Saturday, October 17, 2009


Three good things happened today

1. My husband ran the Indianapolis Marathon in 4 hours and 2 minutes!

This coming off of three long work weeks and multiple nights of less than 4 hours of sleep. All nights of sleep lately for both of us, have been interrupted. Though he is disappointed that he was 2 minutes worse than his run last month, I am Quite Proud. I'm also impressed as hell that he didn't just collapse and have to have the Truck pick him up on the way. I'm also quite Grateful that no emergency personnel had to call me, because he left his phone home.

2. Chris has bronchitis!

Never thought I'd be so happy to have Chris sick with bronchitis. Well, it's much better than having him have the Flu! And H1N1 has been going around at both schools, so I was really scared he'd have it, and he's so tiny I am just so scared of what it could do to him, or if it got to Sam. Anyway, he got a happy little antibiotic, and within an hour of that starting dose plus his tylenol, he was wanting to play in his room for the first time all day, and feeling good enough to be disobedient at dinner.

3. Eric and I watched a movie!

It's been a while since Eric has been home without homework to do in the evening. His work loves him, they dwell in darkness without him, and unfortunately they can't do without him. That's Good for job security, but Bad if I want to actually SEE my husband. Last night, he came home, and we went out to dinner. I guess that makes 4 things, but the datenight techinically happened yesterday. We gave the kids to Grandma (little knowing that 4 hours later Chris would develop a fever--sorry Fam!) and went out. I thought he'd want Olive Garden, but he wanted Sushi. Not going to turn that down! It was lovely.
Tonight, after his marathon at Fort Ben, he was feeling sore and tired, and we camped out on the couch, and parked his computer in front of us, and watched my Netflixed movie, "Arsenic and Old Lace". Frank Capra, 1944, starring Cary Grant. I hadn't seen this in decades, and Eric hadn't ever. Within minutes we were thinking, WHY don't they have characters like these in movies anymore? That Teddy, my word, he was hysterical! It was fun and relaxing to just hang out on the couch for a while. Sure, the kids still called, and there is always something to be done. But sometimes it's just nice to hang out and watch a movie, and we hadn't done that together in weeks. I've missed him.
It seems that anytime we would have some time together, we've got something on the calendar. It's been nice that the last couple days have been a little free-er, and even with Chris sick, it forces us to stay at home. Which is nice too. At one point, all of us were camped out on the couch watching Scooby Doo (at someone's request), and in spite of the circumstances, and me being bummed about having to cancel our plans for the day, it was nice. I really do enjoy having a Family of 4!


Elizabeth said...

Wow! So glad it's not H1N1. Lori and I may take a field trip Monday morning to get ourselves and our kids the H1N1 vaccine, if you're interested! (I tried to leave this comment on Chris' blog, but was foiled again!) :)