Thursday, October 31, 2013

Three Things

Kelly N., Ellie G., Kate van E., Kaitlyn T., and Maria S.
(Teammate Kristen F. is not seen in this particular shot. Emily B. was sick.)

Thursday is here, so that means it's time to share three things.  These three things are usually just fleeting thoughts, whatever happens to be on your mind at the moment.

I'll begin.

1. Daughter Maria, who was an alternate for the post-season cross country meets (i.e. district, regional and state meets), found herself in the starting lineup of yesterday's district meet due to her good friend Logan's injury. Another teammate was absent due to illness. Daughter beat her personal record and even had a sprint at the finish.  The girls and boys teams are conference champions and advance to next week's regional meet. I can't wait!

2.  What I can wait for is the half marathon in a little over a week.  Yesterday I ran 6.6 miles with an aching back, and it was no picnic.  Let me tell you.

3.  The Urbanna Oyster Festival is this weekend. So is another gathering of teenagers in my basement.

4.  (Because three is only a suggestion.)  On second thought, I can't wait for the half marathon in a little over a week.  It will take me to the Outer Banks of North Carolina far, far away from teenagers and whatever festivals they may or may not be throwing in my basement.

5.  I just realized tomorrow's Halloween, and I have no candy for the two (2) trick or treaters who will stop by. So I'll dash out and purchase chocolate that we'll be eating up until Christmas, when a new stash of candy arrives.  Believe it or not, candy seems to last a long time in this household.  Strange.

6.  Referring back to #3 above:  serenity now. And pass the chocolate.

Now it's your turn to share three or more things.  Whatever you want.  Anything at all.

Kelly N., Logan H. and Daughter Maria


Annie said...

Whew, an exhausting day minding a two year old grand child. But fun anyway. Always fun with a little one. There is a program called Mainly Music for little ones run in the churches, and she loves it.

Settling in to a new house takes time. Cleaning out and tidying the other one also takes more time. Today I have managed to misplace the remote for the garage door I received for the new house on Monday. Already. Maybe if I tidy out my car I might find it.

Hooray, the power cord for my little baby laptop arrived today at long last. So nice to be back on my old familiar machine, and to be able to download some photos!

Did I say it was nice to be getting settled into my own home again...albeit in a retirement village. Can't wait to go swimming soon. Might help the aches and pains that I wake with in the mornings! ;-)

Deltaville Jamie said...

Congrats to the CC team!

1. I'm dealing with a "calm before the storm" around here. It's been quiet. I expect something frustrating and full of drama to rear its head soon.

2. Threw a baby shower for my daughter this weekend. It was Zombie themed. More surprising is that I am not the first person to throw a Zombie themed baby shower.

2b. I still have an issue using the word "grandson" It just feels so foreign and surreal coming from my lips.

3.I need a vacation.

Meg McCormick said...

Run Maria, Run!
Run Janice, Run!
That reminds me, I've heard that the world might RUN out of wine, or at least experience a shortage. Tragic. I need to begin stockpiling NOW.

Tiggeriffic said...

My three things are :
getting the slippers knitted for my children and grandchilden made before Christmas.. 10..
Get my garden cleared off before the snow starts to fly and it's too cold to get out there..
Make presents for 23 2nd graders that I volenteer at the school. I always make something for Christmas for them. scarves,hats..this year I'm thinking of making them lip balm...and something else..not sure yet.
Have a tiggeriffic Day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Kay L. Davies said...

Oyster Festival. Sounds yummy (depending on who's cooking). From now on, every time I think of oysters, I'll think of Virginia.
Happy Halloween.

Anonymous said...

Happy Halloween! Betsy

Daryl said...


three things ..

i am getting over a bad cold
i start grand jury duty monday ... 20 days 5 hours a day ...
its warmed up again .. just when i was beginning to enjoy wearing a coat

happy weekend