Monday, July 12, 2010

Baby it's Buggy Outside

Okay, so that isn't the best change to a song, but I can see a dear friend of mine belting out these words and then laughing at her lighthearted lyrics she just made up. It rained yesterday and last night and today I woke up to a cooler morning. What does this mean in the desert? Well it means that I had a cooler run, BUT with a bit of humidity. AND it also means that the BUGS WERE OUT!!!!! Yes, for some strange reason (this also happened in Okinawa on several occasions) the bugs sorta like gnats start to fly around EVERYWHERE! AND when they are flying everywhere and someone is trying to run...the person (who shall remain nameless) ends up doing this kind of dance to avoid the bugs flying. And while doing this dance, no matter how hard she, I mean it could be a he, tries he/she still gets bugs in the eyes, mouth, in the hair, crawling on the neck, squiggling on the legs, up their nose, did I mention eyes? So here is this person on the last little bit of their run and here comes this really pretty corvette. And what happens? Well this person ends up getting a bug in their eye and has to stop, but it kinda looks like this person is waiting for the person in the lovely red Corvette on the corner of the street so he/she can get a better look at the pretty car. Yep, with the weak excuse that there is an annoying little bug in their eye. But don't worry, the Corvette didn't stop it kept on going, and this runner either shoved the bug further in their eye well enough so they could see, or they actually got it out. Okay, I can't take it any longer, it was me! I was the one with the horrid little flying bugs, it was me doing the little jig trying to avoid the wretched things, spitting to get the little things out of my mouth! And it was me looking at the pretty Corvette, thinking of my wonderful husband driving his. It was me, it was me... Well dear reader, I hope you enjoy your day, and that it is bug free!!!! Well, I'm heading to therapy, those bugs just did me in!

Friday, July 9, 2010


I am TRYING to get all the kids curriculum together for this new school year. But for some reason it is proving to be more difficult than I anticipated! The hours that I have spent looking over used curriculum websites to get a better deal are endless. It all makes me wonder is it really all worth it to save a buck. My Wonderful Husband asked me one time if saving a few bucks is worth all my time spent? He is such a great guy that he would rather me spend the money to save me the hassle. He is probably reading this and wondering why I did this to myself again, and why I didn't listen to him. I guess I like to suffer ;)

I am trying a new curriculum this year, and so now I am trying to get used to the new thing. That takes time too. BUT if this year is better than the last, then it will be all worth that time and effort. If not, I guess I will just add it to all the time wasted pile. Along with the time wasted trying to plant a veggie garden when my thumbs are black ;) Surprise, I am not Martha when it comes to gardening. One year I planted several things (when we lived in TN, and I didn't have deer and javelina to contend with) and for some reason, the sprinkler was left on all night and that was the end of that. I really didn't need to can anything, or try to prepare those veggies anyhow. That was just more see honey, I do listen to you :) MORE!!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

I Should of Had a V8

On my lovely run this morning...Okay that is an exaggeration. I have been losing sleep as of late, and so my run wasn't that lovely. Oh the sun was out and the mountains gorgeous, but see it also FINALLY rained here in the desert. What does that mean? Well that means that bugs of all types were out vying for flying space. When I got home I had a winged ant in my eye, on my neck, in my ear, on my shirt, on my legs, and they were in my hair. I felt like appetizer for an anteater. And since the humidity is up that meant that I sweated and they stuck to me (okay, the eyeball one didn't need the sweat). Anyhow, where were we...oh yes, the run. Here I was running, but noticed that it was really quiet. I know I am on an Army base, so it is going to be quieter than a Marine base, BUT it was really quite this morning. Then it hit is a holiday weekend, a 4-day weekend for those that are here with their families. Of course no one is going to be out exercising except those that are crazy, well I fit that bill so I was running. I guess now I need to figure out what to do this weekend. Anyhow, Happy 4th of July weekend, I hope you have a blessed one!