First of all…YAY YOU for reading my blog.  You know it’s the hottest thing to hit these parts, since…say, almonds.

It’s the first week of taper, so here’s what’s happening in my head.

  • You come over because you want to borrow my scale.  So, I say okay.  I knew that it would end badly, as it always does.  You wouldn’t stay for 3 minutes so I could run to the Post Office.  So you call me a drama queen.  I think I’m not the only one.
  • You are the common denominator in these relationships.  (You also LOVE drama queens btw)
  • I’m not insane.  I knew for years. 
  • I have no eggs in my house.  No wait, I have one egg.  I guess I can make some pancakes.
  • My friend said to this man, “Isn’t she pretty?” His reply, “Yes, VERY.” I liked that, because I haven’t felt that in a long time.
  • Got paid.  Paid bills. 
  • I’ve been thinking a lot about dating.  I’m thinking about it…
  • My kids are amazing.  12 & 9.9 (he turns 10 next week).  They’ve been listening to the same Nightime Lullaby CD since they were babies.  Tonight we joked that they’ll probably take it with them to college.  Hilarious.
  • I think I’m done with the gnashing of teeth over the long affair.  Most people hear bad news, they process…over a series of weeks.  Me?  I’m up 24-7, like a manic speed freak.  Crying, howling, bowed up in my bed.  Writing, calling patient friends…and then just like that one day it’s over.  These two were sick.  Sicker yet was trying to make ME sick.  Well, enough of that.
  • Running this week:  Tues-30 min., today 8 x 200’s, tomorrow 30 min., Sat-10 miles.
  • I’m hungry.
  • You know how you kill flies?  You have to stand over them, because they fly straight up.  I had to sub for an Algebra 2 class today, and I was teaching them this.  I only missed one fly.
  • My boss likes me.  My district likes me.  Sort of the opposite of 6 months ago.
  • I have 250 miles on both pair of Mizunos.  Only question is: Which pair goes to Nike?…cuz, they don’t make ’em anymore.
  • I sleep better with a bowl of cereal in me.  But, not tonight.
  • Lastly, I saw this card on Postsecret…and I had to have it.


I gotta run.  Life is in session.

11 thoughts on “randomness

  1. Love the post Linda.I am happy to se things seem to be turned the right direction in life after wha you went through the past year. Good for you!

  2. I love your random thoughts. You are so funny! Being able to be funny shows that you are healing. That is SO huge! I’m so thrilled for your healing from this awful, awful experience and the horrible pain.

    There is light at the end of this tunnel. Run towards it…in either pair of Mizunos…just run towards that brightness…there is joy there, and it is yours to grab.

    Love you girlie! I’m so proud of how far you’ve come.

    And by the way…tell him to get his own damn scale!!!

  3. Wish I could articulate my thoughts as well as you my dear. I agree with it all. Been through lots of the same things you have too. Glad we’ve reconnected.

    Love that you seem to treat your students like adults. You expose them to lots of cool things. You are a fabulous teacher and I learn from you too.

    BTW, I’ve been thinking alot about ……. too.

    Life IS happening. But this is part of it and I am glad I didn’t miss it. But, I gotta go.



  4. Viper is dead on. Love you first and foremost, then you can freely love others.

  5. On that killing flies thing? Actually, they take off backwards, so you have to come at them from behind. But, hey, if your technique works for you, I’m good with it!

    Glad to see you’re back in the land of the living! 🙂

  6. Love your blog! Followed the link from your comment on mine. I’m not a runner so can’t offer any guidance on that but I do wish the best for your marathon. It sounds like you’re well-prepared. On the marriage breakup – I’ve talked to a lot of women about divorce and the best advice I would pass on is to someone I don’t know, is to take it one step at a time and at your own pace. Don’t let other people’s time frames or deadlines pressure you into decisions you’re not ready to make.

    Oh and the fly thing … I have this fabulous fly swatter from Pampered Chef. Don’t know if they still make it but it’s really good. Even better it comes with a pair of tweezers for picking up the flies afterwards – sometimes that grosses me out but can’t just leave ’em, can you?

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