I woke up at 4:53 a.m. today. That is not too unusual — I get up at 4:45am most mornings (well, those mornings when my husband goes to work). But today he took the day off and slept in. Obviously, my body did not get that memo. Oh, well. I took advanage of the extra time: I watched 45 minutes of early morning news & weather, swept the floors, cooked a hot breakfast for the first 2 boys who were up before 7am, and ironed a pile of shirts (some of which had been waiting for nearly a year to be ironed). [I’m that way with sewing buttons and other small repairs, too. I don’t know why I put it all off — it’s not torture to do such things, I just don’t ever feel like getting out the supplies and DOING it!] A few of the shirts were too small for our youngest when they went into the pile 3 months ago. I ironed them anyway in preparation for the hospice thrift shop/church rummage sale or wherever they end up.
Our entire area is under a high wind advisory today, from 8am – 6pm. While I did not disbelieve the weatherman, at 8:30 a.m. it was calm and peaceful outside. By 9am, the winds had started up and the garbage can had been blown into the ditch. I hope the trucks come soon or I’ll have garbage and recycling to chase!
The winds should make this afternoon’s cross-country meet interesting! EB improved his PR (personal record) by 30 seconds last Saturday — 30 seconds, people!! I think he has no idea how fast he can really run, even though he claims his new PR was because due to a flat course. Today is a home meet and we have a hilly and somewhat challenging course. Add in the wind factor, and it should be an interesting meet.