First off . . . absolutely no photos in this post. I am working off of Jay's laptop, our main/home computer crashed the other night. Lovely huh . . . $169 later it'll be as good as new. That just stinks, like really stinks! It's amazing, to me, how much we rely on email, online banking, and other sources via the internet that contribute to our household functioning. We truly live in a computerized world; I don't even know what we did without it. Even Nicholas' baseball practices are sent out via email . . . and my mom commented to me the other day (after I whined about how I would get through the days while my computer was in the shop), "What if people don't have email? How will you know when to take your kids to practice?" I replied to my mom, "Um I don't know, but quite honestly I don't know of anyone who doesn't have email or check it. But I guess if someone doesn't have or check their email then they could just ask the coach to make special arrangements . . . like call them about practices or text them." My mom, bless her heart, is just plain old school :0)
Speaking of my mom . . . tomorrow they close escrow on their house. We are all so excited about it! This weekend will be busy as we help them pack, unpack, and get settled in their new home.
Thus far, I have went walking on Monday, running on Tuesday . . . and I will go walking today with Noah. This is my attempt to do something active once everyday this week. But oh my goodness - yesterday my run was terrible. I gave up and walked after 1.4 miles. I'm bummed about that. But I'll sit positve in the fact that at least I did some running. I really need to build up my stamina for a longer run . . . it's been awhile, like a long while! But I, so, love running! I love the fight that goes on inside my head . . . during my run my body is constantly saying, "Stop, just stop this is plain ole excruciating!" And my head is saying, "It's bearable, this feels good, keep going, nothing on you is going to break or give out if you keep going. So don't stop! Keep going!" I love it. That's what goes on in my head while I am running. My runs . . .they help me to keep conscious of what goes on between my body and mind. It's definitley mind over matter! It's a mental check for me and I love it!
I know I'm all over the place with this post but I just want to share that we had the best spaghetti lastnight for dinner. Oh my goodness it was so rich and good. It may not be new to anyone, but it was new to us . . . we added half a block of cream cheese in with our spaghetti sauce. Oh this is the trick to a really, really good spaghetti. I also do not use ground beef, we use jimmy dean sausage; I also add pepperoni to my sauce. We don't go through the trouble of making our own sauce because I have found that Ragu makes an excellent choice for our taste pallet. We pour this over thin wheat spaghetti noodles . . . and there you have it - the best spaghetti!
A funny thing Jay said to me lastnight on our way home from Nicholas' scrimmage, "Honey you straightend your hair today only to pull it back in a ponytail and throw on a baseball cap; why do you do that?" I looked at him and said so confidently, "Hair looks different when it is straightened, regardless if it is in a ponytail. I like my hair to look sleek and smooth in a ponytail - if I don't straighten it then its all frizzy!" He looks at me, shakes his head and says, "Yeah I feel the same way when I shave my head and wear a beanie cap, opposed to not shaving my head and wearing a beanie cap." I look over at him and say, "Really?" Jay looks at me, rolls his eyes and says, "No, I'm teasing you Misty - I'm kidding . . ." He smiles at me like he doesn't get me. And that's fine with me because I just say to him, "That's why I'm female and you're male - or maybe it's just the perfectionist in me." He replied to me, "Maybe." I thought it was funny that he noticed that I do these quirky things, goodness, it's nice to know that after almost 15 years of marriage he still takes the time to notice me :0)