Glad you guys were so captivated by the taco-eating challenge and were so impressed by my taco-eating skillz. Of course, a girl can't eat 9 tacos and not pay a price: I had such bad gas last night that I nearly drove Jerry to sleep in another room. He kept complaining that it "stung his nostrils." I just kept telling him to "quit complaining and go to sleep." I was dismissive, but I admit: It was toxic.
I don't think I need to even look at another taco for awhile.
Thankfully, the 9 taco spree didn't give me the Running Runs this morning when I went out for a 3 miler with Norah. But the run was awful in other ways -- I seriously don't know if there is a limit to my complaining about the heat and humidity -- and I was slow and sweaty. But, as is the simple goal right now, I got it done and that's what counts in my streak. 5 days down. 16 to go.
Again, it's good I got it done this morning because tonight I again have plans, but this time it's not the fun eat-9-tacos-and-swill-a-few-beers kind of plans; instead it's the first-night-of-night-class kind of plans. Yup, starting this evening, I have 7 weeks of night class to teach. I took the first half of summer completely off, but decided I couldn't pass up the chance to teach a few classes in the second half of the term (extra income? yes, please, I have a taco habit to feed). Don't get me started on how stupid it is to start a term on a Thursday, but that's how it is, yo.
So, the next 7 weeks are gonna be kinda tough since I'll be home all day with Norah and then as soon as Jerry gets home at 4:30, I'll be heading off to campus and I won't get home until about 10 pm. They're gonna be long days, but like I said, the extra income will be nice, especially since I can still stay home with Norah during the day so we don't have to shell out any dough for daycare. And, thankfully, the classes are literature classes, which I enjoy teaching and night class students tend to be good students, especially those who take summer night classes: they are the devoted ones and I tend to get some really good classes, so in my own weird, nerdy way, I'm looking forward to teaching. Still, I can't believe that my 7 week hiatus is up, though. It went so fast!