Monday, May 9, 2011

Weekend Lessons: A List

What an amazing weekend. In the mid-80's all weekend with perfect sunshine and a light breeze both days. The things I learned this weekend are many. And since you all know how much I love to make a list, and I know how some of you like to read a list, I will share my weekend lessons with you in such fashion.

  1. Running 10 miles is not easy. I had to walk part of it, but I did it and at the end couldn't stop smiling.
  2. It is possible to get a little sun before 9:30 am in Colorado. I wouldn't call it a burn, but from 7:30 to 9:30 am, I did get a little pink on my cheeks and shoulder-tops. Guess I'll wear sunscreen next time.
  3. A date night dinner of ribs, potato salad and cold beer at our new patio furniture until well after dark trumps stuffy frou-frou meals inside with linens every time.
  4. Home Depot garden center on Mother's Day is much like mall on the day after Thanksgiving. The primary difference: Home Depot was only men and children. Not my version of therapeutic. No offense to men, but seriously, you can control the kids better than that.
  5. Gardening for 5 hours absolutely counts as strength training. My legs are KILLING me this morning.
  6. Target-brand sport sunscreen is the best sunscreen I have ever used. Applied once yesterday and it worked perfectly. Except for the spots I couldn't reach on my back. And now I have nice red "fingers" on my back. Stupid yoga shirt anyway.
  7. My new favorite place on earth: The white Adirondack chair my dad made for me with a pot of lavender sitting on top of my McFarlane Dairy milk crate. Absolutely incredible.
  8. If I can't be with my mom on Mother's Day, at least I know I can talk to her any time I want. Some of my friends had that taken from them way too young. I love you, Mom!


  1. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.

    Glad the running is coming along well. I have missed on the blog.

    I love lists, and number 8 is my favorite.

  2. You are on such a roll...keep running! I love you too and I am so proud of you. Mom's day was wonderful. Gardenia's are my Favorite and I can't wait for them to bloom!!!

  3. Loved your list Jenna. I too love making lists....and reading your lists. I am with Jessica. Number 8 is the best; followed by number 7 in my book. These too are three of my favorite things -- adirondacks on the deck, useful antiques...especially family heirlooms, and lavender which the scent of will always remind me of Grandma Melanie's "Yardley's English Lavender" hand soap in her bathroom on High Street.