Sam ran away from me yesterday. Like, really *ran.* He jumped a fence and ran into the golf course behind his grandparent's house. He ran and ran and ran. (He wasn't mad; he said he just wanted to run.) I tried to follow him, but he was really, really fast.
He ran for about a mile. (The kid is four years old!)
When I finally caught him (and called Steve to come pick us up), I didn't know whether to be mad at him for not listening to me when I told him not to run away or to be sincerely *impressed* at his obviously abundant running talent.
Kinda like Mary musta felt when Jesus ran away to go preach to people, I think.
There was an online forum on the Deseret News asking people who their favorite LDS writers were. People said Dean Hughes, Stephanie Myers, etc. But *somebody* said their favorite writer was *me.* They said I was a "rising talent."
(You could also say, "Mathematician"--which my geeky math group did--instead of "Englisman" but I'm afraid that if I don't put the "Englishman" part, no one will go to the trouble of saying those greek letters and that math-in-brakets thing out loud and, consequently, they won't get the joke.)
We're not Catholic, so we don't have to do Lent, but due to my recent problems with things like, oh, Oreos, we decided to do a mini-lent. Starts today, ends on Easter.
Here are the rules: 1) no diet coke (ack!!!) 2) no restraunts (ack!!) 3) no buying *anything* except for groceries and even those have to be on a list before we leave the house and if it's not on the list we don't get to buy it. 4) no carbs. well, no oreos at least--you can't really do *no* carbs.
But this morning I already broke number 3. I accidentally went to work without, ahem, my feminine supplies. So I had to go to the store and buy some. I didn't make a list. I didn't even realize that I had already broken a mini-lent rule until I was walking to the checkout stand. The good news was that it helped me resist the urge to buy pajamas and sugar free chocolate. The bad news is that it had only been mini-lent about an HOUR before I broke one of the mini-lent rules.