The Armstrongs participated in their 2nd Cherry Creek Sneak this morning. The weather was much nicer this year than last year. We actually got sun today.

Here is Elijah and Mommy about to cross the finish line. Our stats for the race (5K/3.1 Miles):
Time- 46:31 Pace: 15 min.
#142 for my division (Women aged 25-29)

Here is Geoff about to cross the finish line (green hat). His stats for the race (5 Miles):
Time- 40:30 Pace: 8.06 min.
#62 for his division (Men aged 25-29)

They have professionals taking pictures at the race, but those won’t be up for a few days. I’ll post them when they are available.

Thursday Thursday

One more day until we become a normal family again. 🙂

Tuesday night, I watched House (AWESOME!). Lisa watched it too, and interpreted something different than I did, so it wasn’t a big shock to her to learn Wilson’s secret (I gasped). Wednesday morning I watched Scrubs, which I had sort of taped, and nearly cried. It was a combination of them picking the right song for the scene, it was so well done. It also helps that it’s my current favorite song. But then Scrubs is always good about picking great music.

Wednesday night’s tv was Top Chef and….dun dun dun! Stephen got the boot!

Today I had my last Mom To Mom. It was our farewell brunch, I brought devil cookies.

After much thought, I think I will return to MTM next year. I do value the friendships I made there, and I hope to continue them over the summer. I already have one coffee date scheduled for tomorrow, and another one will be in May. here’s a picture of my group, minus Temple (on vacation) and Denise (just had a baby).

Tonight, I was able to have a long phone call with Athena. Yay! It was just like old times (B.S. – Before Stephanie). I hope we can do it again really soon. There is always so much to talk about, and now we get to add Mom stuff to it. After I got off the phone, Elijah and I crashed the Building Brothers meeting. I told them I would, but I don’t think they believed me. It wasn’t quite what I thought it would be, and Geoff, I don’t think I’ll do it again. It was too manly for me. (I’ll tell you about it tomorrow)

Tomorrow, I’m going to go for a walk. Having the car this week spoiled me, and I didn’t get out much. I need the fresh air, and it’s so nice here. I think it’s going to rain tonight, which would be nice, I was too hot last night.

I think I’ll leave the tv off for the night and just lie on the couch and read. As soon as I finish my current book (which I should do tonight), I’m going to read a book Kelly recommended. It’s called The Portrait, by Iain Pears. The premise sounded interesting, and it is a short book.

Speaking of books, Kelly, roman and I brainstormed a book idea while they were here. I keep thinking about it, and it might make a good short story. I may end up jotting some ideas around, but since Kelly clearly has the writing skills, I’ll leave it in her busy hands to polish. 🙂 I’m not going to reveal the idea, because you all might steal it! And I could use the money.

I’ll close with a quote from this week’s episode of House.

House: He is not a saint. He figures out what’s going on in people’s lives by watching, listening, deducing…
Dr. Wilson: And you’re worried about trademark infringement?


It took me a while to do this, I had to give it some thought. I’m not even sure if I answered them right. It would be interesting to go over it again in ten years.

The Proust Questions

What is your most marked characteristic?
My sense of humor/quick wit

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

When and where were you happiest?
I’ve had a lot of great moments,and I know it’s cliche, but Elijah’s birth and our wedding day.

What is your greatest regret?
There are a few moments I wish I’d made more of.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being at peace with God.

What is your most treasured possession?
My yellow blankie

Where would you like to live?
If money were no object… SoCal, near Kroliks. 🙂

What is your greatest fear?
Being a bad mom and wife.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I have to pick just one? My struggle with loving my enemies.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
open-mindedness. I don’t think it’s a virtue at all.

What is your greatest extravagance?
My stain glass window.

What is your favorite journey?

What is it that you most dislike?
bad drivers.

What is the quality you most like in a man?
respecting others

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

What do you most value in your friends?

If you were to come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
I dunno, I would probably come back as someone similar to myself, to learn what I didn’t.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
I’d like to be a jazz singer, or a cat.

How would you like to die?
I’d like to not die, but to be raptured.

The James Lipton Questions

What is your favorite word?

What is your least favorite
so many to choose from…patience

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
a perfect moment

What turns you off?

What is your favorite curse word?
I guess the one I say the most is the S -word. (no not sword)

What sound or noise do you love?
Elijah laughing.

What sound or noise do you hate?
nails on a file.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
given that I don’t really have a profession, I’d love to be a singer.

What profession would you not like to do?
anything with math.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“well done my good and faithful servant”-Matthew 25:21


Happy Happy Joy Joy!
Doug, Kirsty & Lillian welcomed Noah James to their family on Saturday. Everyone is healthy and doing great. We’re so happy for you, and we can’t wait to meet the little man. He’s so cute!

Noah James Herbert
Born: April 22, 1 am
Weight: 7 lbs, 1 oz
Length: 20 in


Since I’m playing single mom this week, I’m filling my evenings with reading some books and watching Soap. It’s so funny!

I have been trying to find the right words to share with an anonymous reader, who apparently visits here to get info on someone other than me. Cyber-stalker, get over yourself. She’s not coming back, she’s in love with a wonderful man, and doing creepy things… doesn’t win a woman back. Trust me!

I won’t say the internet isn’t good for finding people, but it shouldn’t be used for evil. I have found and reconnected with a few old friends. If nothing else, I’ve been able to get a recap on their lives, and that’s where it ends. If you read this blog, and you want to say hi, by all means do so. I won’t promise we’ll be tight friends, but I will respond to your email. 🙂

I had a great weekend, despite having to say goodbye to Geoff. Kelly & Roman were so much fun to hang with. We played Clue Museum Caper and Trivial Pursuit (Canadian Edition), and we ate tasty food. Did you know there are only two Earl’s in the U.S.? One happens to be beside Park Meadows mall.

It was a hot weekend, and today it snowed. We are suppose to get back to warm weather by Thursday.

I’ll close with a quote from Soap.

Mary Gatling Dallas Campbell: I have one son who’s about to become my daughter, another son whom people are trying to kill, I have a lunatic stepson and a dummy living in my home and a husband who won’t make love to me. That’s not life, that’s something by Tennessee Williams!