Tonight, I should be carb loading, hydrating, resting and laying out my new running skirt for tomorrow's race. Unfortunately, I won't be doing any of this. I hurt my Achilles and after a painful 10 mile run last week, I came to the realization that I won't be able to run the inaugural Seattle Rock 'n Roll half marathon.
So instead of doing the preparations listed above, I think I'll relax and drink wine with Mr. PaperCourt. And I'll think good thoughts for the other 24,999 people who are running tomorrow. Go runners!!!
I went to IKEA yesterday. That place is dangerous. Dangerous, I say. One hour of free childcare and a sale....who could ask for more?
I found the cutest bud vase on sale for $1. In my mind, I pictured 5 or 6 vases clustered together with colorful blooms at the center of my dining room table. And, honestly, if I was going through the trouble of filling the vases it would only make sense to have a party, right? See how my mind works? A $1 vase becomes a $200 party in just moments. Again, IKEA is dangerous. In the end, I didn't buy the $1 bud vase.
It was today....and I made it through the entire thing with no tears. Woo hoo for me!
Now let's talk about kids' attire for said event. Seattle is known for grunge and preschool graduation did not break any stereotypes. I know I am super anal about what my kids wear (i.e. no athletic shorts to school, etc.) but t-shirts and sweatpants for graduation? Seriously?
Sorry if this sounds snobby but I think it's important to get a little spiffed up for special occasions. I'll step down from my soap box now.