Interstellar Adventures

October 17, 2005

Monday, it’s like deja vu

Filed under: Uncategorized — by InterstellarLass @ 8:50 am

I feel like I’ve been here before. Another Monday morning. *sigh*

Elle’s soccer game on Saturday was great! They won 3-0. Elle scored the first goal in the first quarter. It was an awesome kick from the corner. The goalie didn’t even see it. She was ‘rested’ during the second quarter. In the third quarter she fell and scraped the side of her knee. There was a little blood, but she got right back up and kept playing. I was so proud. She almost had another goal in this quarter, but it went just to the outside of the right side of the goal. In the fourth quarter, she almost had another goal, and I could tell she was getting tired. She got caught in a bit of a traffic jam in going for the ball, and she fell and skidded across the grass on her elbow. This time she cried, poor baby. She came out of the game. I was very proud of her. She played a great game. I can tell she watches what’s going on, goes for angles on the ball, and is formulating a strategy in her head. She’s very intense when she plays. I wonder where she gets that?

After the game, Elle, Zed and I went to breakfast with my mom. My mom had run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Saturday morning, then came to watch Lauren’s soccer game. I had done the Komen four years in a row, and this was the second year I didn’t do it. First of all, it’s just gotten so huge in Dallas that you have to go two hours early just to get a parking spot. It’s also so big that you really can’t run at all in the first mile. My grandmother is a Survivor, going on five years now I think. My sister works for Target, and they were the major sponsor. She was volunteering. So, I’m proud of my mom and my sister for doing their part. I’m saving my pink Yoplait lids.

Elle & Zed got picked up by their dad, and then I did a quick clean-up session on my house. Nick came over and we just ran around. I needed a new nose-piece for my glasses, and then we found a big antique mall. We wandered around there for awhile. Saw some pretty cool stuff. I bought a blue vase for $5. It will go with my kitchen. Well, once I get my kitchen painted. We just spent the rest of the afternoon hanging out, being quiet, and relaxing. It was great.

Sunday morning’s run was short and sweet. 1:30, 7.75 miles. Just two more runs before The Big Day. Then I went back home, showered, went to breakfast with Nick. We sat on the patio, read the paper, sipped coffee. It was a beautiful morning. Then we went and bought some fish. Our first ‘joint purchase’. We got two Betta. One is blue and named Martin, and the other is red and named Lewis. It’s also rather appropriate because I’m more left-leaning and Nick is more right-leaning, politically. They are, of course, in separate bins of the same tank. They puff up their gills and attack the plastic separator when they see each other. It’s fun to watch them. We also got two African Dwarf frogs, Dean and Jerry, to keep Martin and Lewis company. This morning, Jerry was hanging out in the little plastic tree I planted in the rocks. I will take pictures of them tonight for you all. So now, my menagerie includes 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 fish & 2 frogs. And what was even worse? When we were at the pet store, I considered getting a couple of hamsters too. Maybe for Christmas…

Then, during the afternoon yesterday, I went to a planning meeting for AT’s annual Road Rally. I had wanted to participate, because I love that kind of thing, but no one was volunteering to plan the thing. So, I threw my hat in the ring, and me and three other ladies are going to put it all together. It will be a fund-raiser for Hurricane Katrina victims. I think we’ve got a great event planned out, all in three hours!

For dinner last night, I treated myself again. I went to my favorite hole-in-the-wall, mom-and-pop-falafel-shop. The owners are Muslim, and the do a special buffet during Ramadan. They make traditional dishes that aren’t on their regular menu. I ate too much, but there were so many choices, and it’s all delicious. Last year they did it every night. This year they’re only doing it on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I’m upset that I didn’t go check it out two weeks ago when Ramadan started. I’m going to be out of town this weekend, and Ramadan ends November 4. At least I’ll be able to get in one more feast! Is that bad of me? To want the good food? I actually felt bad, because I went in on Friday for lunch. I saw the buffet line and remembered that it was Ramadan, and I felt bad for eating, knowing they were fasting.


