Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


I've slacked with the blog.

I know.

What's new in Marni-world?

*Got a new TV -- well, a hand-me-down from the parents, but new to us!  It's HUGE and awesome! We now also have a DVD player that actually works.  It's like we have been catapulted into the 21st century!

*I finally made an appointment with the fertility specialist doctor person.  That'll be on the 20th. I'm nervous, but excited too somewhere deep down inside.  Hopefully they can tell us something productive.

*My Kindergarteners are nuts.  Plain nuts.  Mixed nuts perhaps.

*Grad school has been good.  I'm enjoying sitting and being taught TO for the first time in a long time.  I find I actually pay more attention and actually care about my homework.  I must've matured somewhere, somehow in the last five years.

*Chris got my Fuel all cleaned up and spiffy to sell.  Anyone want or need a 14" full suspension WSD Fuel?  It's a great bike, too bad it's a tad too small and I'm now addicted to the big wheels. I'm shopping around for its replacement.  There are far too many good hardtail 29er choices out there.  Luckily the whole "cheap" thing narrows it down a bit.

*I am SUPER excited for this week's night snow race on Saturday night in Leadville.  After having to miss this classic last year from being sick, I'm half tempted to just wear a hospital mask to work the next few days.  Today a girl literally coughed into my mouth as she read me her writing.  Ewwww, gross.  Where's the disinfectant?  

*I rode 50 miles on the road bike last weekend, intended to blog about it, but was far too wiped from the whole experience to get it down on the computer.  Let's just say the wind was horrendous that day.  I wanted to ride the whole century with Chris and some friends, but had to turn back because of 1) slowness and 2) homework and wifely duties at home.

*Chris and I had a climbing date on Monday night.  We had a great time, however, it is wednesday and I'm still sore.  I climbed a lot of overhanging/roof-y stuff and apparently that worked the muscles around my ribs... a lot.  I'm getting pretty solid on the 5.9s and stepping up into the 5.10s.  

*Today was in the upper 60s and tomorrow is supposed to be even nicer.  While it is not Spring -- far from it in fact -- it is starting to feel like it, at least for a few days.  I wanted to ride after work, but need that pesky sun to stay out a little later to motivate me to get out.  

I think that's about it.  Between work, school, climbing, biking now and then, and eating my fair share of whipped cream, the blog has been abandoned.  I need to get back to it.  

Hopefully this will help me start.


Ali B. said...

Wear the mask! My students have been terribly sick for ... well, going on 3 weeks. I had a 12 hour fever that ended around 8 this morning. I'm hoping the fever was the ONLY sign of flu I'll get this season. Best to you in the race, can't wait for the report!

trio said...

So are you getting a geared bike with big wheels as well? I fancy replacing my trek fuel but really can't afford to at the moment. I seem to ride my singlespeed all the time!

Marni said...

Ali -- Yikes! I'm glad you got over the fever quickly!

Trio -- Yeah, my plan is to get a geared 29er. I just love the way my 29er SS rides even being rigid. I can only imagine how fun a 29er with a front suspension fork is going to be!