Monday, June 10, 2013

Possum or Opposum!!

 Do you spell it Possum or Opossum?  It really doesn't matter which one it is I dislike the creature however you spell it.  I have had a deep seeded hatred for possums/opossums since I was a kid and through various incidents throughout my life, the hatred has only festered and grown.  I swear that I have a point-- I saw THIS walking accross my neighbors yard Saturday morning__
Now, I understand that you can't see it very well but, it is one the largest possums/opossums I have ever seen-. I am now devising a way to capture and rid the neighborhood of this disgusting beast.  I will keep up updated on how it goes.  
    ok- on to the rest of the weekend!  Ran on riverside and it was HOT-  however the river is up for the first time in a few years and that was nice to see.  Oklahoma has been in a severe drought for the last few years and up until a few weeks ago you could literally almost walk completly accross the river.  This weekend it looked like this
I realize that it looks like a big muddy river but to me it looks like a big muddy end of a drought! 

Finishing the run on Riverside! First week of marathon training, I wanted to get 24 miles in but only got 18.  Goal for next week is 25 miles so I'm going to really focus on getting those done, the problem is that it is 95 degrees when I get off work so I have to get up at 530 just to get a few miles in.   So, this week goals are early to bed, early to rise, and early to run!  I get up early anyway, I just really like to sit and drink coffee for an hour or so before work.  Must break that habit.

Oh yeah I was on Great Day Green Country this morning,  talking about the Diablo Dash that is coming up on Saturday, that was pretty exciting.  I can't believe how many people were getting interviewed today.  I'm not sure I would like to have that job at all. 

Anyway let me know if anyone has a good idea on catching a possum/opossum-I know how to do it, just want to see if anyone has any new ideas:)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Social Security Office

I took Michael to the Social Security office this week.  Have you been there lately- it looks like this

 20 minutes before it is even open.  Do you see the really tall black man-- that is Mike.  We had quite an experience, there were people with mismatched shoes, screaming children, no places to sit, oh and a two hour wait.  When it was finally our turn the lady calls his name and the only thing Michael could say is that he couldn't believe how beautifully she pronounced his name!!

I got a new dishwasher and I love it.  It is the best thing I have ever gotten, who knew that you didn't have to wash your dishes before you put the in the dishwasher. 

It has rained and rained and rained here, so the gardens look fantastic! 
If you look closely you can see a purple bell pepper.  I had never heard of these until this year and I can't wait to see what it tastes like.  It looks really weird, so I am highly interested.

Last but not least, I have started training for Chicago this week and am hoping for a mild summer for training.- will finish the week at 24 miles-thats not bad for week one.

One more thing and this is it.  I bought this necklace this week- 100% of proceeds go to help the victims of the OKC tornadoes, it's made by a local small business called "The Vintage Pearl"  They have a ton of cool stuff and can customize anything.  I have several friends that have 26.2 necklaces from here.... If anyone ever wants to get me something, I'd love a 26.2 necklace:)