This is Eli

A blog about Eli. A blog about survival – and by that, I mean life!

Funny, I remember I said I’d write about fitness this week.

Trying to blog to rules like “Write fitness stories only” is like….uh…I’m brain dead. I got it! It’s like, when you go to write a news story and try to bend the facts toward an assumption of some kind. DOESN’T WORK. Don’t do it. I don’t do it. Any time I’m sure things are one way, they turn out to be another. There are twists and turns. Gotta let the facts guide the story. Gotta let life guide the blog. Because I think, if nothing else, this is a survival blog. Actually, that is one theme that works, because that’s what we’re doing, all the time. Figuring out how to make it all fit together somehow and work. Changing poo diapers, meeting deadlines, making appointments, playing monsters, good days, bad days, better days, trying, failing, having a laugh, having a cry, getting back up, then slowing down, talking to a friend and eating a cupcake.

Any way, life has taken on that marathon feeling. Rather than exercise about it I had a glorious, glorious cupcake with my friend Khina and her daughter, Laila’s best friend Holland, a little girl with long, curly auburn hair. We went to an art show tonight to raise money for our sweet CF buddy Hayden and the CF Foundation. Hayden is 7 — her art is amazing! I bought these cute little note cards based on her prints.

I loved each one of her paintings, but I loved this one the most:

Love who you are

Love who you are

Laila and Holland went coo coo sugar high on the yummy art show goodies and we set up camp in a dressing room of all places to wrangle them. The show was at a shop. Then we left to run ’em and got more sugar: cupcakes.

I came home, put the buddies to bed. Laila got up four times, not surprising, and I let her help me make a video. Now she’s asleep and now I plan to talk to Mark for what seems like the first time this week.

I’m taking a few days off next week to chill with my buddies and go with Laila on a school field trip.

Here’s what’s on my agenda: Pick a new show to binge watch: — Game of Thrones? Any suggestions? Leave me a comment.

Take it easy.

Here’s our marathon mash-up:

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One thought on “The cupcake at the end of the marathon

  1. ruth d says:

    Homeland. ..if you have Netflix or something like that is amazing
    Best acting and script writing. The good wife…start at the beginning of able. I have Kathy danette and my husband hooked.

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