trying to get two laps all summer and with the heat & humidity, it has been pretty darn impossible for me.  i start out fine, but getting halfway to the first lap, i am thinking, ‘God, please let someone find me when i burn up & die out here!’  plus, girls started camp here in the neighborhood, so that gives me a little extra time to torture run. 🙂 it’s just one of those summers where i don’t want to run on the treadmill.  i do get in the pool & that’s awesome, but there’s something about that asphalt that just beckons me…i do love it.

i am loving having my son home from school.  he is such a good person.  he is quiet & reserved, kind & thoughtful.  he creates beauty under the radar and i love that about him.  i caught a glimpse of him last night and for a split-second, it was like seeing my sweet son as a 7 year old again!  it took my breath away.  he has had a scruffy, college-kid beard all summer and he shaved it last night.  he is a beautiful-looking boy & with his clean-shaven face, he just tugs at my heart strings.  anywho, it has been great spending time with him.   it seems like only yesterday i was dropping him off at high school orientation, wondering what the next four years would have in store for him.  wow.

anywho, busy.  just about done preparing for homeschool.  got my religion stuff in last night.  i love the education at my daughter’s school, and i plan to adhere to it as much as i can.  my only sticking point was science.  the 6th grade science book was quite outdated and much of the information taught was done through supplemental materials.  i need a book.  i need online resources.  so, after researching every possible avenue of teaching my daughter science, i have found something i like a lot.  i feel it is a good compromise, considering what what would be taught to at her school.  we should have quite a full day.  i plan to incorporate everything she would have received educationally into our day.  i feel good about it.  we are quite excited.

my throat has been tight & sore.  i finally looked in the mirror yesterday as i sat a stoplight.  BRIGHT RED!:0  angry throat.  dang.  i made a great onion soup last night & that was fabulous on my throat.  taco soup tonight.  to be followed by a full night’s sleep, please God, help me get that.

gotta get this house in order!  no one is under foot today; no excuses!


On a roll…


6 days n-cho/beer free and I’m a-likin it ;))))

Running is my litmus test – so, I’m saying my little project/experiment is working because yesterday here in south Louisiana was especially blisteringly HOT. I ran mid-morning and completed 4 miles in under 40 minutes!!! That is victorious for me, yo!! I was so happy. And strong. I was surprised that I was able to feel as strong as I did for the whole run. My sweet daughter accompanied me on her bike. “I got a sun tan during your run!” :-/

Pool next. Weights an cardio and lots of playtime with my daughters. They had a rousing game of “funeral”. I have to contain myself even as I type. One kid lies on the ledge between the hot tub & pool & the other kid says, “may God be with your soul,” as solemnly as a bathing-suit clad kid can be, then pushes the “dead” into the pool. I guess that’s along the line of what we used to play at the dinner table, “Communion” with the Evangeline Maid white bread, made right here in Lafayette!

Anywho…it’s all good.


No, no nachos ;)


Woohoo! Day 4 in the books – nacho/beer free….I was starving at 11 last night and typically would have indulged…but not last night. I had a small piece I bread & a bottle of Pelligrino (sp?)

Anywho….I ran one very hot lap today & really wanted to do 2, but for the moment, I have 2.8 miles done in the searing heat/humidity AND I managed a :45 shower before heading out the door to be responsible:)))


Nacho project :)


Day 3 – I’m nacho/beer free! Trying to get homeschool books in place…summer stuff happening….it is all good. And best of all, Jesus is right here with me, helping me through each day. If you don’t have a relationship with him, by all means, getchu one! Just ask Him. He’ll show you the rest…



Day 2 complete of my “no nachos/no beer” thingy…sigh….it’s all good. I loved them too much to keep indulging every day….I am curious to see how I feel with each passing day.

Literacy camp is coming to an end.

2+ miles last night – cut short by lightening….






keeping on


is it already almost mid-july??? dude! wow. well, in case i haven’t mentioned it, i will be definitely homeschooling precious youngest daughter. i have prayerfully considered (and affirmed & re-affirmed) through our Almighty, Ever-Living God, that yes, this is the right decision for us.

Wednesday – that was Tuesday up there 🙂 some days…well, the good thing is, sweet, VERY organized daughter helped get her classroom just so…love it.  can’t wait to get in there & fill that brain of hers with the knowledge for which she thirsts!!!!

Thursday – see what I mean?! Time, dude….it just goes…

Sigh…sometimes, I have learned, the biggest favor we can do for our children is to step back and let them be….give them the knowledge & love they need and then pray they use their “adult” freedom wisely in a way that is pleasing to God. Another longer sigh…

Anywho…5 hot-a$$ miles on track today – glorious, dude, just glorious…I stopped every mile for a swig of Gatorade….I don’t think I ever got that hot running outside…


Boiled shrimp for dinner…yum…

May the peace of our Lord be with you…