Monday, February 28, 2011

Bring me back.

En route to a local children’s museum yesterday, I took note of a woman running. She was running against traffic of the busy residential road - the pavement still wet from overnight snowfall. I had view of the runner for less than a minute. But, within that minute, several thoughts passed through my tired brain:

She is crazy. She needs to be careful…I hope the drivers can see her.

That used to be me.

She is a runner…she needs to run…she probably runs this road all the time…good for her.

She must be doing a long run – her stride is methodical and her facial expression is one of determination.

That used to be me.

Will I return to my previous running days – the time when I felt out of order when I didn’t run?

We continue our drive as our daughters doze into a peaceful nap….the runner fades away in my rearview mirror.

The day zooms by.

No run outside for me today. No treadmill running today.

Soon enough the snow will melt away with the winter...and I will return to running the roads.

Bring me back. Please.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Need something to get you in the Valentine's Day mood?

Luther Vandross's voice is arguably one of the most soothing (and sexiest) voices ever. I think it is the smoothest of all time and I am a huge fan of his music. How can you not be?

By being a "fan" of Luther on Facebook, I learned his voice was named as one of the 50 greatest voices by National Public Radio (NPR). They call his voice The Velvet Voice. Check out this great tribute from NPR here.

Are you a Luther fan? Listen to one or two of his love ballards and you will be wishing your Valentine was with you! Ha! Some of my favorites:


A House is Not a Home

Dance with my Father

Here and Now

Power Of Love

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday morning discussions.

Coversations between my (not yet 4 year old) daughters have become quite interesting as of late. They were tallking about marriage (should I be afraid?) this morning when it sort of turned into a Who's on First routine.

Allie: I'm going to marry JJ.

Anna: I'm going to marry T.

Allie: No, Anna. You cannot marry T. T is not in your classroom.

Anna (to Allie): I'm going to marry someone in your class.

Emily (to Anna): You are going to marry someone in your class?

Anna (pointing at Allie): No. I'm going to marry someone in her class.

Allie: No, Anna. You have to marry someone in your own class.

In all seriousness, I am amazed at what they talk about - their imaginations are amazing at this age!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Shooting Three's.

It’s back. The history. The excitement. The attention. The Boston Celtics are in the forefront once again with a dominant starting five and a team experienced, yet speckled with talented youth.

All eyes will be on Mr. Ray Allen tonight as he attempts to tie, and most likely surpass, Reggie Miller’s record of 2,560 career three-pointers. Reports are that Reggie will be in attendance at tonight’s TD Garden face-off between the two historic giant teams – Lakers vs. Celts.

As they say, it doesn’t get much better than this.