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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Holiday Weekend For You, Not For Me!

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While most Americans will be enjoying the last gasp of summer on a three day weekend, I will be doing what Monday's holiday is named for:  Labor.

Yep.  I get to work all weekend.  Lucky me!  Will it be busy?  Hmm.  Probably not.  Unless the heavens open up and it storms all day.  There's the first home football game for the U of I, there's camping, boating, and yard work.  There are probably lots of cookouts and hearty partying to be done.  I will be wiping the sweat off my brow at work, trying to make every customer I come in contact with blissfully happy, and leaving with an armload of books.  

The good thing about working this weekend, is that I have a three day weekend next week.  After the crowds are gone, when things have settled down.  It means--hopefully, another lunch date with C-Joy, Turtle, and "Teesa".  It may also mean a very long road trip with Bud, in our quest to put Fritz back together again.  If not that, then a birthday party and time to do some Fall clean up at my house.  I am hoping we find a butt for Fritz, so I can drive him again.  

Fritz as Humpty Dumpty.  Except he's got a cracked butt, not a cracked head.

How's my running going?  Not so good this week.  I've managed to run a grand total of 6 miles.  My training wheels have fallen completely off, and I have decided instead of religiously following the plan I have stuck on my fridge, to just glance at it and try to make the highlights of it.  Speed work is a must, and I hope to do that tomorrow morning before I go to work.  This morning the weather is a bit iffy, with one thunderstorm already through, and by the gloominess in my house, another may be on the way.  I may just go to work early, then try and get a run in after work.  The cool temps are on their way!  They really do make a huge difference in my running.  Not sweating profusely all the time leaves my body some energy to actually keep running.  I bought a few energy bars to try out on longer runs; September is my energy bar month.  I will keep trying them all until I find one that tastes good and gives me a kick in the pants when I need it!  And doesn't give me the shits when I run.  Yep.  I said it.  When you've experienced enough "intestinal distress" as I have on long runs, you quickly lose your modesty about it.  And reading so many tales of other people having the same issues makes me feel like part of a club.  A poop club.  

It is Hatch Green Chile time at the grocery stores in town, and I have been buying bags of them to roast.  I am going to make green chile sauce this week, and stash it in the basement for green chile eating this winter.  I have been craving this stuff!  On eggs, on tortillas, on pretty much everything.  And best of all, I don't have to share it with Bud.  He won't eat the stuff.  More for me!

Have a great weekend everyone.  I don't know about you, but I am so ready for Fall.  Cannot wait for it.  Jumping up and down excited for it.  Yes, my life is so exciting, I get jazzed about a season.


  1. This poop thing has me concerned because I used to get it too, until I figured out that if I trained myself to poop before I ran, I didn't have a problem. Okay, TMI, but it worked for me. I'm not looking forward to fall because that means shorter, colder days, but I get that it's definitely easier to run when it's not 100 F outside. Hope you have a very slow weekend work wise. :)

  2. We had rain earlier and by the look of radar, more is coming.
    I was going to grill too. :(
    Kiddo is off of course. But, Honeyman works and Monday too.
    What is Hatch Green Chile?
    I am pickling hot peppers now. I freeze my other peppers.

  3. OK, I looked it up. They are like the Anaheim chile peppers I grow. They are good. I have never ,ade sauce though. Hmmmm...

  4. Alex: Yes, I have tried the poop before run thing. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes the actual running kick starts stuff. My body refuses to do what I want it to do when I want it to do so.

    Ruth: Yes, they come from New Mexico. My bro lives there, and you can get them in the freezer section year round. Love 'em!

  5. I do want Fritz to be back together again ASAP, but I'm selfish enough to hope you don't travel this weekend :-P

    FYI, Mom is making Lemon Cake with Gloopy Chocolate Sauce for Saturday night.......

  6. C-Joy: you had me at lemon cake. It's looking like a road trip is a go; I will know probably Thursday. Bud likes to wait until the very last to make his decisions. We will just have to have a second party!


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