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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Well, I didn't sleep great again last night (I think I had WAY too much coffee), but that happens. No running for today, and I'm hoping that while my company is here I'll be able to force myself to do the necessary running first thing in the mornings so I can better enjoy my afternoons and evenings with them. I'm excited for my stepmom and sister to arrive this afternoon -- I haven't seen them since my wedding (18 months ago) and my stepmom, especially, needs a good vacation.

I don't talk about my family much on this here blog, but that's primarily b/c I figure this isn't really the place for it, and b/c there's honestly too much to say and it requires a book, not a blog to explain. But essentially? My family is pretty dysfunctional. (Yet, I can't say that's been all bad -- it's shaped who am today and I don't think I turned out too badly.)

But the past couple of years have been rough on my stepmom: she went through both ovarian cancer and breast cancer (currently, is in remission for both and doing successful with treatment), she and my dad got divorced (so, "technically" not still my stepmom but I still think of her as family), and has dealt with my nasty teenage brother and sister (let's just say that my brother's behavior over the past year led him to a few nights in jail). So she needs a break, and I hope I can provide the right amount of fun and relaxation that she needs.

I'm looking forward to her and my sister's stay, and am excited to see them both this afternoon. Cross your fingers that I'll have the willpower to get up early tomorrow morning and get my 7 done.

16 comments:

CollegeGirl said...

Wow, you're stepmom is a strong woman! I hope you all have a fun/relaxing visit!

Good luck with your runs!

CollegeGirl said...

your* I can't spell...

David said...

I hope you guys can share some really meaningful and special times together. Sounds like it could do everyone some good.

L*I*S*A said...

Enjoy your company, and I'm sure you'll find the willpower to do some running here and there. :)

Firefly's Running said...

Have fun and get some sleep when you can.

Marcy said...

I think that's so sweet that both you and her are still close even though they got divorced. I hope you all have some good times :-)

keith said...

I have a feeling that if anyone can provide fun and leisure time, it'd be you and your hubby.

teacherwoman said...

I will be thinking about you in the AM. I hope to venture out for a longer run as well! Good luck!

ws said...

I'll send running vibes when I wake up tomorrow morning. Have a good visit with your company...

scott keeps running said...

I've heard about families like yours. Very interesting... I wonder if you like melted marshmallows on peanut-butter sandwiches. If so, it would explain A LOT. Hmmm....

Mendy said...

Sounds like you all need this time to just spend together. Hope you have a nice time together.

Neese said...

nice job checking off the to-do list, enjoy your company I have a feeling you know how to make people smile and you all will have a great time :)

Mom tried decaf once said...

I hope you all have lots of fun together!

Randy said...

It sounds like your stepmom is a very strong woman, and that she is fortunate to have you as a step daughter. Enjoy their time....

Nikki said...

Sounds like some great times coming up! Are you taking step mom to bowling? ;)

brunettechicagogal said...

Your family's dysfunctional, too? So is mine!