Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's been a while...

It is a good day for an update because the guy at the gas station rolled down his window and yelled to me, "I just want you to know that I think you are very beautiful." Awwww. And he wasn't even over 60!

Brent is down to a skin and bones 157 lbs. Grossing me out and freaking me out since he is inching nearer and nearer to my weight which collision will cause a similar reaction to George Costanza imagining his mother in the dating world...

George: You're not out there! You can't be, because *I* am out there. And if I see *you* out there, there's not enough voltage in this world to electroshock me back into coherence!
Anyway, he is dieting and training like crazy in an attempt to qualify for the 2012 Boston Marathon. He's got to run it in 3:20:59. Pray to the running gods that he makes it. His first attempt will be in Salt Lake on April 16th.

Todd has started taking djembe downtown Salt a building that has bars on the windows...from a hippy. Yep. That's what kind of indulgent mom I am. At least I'm not paying $35/hour for the lessons. Oh wait, yes I am. He loves it and he's actually super good at it. It's loud and crazy but why should that be different from any other part of my life?

Kenna is basking in the warmth of St. George and generosity of her Aunt Stephanie. She's off track until the second week of April. She's still crocheting and sewing and has now picked up embroidery. Soooo crafty. Sooooo messy but I love her anyway. Lots of boys at school like her. She is shy about it but it's cute. She had the "talk" at school last week. I did my best to not be an embarrassing mom but I think those terms are inseparable once a child is over 10.

Today is Alec's "fake birthday" at school since he is a summer baby. He loves kindergarten but he's definitely a different student than Todd and Kenna were at his age. He giggles through most of his homework (no idea why) and has miserable handwriting. He's coming along in reading and is better at math than most 3rd graders ;) Maybe not but he is awesome! I'll be coaching his T-ball team again this year. Can't wait.

I am in a GIANT running slump. I have no motivation to get up and go even though I know how great I feel when I'm finished. I need a magic spark. Work is good but I am aching for summer break. I still love teaching Primary. Four-year-olds are the bomb, even when there's 10 of them. I spoke at another ward's Enrichment a couple of weeks ago for a lady I work with. The topic?
Wait for it...
Emotional Health.

Bwahahahahahaha. Oh, the irony.


Debbie said...

I've missed you, Rita! Loved hearing how you are all doing.

I would love to read your notes on the "Emotional Health" presentation. I bet you were great!

Love to you!

Beverly said...

I love you Rita. You are witty and wonderful. And you put up with Brent. What more could I ask for?

Colett's Corner said...

Do you do personal pep talks on Emotional Health??? I'd like to have you over. Can't believe how you kids are growing. Tell Brent to KNOCK IT OFF....Holy cow! I know I say this all the time but REALLY let's get together.

Jesse said...

Deets, had no idea about Todd can't wait to see/hear him. I am totally with you in the running slump it is just hard to get out there with snow on the ground. But the fact the Legacy 1/2 marathon is looming at the end of May is helping jolt me a little but still not enough. I want more than anything for Brenty to go to Boston. Mostly so you can go with him. There really isn't anything else like it. Maybe Alec could help Ryan with his math, and maybe Kenna could help me with my crocheting? Loved this update.Thanks again for your other "part-time job."

Barb said...

dang it that was me with the comment not Jesse. Sorry I wasn't paying attention. Tee hee too funny.

The Bullknitter said...

Missed you. Glad you're back.

Jana said...

Deets, loved your update! You are so cute and witty. BTW I'd love to hear your talk on Emotional Health -- I bet it was awesome... and that's not near as funny as me teaching the "Marriage & Family Relations" class at church! LOL! Are you coming up to run the Legacy 1/2 Marathon here in May? I'd love to see you if you are!

Amy and Brad said...

Love the updates! Sounds like all is well at the Zimmerman household. And I agree - you ARE beautiful!