Friday, April 27, 2007

The year of Sarah

You Belong in 1972

If you scored...

1950 - 1959: You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

1960 - 1969: You are a free spirit with a huge heart. Love, peace, and happiness rule - oh, and drugs too.

1970 - 1979: Bold and brash, you take life by the horns. Whether you're partying or protesting, you give it your all!

1980 - 1989: Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.

1990 - 1999: With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!

I thought this quiz thing was cute on Annilee's blog. I guess I am older than you, Annilee. I have referred to this year as the year of Sarah (just in joking because it sounds so incredibly pompous) since I am turning 30. I am looking forward to my 30s and being at a point in my life of better understanding. I feel like I have a better vision of who I want to be and how to get there. Actually following through seems to be my stumbling block. But, remember, I CAN do hard things (No dirty comment necessary Daniel, I already thought that through.)

Getting up this morning was really hard and I was trying to tell myself I could go running later, but who are we kidding. My house will be my afternoon workout as I have neglected some of it since I had so many meetings and stuff this week. I also need to go grocery shopping, but this week it seems totally too much work to do on top of everything else. We are getting pretty desparate. Since going healthy in January we don't have too many quick fixes for busy nights and we've pretty much taken care of those reserves. Maybe one day a personal chef would be nice. I don't know if I would want Paula back first or second. Also a masseuse. Add that to the yard, pool, and pest control guy and I'd have an entourage. ohhh, that would be the year of Sarah. Back to the running, thing, I had to take it easy today as I don't want to burn out or push it and I figure I don't have to try and do something my body isn't ready for. I am hoping when I can reach the 30 minute straight mark it will signify a benchmark to get ready for the 10K. I think I have been unrealistic about working up to my 30 minutes, though, so I am going to try and balance my push-it days with my not so stress-y days. Anyway, I will work it all out.

Yesterday was great . . . to have over. It was a really long day (and I have noticed being a lot more tired this week as I have been running. Extra energy-smenergy), but ended very well with me watching Grey's and then The Office. I know it's not real, but I love to have something make me laugh outloud like, "V.I.P.ness." Too good Grey's last night. I can see how they're setting Addison up to leave for her own show and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the drama cuz that makes for other good Grey's to come. Okay, I sound like the goofy people who comment on the writers' blog ( - if you're interested). When I got to my youth conference meeting last night I saw my friend, Chris's, little boy, Zach who was also at our meeting with his dad. I said, "Zach, I just saw your mom." He said, "What? She's at a meeting." I said, "Yup, I was at that meeting too. That's what mommy's do, go to meetings." He was so good the whole time. I understand it was for a slurpee reward, but kudos to him for being so stinkin' darling. It is amazing how quickly time goes by. I was watching Zach thinking how I remember him as a baby and now he's five and then I looked at the youth who are putting together this conference and thought how five years ago they were barely in mutual and in five more years most of them will be in leadership, some married, working, going or finished with school, real grown ups, ya know. Crazy.

I am off to clean up before too many more of my kids are up . . . I don't know how so many of you do early bell schedule. We're pushing it to get it together by 9am! Have a great day!


Daniel said...

How can you set me up like that only to take it away. Anyway I guess that makes me happy cause I too am turning thirty and CAN DO HARD THINGS. I am sorry I could not help it. Greys was amazing!!!

Beth said...

I'm a 1968. Minus the drugs!

chris jenkins said...

you do lots of hard things - that is what makes you Sarah.

i will have to take that quiz - i know that if i didn't live in the here and now, i probably couldn't take it - i need my cell phone, my DVR, the microwave, the ipod. i mean really NEED.

i think not pushing too hard is a good idea. i speak from load of experience on this one. because pushing too hard either leads to injury or burnout and neither is fun because then both of those lead to quitting which i have done several times. you will do the 30 minutes. it will happen! i know you can do it!

Zack - darling? thanks for that - he is a handsome little guy if I do say so myself. too bad he wasn't being good today - he threw a fit when we had to leave Amy's - he was having too much fun with Grant and Logan.

i am glad yesterday was over too. it was a long strenuous one - thursdays always are.

get some rest this weekend!

Chanel said...

thanks for commenting on mine, its been a while since I read yours and oh man the 1st jogging report and your "note" to the rude man at the school have me in stitches!!!! You're HILARIOUS!!!
Drivers in Vegas are sooooo rude and CHICKEN! I am so impressed by your composer adn ability to release your anger on the blog, I probably would have thrown a few obosene jestures at him. You're a good woman!
So yeah I think you're pushing yourself way to hard on teh running. I have been trying for like 3months and I can HARDLY do 10minutes straight, its HARD! And hello trying to do it with kids, a house, a calling, its waywayway hard. I finally got shin splints and have taken a much enjoyed running break and switched to cycling. Good luck, but don't be hard on yourself- 10 minutes is awesome!