Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What to do

The girls start school tomorrow, seriously? I can't believe it. I have a knot in my stomach just thinking about it. I didn't think it would be so hard to send your second baby off to school. The thought of Avery getting on that school bus and driving away is almost more than I can take. She's been with me always and now she'll be gone every day. Yes it's only 3 hours and yes it's only preschool, but still. I'm going to miss those monkeys. Luke will too I'm sure.


I had a rather humorous experience last week and since I have no dignity, I thought I'd share. I have been trying to get into running. I've been running a couple of times a week since April. It hasn't delivered all the promises to me though. I'm not super fit and skinny yet (what, it's only because I average twice a week? well OK then.) I've been going to the track for the last couple of months. I do like it because it's easier on my knees, but holy cow it's boring. So last Thursday I went running out in the neighborhood. I got started a little later in the evening than I would have liked, so it was getting dark. It was quite dark under the big trees. That's my defense for what happened. I had been running for about a mile and I fell, that's right folks, I fell all the way down. I tripped on the uneven sidewalk then I had some serious windmill arms and then had to catch myself with my hands. There's nothing like doing that on a busy street, let me tell you, I felt like a million bucks....


I finished reading The Story of Edgar Sawtelle yesterday and I really liked it. After I finished I thought to myself what I often think to myself when I finish reading a novel; why do the "good" books always have to be sad and am I the only one who doesn't get everything in the book. I find that if things aren't spelled out, I don't get it. That's one of the many reasons I'm not a literary genius. I will tell you that it's possible to still love a book even if you don't get everything.


When was the last time you ate with this much reckless abandon? Yet another reason why babies are great... (does he need a haircut?)




Luke is also not a big believer in child locks.

7 comments:

Kelly Jo said...

Nice work on the running! Amen on the boring! I walk (can't run anymore b/c it makes me have to pee as soon as I start, like can't even run across the street when a car's waiting b/c then I have to pee so badly!) and it gets pretty boring, I just try to get lost in my thoughts, that's kind of a scary place though. . ;) Sorry about the spill, wish I could've seen it though!
Love the curls! Avery, bus, really. . .how'd that happen. . .

-kim ellsworth said...

Like I said, we need pictures of that bus! I am too chicken to run at night by myself, so good for you....and two times a week is certainly better than the none i am averaging.

Suzy said...

Tell me about it! I send my first to kindergarten tomorrow! I am so sad! :( And the big fall? Nice! I keep waiting for that to happen to me as I, too, like to run at night. :)

THE RHOADES said...

Wow, your kids are getting so grown up! And I can't tell you how many times I've biffed it running! Must be in the family haha

Donna said...

Chelsea,
I just saw your comment on my blog, I obviously don't look at that stuff too often. :)
I was just all excited to hear from you!!! Holy cow your family is so cute, I can't believe that you have girls that are so big. That is crazy. They are adorable!
I hope life is treating you well.
-Donna (Brown) Ferrell
donnabrown15@msn.com

Mandy said...

I fell down a set of cement stairs the first time I wore heels after Everett was born. He was 6 weeks old. I felt like such a moron! I was SO glad I wasn't carrying him!!!

Nancy Clark said...

I have a new scar on my knee from a similar spill I took a couple months ago. I was running with friends, and I'm not sure if that made me feel better or worse...