Interstellar Adventures

August 10, 2006

We Survived

Filed under: Adventures,Elle & Zed,Mom Life — by InterstellarLass @ 8:26 am

Just barely. I’m not going to talk about the 25 minutes that I spent, jammed 4 cars wide on a two-lane road, and the fact that a sudden “no left turn policy” by a temporary traffic director caused that delay in my afternoon. Not going to talk about it.

Elle was cheery and happy as she climbed in the car. I was not. But I smiled anyway and was excited to hear about her day. She nodded enthusiastically when I asked if she had a good day, and was ready to go home and get her homework done.

She sat down to do her homework, and I sat down to continue work. Zed wouldn’t be home for at least another 45 minutes. He was walking and going to practice using his house key. I heard the key in the lock right on time. Whew!

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Today my good friend Judy and 26 other runners are leaving to run the Wild West Relay. Last year we only took one 12-person team to Colorado. This year there’s a 12-person team, a 9-person team, and a 6×6 Ultra team. I had originally planned to go on the 12-person team this year. I was running, training, and seeing Dr. Pain. But my sciatic nerve problem kept getting worse. I’m so disappointed. In fact, this morning I cried. I had so much fun running that race last year and it meant a lot to me to go again. I know there’s always next year, but I’m so disappointed in myself and the situation. Next year. Next year. I’m working on my plan. It involves a lot of running.

P.S. No one has guessed at the movie (besides a Star Trek film) that featured Qapla’. Doesn’t anyone know? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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