Monday, January 12, 2009

Long Lost Friends

My old college friend Grant was in the area this weekend to run the Disney Marathon. He's been pretty busy theme parking it, but we went over yesterday evening to have dinner and catch up on old times. We brought the kids along to meet everyone and ended up at a Chicago style pizza place. Oh how I miss true Chicago deep dish pizza. When we lived in Chicago we had our favorite place and were frequent visitors. We looked hard for something equivalent when we moved down here, but never found anything close.
Grant is so much the same as when we were in college. Despite his new found interest in running marathons, he is exactly the person I remember. I wonder if I have remained just as stable over time? My life seems so different from college, but I'm sure beyond all the outside changes I'm just as similar underneath. It all seems like so long ago, and at the same time, I remember it like it was yesterday. Time is such a funny thing. Kurt and I have been together over 20 years now and will celebrate 15 years of marriage this summer. I still see myself as the same person I was in college though. Sometimes I'm shocked to look in the mirror and see a middle aged lady looking back at me!

Sydney was a little tired I guess and passed out cold before we were done. I can't blame her, it was probably 8 by the time we finished eating, and that is bed time around here. I never get tired of taking pictures of the kids sleeping in odd places. Some day I'll make each of them a collage and have it framed.

I spent the afternoon prepping a forensic science lab for tomorrow. It is on toxicology and I spent forever trying to cobble together the right chemicals. Despite the vast warehouse of concoctions at my disposal, surprisingly few of them are actually toxic. I guess it is a good thing that it is so hard to find poison.

Weekly running summary

Miles for the week 20.98

Miles for the year 42.73


Bonnie said...

If you see a middle age women imagine what your mom sees!!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

I ditto your thoughts! Sometimes in front of my students, I don't feel much older than a student myself! I remember WELL my junior high years and can relate to the kids-----ahhhhhhhh! I'd go back to HS ANYDAY! :0)

Way to go----you're only 42.73 miles ahead of me!!! (HA!)
Hmmm.....mayyyyyybe I'll dust off the treadmill tonight----you've guilted me into it
Happy Monday :0)