Friday, November 11, 2011


Souvenir shirts from our trip to Mass.
11 Random Thoughts or Events of the Week:
  1. Kate played her first basketball game with her city league team. This is her first time ever playing basketball. It looked like it was everyone else's too. The parents and coaches were shouting from the benches in desperation, "SHOOT the ball!!!" What a complicated sport. Ref's were calling fouls and traveling and other calls I don't know the meaning of. I wondered if the girls did and if not maybe they'd be better off playing something more simple-like. Red Rover perhaps?
  2. Brandon hasn't been able to play ball or do anything active because of some weird foot thing he's had for a few months now. We thought it was plantar fascitis which is a pretty common ailment, and it was for one of his feet but his other foot keeps getting worse. He finally went to a podiatrist, who recommended an anti-inflammatory and rest. Hasn't done a thing so he may be looking at some steroid shots to the area to see if it helps. If you wake up in the morning and your feet don't hurt when you get out of bed, be grateful!
  3. I am grateful for the fridge and generator we inherited from my mom's big move. It was frightfully weird to go to the old house and see it sitting empty and forlorn. It made me sad for awhile, to think that I'll no longer have that Salt Lake connection. Those weekend city getaways were my life blood and now it's like one of my arteries has been cut off!! BUT, now I just have to reframe: it's not cut off, it's only been replaced with a new BIGGER artery: California! Here I come, cuz...
  4. If I only have 50 years or so left to live, I want to spend them on the beach!!
  5. I have to shake my head when I go pick up my 1st grader from school and see a giant sign that reads "We chain up drugs." This is a K-2 school. What good could spending a week on drug free campaigning do for them except to plant the idea that there actually are drugs. My 5th grader complained to us at breakfast about having to go to the DARE program. What is DARE? our 3rd grader asked? That's when Dad gave this definition: DARE is when you miss recess to learn about drugs you'll never do.
  6. iPad or iPhone? Just because I was the last person you know to get a cell phone doesn't mean I don't love having all that technology at my fingertips. I think I especially need those handy verbal reminders "pick up your child from school today." or "library books are due." Just for fun we could add, "Say NO to drugs." Brandon is suggesting the calendar as a cheaper option.
  7. Had to stop myself from decorating for Christmas last weekend?! I think it was the snow flurries in the air but I seemed to forget that there is life before Christmas. It's called Thanksgiving and it's the best holiday of the year and we're hosting it...
  8. I'm trying to round up ATV rentals because that's what my family is excited to do when they get here!! Bonus if I can find some horseback riding too. Believe me I can find horses a-plenty. It's finding the owners and seeing if any of them want some tourist business, that's tricky. Other than that we'll try for some football, karaoke, maybe some Wii dance. It's gonna be great.
  9. You know that saying, " Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?" Well it's true and it's why I'm taking a break from running (which makes me feel old and creaky) and replacing it with yoga ( which makes me feel young and awesome) So far so good. When it's sunny I bundle up Bud in the stroller for some speed walking. We always have to stop to look at the horses a-plenty or throw rocks in the stream. Bud was surprised to find the last time that the rocks skidded and came to a stop right on top of the water instead of landing with a splash! It was frozen over!
  10. The Chinese acrobats came to town. I took the girls to see their show. We were wowed by these perfect specimens or humans doing unbelievable feats of flexibility, balance, and strength. After the show, my friend summed up my feelings perfectly when she said, "Don't you just feel like a big useless blob now?" I think "amoeba" is the word she used and YES! I did feel like they put any of my yoga moves to crying shame.
  11. Happy 11's everyone and Happy Veteran's Day. Any random thoughts of your own?


Megz said...

My random thought is that yay! you're back to the easy commenting format for your blog!
Also that I am always suprised how much culture makes it to Richfield--like acrobats! Awesome.

Michelle said...

I like your random thoughts. I, too, hate running. I also hate back extensions on an exercise ball, but I do like doing sit-ups on one. Hmm.

Sher said...

My thoughts keep running along the lines of "sleeping sounds good". I like your thoughts better. Much more interesting. It's a bummer about Brandon's feet, and your loss of the SLC connection. The beach should help. I change up my exercises because every excercise causes a different kind of pain. I must rotate the pain around to make it manageable. The treadmill is back in the lineup. Nice picture and post. Happy Veterans Day.

stephanie said...

Just so you know, I fully support putting up Christmas trees before thanksgiving because I am thankful for christmas :)

I like the matching flag shirts.

I also agree with Megan So glad the format has gone back to normal.

cold cocoa said...

Those are a lot of good thoughts. That is a change to not go to SLC as much. I hope your Mom is doing well starting her new life. I hope BD finds a solution for his feet. He's too young to have issues like that!

Sheree said...

Well, we might not be Salt Lake dwellers, but we're pretty close! We'd love to have you anytime! And so funny about DARE. If they really made them miss recess, that is just sad. Yoga is awesome! Or at least I think it is. Everyone I know who does it is really strong and fit. So there must be a connection. It is good to mix things up.