1. I'm 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant. I can barely form a rational thought, let alone an entire blog post so forgive the top ten list style post. It's the easiest way to keep my thoughts in one place. And yes, this explanation actually counts as one of the ten things so I really only have to do 9. :)
2. I have a feeling it's going to be a hot summer here in Georgia. We lucked out last year with a relatively mild summer - aka, we didn't need the ac on all the time. It's gotten to the point where I'm pushing my limit of heat tolerance within my own home. As a very wise George Darden explained this past weekend "the South wouldn't exist if there wasn't air conditioning". Amen brother!
3. I sat in bed this morning watching my sleepy husband come to a living state (one of my favorite things to do). It's usually fairly cute to watch as he sleeps so soundly once he falls asleep. As he was coming out of the comatose state that he had been in, he rolls over and says something to the effect of "we are all dying. Every day we die a little more". I said "but Abigail will be born soon, not dying" to which he responded "the day she's born, she'll slowly start dying too". Well good morning my love and thanks for the positive start to the day. I still don't totally know where that came from, but we got a little bit of sugar in him as his blood glucose level might have been a wee bit low and moved on with our day.We'll just leave it at that!
4. This past weekend we had probably one of the best Memorial Day holidays we've had ever. Saturday night we went to a place called Masterpiece Mixers where we painted canvases. I have been eying the place for some time now and have always wanted to go which is ironic considering I have zero artistic ability in me. Maybe that is what fascinated me. So I
I want to go back
5. It was like Christmas in our house this morning. Around 9am, FedEx delivered a big brown box and then around 11, UPS followed suit. Although UPS was just bringing me a breast pump (I'll spare you the pictures and details... trust me, it freaks me out too people), the FedEx guy was the one I wanted to hug. You see, I'm part of the Brooks ID program. And since getting accepted, my running has gone down hill (you know... baby + smuggling a basketball + hills = walking) so last week, after having a woe-is-me kind of day, I went shopping at the Brooks site. It was glorious. I had so much fun. And really, it was all about motivation. I ended up getting a bunch of swag - new shoes, a visor, three shirts and a pair of shorts.
Brooks... you rock!
6. Speaking of running and itching to get back, I am. Triathlon though, eh, not so much. It's weird. I get twinges of wanting to do a tri soon and then I think about the training and the logistics (which I've done a bajillion times) and I just get discouraged about it all. I don't know, it's weird. It'll come back I'm sure. We were walking the other day and Tom says "so what are your thoughts on IMFL 2014?". My response - "I would love to cheer for you there". I have zero desire to do an Ironman. None. Zip. Zilch. But then the conversation went on to talking about what halves would be fun - maybe Gulf Coast next year. Maybe hitting up a good ole' Deer Creek in Ohio (I love me some small flat racing). We'll see. Tom and I are sharing a bike right now (don't ask... it's not worth it) so that could determine some things. Oh... and being a new parent. That too.
7. (I'm stretching to make this Ten Tidbit Thursday... bear with me). This.
Heather, you will appreciate this, trust me). I have two boxes waiting for me. It's always been my "reward" meal after the Ironman. I Love me some blue box mac and cheese (and all it's buttery goodness) but we know that there is zero nutritional value to it. When the time comes, Tom's going to get word that he has to make this. That will be the sign that I'm going into labor. I was told to eat something carby (this after them telling me that childbirth would be like a marathon - hopefully more like a stand alone and not the one that is part of an Ironman and that I needed to have calories in me). I know that when I get to the hospital, I'm allowed a luxurious meal of ice chips (don't be jealous). Our hospital went on to brag about their ice machine which "makes ice chips just like Sonic". Really? That's a selling point? Now if you told me they had a tater tot machine just like Sonic, then that's something to write home about. Ugh... What am I getting myself into?
8. I love this guy:
9. In the next two months, I get to see my mom and dad, my sister twice, my brother in law and my in laws. That makes me smile. (shut up, they are totally coming to visit Tom and I and not to see the baby)
10. Don't forget that I'm fundraising to support Kacie, Dani and Camp Twin Lakes as they prepare for RAAM. If you would like to make a donation, no matter how big or small, we would all REALLY appreciate it. You can donate here. I talked to Kacie a bunch this weekend and although I'm sure she's a tad nervous, these girls of Power, Pedals and Ponytails are going to rock it. I'm so excited for them!!!
That's all I got folks. Life is a lot of hurry up and waiting right now for TK and I. We're waiting on some job news (good thoughts please!). We're waiting on a baby (prayers welcomed). We're waiting on a Noodles and Company to come to Suwanee (oh wait, maybe that's just what I'm waiting on...)
What's new with y'all?