Poor John. After church last Sunday, I noticed his voice was a bit deeper than usual. By the evening, I had to look every time he spoke to me, because I kept thinking Barry White was in the house. On Monday, just in time for May the 4th (Be With You), Barry had been replaced by Darth Vader's breathing. Darth stuck around all week, but was interrupted by the appearance of Captain Hook, as John and I ran as Hook and Tinkerbell in a 10K at Disneyland.
|At 5:15 this morning, pre-race. I guess the reflective strips on my pants and belt work.|
I fully expected to run alone, but Hook would not be persuaded. I let him set the pace, and appreciated the companionship. Hopefully John, as himself, will return soon. In the meantime, here are this week's ten things of thankful:
1. I'm thankful that John is not following the "Sharing is Caring" philosophy, and I am feeling just fine so far. That's kind of a terrible thankful, and I do hope he feels better soon, but I do hope to dodge the crud.
2. I'm thankful for Pinterest coming to the rescue when we were invited to a get-together on May 4th. Youngest daughter and I brought the Death Star, and left Darth Vader at home. Without the ability to search for "Star Wars food" I don't know how I could have brought something so fitting.
3. I'm thankful I was able to spend some one-on-one time with my oldest granddaughter. We attended a toddler class, "The Nose Knows," at the zoo together, then explored more of the zoo on our own. I love that she is at an age where everything is new, and the sight of a duck swimming in the moat commands her attention and delight more than a huge slumbering lion. We petted a bunny, saw the elephants, watched chimpanzees eat carrots, and took selfies with the giraffes.
4. I'm thankful for our Relief Society class on Tuesday night. A woman in our ward (who is also a police officer) taught us some self-defense moves. She brought mats, and gave each of us a chance to throw some punches. You just never know what you will learn at church!
5. I'm thankful that when I got home from Relief Society, youngest son was there! He decided to come home for the summer, and we're glad to have him.
6. I'm thankful that we were able to spend a laid-back day at Disneyland on Friday. John and I had to pick up our running bibs before Saturday's run, so we drove down on Thursday night and spent the morning at the parks on Friday.
7. I'm thankful that runDisney was sympathetic to my oldest daughter's plight. She was supposed to run with us, but was involved in a 4-car pile-up on the freeway recently. The impact compressed her spine, so her doctor advised her to not run. (She's in physical therapy and hopefully will recover fully.) When John and I picked up our packet, I explained that my daughter would not be able to run with us, and asked if there was a way for my daughter to receive her shirt, etc. Disney will be mailing her things out to her! I know she is sad she had to miss the run, but I'm glad that she will at least get her shirt and commemorative pin.
8. I'm thankful also that, even though oldest daughter was not there, I got to take a photo for her after listening to one of her favorite bloggers speak. Leslie Kay of Disney Bound spoke at the running expo about creating Disney-inspired running outfits. She is quite clever and also gracious. She told me to tell my daughter hello and to get well soon.
|Cute fashion blogger Leslie Kay, and me|
10. And to end as I began, I'm thankful for John. I think he would walk 500 miles for me--or run 6.2!
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