Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Yeah, I'm around...

O.K., just a quick update. Yes, more adventures from High Altitude Training Camp are coming. I have been a little swamped with a variety of dull "real world" and "non athletic" chores and functions.

1. I have been cleaning my kid's room: "Why," you ask, "don't you make HIM clean it???" Ahhh! Those of you who are parents know that sometimes, the job gets done better and faster when you do it yourself. This is a big year for the kid. He starts middle school and it was time to go through that room and move out any lingering baby items and toys that do not get played with to make it a room that will stay somewhat clean and a room that I will not be shocked by if he has his any of his friends come over. In the past it has looked like a dump heap with a small trail or path from the door to the bed and there was lots of stuff spilling out of the door into the hall way. His father was always on him and me to clean it, but when it is soooo bad, you get overwhelmed and you don't know where to start.

I have been hard at work now for a week and I have combed through just about all the crap and I have installed a set of Elfa shelfs from the Container Store in the closet and pulled out almost everything that I feel needs to go. I had him helping me, but he wants to keep every little thing. NO WAY! Some of that stuff has to go. It is not finished, but it is close. Oh, please, no more Hot Wheels, Remote Control cars and race tracks, airplanes, Lionel trains, or Army men. I could sell what we have here on EBAY and easily make over $1000.00 but the kid won't part with it.

2. School starts on Monday: I am excited because I get more training time! It has been busy with picking up musical instruments, school supplies, new jeans that fit, Brahma Night to get the schedule, and a doctor's office visit.

3. I have been cleaning house: When you train a lot, the house gets neglected. I have El Esposo coming home this evening after being away in Canada for work for the past 3 and 1/2 weeks. Not only that, my Dad and Step Mom are coming tomorrow to stay the weekend for a family wedding.

4. Yeah, that wedding: I still have to go buy a gift. My cousin's son who was the ring bearer in my wedding is getting married this weekend. That makes me feel a little old. It will be a nice chance to see a ton of family and family friends from my Mom's side of the family who I don't get to see very often. Since my Mom passed away back in 2002, we don't see much of each other and that is sad since many of us live in the same city and in the same state. It is our own faults for being too busy to call and check in with each other. I am guilty of it as well. I am an only child so my cousins were like my big brothers and big sisters. I will have to do better.

I had to buy a dress for this wedding. Not my favorite job. HA! I consider shopping for a dress and wearing it a job. Anyway, I had a few things in the closet, but they were either too casual (sun dress from The Gap) or way too dressy (black off the shoulder silk cocktail dress) for a 3 o'clock in the afternoon wedding. Add to that fact that I had given away almost all of my "real people" shoes and only held on to one pair of black heels, and two pairs of wedge sandals. Shopping was necessary. I found a dress on sale that got the kid's approval and it is (HORRORS!!!) pink. Not princess pink or bubble gum pink but a deep hot pink. Pink with an edge I guess you could say. Found some rockin' Steve Madden shoes on sale and the color on the box says Blush so they are a very pale pink that is almost neutral. Let's just hope I don't twist an ankle.

So that, and some training, is what I have been up to. Got to get off to work now so I will check in soon,

Later Gators,

Liz

5 comments:

Racn4acure said...

You are a busy gal!

If you want some practice to get it just right, you are welcome to come clean my house! ;) Art

Greyt Times said...

Ahh, the cleaning. I did my house top to bottom during my 2 week break between season and starting IM build. Now I need to get the maid hired to keep it that way!!!

Rainmaker said...

The container store is a dangerous place, I go in and find all sorts of interesting things to buy...that I most certainly don't need.

Katie said...

Dress sounds cute!! And my husband and I joke that we need someone to visit each weekend, otherwise the house never gets cleaned. And I mean never ...

Steve Stenzel said...

Yeah, don't let the kid get TOO used to keeping things, or he'll end up with an attic full of crap like me!! Really, I'm STARTING to get better...

And I've been watching that bike video travel around Facebook, and I thought it would make a good Friday Funny. Good stuff!