|I think everyone should wear a princess dress and "glass" slippers for naps.|
To catch up on a bit of recent news, my running date, went quite well. I was very happy to discover, through my new friend, Joanna, that there is a nice bit of trail (paved and dirt/sand) right here in the middle of my town. In fact, it is not too far from my front door. Rumor has it, it isn't the best place to run in the wee or late hours, alone at least, but it did make my heart so happy when we started running in it. It was a very picture worthy run, but being a first date and all, I didn't want to say, hang on a sec while I take a picture for my blog, so I tried to get one on the run...
That poor showing aside, however, I'm still ecstatic to have a place I can go to run and that is away from all the traffic. No, it will never truly rival my lovely trails in Eugene, but it's a start. I have good reason to lament being away from the running in Eugene, it has been named #2 in the top 10 best cities in the US for running, after all, losing out only to NYC, central park schmentral park... big deal. Eugene has Ridgeline. In fact, Portland made the list too... I would say that right there gives Oregon a good claim to being the top state for US running. At least I still live in the state. I would have to believe, however, that Coos Bay/North Bend won't be making the list any time soon. If not for the lack of running options, I would have to factor in crime as big deterrent. I think as far as crime and more importantly murders per capita go this county has more than it's fair share of them. Did you hear about the pigs?! Our humble little county made national news, I'm so proud. Reminds me of a little movie quote:
"You cannot move a dead body whole. First of all you have to dice the body into six pieces and pile it up into a bag. Then you'll need to find a pig farm and starve the pigs for a couple of days. The pigs will be so hungry that the body will look like curry to them. They will go through bone like butter, that means that 40 pigs can digest 80 pounds of fat, that's 2 pounds every minute, hence the expression 'as greedy as a pig'". Brick Top, SnatchI think that I'm actually glad I don't get as much inside information into all the crime in the area as I could... I'd probably never leave my house. Can't you just picture me, locked into my basement with all 5 of my kids, never venturing outside?! You think I'm crazy now... ha!
In other random news, Mr. Euan had his 4 month check up today. His appointment was at 9:30, we showed up at 9:15 and didn't get out of there until 11:25!!! I was truly amazed with Leona and Jonny, they played trucks and did puzzles and really didn't start getting restless until right before he got his vaccines. No one ever apologized that they were running behind and I didn't ask if they normally make patients wait in the room for over an hour, but I surely hope that isn't customary or we just might need to find a new pediatrician. I was more than getting restless and that was with amazingly well behaved kiddos... can't see that happening again. We made an impromptu stop off at Goodwill on the way home, searching for a couple things that we didn't find, which is where the kids patience wore out, when I kept saying no to every amazing treasure we encountered. Leaon was not pleased until we happened by this beauty in the Halloween costumes:
Me: Quite a dress, huh?
Old sea hag: Isn't it though. How much is it?
Old sea hag : (in between puffs of her cigarette... I kid, you can't smoke in Goodwill) Wow, someone could get married in it!
Me: (shocked silence) Umm, yeah.
Luckily for Emme and Leona, I didn't purchase it. Not even with thoughts of their weddings or even future formal dances. Leona was tempted to throw another fit, but I placated her with the empty words of, "not this time, maybe next time... if it's still here". At some point she's going to catch on to the fact that "next time" never seems to happen.
Anyway, my little man is growing like a weed... tall and puny. He's topping off the charts at 26 1/2 inches long while scooting around the bottom of the curve at 15 pounds. He was all charm though with his big old smile and had all the nurses in love.
(Wow, that was really long and random. I think I could use some adult conversation. Yay, Dan will be home tomorrow!)