Wednesday, August 31, 2011

He Told Us Not to Blow It. Cuz He Knows It's All Worthwhile.

Coadster making the same cheese ball face I always make in pictures. I guess there's no fighting city hall, is there?

Since it's been a little while, I thought I'd catch you all up on a few things in my life. Things are going just swimmingly.

Coadster seems happy in Ames and doing well in her classes. She calls me almost every day. Of course, The Guy always laughs at how short my phone conversations with her (and everyone else) are. She'll tell me what's going on, I'll tell her what's going on. We'll make fun of the cats and talk about whether we should worry about Stinky and then I'm ready to go. Thank god my girls have known me their whole lives and don't take it personally that any phone call with me will last 5 minutes if they're lucky. Yes. I am THAT lame.

I've also been working on Coadster's room. Last week I scrubbed the walls, removed all the hardware, patched up and sanded off any holes and I plan to prime and paint and rip up carpet in there this weekend. We're not sure exactly what we'll use it for. It will be a spare room for guests, and probably a sanctuary for The Guy to escape the estrogen flying around the house whenever he needs it...Which could be all the time.

Stinky all dressed up in USA themed clothes for the first high school football game this year. Every game has a different theme.

Stinky is in her senior year in high school and seems to finally be getting down to business. She's such a smart girl, but such a lazy student. She is working a lot, but still seems to get her homework done and in on time. Whew!

My friend's newly built tree house. Her boys love it.

The Guy and I are doing just great. We're training for my triathlon in a couple of weeks lately. He may or may not do it with me, but he's been great about helping me figure out the course and swimming, biking, running it with me and not making fun of me when I'm practically crawling at the end of it.

We had some friends over for black bean chili and corn bread for dinner last night and I made mojitos with fresh mint from my garden last night. It was so nice to hang out with my girlfriends and my boyfriend and have such great talks and laugh that hard. Who knows if it will last or what will happen tomorrow, but right now, I am as happy as a clam. I like to be aware of that while it's happening. I never want to take it for granted.


Pamela said...

Live in the moment. You are great at that.

Do clams chuckle when they're happy?

silly rabbit said...

I think you have the right attitude... be happy and enjoy what is there. Too many people make themselves sad by thinking about what isn't there that they miss what is. I am happy for you!

laura b. said...

Things are going swimmingly...and runningly and bikingly!
I am not much of a phone talker either. It was hard at first trying to have long phone conversations with DR.

Tara said...

I'll bet the mint in the garden smells great. I have only had a sip of a mojito once, but have never thought to order one. The sip I had tasted good, though. I'm pro-mojito.

Sometimes when my brothers call, I wish they'd make it quick. We all have such different lives now, and I'd just like the details and then move on.

rel said...

Happy looks good on you.

Short conversations:
I email my 30 year old son: (THIS WAS BEFORE TEXTING) Do you have a savings account?

Son's reply: yes.


Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

Hey.. Been awhile.. Sounds like you are busy as a clam.. and your girls have grown into beautiful young women..

I am very happy for you..

Love the tree house..