Sunday, December 30, 2007

2007 draws to a close

A family of six falling like dominos to the stomach flu over the holidays isn't exactly what Norman Rockwell had in mind. A family of six where everyone makes it to the bathroom for the first time ever proves timing counts more in reality.

Teaching the Tribe to do laundry is an essential and a relief most of the time.
Shrinking Trimama's one and only wool/angora holiday sweater from the Gap does not count as one of those times-sigh

Glitter is not good for the washer unit. Neither is too much detergent or underloading the tub. So says Mr. Washing Machine repair man when asked what we can do to keep from destroying the new HE machine. Apparently he missed the mountains surrounding him as he went about his work which would explain how he would speculate that we under loaded the machine- ever.

A white winter is infinitely better then a frozen brown one any day, especially when the temps hover in the mid 20's.

28, 27, 29, 30, 25, 14, 12, 32, 30, 45

What's wrong with those numbers? Nothing except that they are the average day time temps for this week. The 14 and the 12 are New Years Eve and New Year's Day. Making the decision to jump in the New Year a difficult one. What's at stake is a move up the food chain from minnow to pike. With a lot of open water swimming to do this summer, I have about 48 hours to decide what type of bait fish I want to be for the season. E coli being the number 1 predator in these parts, I'm not convinced it will make a difference.

I love my Otter Box for swimming. I really need to work on where to hold it during my workouts though. Indoor training season requires a split suit, and I love my Tyr Tankini as well. O-box holds well in the top- no problem. Until handsome young swim team coach asks to see it. Awkward moment as I turned to fish it out. I really need to learn to keep some things to myself. That is one disadvantage of having 4 kids, you tend to lose your dignity with your perspective of seeing things as the world sees them. oops. I should have been clued in when Tac kept asking to see the box.

Is there a difference between sensual and sexual. In my mind yes. I parse them along the lines of romance and lust, relationship with another and relationship with self. Sensual is just so much more appealing in my mind because it is both costly and valuable. Sex is cheap. Sensual can be sexy, and generally is without even trying. And this whole divergent conversation was brought to you by what is currently on my ipod, not by cute swim team coach. I'm very close to being old enough to be his mother.

I can't imagine the world without the gift of music. I love how music gives expression to our thoughts and completes and compliments our psyche. There are those songs that make you smile every time you hear them. Or the set you play when different moods hit. I pretty much always have a song playing in my head, I'm a singer too. At work, in the shower, making dinner, always have been, most likely always will be.

So, that's my ramble before I go back to bed- being the 6th domino in the stack, it seems like a good "stay in bed and get better day"

Happy New Year!


21stCenturyMom said...

Bummer about the stomach issues. And then the washing machine has to get sick, too? No fair!

I vote you NOT jump in that cold water. I mean really.... there's fun and there's - that.

Happy New Year!

Fe-lady said...

So sorry to hear that your family is down and out...better now when it's cold and snowy though, I guess, than in the middle of race season! (But no time is good, I agree!)
Feel better soon! (All of you!)

Jumper 2.0 said...

All I can think of right now is that far side cartoon where one deer is saying to the other "Bummer of a birthmark Hal!".

All of you women have "birthmark(s)" that seem to make you a target (or did I not understand the discussion of the otter box?)

I hope to see you in Phoenix???

I'll email you to make sure you have my cell#

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR...and get well soon!!

IronTriTim said...

Happy New Year, hope you are all feeling better for the new year.

greyhound said...

**dwelling on tankini**

I'm sorry, what were we talking about?

aimee said...

Happy New Year! Hope the Tribe is feeling better soon!

Lana said...

Awe man...hope you guys get that stomach bug out of there fast.

Happy New Year to all of you guys!!

Duane said...

Happy New Year!

Comm's said...

we had the same under use issue with our HE. We swore it was broken. Turns out you have to load three times the laundry you used to load into it.

blink140pnt6 said...

Otter box really works?! I need that. I'm all about the tunes.

blink140pnt6 said...

Oh yeah, hmmm... where would I put it?

triguyjt said...

I would never advise anyone to jump in cold water (blush)..but in your case, I will make an exception...
sorry the gang is under the weather
best in 08