Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday, Monday

I picked The Tribe up at school last week intent on making the most of single digit high temps and blowing off some steam at the Y. I was immediately informed that the Y was not on the to do list as there was a lunar eclipse to observe. Since a lunar eclipse necessarily involves a moon, I suggested we had a few hours to burn, literally, until the eclipse would begin. Soap joined me on the trainers and we plugged away, only to be completely delighted by the rising of the full moon with the setting of the sun. Lovely. We monitored the progress of the moon, intent on arriving home long before the eclipse began, anticipation rising with the great ruler of the night sky. Dinner was a hasty mess, homework was an afterthought as they took turns watching and reporting.

Along about half past bed time, and the moon in partial eclipse, I informed them that it was time to head to bed. Aaarrgggg. No argument, up to bed. There is a stairwell that rises up from our living room, and at the top of the stair well is an east facing window. There was a day when a certain members of the tribe would lie at the top of the stairwell, silently watching mom and dad's movie, until an exclamation gave her away and she was sent permamently to bed. Little wonder that at 9:32 CST I heard a great cheer and hurrah from the top of the stairs.

We've seen our first Lunar Eclipse! Yes! Then the scamper of 8 feet. A good night's sleep is a reasonable sacrifice for awe and scientific discovery. There must be a profound statement in there to the effect that sleepers sleep while dreamers soar. Soapinator was dismayed at missing her front row seat to the Apocalypse that she was secretly hoping the eclipse would commence, until I informed her that catastrophic destruction might dampen her plans to attend horse camp this summer.

Dreams of triathlon primarily interrupt our sleep presently. Early morning training sessions. Sunday naps cut short to run or swim. But with the coming advent of spring, a Sunday afternoon run in the sunshine is equally as refreshing as a winter's nap, and plodding patiently towards a goal is worth the throwing off of blankets in the crush of morning cold.

I need a theme song. "Let's get it on" carried me through my last monumental season. Last season was more "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to". I compiling a soundtrack. Lucky me, my A race is in the heart of the southwest and cowboys and country western. If I didn't lose you on that last sentence, and you have song ideas, let me know.

"Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind" by Kellie Pickle of American Idol fame is one of my current favorites.

a sampling
I need to go shopping
These shoes are all wrong
Just look in my closet
Not a thing to put on
I wonder how these jeans make me look from behind
Things that never cross a man's mind

Lets turn off the TV
Now can't we just talk
Lets lay here and cuddle
Till we both drift off
If we don't make love
That'll be just fine
Things that never cross a man's mind

That joke is too dirty
This steak is too thick
Ain't no way in the world I'll ever finish it
That car is too fast
This beer is too cold
And watching all this football is sure getting old
Wish I was working this weekend
Not on the lake wetting my line
Things that never cross a man's mind

Her lips are too red
Her skirt is too tight
Her legs are too long
And her heels are too high
Boy, she looks like the marrying kind
Things that never cross a man's mind

Feel free to add your own.

If you haven't voted for EVO Tri, go do it- just for fun.

More importantly, go vote for Lana to get out of the Tomb of Shame and vote Tridummy's backside in (scroll down to "perfume slick".) although I gotta say, it made me laugh.

It's wine and Tac time


Taconite Boy said...

Yeah I know it's just fine....


Bill said...

"A good night's sleep is a reasonable sacrifice for awe and scientific discovery."

And your kids will remember that lesson forever.


Wendy said...

An eclipse certainly is a good reason for staying up past bedtime. I did that, too! ;-)

greyhound said...

An addition to the playlist from AC/DC:

"Rock and Roll ain't noise pollution"

LBTEPA said...

We sat out in the gareden last year and watched the eclipse until our toes froze. Have you ever seen anything like that red ball?
Song: moving right along by the Muppets

IronJenny said...

I hope you run with the GW group on Sunday - I miss you!!!

21stCenturyMom said...

I used to hide behind the couch when the 'dirty' comedy was being played on the record player. The Fugs, in particular. Yeah- I'm old.

Iron Kahuna said...

i wish you were my mom!

Iron Kahuna said...

i wish you were my mom!

Bigun said...

We had clouds in Tampa for the eclipse...hey, finally - a weather related reason to live in Minnesota vs. Florida. I knew if we thought about it long enough we'd find one.

Steve Stenzel said...

HA! That's funny!

triguyjt said...

lunar eclipse experience....


kids will remember it many years from now.

Tri-Dummy said...

We watched, too!


Not very nice advertising Lana's LAME-O attempt to have me tossed in the Vault.

Remember you trying to get me into the penalty box?

The peeps had my back.

Y'all need to wreck.o.nize!