Monday, November 17, 2008

Running out of breath

For my birthday what I decided I wanted to run a 5k and I wanted Scott to run it with me. Now my husband is a trim man, but running is not his cup of tea. Actually, he hates it more than anything. But he loves me and he said he would train with me. We've been running for about 6 weeks now and the race is on Thanksgiving morning. We're using this running schedule and it has been a life saver. We've hit 20 minutes straight and that is quite a big deal for both of us. I think that the only way that I'm going to consistently exercise is if I do it with Scott. I don't have the will power to get out of bed in the morning if he gets to stay in the warm covers. And I don't do well at night because I'm the only one suffering, and I want someone to suffer with me. So who knows what will happen to our exercise regiment once Thanksgiving is over, but I've got a few ideas. Scott will hate all of them I'm sure. The picture is of a running rhino, that's how I feel when I run.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

You Wanted Change? It's Time To Help

This is a great article from Dick Meyer about how change is going to have to come from the ground up as well as the top down.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


So we've been slackers in the blog o sphere lately. I think blogging comes in waves with me. I just have to be in the mood. October was a lovely month here in Nebraska. It's so strange but the leaves didn't change for the longest time and yesterday it was 70 degrees outside. I actually really miss the cold Logan mornings. I'm ready for pea coats and scarves.

Scott's parents came to visit and they spoiled us rotten. It was nice to see some familiar faces and they were very nice house guests. Because they came we finally had to clean out our second bedroom and so now I have a studio to teach in.

I now have a grand total of seven students and I'm liking all of them.

I had a great birthday with lots of love from family and friends. I got lots of beautiful things and was again spoiled. I had to teach that night, but we went to a great little Greek place and I ate way too much and we even got dessert.

I got half way through Thomas Friedman's book before having to return it to the library so I'm now back at the bottom of the list. But I immensely enjoyed the first half and recommend it to anyone.

We finally signed up for curb side recycling. They gave us a nice big bin and come and get it every week. They recycle cell phones and chargers and all those misc. cords that seem to appear in every drawer in our house. They take grocery bags and produce bags and every kind of plastic you could think of. all for only $11 bucks a month. And if I get another person to sign up for it we get a month free. Oh, and we took our old computer monitor to Best Buy to have them recycle it and they gave us store credit. Awesome. I'm really excited about our recycling, can you tell?

That's about it from us, the election is finally over and last night all I kept dreaming about was Anderson Cooper and David Gergen.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

2 More Days!

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