Thursday, April 28, 2011

"Pajama Pants"

There is a reason they are called "pajama" pants!!!  Anything with the word "pajama" in the front, should not be worn out in public to shop in or take walks in.  I don't care if your sick....if you are well enough to get yourself to the store, you are well enough to change in to regular pants!
With all this said, I just don't understand why people chose to go out in public with "pajama" pants on.  A few day's ago, I was running errands and I saw a scary sight...a man with pajama pants on walking down the road, with nice good pair of shorts over the top of the pajama pants!  Now, I have seen a lot of people wearing pajama pants, but with shorts over them?  Why?
Don't get me wrong here, I like pajama pants, but they are made to wear in the comfort of your home, thus, the name "pajama." 
I figure, for some reason pajama pants are confusing to people, that is the only reason I see people out in public in them.  I thought I would do my part and help set the general population straight on this subject matter.  It's a very simple concept, anything with the name "pajama" added to it, is meant to wear at home, not to the store and not for walks in the park or anywhere else.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Where's My Phone?"

Today I got home from a day of running around.  Lots of errands, orthodontist appointment, picking up kids, taking kids to games, etc. typical stuff... I hear my phone go off (a text) but didn't see my phone.  Oh well.  I knew the alarm would be going off anytime now for my next appointment.  About five minutes go by and sure enough, there goes the alarm. I start looking for my phone.  I find it in the food pantry!  I have never left my phone in the!
This is what I figure happened. I came home after a stressful day..... looking for a stress reliever, I find chocolate!  I find what I'm looking for and set my phone down so I can devour the chocolate.  Yummmm....well, it's either that or I'm loosing my mind!  I will take the first pick!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

"22 miles.............Bloody Elbows, and Killer Cats!"

  Today Tonya and I meet at 7:00am to start our 22 mile training run.  Valerie joined us for the first 4 and then turned around and headed back home as we headed further and further out of town.  The weather was perfect!    
 This was the first long run in a long time that Tonya and I both felt good heading out!  The first 3 or 4 miles was a good warm up.  After the warm up, we felt really good.  We watched our pace, so we didn't over-do it.  Hwy. 99 was beautiful...we talked about American Idol, and whatever else popped into our heads and ran ahead! Every mile we were closer to being done.
  We tried something different this time.  We took some hydration tablets before, during and after the run.  What a huge difference they make.  I call them "magic pills."  As you get more and more dehydrated, it takes affect on your body.  Taking these helped us not get to that point.  
  We got into Monmouth and had to run all the way trough town to hit half way!  On the way back I was showing Tonya where one of our Dallas, Runners Club gals live and her husband and Dad where we yelled back and forth but I had no idea what they were saying.  Truth is, I just wanted to make sure they saw us...I mean, who runs to Monmouth and back?  Oh ya, we do!
  As we got closer to Dallas, it of course got harder and harder.  At mile 19 I was feeling pretty good considering, but all of a sudden I was flat on my face!!!  We are talking a full-on-hit to the pavement!  At this point in our run we had put on ear-buds and tried to focus on "just getting done."  Tonya was a few steps ahead (with ear-buds in).  When I fell, it scared me really bad.  First of all, I didn't expect to fall (I thought I was doing really good).  I guess my legs were tired, go figure!  I didn't know how bad I was hurt and I didn't think Tonya would hear me.  I yelled "TONYA"....she did hear me.  I just laid there for what seemed like forever, but I think it was just a second.  When Tonya got to me, I got up.  I was bleeding on my knees, my hand and my elbow....are you kidding me!  I did feel okay, but my elbow was bleeding pretty bad.  I didn't have anything to dab it, so my good friend Tonya took off one of her gloves and said "here, use this"  I told her I couldn't use her glove to wipe my blood.  She insisted (only a true friend would let you wipe your blood all over their running glove) and later said, "it probably had my snot all over it anyway", yes, only a true friend!  About a block later, a man was working in his yard.  Tonya said, "I'm gonna ask him for a band aid!"  I said, "that's ok, I'm fine," but she seemed so worried.  The nice man let me rinse off my elbow and I got a nice big band aid to help stop the bleeding.  I thought it would be kinda fun to run though town with a bloody arm and make people freak out!  Good thing Tonya was with me!
  We got over to Levens Street and there were cats all over the was like all the cats came out from hiding!  We are lucky we didn't get attacked by killer cats today!  I hate cats!
  Up Levens hill...UGH, and then less then a mile left!  Oh, the joy of being done.  
  I was so happy to be on pace today for my goal time for the marathon in June!  We still have 6 weeks left to grow stronger!  What a great morning, despite the fall!
  Thank you Tonya for the magic pills, the snotty glove and for watching over me!  Most of all, for just being you!


Friday, April 22, 2011

"For the Love of Baseball"

  Today I got to watch my son Randy play baseball.  I love to watch Randy play. It can be one of my favorite things to do, or one of the most frustration things to do...depending on the game.
  Today, was a great game. 
  We got to the field and the sun was out!  Randy started on 3rd, then hit a triple (I'm sure it was the new batting gloves!).  Then he went in to pitch for the first time this year.  I love this, because he is just so in tune with what he is doing when he pitches.  Anyone who knows Randy, knows that he is a very shy kid who does not like any extra attention brought on to him.  You would think a kid like this wouldn't want to be out in the middle of the field with all eyes on him.  Well, thanks to a good Dad and a few good coaches over the years, Randy can do this.  It's so good for him.  Well, he was on, two, fast!  Randy made it look easy. 
  He got himself into a pickle going home from third but he got the was awesome!  He played an inning on first too.
  Two hits and one walk (good eye Randy) outs for him tonight (like I said...must be the new batting gloves). 
  Look forward to more sunny baseball games this next month! 

Thursday, April 21, 2011


  Today Jerry asked me to run some errands with him for work.  I didn't think much of it.  After we were done, he started heading out of town instead of going back to work.  I said, "where are we going?"  He said, "I'm proud of you, I want to get you a new dress or new shoes."  I was so excited, Tonya and I were just talking about new shoes for the marathon only this morning!  Of course I said, running shoes...yes I am a girl, but a girl must have good running shoes!  Thanks Jerry, what a wonderful surprise! 
  These are my favorite running shoes...PEARL iZUMi.  June 4th, I will be ready for you so watch out!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It Pay's Off!

    I am a couponer.  Some of you were at my last coupon class where I talked about having goals for your savings!  Well, today I was able to pay off one of my couponing goals! I paid off a credit card and it felt good.  I know that saving can be a struggle, but it really does pay off when you meet that goal.  What is your savings goal? Maybe a vacation, or a new piece of furniture. Maybe you don't have a goal yet.  I say, make a goal today...saving only $40.00 a month for 10 years is $4,800.00...think about that for just a second. Could you find an extra $40.00 in your budget to save every month?  I bet you can...start today!