Scatter my ashes here...

Scatter my ashes here...
scatter my ashes in the desert...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Work Hangover Wednesday: A Beautiful Day in the Hood

It's that day of the week again, the day after my two 12 hour shifts in a row. I wander through the day brain fogged and worthless until I can finally get my nap.

Work was busy again. I'm glad it is, it's job security in a time of uncertainty in health care. Cancer doesn't slow down in a tough economy.

So I have a lot of little things to report on today. Easter Sunday was a good day, except I never made it to the sunrise run. I was having trouble sleeping and was still awake at 1 am, so decided to turn off my alarm and bag it, and just meet Paul at the lakes. I ended up getting 20 miles for the day. Afterwards Dennis and I went out to some friends' for Easter brunch and hung out in the yard, it was a gorgeous day.

I'm not sure what Paul was doing here. Trying to prove that middle-aged ultrarunners can still catch air? He has less gray hair than I do, I think he was just showing off.

While running at the lakes, we saw this snake, nearly a four footer, this early in the season! It wasn't even that warm out. But the snakes are back.

This morning while I was brain dead I went to the bike shop and talked to a bike nerd about the "Rocket" project. He gave me some pointers on building this thing from the two strollers I have. I just need someone with some tools and creativity to fit it, and make the bolts stay without too much adjusting. This is going to be interesting. Dennis thinks he can probably do most of it, and our next door neighbor is a retired high school shop teacher who might be able to help, too. We should be able to do it without any welding.

Tonight I run with Shannon and hopefully I can keep a decent pace for 10 miles with him. I went for an easy run this morning with Iris through the neighborhood. Our neighborhood is mostly awesome in the spring. Lots of flower gardens and blossoming fruit trees.

Somewhere on a stone tablet it says thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's garden. But I do anyway. I am hoping to get our phlox to spread like this, but I haven't had much luck.

And then there's always the oddball in every neighborhood.

What would Mr. Rogers do?


giraffy said...

gaaaaah. Holy SMOKES that is a big snake. I've only run across one rattlesnake while hiking. It TERRIFIED me.

Alene Gone Bad said...

This one was a bull snake, we have plenty of rattlers too. I don't usually care what kind of snake it is, as long as I can see it before I step on it...and I tend to avoid our snake-infested trails during snake season. This year, snake season appears to have arrived early.