happy saturday morning to you all! and by morning i mean afternoon because i just looked at my clock and allegedly it's already the afternoon. damn, i hate when lazy weekend days go by so quickly. i guess it hasn't been that lazy a day, but the rest of the day will be so i don't like to see those hours get eaten up. here's some numbers for you...
1 - number of really judgmental moments i had while grocery shopping this week. i know, i know i just posted about not vocalizing judgment on other's food choices, but this does NOT mean that i do not still think these things. i'm just curious about the thought process behind buying donuts, freezer pancakes, two quarts of ice cream, half of a cake and various other shit and then opting for the ensure nutrition shakes? i hope they were having a party. i think my most judgmental moments happen at the grocery store. good thing they're strangers so even if i wanted to say anything i wouldn't because i have a very vague understanding of social norms. sort of.
2 - number of snowballs i got thrown at me while taking a break with my coworkers this week. we played in the snow during one of our common planning periods. there are moments where working at a school and remembering to have a sense of childlike glee about snow are such blessings. these two keep me sane.
8 - number of barrels of cheeseballs i wish i'd bought when i was at target the other day. alex and i had just been discussing the glory of these things and it was all i could do to not buy one and sit on my couch eating to the bottom of the barrel while watching tv.
infinity - number of times i have missed caitlin this weekend. i'm still in a huge bum-fest over here that we're not hanging out. i know i haven't even met her in real life so it seems weird to say i miss her but i was so looking forward to everything we had planned (or not planned as the case may be) for this weekend that i feel like i'm missing out on the fun i knew we'd be having. good news is it appears both of us are having pretty good weekend anyway, despite having to change our plans. thank god for other friends coming through in a pinch to keep our moods up. i think the 3 margaritas i had while out with jess and ryan last night didn't hurt one bit in terms of my mood either.
5 - number of tulips that were broken in the bouquet my dad sent me. did this affect how beautiful the bouquet still was? not an iota. my dad is a huge proponent of random acts of affection and sending flowers is one of his MOs. he sends them to my mom and i pretty regularly and i love that about him. tex immediately said, "shit, ger is showing me up". well, here's my advice on that one tex - send me random flowers. pretty simple. KIDDING - i don't need flowers to feel love. but it doesn't hurt.
0 - number of actual fuel belts i wore while running this morning. i keep trying to take my fuel belt for a trial run but i never remember it and then don't actually want to wear it for the first time on a longer run in case i really hate it. someone remind me during one of my shorter runs this week to strap the thing on so i can see if i like it. i don't think i will but i know i have been getting dehydrated a lot lately so i need to be better about having water while i run.
27 - number of degrees it was when i went for my 8 miler with jess this morning. i overdressed in a huge way (think: two pairs of pants). i thought i would be dying of heat but i actually didn't get that overheated so i didn't regret the double pants too much. i am SO glad i found my running gloves too because otherwise i would have lost a finger to frostbite. i know 27 isn't that cold but i haven't run outside in the 20s in a long time so it was cold for me.