Thanks to skype and taylorswift I got to have a dance party with my niece from across the country and watch her walk for the first time. My mouse loves Shake it Off
I am starving but don’t know what to do about dinner. Order in, try to go to a grocery store, or go hungry?
"In running, you can’t be a beggar. Never beg your legs to keep moving, never beg yourself to keep pushing forward. Because that implies that you don’t have control. Eventually you’ll have to beg your mind too. No don’t be a beggar, but instead be a commander. Command your legs to push, command your feet to keep going. Because you want this. And you’re going to make it happen."
Had chinese food delivered to the hotel. Not the healthiest choice. I ran on the treadmill and swam for awhile. And, I hadn’t eaten yet today.
And, I have to say, those were the best crab rangoons I have ever had. Delicious.
I’ve got big plans to hit up a whole foods and trader joes after sitting in this training all day listening so a mildly obnoxious woman drone on and on about how her family breeds doctors. Revolting.
An evening of lounging in my hotel bed might soothe me. I suppose I could throw in a run and soak in the Jacuzzi.
It’s a rough life, folks. And I am loving it!
I have a moderate level of adorable happening today
Checked into my hotel and was upgraded to a king. So, that’s pretty fun.
I picked up a single slice of pumpkin pecan cheesecake from the cheesecake factory, so that’s waiting for me.
But I miss Rasputin and the beasts.
My job is sending me to st. Louis for a few days and I am torn between wanting to eat absolutely nothing, because Rasputing won’t be around and I could get away with it. Or eat absolutely ALL the things because Rasputin won’t be around and I could get away with it.
This is an accurate representation of exactly where my head is at right now. A world of extremes.
I have a lot to say about Craters
fasterphil said: Crater. ?
We are graciously staying with Rasputin’s sister since we moved across the country without any furniture. Just us, our dogs, and our cars crammed full of stuff. It’s been fine staying with the sister. It’s given us a chance to save money for all the furniture we now need to get.
The downside is that her spare bed is just awful. (Well the whole house is awful to be honest. She tried to sell it, got a buyer, sold almost all of her large furniture, and the house selling fell through. So we’ve been staying at essentially an empty house with his sister. For example, there’s one broken reclining chair in the living room and that’s it. That is the only thing in the living room. So Rasputin and I have to sit at the dining table, on the bed in our room, or on the floor) But really, it’s not awful. The sister is awesome. It’s free. The dogs like all the roaming space. And the floor has improved my posture.
But, back to the bed!The frame was broken for a long time, so the middle never got supported. There’s a huge divot in the middle that we just kind of sinks towards. So Rasputin and I spend all night rolling into one another, elbowing faces, etc. Plus the mattress itself is just generally old and not the best quality, so I can feel the spring coils in it.
Needless to say, a new bed is going to be a purchase we are very excited for. Memory foam all the way, baby!
Calling all crafty people
I pretty much have Rasputin’s All The Colors of The Wind costume figured out.
But I need ideas for a creative Pocahontas costume that isn’t too slutty, as this is a family event.
I mean I’ve got tons of massive hair…so I figured some fun headband would come into play. But I need help with the actual outfit. If I made a tutu would that be utterly ridiculous?
Also, I am pretty stoked for my work trip to st. Louis this week. I mean, yes new city for 3 days to explore in the evening!
But honestly I’m super stoked for internet and a bed that doesn’t have a crater in the middle. Life’s little luxuries.
Oh, you know, just casually taking a 3 hour nap after doing a bit of day drinking at the homecoming for ucm…where Rasputin’s entire family did their undergrad.
Right!?! I think it would be sooo awesome..
But I am still trying to get him sold on dressing up as all the colors of the wind. I was thinking for his costume I could get white sweats and a white long sleeve that we would watercolor stain all over. And create like…a multi colored streamer cape to wear
I also want to find 2 bowling balls that we can paint as our pet turkeys to go with it.
I really want his sister to dress the 2 year old nephew up as a drumstick. I’m just awful.
Rasputin’s family goes holiday bowling…
His one aunt gets REALLY into it and gets prizes and gift cards for winners in different categories. We are also expected to dress in costume.
I really Rasputin and I to go as Pocahontas (me) and All The Colors of The wind (him). Since we are going thanksgiving bowling…