01 January 2007


Well, here we are. I feel like I've spent the last few weeks very self-involved. I've spent a lot of posts blabbing about me and what I want, how I feel. I realize this is my blog and the whole purpose it to write those things. But I don't want to come across as a whiner, cuz I'm really not. Anyway, it has helped solidify in my mind exactly what I want so it was worth it. I realized I was looking at doing a couple of things because I felt it was the next logical step. But some of those steps I'm just not ready to take yet so, as usual, I'll make my own path thank you very much.

As expected last night was like a war zone here. The fireworks started around noon and did not end until after 2 a.m. I started drugging the dogs too late so they were pretty hyped up most of the night. Finally, around 7 p.m. we got them to settle down some and the drugs had a chance to work. After that it was all about lying on the couch. One problem I had not anticipated was my cockatiel. She was totally freaking out. I had to take her out to the laundry area which was the furthest away from the noise. Hubby and I went to bed around 10 p.m. (yeah, I know we're old fuddy duddies :) but there really was no sleeping with all the noise. At midnight things really went crazy and that kept up for almost 40 minutes. Finally, around 1 a.m. things started to slow down and around 2:15 a.m. I actually woke up because it was so quiet. The good part is we made it through with all the animals unharmed and that's really all I care about. There was absolutely nothing on TV last night and we wanted to keep the TV on for the noise, so we ended up watching like 6 hours of Seinfeld episodes. It's my absolute favorite show so it was okay, but how weird is that????

As a result of last nights sporadic sleep and late hours, I did not get up this morning to do the 10k. I've actually been on the fence about this for a week or so. A couple of weeks back I hurt my back lifting a piece of lab equipment and while it's generally okay, if I push it it hurts for 2 days. I can safely run about 3 miles without pain, anything over that and the back starts to act up. It's not bad, I just didn't want to injure myself on Jan 1. So I'm going to run here at home all by myself.

You may have noticed the change in the blog. Yes, I've gone to the dark side. Face it, we're all going to have to sooner or later so I went when I wanted to. I'm looking around for a new picture, that ones getting old.

I hope everyone had a safe and happy new years. 2007 really is going to be awesome, I can feel it. It's a new year, and a new week, it's going to be incredible!!!


Ellie Hamilton said...

Sounds like you're in about the same place with your back that I am with my backside. I skipped a race I'd looked forward to b/c I knew if I pushed I'd be laid up for days again.

Thanks for your comment on my blog, that I sound confident -- maybe I'm just a confident writer! Or not.... you should see how many times I edit, rephrase, and rewrite before (and after) I post, to avoid wrong impressions :-)

sharon said...

Happy new year Flo!
I'll set off a bottle rocket just for you!

*jeanne* said...

Happy New Year!

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