Saturday, June 5, 2010

Weekend Notes...

I used to have a problem with sleep-eating. Ever happened to you? You wake up with the taste of something-familiar, yet unfamiliar in your mouth, wonder how the heck it got there...only to discover a trail of cheezits and a half-eaten box perched on the kitchen counter.

This may or may not have already happened to me.

Friday morning, I woke up and I could detect the faint aroma of...peanut butter. And...I could have sworn that I dreamed of peanut butter - crunchy, smooth, creamy, peanut buttery, delicious - as well. Good feelings were gone when I saw this next to the sink:

I haven't had the heart to check the peanut butter jar. Suffice to say, after my next evening swim - I will eat MORE, to stave off any midnight sleep eating. Thank god we don't have any cheesecake in the house.

It's one thing to eat yummy-tasting things and truly enjoy the experience. But it's something else different when you can't even remember eating said item in the first place.

Speaking of training (and the increased appetite that accompanies such endeavors), I feel like I'm finally progressing from here:

To here:

But I'm not yet here -
(Although with a lot of hard work and effort on my part, I believe I'll eventually make it. Without a doubt - it just takes time...and that - my friends - is okay. It's simply part of the process we all go through)

And as though I didn't have enough fun at the pool with my camera, I saw this posted on the Water Polo Gear Shed - even though those kids are, like, 14 and most of the time their aim (and ability to catch the hurtling ball) is 97.5% accurate, I thought this was pretty neat...
It never hurts to be reminded of these things now and then.

And yes - I live in California...and when you live in California, you see things like this...
Last but not least - I know it's a HUGE race weekend for a lot of folks... GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN! For me - with the symphony - we've got a full concert schedule on tap. Yes, my 'picture of the week' (which doesn't always keep a weekly schedule...) has been changed and is the same as the one below...but it bears repeating. Just because.
Thanks to Cat for the photo - it was neat, albeit a little weird - to have someone from the 'sports/triathlon' world listen to the Me from the 'music/symphony' world - but there you go. Stranger things have happened and I'm happy to report that I didn't see her dozing off (thanks in part to the brass and percussion sections, who played their parts marvelously!)

I'm not sure what Nathaniel and I will do with our free time. Luckily he's not flying and is game for tonight's (or tomorrow's) concert. I've tempted him with free desserts and potluck delights after the Sunday performance, as it's the symphony's final concert of the 2009-2010 concert season. And it's one thing to hear Britten's 'War Requiem' - but it's an entirely different story when free brownies and baked goods are offered to musicians and their families afterwards... I'm just saying...

Have a GREAT weekend everyone!


Beth said...

So funny about the peanut butter!! I don't think I've ever done that although my roommate in college did it often. CRAZY!! Anyway - have fun concert-ing this weekend!! :) I wish I could hear you play too!

Tawnee said...

Sleep-eating doesn't sound fun. I'd be bummed about missing the "experience" of eating yummy food. But eating more while you're awake sounds like a good solution :)

Charisa said...

Love the concert pic :)

Angela and David Kidd said...

AWESOME! You looks so happy in the concert picture. And I don't eat in my sleep, but I walk, talk and will have a conversation with someone in my sleep.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Wow..that sleep eating thing is crazy! I love the concert pic! :)