1.) I didn’t go to school today because Ryne got called into work at 6 am. On the one hand, I’m really excited for him since he’s been furloughed for two weeks. On the other hand, I bet everyone at my job thinks I’m just playing hooky. But let’s be real, 6 am is a hard time to figure out a babysitting plan. Also, we’re too broke for a babysitter today. So there’s that.
2.) I love the blog Food, Fitness, and Family. Maddy posted about Maria Kang, who is a woman with a controversial “fitspo” image. Maria posted a photo of herself in little clothing next to her children with the tagline “What’s Your Excuse?” (in one of my most-hated fonts). That last part is irrelevant, but when do I focus on what is important? Anyway, people are all up in arms over it, because of the way the “message” was relayed. Because I love Maddy, I wrote the longest, most nonsensical comment ever.
3.) Back to me focusing on what isn’t important. To prove that I always miss things, Ryne loves to tell the story of the sleeping biker. We were on a road trip, and I was probably yapping away about having to pee or being hungry (<- is there anything else to talk about on road trips?). Ryne cut me off and said “Did you see that?” in childlike awe. I simply replied, “Yeah, that’s weird of that man to fall asleep under a bridge.” I will never forget the look he gave me. It was a mix between shock and disgust. “Presley, are you serious? You didn’t see the huge parrot perched on his feet?” Y’all. I swear I don’t know how I missed that.
4.) I start half marathon training on Monday, which means I have to suck it up big time. It’s no secret that the past few months I’ve been a fan of working out and running whenever I want. I actually have to stick to a plan. My body and mind are going to rebel, but I’m forcing them to be at least a little compliant. I’ve never picked a training plan and stuck with it, so it should be an interesting experiment at the very least. If all else fails, I will hire a friend to stand at the end of my long runs with Krispy Kreme donuts and a huge vanilla latte. If no one agrees, at least I have a playlist and a miniature running partner.
5.) Speaking of donuts again, I feel like I say that word about ten times a day. I’ve already used it several times in this post alone. I think I’ve got an intense craving, y’all. I don’t get them that often, but they have seriously been on my mind all day, everyday lately. I’m not one to fight my innermost thoughts, so I will be partaking in some donut-eating this weekend. I’m sure I’ll use Maddux as an excuse to buy a 12 pack of assorted beauties. You know, just in case he doesn’t like some of the flavors. I will eat them for him, because I’m a really good mom.
6.) Another reason I know I’m an awesome mom? I let Maddux eat the leftover Japanese in the fridge for lunch. You guys. Leftover Japanese is GOLD in this house. If Ryne and I were to ever divorce, you can bet it would somehow involve leftover rice and white sauce. I know this is coming off as bragging, though, so I just want to say that all you other moms are pretty cool, too. But, for real, I’m ten shades of shocked that I was able to share. That is some true love right there.
7.) I’m 99% sure of what Maddux and I will be for Halloween this year. Mostly because my outfit would include purple running capris, which makes me very happy. If it were socially acceptable, I’d wear my workout clothes 24/7. Real clothes need to get it together and be as comfortable as sneakers and spandex. If I was a boss, I’d totally have Workout Wear Wednesdays and Fitness Fridays. Jean day? Pssshhh. For the birds.
8.) Ryne has requested Costco pizza for dinner. I feel that I am required to oblige. No cooking and a fun outing all rolled into one? I don’t see how this could be considered a bad thing. The only downside is that we might come to blows over topping choices, but that is to be expected. As you can see, the only arguments in our household revolve around food. That’s normal, right? I’d also like to point out that we do eat healthily a majority of the time, although everything I’ve said in this post completely contradicts that.
9.) Wait a second, y’all. I just lied to you. We argue about things other than food. I made a new best friend recently and Ryne wants him to die. That’s a big problem. Something had been digging around in our trash for a few days, so we naturally set up a sting operation. It didn’t take us long to meet Fred. Yes, he has a name. He’s been eating our scraps like a boss. I think he’s awesome, but Ryne isn’t as big of a fan. Probably because he’s the one who has to clean the food up. Back to arguing over food. I guess I was telling the truth earlier, after all.
10.) On the topic of animals, Maddux calls Buddy by name now. Buddy is our dog that currently resides with my parents. He’s so darn wild that it just isn’t the best idea to have him at our house while M is so small. He’s a little unpredictable. Both of them are, actually. They have supervised play dates at my parents, though. Maddux calls him “Bud-day” and it’s as freaking adorable as you would expect.
Happy Thursday to you all! What’s on your mind?