Friday, February 26, 2010
Today has been a beautiful day. The sun is shining (for the second time in as many days), it's 50 brilliant degrees out and it's Friday. How much better can it get?
I have run 93 miles since 12/28/09 in my half marathon training. Sheesh, that seems like a lot, doesn't it? Today's 4-mile run ended up with a sub-11 minute pace. Hip hip hooray!
We go to Hays, America tomorrow for the weekend for our second-to-last 4th grade boys basketball tournament. We'll eat out as a team on Saturday night which will be fun for all of us!
It's 3:07pm and I have 2 hours to waste until I get to go home. Think we can lock the doors and go home early? That's the thing with being the responsible one in charge...you can't really do those things.
Here's to a lovely weekend!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
You know it?
Life is mostly about the passing of time, I guess.
Some days we need time to go faster and others for it to to slow down.
I think of time often:
- how many minutes left on the treadmill?
- how long until the kids need to be taken or picked up?
- when will dinner be ready?
- how minutes did he play in the games this weekend?
- time to go home from work?
- how long until I get there?
- how many more minutes until bed time?
- how much longer will this meeting last?
- what was her fastest time in the swim meet?
- when will you be home?
- when can I find time to be creative?
- can I run faster in the next race?
- can we have a few minutes alone?
I have been pondering time a lot lately.
What will I do with the time I have been given?
How can I make an impact with my time and talents?
Am I spending enough time with my kids?
How can I show them how to use their time wisely?
ps, above is my first experiment with capturing motion with long shutter speeds. It was great fun and I ca't wait to get out there and do it again!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
As I sit and listen to the rumble of the trains
I ponder the decisions I have made
Last night was a hard night
For me and my kid and our family
I had to tell Carson he wasn’t going to play in his basketball tournament this weekend
Because he didn’t get his homework done
We talked about responsibility and consequences
And how much we loved him
I wondered about the words and the punishment
And how much it would affect him
I am still solemn
I grieve for that little boy
That is now growing older
and has to learn these things the hard way
I am sad for him and for us
Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever done
I have never felt so conflicted
Like such a failure
Or so emotionally spent.
Life is hard