1. I caved today and got a smart phone. I already feel maybe too connected. When I went into the store to check it out the guy was first astounded that I didn't have one and then really, really astounded at how little I use my phone. "Well you only have 600 minutes on your...oh, I see that you only used 34 minutes last month." That's right! But I see the benefit of having that kind of technology and was planning on buying one this summer anyway. And there was no better time than now because...
2. The youth in my ward are doing a mini Amazing Race this weekend and I'm on the team. I'll be a driver and we'll be going all over Southern California and I'm kind of super excited about it. I only know certain places we'll be stopping but for the most part I'll be participating in figuring out the clues and getting us all there. I bought really good snacks for my car. And, of course, I have my secret weapon, Ruby St. Germaine, fallen lounge singer, scorned woman, cup holder inhabitant. You know I'm going to make every kid who gets in my car take a picture with her. And she will be accompanying us at every road block. This could be just what she needs to get her out of this funk.
3. Katie, Heather, and I went out last night for dinner because Heather is moving to Utah (I'm not kidding Utah, I'm going to toilet paper your front yard if you don't stop taking every person I love away.) We started out at Honolulu Harry's and when we were done there and kind of wanting dessert we went to Le Creperie. It is not a bad evening when you start out with sweet potato stacks and end with a crème brulee crepe.
4. On the flip side of gluttony, for the first time maybe ever I ran for 5 solid minutes. Okay, typing that looks kind of lame but you have to remember who we're dealing with. Against my better judgment, and truly, against the laws of physics, I have convinced myself to run. But it's HARD. I still feel really awkward and I can't get enough air into my lungs and my legs are comically short so I run at a speed that most people would describe as a leisurely stroll but from my point of view I'm really hustling, in a lumbering sort of way. And, I know that you're all super fit and can run 30 miles without passing out but that has never been me. Ever. But tonight it was me for 5 whole minutes. And I wasn't even gasping when I was done. It feels like a victory.