…And the damn thing just kept beeping all night long!
I’m not sure if this is a testament to laziness or utter exhaustion, but our smoke detector battery is running low and it decided to inform us of this unfortunate fact at 3:00a.m. this morning. You know what I’m talking about. That single solitary “beep” that sounds every minute or so. At that time of night, you’re just not even sure if it’s a real fire or someone’s pulse. Just a single “beep” spaced just long enough apart to annoy you all night long.
Pathetically, neither Shawn or I got up to do anything about it. Even our boys (Brutus and Woody) were like, “Mom and Dad, do something! I can’t sleep and I’m a freakin’ cat!! We can sleep over anything and this is bugging the crap out of me!” I just put my head under the pillow and attempted to keep sleeping–even if it was in 1 minute increments.
The days are just so crazy right now. I’ve got 3 press releases to write, a radio campaign starting, several print deadlines, invoicing and packing to take care of so that I can leave tomorrow for California. We’re heading out there to go to the Ohio State vs. USC football game. Those of you that are college football fans know this game is BIG. You also know that Ohio State doesn’t have much of a chance. Still, though, we’re heading out there in our scarlet and gray with the thousands of other obnoxious Buckeye fans! At the end of the day, it’s just a stupid game right?! Even if it does take a miracle for my team to win!
Speaking of miracles, another reason we’re heading out to California for a week is to visit Shawn’s brother and our sis-in-law. She is currently in a tough and courageous battle with cancer and we’re fortunate enough to be heading out there to spend time with both of them (and Shawn’s parents). I haven’t written much about it because, frankly, it’s been too overwhelming to do so and the last two weeks have been an emotional roller coaster of epic proportions. After all, you signed up to read a funny triathlon blog, right?!? Please keep this amazing and beautiful woman in your thoughts and prayers. She is the toughest person I know and continues to fight every day. She’s a beautiful example of gratitude and positive energy–even when things aren’t going your way.
One of my favorite pictures of my sis-in-law taken at our wedding. She looked better than the bride…Damn her 🙂
Somehow, I’ve been keeping up with my regularly scheduled workouts including a run and corture on Monday, Swim/Spin double on Tuesday and 1000m Track workout this morning. There’s something about that schedule that brings sanity when things seem insane.
I guess whether you’re an underdog in a college football game, in an upcoming triathlon or even an underdog in a battle against cancer, you just can’t quit fighting. You never know what little miracles are waiting around the corner.