sprinkles and how not to run

14 Jun

yesterday morning i woke up around 7:30 and thought just over two months ago i would be close to finishing up a ~10 mile run.  that was my saturday morning. it was what i did. and part of what defined me. a mother. a partner. a runner. but not anymore. i am actually getting kind of good at being lazy. recently a lot of people have asked how much i am running and what my next race is. my answers have varied. on one occasion my boss asked if i ran the previous weekend. i said no and he said well why not? because it is that out of character for me. unless i was hurt i was running. at this point i have found it easier to just say yes i am running but not as much. and when pressed i basically just say i am taking it easy since i finished up the last marathon. and as for what is next i leave it pretty open and just say i am looking into a few different half marathons. it works for now. and of course once i divulge my precious amazing secret the point will be null. but honestly i miss running. i feel pretty out of place with out it. with that being said i would sacrifice just about anything for the safety and health of the two kumquats and if it is running then so be it. just feels a bit strange still…

hook mentioned babies again yesterday. and today. he was insistent that we have one. or more specifically that i have one. and then he decided perhaps we should have two. he told us how he would help and even empty out a drawer in his dresser so one could sleep in there. (the other would have a box with a pillow). he showed us how he would rock them both at night when they cried. and said he would feed them mashed potatoes. when asked how we would go about getting a baby or two he responded as usual with “the doctor will put it in. or a hospital could do it too. or you could just order them on-line”. why do i have the feeling that my son will be quite shocked when he learns how babies are really made (both in our situation and in the “natural” way). ideas for names from hook include: sprinkles, sparkles, deluxe, joesconsin, storm, and lemonada. are these gladiators, strippers or babies? we may have to diverge a bit from his list. we are waiting a few more weeks but i am anticipating that he will be quite pleased with the news.

as for my grandfather – he is steadily improving. the cancer is treatable. it is still too early to tell of the damage from the stroke but he seems to be improving at a promising rate.

just hoping that everything keeps moving forward. with the kumquats. and my grandfather. and for everyone out there who just needs it right now.


3 Responses to “sprinkles and how not to run”

  1. bionic baby mama 6 MonUTC2010-06-14T06:22:33+00:00UTC06bUTCMon, 14 Jun 2010 06:22:33 +0000 2009 at 6:22 AM #

    sounds to me like hook’s got it just about right — “the doctor put them in,” indeed. 😉

  2. lis 6 MonUTC2010-06-14T07:50:09+00:00UTC06bUTCMon, 14 Jun 2010 07:50:09 +0000 2009 at 7:50 AM #

    yay for stripper babies! LOL
    i think hook is my kind of guy-is he 4? i love 4’s.
    thinking of you guys and glad your grandpas cancer is treatable-thank god!

  3. Defining Family 6 MonUTC2010-06-14T08:00:52+00:00UTC06bUTCMon, 14 Jun 2010 08:00:52 +0000 2009 at 8:00 AM #

    Wonderful news about grandpa and such a relief that he has a treatable type. Hooray for having name help – now you will just need to perfect the power of suggestion to tweak those stripper names…

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