I don’t usually post on Saturdays, but I’m feeling the need to do a mind dump because my brain is spinning way too fast for me to keep up. If we were to meet up for coffee in person, you’d find that I’m all over the place, going about a mile a minute, so it seems highly appropriate that I join up with Jill, Nikki, and Lynda at the Ultimate Coffee Date…
So, pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee, and be prepared to not get a word in edgewise. I promise I’ll be a good listener once I’ve gotten all of the totally unconnected thoughts out of my head…
If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you that I’m going to Florida on Monday for a blogger event with Gatorade. I’m alternating between panicking (because I need to pack, get the house in order, prep everything for the family for the week…) and over the top excitement (because umm, hotel room by myself, Florida, interesting topics with interesting people…) I’d also probably mention that I only ran once this week, so my stress levels are really high and it’s not helping me handle things.
If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you that, somehow, I’m hosting a small get together next Saturday. Never mind that I’m in Florida for three evenings, Shoo has soccer tryouts on Thursday and Friday nights, and my house is a wreck. Then I’d probably invite you to join us because that’s how I am. I want EVERYONE to come and have a good time. I’d probably hand you a drink at the door so you wouldn’t notice the dust bunnies and clutter.
If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you that I’m really glad that both Beer Geek and I can drive manual cars. I’m working on renting a car in Ireland and the price difference between manual and automatic is astronomical. I’m sure it will take a bit to get used to driving manual in a car that’s opposite from home, but I’m totally betting on the brain’s ability to adapt quickly. (We’ve driven in both Scotland and Australia and done ok, so I think we’ll survive. Hopefully.) And let’s not even get into rental car insurance. Ireland is crazy. That is all. I’d also tell you that I’m super excited we found someone to live in our house while we are gone. I was worried that the gecko might start a fire again or that the cat would get lonely. Now I just need to teach him how to hand feed our stupid? blind? gecko (seriously, he can’t catch a cricket even when the cricket doesn’t move.)
If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you how tired I am. I’m so ready for the school year to end and the alarm clock to be put away for the summer. This year was the first time since I worked full time that I had to get up regularly around 6am. Since I seldom make it to bed before midnight, by Friday I’m dragging. The first week of vacation we are sleeping as late as we want and doing fun, no hassle activities. I think we’ll try to hit up the National Aquarium before our membership ends and also go see Maleficent one day. One day, for sure, we won’t be getting out of our pajamas.
And since you are here, maybe you are one of my winners…
Fitletic sport belt winner: Steel Springs
Bondi Band winner #1: Tanya B
Bondi Band winner #2: Erin L
But if we were having coffee this morning I would tell you that I have a better chance of qualifying for Boston than I do of getting the things in the mail next week. Still, email me at mcmmamaruns at gmail.com and I’ll get your item out as soon as I can. First person to email with their choice of which bands gets their first choice. Second person gets what is left.
And now you… How are you? Tell me what’s going on in your life. And thank you so much for listening while I blabbed on and on.