Monday, July 16, 2012


This month is going super-fast. And, as I'm sure you've noticed, I'm not blogging so much. It's hard to keep up when the boys are home is all. Come September I'll be back, but probably not a lot before then.

Well. I turned 40. I had a lot of fun on my birthday with my texted happy birthday messages. There were some of my replies:

Text: Happy birthday!
Me: What? Rappy mermaid? I think my hearing is going due to my advanced age.

Text: Happy birthday! See you later.
Me: Hopefully, considering my advanced age, I won't forget your name when I'm introducing you to people.

Text: Happy birthday! See you tonight.
Me: Thanks. Hopefully I'll be able to see you through my cataracts.

Text: Happy 50th!
Me: Fuck you!

So, as you can see, I'm handling this well.

The boys are at driving school today.

Twin B and I have started a Couch to 10k. Last Monday we ran 1 minute and walked 1.5 minutes six times. This week we have moved up to running 1.5 minutes and walking 2. We're out for a half an hour three times a week. I thought we should start at week 5, but Twin B thought it'd be fun to pretend we needed to start from the beginning. Whatever. We're out there and we're having fun. And plus I like that kid and it's nice to spend time with him.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday Five

I might be a little behind on the Friday Fives.

1. My friend, Melisa got married this weekend. Congratulations Melisa and Sleeve! It was a beautiful wedding; I'm so very happy for you both. Also, happy birthday.

2. July Awesomes: A rookie making your ice cream cone at McDonald's. Marble Slab. Twisted Yogurt. The smell of cherry Kool-Aid powder. Summer. Grocery Day. Reaching the itchy spot on your back.

3. There was a lacrosse tournament this weekend. Five games in three days. Twin A got the Heart & Hustle award for one of those. I don't want to brag (Yes I do; my kids rock), but Twin A has never walked out of a tournament without at least one Heart & Hustle. Last year, his coaches actually asked the other teams to choose someone else.

4. Twin B is at basketball camp this week. He complained about how it's seven straight hours of basketball with only a 15-minute lunch break. So far though, he's obviously loving it. He hasn't stopped talking about it and the people he knows there and all the drills they're doing and the pick up games. I love it when he's excited about something.

5. There was a lady at one of the lacrosse games this weekend that was an over-clapper. It was really odd. It was like everyone clapped for an extended period of time and then she would clap five more times. And it was like a loud, slow clap. At the end when they got their medals, she clapped for every single kid anywhere between 10 and 19 times (we counted because we thought she might be OCD and have to clap a certain amount of times but then realized that she clapped longer for the goons and less for the smaller kids). Seriously, try clapping 19 times in a loud, slow clap. Doesn't that seem excessive?