Monday, May 12, 2008

Yes, I'm Still Here!

Yikes, it's been a while since I've updated. I guess you could say I've been busy. What have I been up to?

Well, there is the training for the century ride I have coming up on June 1st. That will be here before I know it. Long bike rides take long hours. This past Saturday, our group did the Armadillo Hill Country Classic. I did the 80 mile route. That's a long way to travel in a car, much less on a bike. But I did it. I know now that I'm ready for the 100+ miles at Tahoe. I'll try to update with more details on the ride later, but lets just say I hope Tahoe is not as hot. At mile 70, my friends bike computer said the temperature was 108. The high was actually in the high 90s Saturday, but the heat coming off the asphalt made it feel a lot hotter. I need to get my bike in to the shop in the next week or so just to make sure everything is ok before leaving and I need to make sure I have spare tubes, etc.

I've also been having lots of meetings lately. I'm in charge of a spiritual weekend for youth this summer and we have to have meetings to prepare for that. I'm also in charge of getting people together to plan my high school reunion that's coming up this summer. And I'm the chair of our preschool board at the church.

On top of that, my daughter will be traveling to Italy and Greece for 20 days this summer with the People to People Student Ambassador program. We've had meetings for that and had to go shop for some new clothes. I still need to stop by the bank and get Euros and we need to make sure we have the luggage, clothes, shoes, etc. that she will need for that. We have the bon voyage party this weekend where we find out all the final details. She leaves June 13. We found out today her flight time changed to 6:30 a.m. so we'll have to be at the airport around 4:30 a.m. That's going to kill me!!!!

And if that isn't enough, I've been planning our vacation. We didn't do a big one last year, so we wanted something nice and relaxing this year. Plus we are going to do something special with my son while my daughter is in Italy. I'll share details later.

For Mother's Day, I wanted to do NOTHING. We got home from church and I tried to nap. I think I got a little one in, but things kept waking me up. We then went to eat a late lunch/early dinner and then went out to my mom and dad's for a little bit. When we came home, it was time for the Survivor finale. Yes, I have to admit I am a reality TV junky. Survivor and Amazing Race are not to be missed. I'd love to be on either of these shows myself, although I'm not sure I could be away from my family for that long.

Anyway, I had a little time tonight between a meeting, exercising and eating (you know, I kind of need to eat), so I thought I'd let you know I am still here.

And stay tuned --- Grandma J is coming for a visit this weekend!!! Wahoo!!!!


Grandma J said...

How do you do it all? I can't wait to see you guys Sunday! I don't know how you make the time, but I'm glad you did.

Oh and if you go on Survivor or Amazing Race, I promise you, I'd be willing to come down there and babysit the amimals and kids.

Anonymous said...

We're going to have fun on Sunday!

Grandma J said...

Have fun with the challenge. I don't know how you can fit one little thing into your schedule. Does your clock have 30 hours a day? My first name was hard to do too.

M, Ms. R, Mom, Auntie M, Marey said...

Ohhh...I know busy...and you sure are!

I have some tips for you fro your vacation but I cannot find your email email me :)

Happy Riding!