Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Post-Holiday Crazy

We are starting to get back in the swing of things--back to work, back to school, all activities back on schedule.  Can you imagine I have to work an entire FIVE days in a row this week?  I think it's been at least 3 weeks since I've worked a full week.  Friday can't come soon enough.

Strangely, even with all that time off, my house isn't any cleaner.  It still looks as though a bomb went off in it.  I think I've gone beyond the kids:clean house ratio.  With more than 1 or 2 kids, it is virtually impossible to keep the house clean/laundry done/floors washed/bedrooms neat unless that is your only job.  And no one ever comes home.  Or wears clothes.  Or eats.

I did manage to clean out the fish tank this past weekend.  This poor fish has been swimming in the same water since he came home from school last June.  You would not believe the amount of fish poo on the bottom of that tank.  It was pretty foul and I half wonder if PETA might not be calling soon. 

In fact, the tank was so dirty I think the cats couldn't see the fish in the tank anymore.  Because as soon as I had cleaned it out, this is how I found the cat:


Lying behind the fish tank watching the fish.  Watching. Waiting.  Wishing. 

I did manage to get in some runs once I got past the dirty house, piles of laundry and dirty dishes.  Somehow, I don't see any of that once I start running.  Instead I get to look at this:

Beautiful, crisp sunny day.  Snow, ocean and sun.  What more can you ask for?

A clean house.  But that's not gonna happen.

You might notice I'm wearing two of my favorite Christmas presents I received.  That headband has headphones right in it!  It is awesome!  The family found it at Old Navy (of all places..), on clearance--for $10!  You can't beat it.

The peacock InkNBurn shirt is the other.  Love it!  It matches perfectly with the blue warm tech shirt and my neon yellow Brooks running jacket that I have around my waist in this pic. 

I also have a blue pair of leggings I got from PV Body that match it perfectly too. 

Other totally random thoughts:

--Thumb holes are the best thing ever.  Every shirt should have thumb holes.

--I should probably not eat garlic-y green beans for lunch.

--Two girls playing club field hockey means leaving for a tournament at 6:30 a.m. and not getting home until 5:00 p.m.  At least it's in the same arena.  Thank god for small things.

--You can have results or you can have excuses.  You can't have both.  Just read this quote and it really rang true to me.  It's my new motto.

--I have so many gift cards hanging around that I forget to use.  Somehow, I just never remember to pull them out when I'm in that store.  I also get some from the office for buying certain products and I never think to use them either.  Right now, in my possesion, I have $120 in amex cards, $50 Dicks, $50 gas card, $40 to the local car wash, $50 to a local gift shop and a $10 McD's card. 

--When you wear skinny pants, socks need to go on before the pants. #holytightankles

--I have a new race on the agenda this year that I want to do with my good friend, Bobbi.  The Maine Women's Ride out of Freeport, Me.  I want to do the 50 miler.  Good practice for an Iron Half-Full. 

Is your house ever clean?  If yes, do you have kids?  (I thought not.)
Do you have any new races on your agenda?


Teamarcia said...

My house is never clean. I have y priorities straight: fun and workouts first. haha!
Love that shirt--gorgeous!
I'm in for the Wisconsin Half in May. So far that is all.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

If my house ever is clean it means the kids are about to come in and make a mess. Mostly I try not to worry about it. All shirts should have thumbholes, that is true.

Running With The Girls said...

Yes to the thumb holes. I LOVE them. Can't have enough.

And clean house? Never ever ever. I could care less about that. I can't manage keeping up so it had to go.

XLMIC said...

My house is a perpetual mess :( Yes, I have lots of kids. Thumbholes are the bomb. And thanks for your comment the other day...I really appreciated it!

Unknown said...

Thumbholes are the best idea for clothing!

And I must still be a kid because my house is never clean.