This is just to say, part two.

Yes, Portland is STILL RAINY.  No, I didn’t take this picture….

1.  I worked 60 hours this week (and counting…)

2. I also stuck to my training plan.  On Tuesday I came home and ran; Wednesday I left work at 6 pm, had errands to run at Target, and got home, hungry, at 7.   After about 4 seconds of stress tears, I ate a handful of raisins, packed up my things, and worked it off at the pool with my new goggles, old 2-piece [definitely not racing though fortunately not bikini-style] swim suit, and ghetto bath towel.  (This is the part where I remember and shed a few more tears about the fact that we discovered my favorite swim suit that I bought for our honeymoon, along with Eric’s favorite suit AND our only legitimate beach/pool towel, disappeared mysteriously 8 months ago and we have NO CLUE where they could be.)   Friday I sucked it up and ran.  Today Eric and I rode 7 miles (5 out, then stopped for pizza, then 2 home) on our bikes.

Can I say here that I am sincerely excited about this??  Maybe I shouldn’t celebrate the fact that I can run for 10 minutes when I need to be able to exert myself for two hours before this race, but still.  I did NOT feel like working out this week, and by the grace of God I did it anyway.

3. I have 6 out of 72 persuasive essays left to grade, and even though I have tons more grading when they are done I will be SO GLAD when they are finished and handed back.

I shared this on Facebook already, but here’s an awesome quote from one of my great students, who apparently thinks Pirate is a race:

In Peter Pan, pirates are stereotyped as bad, mean, disrespectful, violent, strong, and stupid. It is imperative that the way pirates are perceived is changed. If children grew up only with that impression of pirates, they would learn to stereotype them.

Poor guys.

4.  I’ve discovered a new pet peeve — people adding captions to baby photos.  No, really, you don’t know what that baby is thinking or what he would be saying if he could talk.  ;)

5. I have a fat crush on my husband.

6. Kieran’s way cuter when his claws are clipped.

LOVE.

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  • Papa

    Aarrgh…I agree with the tyke….

  • Karen

    1. Kieran is TOO adorable! I miss that cat.
    2. I hope you helped your pupil to learn what pirates really are!
    3. YOU ROCK! I am so proud of you and your training efforts. You inspire me.
    4. These comments are not in the order of their significance. : )

  • http://! GBob

    Don’t overlook the threat of Miss Fitness! This regimen which
    frankly tires me to read (vicarious exhaustion) should be more than enough to get you around Medical Lake several times or whatever it takes. Is Papa running? God bless.