Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Perfect Day

First, this morning. After the demands in the comments for tan line pics [what kind of sick freaks are you people? i like it.] here's the dreaded right leg. It's still pretty burned, and you can see the huge white back of my knee, and if you look closely you can see the sock tan line at the very bottom.




And of course, when Bigun saw us taking pictures of my leg, she had to get in on the action.




I think yesterday might have been the most perfect day I've had in a very long time. I got an early start to work thanks to someone else that scheduled an 8 am meeting with a client. And they approved this project I've been working on for 2 months! We finally got to take this thing live. Then I got together with the other manager for a product outline and it went way better than I expected. And thanks to the early start, I was able to knock off work about 5 pm, which doesn't usually happen.


Then I got out in the garden with the girls and we got some of the green beans planted. We sunk all of the pole beans that are going to grow up the fence. And we found peas growing nicely, there are hundreds of pods on the pea plants. Some of the plants are about 3' tall now, and some are only a foot. but they are loaded. And if that wasn't enough, we got the first harvest of the season:




The girls were picking and eating big red strawberries that are finally ripe. Last year the squirrels ate most of our strawberries, they seem to be leaving things alone this year which is great!


Morgan came through in a big way last night too. My plan was to hit the gym for some treadmill intervals before dinner. But I blew off the run. Morgan's girlfriend is graduating from law school on thursday, she goes to school somewhere in Mississipi, and is moving back to Greenville on friday. We can't wait to have her back in town. But, she has season tickets to the Greenville Drive, a Red Sox farm team here in our minor league town. Morgan was too tired to use the tickets last night, so he gave us the tickets AND offered to babysit the kids while we went to the game!!! Kelley was incredibly paranoid about Morgan being able to get the kids to bed sucessfully, but it wasn't a problem. We grabbed some quick dinner (Firehouse Subs) and headed downtown for the game. The Drive won 7 - 2, the field is modeled after Fenway Park and one of our players hit a home run over the green monster. It was a really fun game, and the kind of night out that parents of toddlers NEVER get to have. I even had a hot dog and a couple of large beers. ah yea, nothing better than drinking outside on a cool summer night.

*** Biggest Liar spoiler alert ***
After the game we watched the finale of the Biggest Liar. I can't believe Helen won! She looked unhealthy thin, down to 117 lbs. Mike was great, and Ron suprised me too. I don't think he's been 226 lbs since he was about 12 years old. Jerry winning the at home prize was completely unexpected. He really lost the lb's after only a couple of weeks on the ranch. But he's only 2 years older than my dad, and he looks old enough to be my dad'd dad. It's odd. Still, he's gotten healthy and added years to his life, and that's the point. Tara is still my favorite, and she was only 6 lbs short of winning the whole thing. amazing. It was a great season overall.

Blaine and Dane showed off their medals, they did a half marathon, full marathon, and half ironman in 3 straight weeks after leaving the ranch and want to go ironman now? Good luck to them. At least they weren't showing off the medals from the marathon BL lied to us about. sub 4 hours my ass. These guys really seemed to be enjoying the endurance training, so more power to them.


And since a great day has to be followed by a rough day (apparently) Bigun woke us up at 2 am being scared of the dark. And this morning I overslept until about 8:15 so I'm already way behind. And Bigun has her first ever dentist appt this morning, and we can't find a babysitter for Evil Genius. When you let Evil loose in a dentist office, there's no telling what kind of mischief will ensue.


Happy hump day!

16 comments:

carrie said...

I love perfect days! Glad you got to have a date with your wife. I also think it's awesome you do gardening with your girls...some of my very best childhood memories are from being in our huge garden with my parents.

Sun Runner said...

Holy crap, check out the smokin' calf muscles! Sunburn line, not so cool.

I am very jealous of your strawberries. Strawberries don't get quite that big up here.

We do have awesome asparagus, however. My first CSA farm share will arrive in 3 weeks and I'm going to tear through that thing like a starving rabbit.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Gotta agree with Sarah (D-MI) - those are some impressive calf muscles. (<-- Not meant in a gay way. Unless that's how you want it.)

And I see the sunburn lines on the leg. What I don't see is hair.

You're not one-a them she-males, are you?

Not judging; just wondering.

Freak.

Missy said...

Nice tan lines. Besides the norm, I get a weird tan line on my arms/hands from my TT bike.

BL - yeah, Helen did look a little odd, I thought. Tara was my fav because she wasn't a big puss. She delivered consistently, never went out to fast and totally chicked those guys;) That made me extra happy. Hey, at least Mike will get some action now. He looks great.

tfh said...

Ahhhhhh! Hurrying away from BL spoilers and trying to close my eyes while I submit this comment. I am laughing at your tan line, though. Can't wait to see the kind of tan I'll get from my compression socks.

P.O.M. said...

Ha - great pic.

I was really surprised about Helen too. BUT what I think happened is that she just took it to the next level, where as Tara (who is my favorite) kept her workouts the same and didn't push it at the end. I hate to say, but if I had that much money on the line, I would push it harder, cut more calories and vamp up the cardio. I don't think Helen looked too thin, but she could definately add a bit a little more muscle. Then again I'm totally B.DD. so don't listen to me. ha ha.

P.O.M. said...

PS: I also have to say that when people lose weight (myself included) more wrinkles show on your face. When I had a big round moon face, there were less wrinkles. It's weird, but I totally noticed that on myself about 2 years ago. Hello... bring on the Restalyn. *Full blown crazy, I realize this...

Amber said...

Ouch. That burn looks painful. Kids are so cute! I would LOVE to eat fresh strawberries out of a garden, yum!

joyRuN said...

NICE leg! Looks smoother than mine too. WTH is up with that?

Now GP would tap you. Totally.

Sarah said...

The leg picture is hot.

I haven't watched it yet, but I have to say I was rooting for Mike. He just seemed like such a nice giving kid - I wanted good things for him. And Helen - she was the dark horse! And good for her! I liked everyone this season, so I'm just glad to see how well they all did.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

nice tan. lol. Cute pics of the girls too :)

Wes said...

I already peeled, my friend, and my ref tan is looking marvelous! and its only May!

Mike G said...

Sounds like you did have a good day - it's nice to hit one out of the park over green monster eh? I should probably be a little more thankful for the things that have gone well lately for me, come to think of it :)

Amanda said...

Nice leg! Helen definitely looked tiny, all in all a good finale!

Badgergirl said...

Found your blog through Teacherwoman...

And I have to say, I love the tan lines. :)

Frayed Laces said...

Dang boy! Nice legs!

And your girls are super friggin adorable