Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Still Going

Last September I declared that I was going to run a 5k in November and I reported back on that successfully.  Well, I thought I would let the blogging world know that I am continuing in my endeavors and am still going strong.  I am currently in the middle of week 4 of Bridge to 10K which helps you to run for 60 minutes straight and I am proud to say that this morning I reached a personal distance goal - 4.52 miles!

If you're interested, I've started a new blog called Chubby Gurlz Running which you can access by clicking on the penguin picture on the side of my blog.  It's just a blog documenting myself and three other of my self-proclaimed chubby friends as we try and reach our running goals, specifically our 1/2 marathon in June.  I know, a half marathon?  This should be interesting.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

We Have Lift Off!!!

Well, we have...drop down...most of the time.  I'm officially announcing Tatiana's move into the "big girl" world.  She now pees on the potty and with the exception of yesterday's excrement-palooza, she has done quite well with getting to the toilet.  You might remember my last post on this where I was in tears over it.  Don't remember?  HERE you go.

Now, I know you all are wondering what amazing trick I used to bring about this might change of heart in my opinionated daughter.  Well...no tricks.  I just asked her about three days before Christmas, "Hey, freako who only does what she wants to, wanna pee on the potty?"  She seriously stared at me for like thirty seconds, shrugged her shoulders and then said, "Ok."  Wait, what?  I grabbed/dragged her to the toilet and I'll be damned, she tinkled.  I clapped and thought surely it was a fluke.  About an hour later I asked, "Hey head strong child who only pees on the potty to get out of something like Sacrament meeting, wanna pee on the potty again?"  Again, the stare, followed by, "Ok."  What the hell?

And there you have it.  We never looked back.  Santa brought TinkerBell unders but Tatiana would only put them on after we called them her "big girl choneys".  See, choneys is what we called her pull ups and apparently "panties" is too sissy and "unders" is what Aren wears, so yeah.  Anyways, we have success. 

Now I have to figure out how to pay for those damned ballet lessons she's been begging for for the past year. 

Sunday, January 2, 2011


I wonder if she realizes
That the place where she now is
Is as much more rich
And full
As the place where I now am
Is paler
And emptier.

~ Rick Harper