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!

*****

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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12 Comments »

  1. Well, my guess is Team America:World Police, but then again I cheated and googled this, because I didn’t see the movie. But at least I’m willing to do the homework.

    Glad all went well at school. Carlotta and the Chairman have a couple of weeks left. But I can almost hear the tardy bell in the distance. It’s so beautiful.

    Comment by Surrender Dorothy — August 10, 2006 @ 10:30 am |Reply

  2. Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that you’re not in the run, I remember you posting about it. 😦

    I don’t know what other movies that quote would be in…

    Comment by Jen — August 10, 2006 @ 11:15 am |Reply

  3. Yay for a successful first day! 🙂

    Sorry about missing the run, though. Although to me, running seems like such a strenuous thing to do. Hee!

    Comment by Gypsy — August 10, 2006 @ 11:38 am |Reply

  4. Glad everyone survived day 1.

    Sciatica? What a pain. No first hand experience here, but I’ve heard horror stories. Colorado will miss you.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — August 10, 2006 @ 12:52 pm |Reply

  5. glad the first day went well!

    Comment by shannon — August 10, 2006 @ 1:09 pm |Reply

  6. That Ferris Bueller quote is one of my all-time favorites. That’s awesome.

    And that’s too bad that you’re missing the run. Next year, for sure. 🙂

    Comment by jess — August 10, 2006 @ 1:26 pm |Reply

  7. Oh, I’m sorry you don’t get to go. Your right, there is always next year, but it’s disappointing nonetheless.

    Comment by Jolynn — August 10, 2006 @ 1:39 pm |Reply

  8. I remember how hyped you were about that run last year..sorry you’re missing it.

    Comment by poopie — August 10, 2006 @ 2:44 pm |Reply

  9. Don’t be so hard on yourself, you’ll do it. It just wont be this years event…hang in there

    Comment by KaraMia — August 10, 2006 @ 3:48 pm |Reply

  10. I really have no clue, but based on your family’s love of it, I’ll guess one of the Superman movies?

    Sorry about the run. I was crushed when I hurt my ankle three games into the softball season a couple of years ago. Makes you appreciate the time and abilities you have more, I think.

    Do what you need and can to get back to running and make it next year.

    Comment by Bone — August 10, 2006 @ 5:46 pm |Reply

  11. You grabbed his butt!! Omigosh…how cool. Yes, I’ve seen him a couple of times, blogged about it and posted that flickr since blogger was being a pain that day. I forgot it was there.

    Here’s the link for my Rick post:
    http://shpprgrl.blogspot.com/2006/06/bop-til-you-drop.html

    😉

    Comment by shpprgrl — August 10, 2006 @ 9:44 pm |Reply

  12. I now know that Qapla means success! Not being a treckie or Kling-on dude I’m most pleased by this new information. Also read this whilst looking up what Qapla meant whilst on lunch. I do need to get out more don’t I :>)

    Hamlet (Hamlet), and paghmo’ tIn mIS (Much Ado About Nothing). These last two choices were inspired by a remark by a Klingon chancellor in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country that Shakespeare is best read in the original Klingon.

    Wisbo sends oodles of Qapla for you and yours!

    Bueller? Bueller?- Ferris Bueller’s Day off??

    Comment by wisbo — August 11, 2006 @ 7:29 am |Reply


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