Interstellar Adventures

January 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen, ed. xx

Filed under: Thursday Thirteen — by InterstellarLass @ 9:41 am

Thirteen Thoughts from InterstellarLass

1. I went to the gym last night. 1 hour of Cardio, Butts & Guts, followed by 1 hour of PiYo. Ouch.

2. Immediately after, I felt OK. But once I got home I felt worn down and exhausted. I need to be paying more attention to my resolution to get more sleep.

3. I’ve made hotel reservations for my NYC marathon stay in November. But someone I work with that’s from there said it’s not in a good area. I’ve looked at other hotels and they are so damn expensive! I’m going to hold on to this reservation for now and keep looking around.

4. This weekend we’re going to finish taking down the Christmas lights outside. There’s not enough daylight to do it after work, and we were out of town last weekend. Good-bye Christmas, see you in 11 months.

5. One of my friends is having a birthday tomorrow. I’m going to go out to dinner with her, her sister, and another friend. It should be fun because I haven’t been out with her in a while.

6. Nick’s dad Ed has a friend, Duke. The two of them have been friends for 70 years. Nick and his brother both took their dad to see Duke when they each visisted back in December. Between when Bubba was there and when Nick’s sister went to see their dad, Duke fell. He went to the hospital and got sent home, only to return after 24 hours. He’s been in the hospital since then.

7. On Tuesday, we heard the prognosis wasn’t good for Duke. Nick’s sister works in hospitals, and she didn’t think that Duke would leave. Yesterday we got an email saying that Duke had gotten out of bed twice and sat in a chair two hours each time. This was such good news.

8. Nick’s dad doesn’t have any immediate family in El Paso anymore. His sister-in-law Flo (yes, she’s Aunt Flo) and Duke both live in Las Cruces, which is an hour away. Flo has been ill lately too with heart trouble. After the sad visit to Duke over the weekend, Nick’s dad alluded to the fact that if the two of them passed, he wouldn’t be far behind.

9. This greatly upset Nick. It wasn’t until his mother passed three years ago that Nick and his dad really were able to have a relationship. Being closer to his dad has been something Nick has treasured, and hearing that his dad may be getting the mentality of ‘I’ve lived long enough’ is very hard for him to hear.

10. I’m not much of a ‘pray-er’ but if you have a moment, please pray in any way you want for all three of these wonderful, treasured family and friends.

11. Tonight I’m going to have both kids make cards for Nick’s dad. Mail and email are the only forms of communication for him, due to his deafness. I’m going to make it a point to send him two cards every week since he likes getting mail so much.

12. Switching gears now, someone sent me an email this morning with a link to this. Three guys running 400 miles across the Sahara desert. Amazing. What I really want to know is how the heck do these guys get that much vacation?!?

13. Tomorrow is my two-year bloggiversary. Two years of me. How have you all been able to stand it!?

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. Chelle Y
2. Raggedy
3. Buttercup
4. Lindsey
5. Gypsy

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  1. I need to get back to the gym, but I have been so lazy! 🙂

    Comment by Chelle Y. — January 11, 2007 @ 10:38 am |Reply

  2. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends.
    My TT is posted

    Comment by Raggedy — January 11, 2007 @ 11:09 am |Reply

  3. Regarding the runners – according to the article they are ‘professional runners’, so I guess that’s “work” for them….? Who pays them to run? I’m pretty good at sitting on my butt, if anyone is looking for a professional couch potato…

    Comment by Lindsey — January 11, 2007 @ 11:43 am |Reply

  4. I’m sending well wishes to all three.

    Comment by Gypsy — January 11, 2007 @ 12:08 pm |Reply

  5. Good for you! I admire people that take the plunge to run the marathon.

    See you in NYC.

    Excitement. Suspense. Passion

    Dark Water –Samhain Publishing; Fall 2007

    Comment by Gabriella Hewitt — January 11, 2007 @ 3:46 pm |Reply

  6. Every time I go to NYC, I stay at the Edison:

    It’s not the Hilton but they are always friendly and it’s clean and close to EVERYTHING!

    Comment by J.Bradford — January 11, 2007 @ 5:00 pm |Reply

  7. Lass, You’re quickly becoming my newest ideal. TWO HOURS! Good lord. Once again I’m just at the office trying to finish my super boring work (but really procrastinating online) so that I can go have a drink with some friends. Man, I have to start working out again.

    Comment by buttercup — January 11, 2007 @ 5:39 pm |Reply

  8. Happy Bloggiversary! My TT are up =)

    Comment by Starrlight — January 11, 2007 @ 7:23 pm |Reply

  9. I would say happy blog anniversary and many more. except I’m jsut exhausted from the first few items on this list. But I also get vicarious pleasure for your exertion so keep it up. And I will, indeed, hold Duke in my (somewhat feeble, for what they are worth, but God loves the feeble)prayers. I know how my dad relies on his long time friend- I’ll be thinking of Ed, too.

    Comment by vicki — January 11, 2007 @ 9:44 pm |Reply

  10. jsut= juat, for=from. Okay, time for bed.

    Comment by vicki — January 11, 2007 @ 9:45 pm |Reply

  11. J-U-S-T. Got it?

    Comment by vicki — January 11, 2007 @ 9:45 pm |Reply

  12. Thinking of those people

    Thanks for popping by my post too, since I started this lark :>) Your posts are interesting, truthful, and funny!

    Keep it real! ha ha

    Comment by wisbo — January 12, 2007 @ 5:08 am |Reply

  13. As it’s ‘tomorrow’ already…Happy Bloggiversary!! I look forward to another 2 years of you! 😀

    Comment by Claire — January 12, 2007 @ 7:47 am |Reply

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