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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Running The Race Again

Hey Everyone and a BIG Welcome to ILCWers who are finding me for the first time!


Last month I ran the race for Iron Commentator, sprinting over the finish line without even breaking a sweat!


This month, I'm not sure. Now - don't get me wrong! I'm not throwing in the virtual towel just yet - but I am running other races, a series of 5k's perhaps, here in my real life and I just don't know if it will be possible.


Race #1 - Get my house, food, beds, packing, and two-page specific "what to do" list ready for the babysitter before 2:30pm tomorrow! (Ahhh- check the clock...that is 24 hours!)

REASON? DH and I are going away with two other couples for a "Keeping in Step with Your Mate Marriage Conference".


Race #2 - Prepare my body and brain for my business trip next week. Three days in Boston Interpreting for a (now get this), Embedded Systems Conference. Apparantly that is a fancy way of computer programming!

REASON? - I am finishing my testing process to become a Nationally Certifited ASL Interpreter and this job is just what I need right now - with the minor exception that I can't even figure out how to make my Angel Wall it's own page and virtually design it - so WHAT DO I KNOW ABOUT PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE???)

CONSEQUENCE? - It leaves my DH as a single parent, running the carpool before and after school, cooking, cleaning, still working his job, and potentially losing his mind! (kinda what I do all day everyday - right?)


Race #3 - Prepare my house for the fact that I will be absent for three days.

REASON? That should be obvious. If not see the consequence from #2.

CONSEQUENCE? I will not have my typical screen time and when I get home ICLW will be over!



Are you keeping notes? If so put this down...
  • 17 year old babysitter staying overnight with our kids for the FIRST TIME! EEEEEEEKKKKKK (she's worked for us for three years - mild (sigh))

  • Currently canning burnt applesauce! (long story involving high-burners, me on the phone and four kids running around my house this morning)

  • Laundry is coming out my ears.

  • I'm really anxious that I will not perform up to par at the conference.

  • I'm signing everything I hear (including my kids conversations! Wouldn't you like to see that?)

CONSEQUENCE? I AM LOSING MY HEAD AND THE HOURS ARE EVAPORATING BEFORE MY EYES!!!!

So...that is very long way of saying that if I don't make the elusive IC for October I have a few very good reasons.

BUT IF YOU ARE HERE FROM ILCW - AND - MADE IT TO THE END OF THIS POST - CONGRATULATIONS - AND- IF YOU HAVE A BABY IN HEAVEN PLEASE CLICK -HERE- TO DO ME THE HONOR OF ADDING YOUR BABY TO OUR ANGEL WALL.

I WOULD BE SO OVERWHELMED WITH JOY IF I CAME HOME FROM BOSTON TO AN INBOX FULL OF ANGEL REQUESTS!

8 comments:

MrsSpock said...

I am sure you will perform up to par! One of my goals this year is to take some web designing and html classes online. I would love to know how to get a 3rd column on my blog and design buttons with links back to a certain post.

Good luck with all the chores!

Kristin said...

Good luck getting everything done.

Rebecca said...

Good luck with your trip to Boston! That's actually where I'm finally heading back to tomorrow (from CA). I'm hoping to make it home before my daughter goes to sleep. I can't wait to see her!

Enjoy your trip.

ICLW

Trish said...

You can do it ... you are an Iron Commenter and you rock.

I signed your Angel wall.

Here from IComLeavWe... (adoption,pregnancy loss, IVF twins)
My Little Drummer Boys

Amy said...

Wow that's some list. Good luck getting it all done.

ICLW

Stacie said...

Jeez, reason #3 alone is enough to cause me to panic. Good luck getting everything done. If you do become an iron commentor this month, you totally rock!

ICLW

I'll Fly Away said...

Please come to my blog and pick up your Angel Mommy Blog Award! Also remember to leave a comment so we can see all the angel mom's who have recieved it!

http://sweetbabywhispers.blogspot.com/2008/10/angel-mommy-blog-award.html

Sassy said...

This sounds intense. I'd love to hear more about Race #1, it sounds really interesting. Race #2 sounds very cool too.

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