Monday, February 07, 2011

Oh my gosh!

So I drop Andrew off at his tutorial and spend an hour at the "parent fellowship" there as they were talking about nutrition. I leave a little early as the talk was focused less on "How do I get my kids to eat healthy food" and more on Levitical eating which is all fine and good, but I can't help but think of Paul's revelation where the Lord said "DUDE! Eat the pork!" and Paul's like "Are you NUTS? I can't eat that!!" and the Lord says "Yu huh! Yes you can!"

Of course, being LDS, I'm more on the "Eat meat sparingly" thing. Though, let's be clear about what the revelation actually says:

"Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly;

And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine."

It's pretty dang clear that the most we're meant to eat is "sparingly", "with thanksgiving". And I think that's part of what being a "steward" is all about. Making sure those animals you're eating are killed humanely and you have a heart of gratitude for their sacrifice. How many of us know how the meat we're putting in our mouths was killed? And do we think about the animal as we're eating it, with thanksgiving?

But anyway, onto what this post is really about.

So I leave the tutorial and I'm thinking I can pop into Harris Teeter on the way home and pick up some stuff really fast and I can get on the treadmill by 10:30am and then do some strength and tone and stretch etc and get a good at least 3 hour workout in. I'm looking forward to it. Excited.

Then I remember I have to get Ben's meds so I drop the prescription off at Walgreens.

Then I decide to make these ice cream pops that Kara gave me the recipe for as a way to try to get some fruit down Andrew.

2 Avocados
2 Bananas
1 Tbsp cocoa powder

Blend the living daylights out of it. Put in popsicle molds or, as I did, those spongebob bathroom cup things with a plastic spoon stuck in it. Freeze 'em.

I don't know what these taste like frozen, but unfrozen was GOOD.

ANYWAY so finally I'm like WHOOT I can get on the tm and yeah it's 11.15am but I can still get a good 2 1/2 hour workout in.

I'm all geared up and I start walking to get warmed up and I plug the headphones in my iphone and I notice I have a couple of emails and I figure "Meh, what the heck. I'm walking. Might as well check 'em before I start running."

THANK GOODNESS I did! Because one was from the tutorial saying the school would close at 12:30pm.



Thank goodness for iphones!!! I wouldn't have checked my email before picking Andrew up at 3pm!!!

So I dash to the website and lo and behold there it is too, saying the school will close at 12:30pm.


So I call them. No answer. No answering machine message. Nothing.

Sooooo....what the heck would have happened at 12:30 if I'd not turned up? Was no-one going to call me? What would they have done with my son? How would he have felt if all his friends left but his Mama wasn't there to pick him up?

WHAT. THE. HECK!?!?!?!

I was there for an HOUR this morning and no-one thought to mention this? Not the teachers, not the administrators, nobody?? Why are they closing early?

Anyway. So I'm going to change out of my workout stuff and head on out to pick up The Boy in 15mins. Sheesh. Thank goodness I checked my email. Oh thank goodness.

Other news

Not much going on really. Bert's at work, Ben's at school, Emily's at college, I haven't yet exercised, and Andrew gets to come home early. Which will please him no end as on Thursday he earned enough stickers to fill up his sticker chart which means he got to rent a video game. (He has to earn 100 stickers to rent a game). He rented Super Mario Galaxy 2 and loves it. It has to go back tomorrow. So he'll get to play it a little extra today. That's ok. =)

Other than that not much going on. Hope y'all are doing well? =)


Malina said...

This reminds me of the times that my son's school has early out on unusual days. 99% of the time the call comes after the morning kindergarteners are already out. Luckily I have never forgotten, but I don't want to be the mom that forgets to pick up her kid. I've been that kid, and it's not fun. Glad you checked your e-mail!

gary said...

When using baby bananas do you just quadruple the number for the recipe?

Jill said...

I went to school a couple weeks ago, where I work, and got here and no one was in the parking lot. WTheck?!?! Well, it was a delayed start, when I had check the website at like 5am, no delays, but by 6 there was and ya know, a PHONE CALL would have been nice, perhaps? Totally sucked that I got an extra hour that day and noooo, I was still here at school!

Well, hehe, I hope you got your workout in at some point! :)

Keeley said...

@ Malina - your poor little younger self. I'm so glad I did too! PHEW!

@ Gary - Being the evil mother I am I do not buy baby bananas. I nearly bought some yesterday, actually, because of your post - I'm so easily influenced - but they were red and I was like "Uhm. Ew." and didn't get them.

@ Jill - GAH!!! SO dang annoying! Did you take a nap in your car? =) I did actually get my workout in, thank goodness. A solid 8 miles followed by an awesome stretch session. WHOOT! =)

C2Iowa said...

Thanks for stopping by yesterday. The picture is of the Tuscany valley. I wish I had been there!

Keeley said...

@C2Iowa - Okie dokie, the Tuscany valley is now on my bucket list... =)

Small Town Runner said...

email? Crikey. That's lame.

I know where my meat comes, except for the poultry...But I do wonder if the small butcher ever does a switcheroo on us.

Emily Sarah Brooks said...

A "good" 3 hour workout?? You're a WEIRDY! Those pops sound good though! I may have to try those.

Keeley said...

@Small Town Runner - I hope the butcher doesn't switch on you. He's a small butcher?

@Eeeemily - Yeah, kinda. But it's FUN! =) The pops are kinda meh. The pudding was good. Frozen - meh. I can eat it. That's about it.