Bugs Bunny’s exclamation has been screaming in my head these last few days. (Or was it Elmer Fudd??) I can NOT get my thoughts to quiet down. I’m used to being able to lay my head down on the pillow and crash…. not so much these days. And anytime I’m awakened, my mind starts churning and I’m wide awake again.
Ah well, it won’t be long now before I have an answer. I’m convinced it won’t be the answer I want, which is a good thing I guess… I’ll be prepared for a no, and will be thrilled with a yes.
You have no idea what I’m talking about, I know. I’m keeping it to myself for a while. Which could be why I CAN’T STOP THINKING!
In other news, surprising news, I have joined a gym. I know, right?! But with temps in the single digits, and ice and snow and wind, my outside runs are very limited. I have a treadmill and elliptical downstairs, and I’ve always been good about using them… but my hubby joined the gym, and then Amp and Chip joined the gym, and since the price would be the same for all of us to join the gym… it made sense for me to join (the gym).
The Y bought out the Health Plex at the local hospital, so I’ve found myself sweatin’ with the oldies. It’s quite entertaining to see ’em all in their sweat pants, leisurely walking on the treadmill, catching up with each other (small town stuff), then parting ways as I’m still trying to force myself to stay on as long as I would have run outside. It’s not been as bad as I expected, and I certainly don’t feel judged while I’m there. So it’s a good thing. If it helps me get through the winter without losing my running legs, it will have paid off. But the first time the morning temps get above 28, I’m outa there.
But so far, so good this New Year. The youngest two have settled back into their school routine. High five to my hubby and Amp for passing the first semester with much better grades than expected. (Did I mention Amp received the Illinois State Scholar award? Yup. C’s and all…. 1 of 5 in his high school to receive it.) Smart kid. Just doesn’t fit the roll of a student….
He’s doing his senior project these next few weeks. Working with kindergartners at a school nearby. He helps the teacher hang stuff on the walls, and keeps the kids corralled when walking through the halls. He also finds himself the primary shoe tie-er. “I’m double knotting their shoes, so there’s no way they are coming undone by themselves, yet I keep tying this one kid’s shoes over and over again….” All I can do is smile. I can see he likes it more than he lets on. Besides the fact, he doesn’t have homework!
Mario is still hanging with the boys on their high school bowling team. Each year she improves more and more. I’m finding myself totally living through her. So fun! She somehow convinced me to bowl with her in a 9-pin tournament this weekend. It’s been 3 years since I’ve picked up a ball! Plus, my thumb has not been right since my biking accident. But I agreed, knowing I have lots of excuses to fall back on if I don’t bowl well. She’s looking forward to beating me… not something she’d been able to do in the past.
Alright, guess I’ll hit the publish button now. Gotta get back to the brain churning…. aaaargh!