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MMM Number Ten Three Two

Yes, it’s time for Motivational Music Monday once again… it’s #32, to be exact… which also means we’re at week #32 in the year, so that means there’s only about 12 weeks until Christmas, or 87 days, or 8 more paydays!  Holy cow, time flies!  And only 20 more days until the child turns 12!!  OMG!!  (See how my mind works?  No worries… James and AJ are used to it.) Anyway, go let James know which song is making you happy this week!

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But first… Bellingham Bay Marathon was last weekend in which both James and I participated.  I did drop down to a 5K with all things considered, but it was great to get out and race.  I needed it.  Lots and lots of work for me to do before the Tulsa Half in November.

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And super proud of the child for hitting a new PR in his timed mile yesterday!  That is Daddy’s shout-out this week, but I wanted AJ to know how pleased I am with his progress.  You are going to go far, my child… probably even 26.2-miles far one day!!  😀

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Now on to the music…

James has chosen a Maroon 5 song, so I thought I’d follow suit.  With a twist.  If you know me, you know I love all things Michael Bublé when it comes to music.  Sometimes when I’m out on a run, I’ll only listen to his songs.  One may wonder how a crooner can get you through long runs, but trust me, he gets the blood pumping.  All you have to do is lose yourself in the music.

A few years ago, he created a concert DVD called Caught In The Act, and of course I own it.  I own all things Michael Bublé.  A shirt.  I don’t own a shirt.  I think I need a MB shirt… then my collection would be complete.  Anyway… this little clip is him giving pop music a try… he’s such an entertainer.

But hey, if you want the real thing, here you go.  Adam Levine has a tendency to get the blood pumping too.  Enjoy!

In the words of the great Chaka Khan, Tell Me Something Good!  Have you been having a great week?!

Friday Thoughts

Hi!

big-teeth-smiley-emoticonI’m feeling quite overwhelmed at the moment so I haven’t been posting as regularly as I would like, but hey, life gets in the way of our blogging sometimes, doesn’t it.

Thank you to everyone with your kind thoughts for my mother.  She’s still very weak, but she’s a tough old gal and I’m sure will be fine in a week or so.  She still refuses to go to the doctor, but I am accepting and respecting her wishes.  (As if I have a choice, hehe).  So… moving on…

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Work:  A lovely little Mookee pigeon was brought to the facility this past week.  Mookees are actually domestic show pigeons originating from India.  Apparently this little guy was abandoned (dumped) and was just wandering around a construction site.  I’m so relieved that the people recognized him as an “out of place” pet and cared enough to want to save him.  He is such a sweetie.  I love him; I want to keep him.  He sits on my shoulder, coos in my ear, and gives me gentle pecks on the cheek.  I just love my job.

Oh, also, this was found hanging on a bush… not a tree, a bush:

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Can you tell what it is?  It’s a hornet’s nest!!  A big, huge, ginormous hornet’s nest!  Bigger than a basketball!  I had actually never seen one that big before, so I’m sure you can imagine the words that came out of my mouth.  James suggested we get a stick.  Ummm…. no.  But it is gone now, poor things.  If only they’d chosen a better place to build.

The 12th Man:  The American football season began last week, so I may throw some “Go ‘Hawks” in there every now and again to cheer on our beloved Seattle Seahawks.  As I live it, I don’t think much about it, but not everyone knows about The 12th Man.  The 12th man is actually considered to be the fans for 11-man sports teams.  In 1984, the Seattle Seahawks retired the #12 jersey in honor of their fans.  In 2003, they installed a huge flagpole at Century Link Field and started raising a giant flag with the number 12 on it to honor the fans.  This is when the earth moves in Seattle… literally.  You may see a lot of 12s on this site in the upcoming months as we Seattle fans take our job seriously. You can’t go anywhere in the Pacific Northwest without seeing a 12, including the Space Needle.  So in case you are wondering about the significance of the 12, there you have it!

Training:  Why, yes, I am, thank you.  Bellingham Bay race next weekend already.  My how time flies.  I don’t think I even put it on my sidebar.  At this point, I may just add my Tulsa race for November and be done with it, lol.

Motivational Music Monday:  Okay, so this is the real reason I’m here right now!  James posted a cool little ditty in honor of the opening week of football.  It’s the song that the Seahawks take the field to (yes, I dangled my participle and ended in a preposition, :D).  Anyway, to stick with his little theme…. nahhh…. I’m just going to stick to a common word… symphony. Or more specific, “Symphony of Destruction” by “Megadeth.”  Ohhh yeahhh… I do crunch too.

And that’s going to do it for me today!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!