Thursday, May 28, 2009


Grumpfocious is what Rob and I call the other when that person is being a total grumpy monster. It's typically a description of me in the morning. And it's exactly how I've been feeling since Monday night this week. A few big annoying things have happened that seem to have sealed my mood into grumpfociousness. Now I'm stuck.

I'm sure I'm not helped by the fact that I started the work week blitzed out of my mind with exhaustion. But why am I getting the pile on this week? Why are there a gazillion little annoying things all at once -- things that normally I wouldn't care about, or would be able to talk myself out of caring about, are avoiding the rational part of my brain -- when I'm already feeling stressed and tired and all-around bummed out? Can someone upstairs give me a break? Please? This is not going to get me out of my funk!

After multiple delays getting on a plane, I finally made my way to the East Coast and am currently in a hotel. A supposedly fancyschmancy hotel. But they couldn't find the package that was delivered for me. And half the television stations aren't working. And the room service is too expensive and not that good. (I ordered off the kids' menu -- just a grilled cheese -- because I couldn't stand spending $30 for quesadillas and I actually love grilled cheese. But even the undercooked grilled cheese was $30. Although presumably if I were a kid it'd be $14.) And then there are silly mishaps that are only a big deal in that they are forcing me to stay up late and do things that should already be done, which always stinks.

I'm sitting around yelling "Seriously!?!?!" in my own head at every turn.

Sorry to be so grumpy. I just... really, universe? Really??

Here's to next week.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Libby's Baby Shower

Resa, Rob and I went out to LA for the weekend so Resa and I could throw a baby shower for Libby. The shower was a lot of fun and it was so good to see Libby, who is just a few weeks away from having her baby girl! The shower was at Chado Tea Room, which is a great little space with delicious afternoon tea.

Resa, Libby (plus one) and me.

Me and Resa.

Me and Roxanna.

Libby opens presents. Apparently a saleswoman tried to talk Libby's friend out of this gift bag, saying, "You know it's a girl, right?" Apparently the saleswoman doesn't know the women in our family very well. :)

Libby chitchats.

En route to the shower, I'm stuck in the back seat with the balloons.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Wisconsin Weekend - Post-race!

Post-race we hit the Jelly Belly HQ in Kenosha. We took a tour, nabbed some samples, and bought a whole bunch of Jelly Bellies.

I would lovelovelove to own this car. Seriously.

Hanging from the ceiling in the warehouse.

Rob with Superman made from Jelly Bellies... and apparently this Superman doesn't shave.

A Jelly Belly welcomes us.

Wisconsin Weekend - Rob's Half-Marathon

Rob ran his half-marathon in Kenosha on Saturday morning at the ungodly hour of 7:00am! We stayed up in Kenosha, woke up at 5:45am, and made our race to the starting point by 6:30am.

After I dropped Rob off, I parked and made my way to a spot a little before the two mile mark so Rob could toss me his long-sleeve shirt he'd no longer need by then.

Because the course ran in a couple loops, I was able to see Rob just before two miles, just before five miles, just before eleven miles and then (barely) at the end. I had to run to the finish line to beat him there!

Rob did amazingly well. He finished at about 1:56 which put him at an 8:54 minute/mile pace. Whoo hoo!

Post-race we went back to the hotel to change clothes. Rob fell asleep just after getting dressed. :)

Medal around his neck, Rob came in 381st out of about 1200 people.

Crossing the finish line. You can see that he came in with the official clock still under two hours!

Nearing five miles, Rob gave me a wave when he went by.