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I’m A Hero.

10 Nov

Wore an old Express dress…

Funky arm slits…

When I was at work today (8am to noon), all I could think of was how disgustingly dirty my house was and how much work I had to do to make it descent for tomorrow night’s get together for the boys’ birthdays.   It’s probably not a lot of people to most but I’m thinking we’ll have about 20 people.  I’m making pulled pork, spinach and artichoke lasagna, corn casserole, spinach salad and a couple different desserts.   I always make things that I like eat and tomorrow’s no exception.

Here’s a picture of my new tattoo.  I got it on Tuesday.  I don’t like the picture I took of it but I don’t want to take anymore (it’s hard to get the right angle when doing it myself?!).   I intended to keep it simple but went with shading at the last minute.  The “26.2” is supposed to be a little bit bigger font than the “13.1”.

The weather was so crappy today.  It was sleeting and snowing and the temperature dipped down to the low thirties.  My back hurt for some reason which is very unusual because my back NEVER hurts.  I didn’t have time for a run today anyways (not even a 3.5 miler around the block?!).

Brucee had to report back at the school with his Hero.  Who’s his hero?  Me, of course.  Every 8th grade student did some type of project to represent and brag about their hero (timeline, Powerpoint, posterboard, etc.).  It was nice to go to see all the kids’ presentations.  Some of them were very creative.  Some kids sang or rapped about their heroes.  Brucee always acts like he’s undercover so  he created a tri-fold poster board which had pictures and nice words about me (plus he could hide behind it).  It was nice.  He’s sweet.

After going to the school for an hour and a half, I visited briefly with my mom.

I did as much of the food prep as I could.  With some of the cleaning done today, I’m hoping I’ll be able to run tomorrow and still make my house presentable.  Time will tell.

Sorry for the lame-o post.  Tired.


13.1 And 26.2 Tattoos…

8 Nov

For work, I wore my favorite Banana Republic skinnies and an old J Crew shirt…


Bum deal.  I can’t wear the Running Fit shirt because it’s too small.  Mick picked it up for me yesterday “just because”. He doesn’t want me driving to Ann Arbor to exchange it because that’d be a waste of gas so I’m paying $6 to ship it to the store and they’ll mail me a large.  Can’t wait to get my new shirt.

After work, I did the dirty deed.  I got both a “13.1” and a “26.2” tattoo.  Many people would say, “Why a tattoo?”  or “Why not a bumper sticker?” or “Why not just get the 26.2”?  Well, that’s an easy question for someone like me who loves tattoos.  Umm, I love tattoos.  Besides, I earned it by running the 1/2 marathon in September and a Full in October.


I took a “creeper” picture of Curtis while he was “poking me with holes” and “fillin’ me full of ink”.  Sha ha haaaa…

Now I do plan on doing another marathon in May 2012.  The sign up for the Traverse City marathon opens on December 1st.  Once I complete my next marathon, I will not get another “26.2” tattoo.  One is enough.  Even I have my limits.

So, that was the excitement of my day.  I’m pretty lame-o, I know.  I didn’t run.  I didn’t feel like it.  I didn’t make dinner so we took my momma to a local pub for a fattening, high-carb meal.  Since my dad died, I just want to be around my mom as much as I can.  Mick’s good about letting me do that.

Oh and I’m going to start shopping soon for a coffee maker so I can start my coffee addiction.  Alecia from Tin Can Treader  gave me the recommendation for a french press (she’s friends with peoples from The History Channel and they recommended the french press to her).  It’s gotta be a good purchase, right?  I cannot wait to start buying flavored creamer…

Let me just say that I love Alecia because she wore a prom dress to do The Warrior Dash.  That is cool.  I aspire to do TWD.  We have one in Michigan but the waves fill up quickly so I need to sign up soon.  I don’t think I’d have the balls to wear a prom dress though.  Who knows.  Maybe I can come up with something equally as tricky?!

My boss told me today that she and her husband signed up to do the Whoville 5k on December 18th in December.  My husband and my kids and I are signed up as well back in October.   I’m so happy that there’ll be other familiar faces.  She and her hubs scored Patagonia shirts as well.  I noticed that there are only 10 spots left because they’re cutting it off at 600 entries.