Thursday, October 14, 2010

National Dessert Day

Oh.My.Gosh.  It's been a long day.

But this is how it's ending.  Ahh ...

I read on twitter this morning that today was National Dessert Day!  I can't remember who tweeted it, so I'm not sure who declared it National Dessert Day or whether or not the holiday is legitimate, but ... let's be honest ... I don't need much of a reason to celebrate.

Let me back up!

First of all - THANK YOU for all of the kind thoughts this morning!  Things went really well and Bruce and I are continuing to make plans for the next stage of our life as I move forward through the ordination process.  I will be able to share more details as they begin to unfold!

After I hung up the phone this morning, I looked at my schedule for the rest of the day and decided I wanted to get in a quick run in before I went to work - it was a now-or-never kind of thing!  I really just wanted to hit the pavement and get my legs moving and my heart heart rate up - I wasn't looking for strenuous workout.

1.50 miles in 14:55.  I can't tell you how great it felt to go out for a short run!

I came home and used last night's leftovers to make a breakfast burrito for lunch ...

Scrambled eggs, one diced roma tomato and shredded cheese, drizzled with taco sauce.  So simple.  So good.

Then I was off and running.  I had a million and one things to do at work, most of which did not get done.  Oh well, life happens.  I did, however, get to play with a new attachment I got for my 18-55mm lens (my job has nothing to do with photography, I was just taking pictures of our new office space) and it is the coolest thing ever!  As soon as I can get those photos uploaded I'll do a side by side comparison of what the attachment can do!

Then I quite literally sat in traffic for two hours.  I was driving to church for a council meeting and the drive that normally takes me 35-40 minutes took me two hours!  I sent Bruce the following series of text messages (when I was safely in the stopped-and-put-the-car-in-park phase of rush hour - PLEASE DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE):

Me:  Just got to the perimeter (Meaning I had driven 10 miles in an hour and 15 minutes)
Me: Do people really sit in this every day?  What a bunch of morons! (After I had watched a traffic light turn green-yellow-red-green-yellow-red and hadn't moved an inch)
Me:  Whoever designed Atlanta streets must have been smoking pot on the job. (Why couldn't I turn right onto a two-way street?  There was an open lane and I had a green light!)

Okay, I'm not saying that I'm a traffic engineer or anything, but I just feel like there has got to be a better way!  And it's not like this was an unusual day, people literally sit in this traffic every day!  What wasted time that could be spent with family or outside or cooking a balanced meal or relaxing!  I never want to have a commute like that - ever.

So, needless to say.  I had big plans to stop and get dinner and then get some work done before my meeting, but I ended up racing through the grocery store, grabbing a fruit bowl, yogurt and triscuits and ate during the meeting.  See?  That's what commuting does!  Two hours of stressful driving an a non-balanced meal.  Commuting is bad for your health.

Okay, I've rambled on for long enough and I really need to get to bed.  Who else is excited that tomorrow is FRIDAY?!  The week has flown by, but it's still been absolutely ridic!  I'm looking forward to some wonderful R&R on Saturday and preaching for a wonderful congregation on Sunday.


p.s. If you didn't get to celebrate National Dessert Day today, I think you can still celebrate tomorrow.  I don't think there are rules against it.


  1. I agree with you on the commuting stuff. That's why I'm so glad to be back in a city that only has a rush "half-hour". It really is sad how much of our lives can be spent sitting in traffic.

  2. I'm so glad everything went well with your conference! And I'm with you on not needing an actual holiday to eat some desert! But I am grateful for the excuse :-)

  3. national dessert day? WHAT?? hey thanks for the blog link..i am checking it now and feel very emotional reading it. it is so hard having a baby with not-the-one or raising your kid alone but you almost love your baby more. and it's so true, life in your 20s is not a friends episode..just something you could never imagine. i used to want to run a marathon so i am enjoying your running tidbits btw.

  4. Yes!! National Dessert day- I'm totally hitting that up. :)

    Glad you had a great, quick run. Sometimes those are the best- especially after working hard for so long. It's the perfect ammount to get the endorphins pumping without using too much energy.


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