July 31, 2009

Weekend randomness

Today is the one day a month I'm always emotion. Always. At least its like clock work so I know Friday of week 3 is going to be crappy no matter what. Sometimes the emotions vary, but today its frustrated and stressed.

I have two work projects I need to do that are really stressing me out. Both of which would take 30 minutes or less if I new what I was doing. I'm not a patient person by nature, so when I'm feeling anxious its even worse.

I'm taking today off as far as exercise goes (hurrah!) because I have a 5K tomorrow. I'm worried that I won't beat (or even match) the time of my first 5K. How embarrassing would that be? I had just finished the Couch to 5K program and had only ran 3 miles one time! I've had 3 months of training since then. I'll let you know how I do next week...unless I suck then I won't.

After the 5K its off to Build-a-Bear with my niece to help her spend her $20 gift certificate that Boo & Jay got her for her birthday (thanks to a giveaway from the Diaper Diaries).

She's already excited about building a rabbit, and is convinced it'll be perfect since Aunt Boo has experience building a stuffed animal (when she was little I made her "Princess" bear). She also inherited Gramma Cookie from her baby sitter, but has never had the opportunity to make her own.

She (yes, she is just 5) and I both have Starbucks gift cards, so I think we're going to swing by and pick up an afternoon coffee as well.

Then Sunday its back home for her & the little man (who's 14 months). We are just getting them this weekend because my sister and BIL have tickets to the American Idol concert in Charlotte.

I'm thankful for Rachel's Meetings, Marriages, and Memories carnival, because I'm always a little sad after having to say goodbye to the kids (they live 2 hours away). I'm sure it'll cheer me up think about how Jay and I became an official couple (and as requested, I'll be posting pics of my alter ego - the goddess Athena).

I'll leave you with a "kids say the darnedest things" moment - since she was little, my niece has been taught by her mom to say "Go Mets!" The weekend I had her, I taught her to say "Go Yankees!"

So one day out of the blue last week, she tells her mom that she wants to split time between them and my house like some of her friends do. She wants to live we me some because she and I "both like Go Yankees."


  1. Good luck on your 5K - I am sure you will do great! I would love it if I could do a 1K - ha ha!

    That is so fun that you have such a great relationship with your niece - Cute Yankee story!!

  2. YAY!!! Pictures of Athena at last!!!

  3. Aww, your 5k will be awesome! No worries!!!
    ~ Katie

  4. Cant wait to hear about the 5K! That's awesome!

  5. oh i so hope you did well on your 5k!!!! i am sure you did, i can't wait to hear about it! AND SEE PICS OF ATHENA! i am having that same emotionalness you are, so i hope you grabbed your favorite starbucks, ice cream, or comfortness and settled in for the ride!

  6. My "crabby day(s)" of the month and inlaw visits always end up coming at the same time!!! GRRRR!


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