This week has been, well, a week. My older son turned 16 – on the same day he had to take the PSATs. Poor kid. I’ve barely been running. I’ve just lost all motivation plus suddenly all the things that I ignored this summer are suddenly needing to be done. So today’s topic of “Things that make you go hmmm…” seems perfect for where I am mentally right now.
Swedish Death Cleaning – I came upon an article about this on Facebook. I’m not sure if it’s legit, but I love the idea. The theory is that as you age, you start going through your things and start getting rid of stuff so that you don’t leave your family with a ton of crap to dispose of. I have to admit that this resonates with me a lot more than the KonMari method. We’ve lived in this house for more than 20 years. It’s full. Completely full. There is no reason for me to have suits from when I last worked in an office – 13 years ago! And how many cute t-shirts from their baby days do my boys need??? Thankfully, I belong to a Buy Nothing group, so I can Swedish Death Clean my house to my heart’s content.
Math – When I was in high school, I loved math. I actually tutored algebra students during my last two years of high school. I already got one kid through Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Trig. Now it looks like I’ll be helping the second kid through math. But what gets me is all these newfangled methods they have to learn. They are required to learn them, but half the time when I teach them “the old-fashioned way”, my kids suddenly understand a concept that they were struggling with. This is going to be a long year…
Half Marathon #71 – Apparently I’ve used up all of my will power on (not buying) skirts and (not eating) junk food. So, when I heard I could run Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon if I donated $$ to a charity, I jumped on it. It’s 3 weeks after Marine Corps Marathon. I’m either brilliant… or not.
The weather – One day this week it felt like summer. Yesterday it felt like fall. Three days from now summer is supposed to come back. WTF? I need fall and I need it now. Yes, I am starting to obsess about the weather at Marine Corps Marathon.
This cat – Whenever she wants treats, she flops in the kitchen and offers up her belly. Yeah, no, I won’t be touching that. Yep, her belly is a trap – you touch it at your own risk.