Friday, November 5, 2010

Making lemonade out of lemons

Lemon: Losing my picture files to who knows where. The process of setting up a new computer and learning a new operating system.

Lemonade: Having a new computer! I miss my Windows XP (Windows 7, why do you hate me so much?) but it was time for that Pentium III to go!!! True story... the young sales associate couldn't believe our computer was beige. He's never seen one that old before. He's been looking for one to display on his shelf at home like an antique.

Lemon: My baby boy having a nasty cold. Watery eyes. Congested and runny nose at the same time (how does that happen?) Sneezing. Grumpiness. Slight fever. Wanting to be held all the time.

Lemonade: Holding my baby boy all the time!!

Lemon: Tweaking my back and having to forgo the half marathon I've been looking forward to running. A mini vacation to Santa Barbara, reaching a goal that's been a year in the making, fun time spent with friends, and a visit to a mouth-watering steak house is gone. POOF. Just like that (until next year).

Lemonade: Finally making an appointment to see the chiropractor which should have been done weeks ago. Not having to take my sick baby on a road trip. Not having to dump my kids off on friends for the night. Saving myself the calories that I surely would have justified myself into consuming. Saving myself the embarassment of what extra baby weight would have done to my race time

That last glass of lemonade isn't as sweet as it sounds.

I think I'd rather have the lemon.


banananutmeg said...

Sorry about your back. A missed vacation still sucks.
I'm dying to run a 1/2 right now...and there aren't any around here (that aren't on sunday) until April. Boo.

That is hilarious about your computer. We have a ghetto old tv. I just can't justify replacing it until it totally dies on us. Our VCR just gave up the ghost recently, and my husband actually replaced it. I didn't even know they still made vcrs!

Stefani said...

as I was reading your last part about lemonade I was thinking, "I not quite convinced"... It sounds like neither are you :)
You'll be greatly missed!

Caroline said...

Wanna do the San Juan Mission run at the end of January? It's the last Saturday of the month. Ten miles. Hansons will give us water as we run by their house:-) i know it's not Santa Barbara. But I loved it last year and am excited to do it again. Only have to be gone for 2 hours too. I know how disappointed you are about the half. Big HUG!

Tiffiny said...

YES!!! San Juan Mission Run it is.

Lydia said...

Oh, I'm sad about your race. And your sick kid, and your lost pictures. I just started running again last week after about 2 months off, and it was super hard. Miss you!