Ah the holidays . Jackson and I are in Raleigh, NC visiting my family . So far nothing too crazy . The deterioration in my mom’s health is unbelievable . She is wheel chair bound permently . We have this delusion that aging creates a kindness and more gentile demeanor . No it just exentuates the already existent personality . So crazy gets crazier . My mom’s family in Colombia wants her to go to Colombia. We talked about this for hours yesterday . Who is going to take care of her? How will she get to Colombia ? Exhausting . And in my mom’s mind this is a visit but my sister and I believe that it’s a one way ticket according to her health. I hope to god I don’t leave Jackson in the position that my parents have left us. Dying miserably in her home country ? Or dying miserably here? Not sure what the answer is? In a moment of dementia she wanted us to scramble for the phone so she could buy Lumenescence on the infomercial . At 80 she was desperate for the airbrush makeup kit on the commercial . Shopaholic while lucid and during dementia . I shouldn’t make fun I will probably be exactly the same .
PAST LIL SPILLS
How is Santa going to come when the Saturday numbers are so bad? Urgh!!
Went shopping with Jackson yesterday. ” Mom, dad and I have a cheap gene you don’t need to get Dad a present.” Dude you are getting your father a present regardless of the cheap gene. Every year we go through this. ” Mom I don’t want anything.” He knows I am going to get him something regardless. There is a part of me that would love to fill his stocking with socks and a statue of Mother Theresa. ” Here kid Merry Xmas.” ( doubt he even knows who Mother Theresa is) Urgh. OK Dinesti and I will hit the gym today. Running and swimming. I am going to make her a triathlete and a fitness model!! Double whammy
One of my son’s former classmates and my friend’s son had a 7 hour surgery today . I have felt sick all day just thinking how scared his mom must feel. My understanding was that his sternum wasn’t growing so the surgery was a kind of open heart surgery to alleviate the pressure of his sternum on his heart . He just got out of surgery . He lost a lot of blood so he’s getting a transfusion but he is good. As a mom it’s so scary to have your child be ill. I sent one of those chocolate fruit baskets to the hospital . In most of life’s situations food is always a nice touch .
Went to the SD bar last night . Girls are so gorgeous and they work so hard. Really love this staff
Only 10:30 and my morning Obama Care email just came to me. Hard to be a liberal when f Obama Care is killing small businesses . Urgh.
Today I ran outside then did these steep hill runs on the treadmll. The woman on the treadmill next to me was a severely anorexic woman. She was truly a walking skeleton . My heart broke for her . As I was struggling to keep my speed up while On a level 9 incline , she turned and spoke to me. She was walking , I am assuming for hours like the anorexics I have known . She knew a lot about running. Really kind to me. She was encouraging me everytime I had to do a timed surge . She was so hard to look at. Body starving . In my heart I could only think that this woman will die soon if she doesn’t change her life. What happened in her life to create this frail body and mind? If that wasn’t the only treadmill left I would of picked a different area to workout because it scared me to look at her. Now that I know there is a kind soul there I sm going to make it a goal to say hello to her everytime I see her. Kindness costs nothing .
After I finished on the treadmill and said goodbye I walked in on Dynesti’s swim lesson . Night and Day ” Daniel , Dynesti thinks because she’s gorgeous she doesn’t have to work out. Looks fade my friend . “
My swim coach asked me why I haven’t been coming to the gym. Without getting into specifics I said ” I got dumped.” His response in a very emphatic way ” when you get dumped that’s when you go out and get ripped !” Ok ok
Yesterday Dinesty texted me and said she was bored and needed a physical challenge . Low and behold I made her a swim lesson today ! Awesome I feel another triathlon coming on. IMG_3894
Finally my Saints look good on Monday night Football. How bad are the Bears that we actually have two interceptions? Regardless fun to be winning!
Bars doing well. Bonuses going out even to me!!! Online Christmas shopping being done. Wine being drank. Where is the Chocolate Mouse and the Happy ending to make this a perfect night?
Big American Sign Language presentation tomorrow for Jackson. He looks like he knows what he’s doing. I have absolutely no idea if he is getting his signs correct or not.
I have been hearing some negatives about the San Antonio girls. Get your shit together team! Pushed NYC anniversary back. Its in February now. Thank god. Makes my life easier.
I just went to the super market and was hit on by a kid that I swear was not even 20 years old. As I got home and started reading this article about Sharon Stone I realized ” wow she’s right.”
Love the line ” It’s like throwing a pork chop in a filed of wild animals” Awesome!!
Yesterday was the Santa 5k run in Pacific Beach San Diego. I found out about it only in the morning. I went into Jackson’s room and said ” Hey it’s the Santa 5k. Do you want to do the run with me?” Jackson looking super excited ” Mom that sounds so fun. Wow I would.. then a long long pause NOT like to run it. hahaha” I give him an A for delivery. I met a few triathlon friends. One of my friends ran as a guide to this wonderful blind woman. She’s done 2 sprint triathlons and a full marathon. She uses a guide to make sure about directions and obstacles. Her and I spoke the whole run and I realized that I was a touch better then her and that would be a perfect fit if I was a guide. After I got home I signed Jackson and I up to volunteer for the Challenged Athletes program. Hopefully we get accepted. This woman’s boyfriend is an A tier athlete. He’s also blind. He qualified for the Boston marathon with a time of just a little over 3 hours. that’s unbelievable. She told me that they have to use men riding bikes to help guide him because there aren’t many volunteers able to keep pace with him. Crazy.
Wow this morning I woke up to the bars rocking on Saturday!!! Nothing better then reading the logs when the numbers are so good. I was disappointed that the NY Santa Crawl got confined to Midtown ( due to protesting) but at least the bar had a normal Saturday night.
Sometimes a lot of great is tempered with a tad of Horrific. The Memphis log was definitely Horrific. I may stop into the SD bar today .
Dusting off my business dress attire for today’s San diego women in business luncheon. Yeah yeah, keep the cursing to a minimum!!
Today I am trying to get our team enrolled in the Rock and Roll half marathon in New Orleans . We are racing for Charity and the Kenner Boxing club will be joining us on our team. I like the Feed the Children Charity. Let’s see what we go with.