  1. Way to go Miss Elle!!! Hope her elbow is doing better.
    I’ve never had falafel, or any of the foods they serve for Ramadan, for that matter. I’ll have to look fo rit, it must be good!
    And… uh, for your first “joint” purchase, you bought two BETA fish?? fighting fish? lordy, you two do tempt fate. LOL!! j/k.

    you sure are busy. how are you going to do the Nanowriterthing, the Road Rally, elle’s soccer, work, and blog AND keep your sanity in the process? All I can do is wish you goooood luck :)))

    OH! and I love the new look!great job. 🙂

    Comment by Laura — October 17, 2005 @ 1:01 pm |Reply

  2. From one soccer mom to another, congratulations on the big win- and Elle’s part in it!!

    As for the Ramadan feast, stop! You’re making me hungry!

    Comment by Lucinda — October 17, 2005 @ 1:21 pm |Reply

  3. Way to go, Elle! Scored AND got bloodied up!

    Oh, LIVE fish. At first, I thought you jointly bought some salmon steaks or something! Ooh, big step!

    Comment by abbynormal — October 17, 2005 @ 2:01 pm |Reply

  4. Way to go Elle!! My soccer girl made a goal at the scrimmage last week and we were doing the happy dance:)

    Sounds like a great weekend. YUM on the food!

    Comment by MommaK — October 17, 2005 @ 3:39 pm |Reply

  5. What a great new look! I like it. I did the Race for the Cure this weekend with my husband and kids. Definitely a lot of people. Didn’t really feel like a workout, but for a good cause! I added you to my blogroll. So I will be back and back again! Oh by the way, good job to your daughter Elle!

    Comment by mommy d — October 17, 2005 @ 5:32 pm |Reply

  6. Hey!! Thanks for coming back to see how my meeting with my sisters went!! I have to agree I like the new look…Glad you had a good weekend and yay elle!

    Comment by Pieces of Me — October 17, 2005 @ 6:14 pm |Reply

  7. mmmmmmmm…..falafel… 🙂 We have a place called Egyptian Pizza near us that does falafel pizza with goat cheese. Unbelievable….

    I am so inspired by your running!!!! I’ll have to read more of your blog to get a better idea of your background in adventure racing…a good friend of mine is SUCH the Adventure racer, and she continues to try to get me to join her….

    Comment by rusvw — October 17, 2005 @ 8:00 pm |Reply

  8. I like this layout much better. Love the three column with the center column text.

    Comment by catherine — October 17, 2005 @ 8:36 pm |Reply

  9. If you ever get a chance, try Giovanni’s on Preston about a block north of Frankford. It’s behind the Blockbuster in the strip center north of the Flagship Tom Thumb. They serve Italian (which is so-so) and Mediteranean (which is outstanding). Get the combination beef and chicken kabobs — and go hungry. 🙂

    Comment by FTS — October 17, 2005 @ 8:48 pm |Reply

  10. It looks nice in here, good job!

    My goodness, that’s a lot of pets! Good luck with them 🙂

    Comment by Jen — October 17, 2005 @ 9:19 pm |Reply

  11. There’s not much better in the world than watching the little ones play soccer, if you ask me! Can’t wait to hear about your big run…you’re motivation for novice runners like me!

    Comment by E — October 17, 2005 @ 9:51 pm |Reply

  12. I love little shops like that! What a cool thing for them to do! I would be right behind you in line at the buffet if I was there.

    Comment by TC — October 18, 2005 @ 6:32 am |Reply

  13. […] March 27, 2007 Filed under: It’s Me, Lass, Hobbies — InterstellarLass @ 9:58 am Lewis is gone. Martin croaked a while back. Dean and Jerry have been gone for some time. They […]

    Pingback by One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish « Interstellar Adventures — March 27, 2007 @ 9:58 am |Reply

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