Monday, April 06, 2009

Where'd spring (& my good mood) go?

Not to be a big whiny baby, but WTH? It's snowing. In Southern Indiana. In April.

This bites.

Not only did a big ole low pressure system come through & screw with my upbeat attitude, but I'm also in my mid-cycle hormone feel-like-sh!t zone. Yeah, I'm one fun gal to be around today.

So let's reminisce a moment to the weekend (queue flashback video & sound effects....).

Friday night was fun. Both the kids were healthy & spent the night with my mom. We saw Adventureland, which was super good & perfect for a date night. Saturday morning I slept until 8 a.m. It was a gorgeous day, one of the best of the year. I lazed around for a couple of hours & finally at 11:30 headed out for my 8 mile run.

It was by far NOT the best run ever. Actually, it was pretty hard. I didn't take water with me, & instead just circled back to the house after 4 miles and then after 7 miles, and I think not having water every mile was part of the problem. My garmin running watch said "battery low" after 3 miles, and I felt like it was a metaphor for how I felt. Garmy & I both made the entire 8 miles, but just barely. I did have moments of beauty on the run, where I felt great, but mostly I was just glad to have it over with. They can't all be winners.

I soaked in the tub for almost an hour afterwards (AH!). Then the usual Saturday chores commenced. Got the kids back around 5 p.m. It was nice to have a break but I missed the munchkins.

Sunday was beautiful again, at least during the morning. We were able to have our church Easter egg hunt & Palm Sunday church dinner. The kids had a blast. It was hard on Mark, though, missing his brother during a holiday. Keith would often come up while their mom was still alive & have Palm Sunday church dinner with us. Keith loved family events. So Mark was a bit melancholy.

The afternoon it rained & got cold. I could feel the low pressure system pushing me down as the day wore on, and I didn't do much of anything. Sunday afternoon always goes by too quickly.

This morning it was so weird putting on winter clothes & getting our coats back out. I packed work out clothes & am prepared for a cold outside run or a warm indoor run. If it's not snowing or raining, I'll run outside this afternoon. I'll hit the Y if it's wet out.

Sophie has her appointment in St Louis this Wednesday for her dizzy spells. We (she & I) are leaving at 4 a.m. That's going to be one special trick to get me up at 3 a.m.! Thank goodness for automatic coffee makers.

I may not be around much more until Thursday. Hopefully by then we'll have warmer weather again. And my upbeat mojo will have returned, too.


Mary said...

Hope you get to run anyway! We got the snow here in IL as well -- I am a morning runner, so I went out in it, but it mostly melted here, so here's hoping it melted for you as well. My fingers are crossed for your daughter.

Tish said...

Hugs, prayers, and good thoughts coming your way. The snow will melt, spring will come back , and, God willing, the doctors can figure out a way to free Sophie from her maladies. Great run, BTW, it's hard to run through a blah feeling, but it sure feels good to have it done.

MizFIt said...

man it has been the LONGEST WINTER EVER huh?

This summer I vow NOT to whine about the heat.

or much anyway.

Prayers and thoughts your/sophies way.

Jill said...

Come back upbeat mojo!! don't let old man winter get you down!

spring will be here soon, someday, I hope...

Good luck on Wednesday!

Helen said...

Good luck tomorrow...I'm anxious to hear what happens. :-)

Vickie said...

good luck with your appointment - (I wish I had gotten on sooner to suggest packing your own food - what is normally available at the hospitals is appauling. Hopefully you will have thought of that yourself.) Will be thinking of you all day tomorrow. My mom's husband is having surgery (again) tomorrow - so I will be doing the hospital thing too.

Vickie said...

and we have had cold temps and snow too - but it doesn't stick around - just flurries on and off. I am back in my winter coat too.