i've had several blog posts dancing around in my head lately...now i don't. would you like some random thoughts, instead?
i really love that "suit and tie" song...yep i do. it makes me feel like it should be spring already and be driving around with the windows down. it came out just a little too early for me here in indiana! is it dumb to sort of "ration" it, like not listen to it very much, so that i still love it in a month or two when i can play it in my sexy minivan with the wind blowing in my hair, wearing my mom jeans?
i signed up for a half marathon! eeeeek! i'm kind of going to count it as my first, since i've only done one before--the same race, actually. jeremy and i ran it together (pretty slowly) and i wanted to die when i was done. i blamed lack of coffee in the morning. makes sense to me. jeremy had to pull over on the interstate on the way home so i could puke. and buy caffeine tablets. yes, seriously. always said i'd never run that much again...hmmmm. but the funny thing is i'm actually a better runner now, three kids later. i'm running more miles with a faster average pace. it also helps that jeremy is a real marathon-er now and i make him plan my workouts for me. also getting a teensy bit excited because one of my long lost college besties is coming out from CA to run it as well.
we are reading the Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson in my Bible study group right now. it's pretty amazing to see how this is EXACTLY what each of us so desperately needed at this moment. thanks, God. each of us has had something resonate pretty deeply and it's only been two weeks of reading and reflecting on it. if you're a mom, you need it. probably right now, because it's winter and we're all cooped up and feeling a little crazy. oh, no, that's just me? eh.
made some cupcakes for someone's FIRST BIRTHDAY tomorrow! ack! just our little family tomorrow, more fun next weekend with extended family. also, what do you get a one-year-old for a birthday gift? i'm at a total loss...and in a way i feel guilty, but then again i'm so practical that i don't feel so guilty. she doesn't really want anything, she doens't really need anything. the boys ever-so-sweetly picked out a few things for her, but i honestly can't bring any more toys into this house of my own accord and i buy clothes for her way more that i'd like to admit...so she's getting an entire cupcake of her very own...that i made with my own hands....is that lame?