Tuesday, March 1, 2011

On Parenting, Running (aka dying), Macs, And Being "Miss Alana"

I hate that I left you with that last post for so long. Can you say downer? Things are definitely looking brighter around here. Both of the situations seemed to work themselves out shortly after my last post. Of course, I am sure there are more on the horizon, but for now all is well. Parenting (and life) is just HARD, there is no way around it. Can I get an amen?

On a more chipper note, I have bad news. Wait, that is not so chipper, is it? Oh well, I promise that the bad news will be over after this. My beloved notebook Mac computer has passed away. It lasted several years and served me well, but it seems to have really said it's final farewell. It appropriately left me in a very poetic way with just a blank white screen and the Apple logo. Sad. Unfortunately that means that I will only be able to use the computer when Rich brings his laptop home from work and I am afraid that is going to seriously damage my blogging capabilities. I will have my phone, but I don't think writing blog posts from the keyboard of my iPhone is entirely advisable. I guess if I get desperate, that would be an option, though! Let's all have a moment of silence for dear old Mac.


So, speaking of dying...that is exactly what I wanted to do during my last walk/run of the Couch to 5K program I am doing. I not only wanted to die, I actually thought I was going to! Did I really run 2 5K's a couple of summers ago? Clearly I have fallen far FAR FAR from that place. I am also a little behind on my running assignments. I intended from the start to only do it two days a week (it is meant to be done 3 days a week), but I have had a week or two when I only got to do it once and one week when I didn't do it at all (snowed in and no working treadmill). So it seems I am on track to finish this nine week program in about, oh...18 weeks? It could be worse, right? But hey, I am confident that I will finish...eventually.

So, just in case you are waiting around for the point of this post, I will go ahead and tell you there really isn't one. However, there is one more thing I'd like to share. I forgot how wonderful it is to be "Miss Alana"! That is what my Kindermusik kids call me and they truly make me feel like a rock star. It is so fun to be in a store and hear a Mom say, "Look, there's Miss Alana!" and see little faces light up as a result. One of my other favorite things about being "Miss Alana" is when a Mom comes up to me to tell me how much their kids love Kindermusik and that they ask them everyday to come to music class. What is there not to love about that?! So, all that to say I am really loving my new (old) job...again!

Okay, I guess that about wraps it up for now. What is new with you? Oh, I guess maybe if I stopped by some of your blogs or Facebook pages, I might find out. I will. I promise. SOON.


Amber said...

Miss Alana :), I just love the look of your blog. So glad to read a post. Hope that a new Mac can be in the budget for you someday, so that you can write often. P.S. Our's is stricklandsentiments.blogspot.com (would love for us to follow each other). Love ya, Amber

JP's MOM said...

Bow Wow Wow

Bow Wow Wow

Wow Wow Wow

Wow Wow Wow

That is ALL I heard ALL DAY LONG from not one, but TWO little boys.

Yep they love Miss Alana.

Janelle said...

I an in the same boat with my computer. Wit has broken several laptops so I am justdown to Skip's computer and the desktop. But that's downstairs and it's become an IHC.

Running ugh. Good for you!

Miss Alana is the best! Love her with all my heart!

Noteable Scraps said...

You can get a couple of Amens. Amen, amen! :)

Jamie said...

I am so glad that the "situations" have been resolved. Parenting is hard.

Sheri Holloway said...

Miss Alana Rocks!

Carissa said...

i agree with sheri!
and i really hope you get a new computer quick. i miss you already!

Undeserving Grace said...

Must be a common thing...my dearly beloved dell left me w/ screen. And I can do lots of other things related to blogging like write on yours at the moment from my phone but it hates actually writing posts. So good luck w/ that one...how about an invitation to join me for thankful Thursday blog hop this week? Hope to see you there!

Denise said...

hello miss alana!

oh, i loved being called "miss denise" in my preschool teacher years. i don't know if it would suit me again??

good bye mac. from one mac mama to another i am so sorry for your loss.

i have a goal to walk 5 miles this week. pathetic i know. but i've not exercised since.. oh i don't remember when. gotta start slow (bad back). if i could run a 5k in 18 weeks impresses me!

i'm glad there was no point to your post. i am with out points these days (though oddly counting my points through w.w.). maybe there is a blogpost with a point in it in there somewhere?

happy march!

Kristen said...

so sorry your mac died... how sad. i hope it is in your budget for a new one soon. i heart my mac.

oh the running thing alana... i know. last year i was running 4-6 miles two or three times a week with a long run on the weekend and now i am maybe running two miles a day or two a week. ugh! it is harder to get it all back than i thought it would be.. yikes!

i am glad that kindermusik is going so well. awesome!