I’m not sure if that title really goes with this post, but I Googled the phrase
this morning two days ago when this post was actually started and found all these quotes that made me smile.
I wasn’t really handed lemons the other day (and the day after that), but rather some stinking computer viruses that threw me for a loop. It’s the same idea though, right?
Yesterday The other day actually turned out quite well after a doozy of a morning.
I won’t bore you with all the details, but after a lot of driving around all day to get my laptop and the power cord (that I conveniently forgot at home on my first trip) to my brother-in-law (aka my hero) who fixed both our computers all up for me, the boys and decided to make the most out of the rest of our day.
I could’ve just sat around, worried about my computer and been mad that I missed my allotted time slot to get to the gym. I could’ve fed my face with donuts to try to forget about the issue (that’s what I would’ve done about 10 years ago). Instead, I thought to myself, heck we’ve already been in the car driving back and forth for almost 2 hours, let’s just make the best of it.
And that, my friends, is exactly what we did.
I’m a planner. I like to know what I’m doing when way in advance. I’m not the best at accepting last minute invitations because it makes me all anxious and such.
But the other day when I got a few lemons thrown at me, I showed those lemons who’s boss.
Since I always have my running shoes in the car, after we finally got all the computer components to the right place, I turned left instead of right and we went on a little adventure.
Here’s a mini photo dump of what went down.
Yeah, when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. Or you just pose by the lemonade while waiting for your first ever Hot Dog on a Stick experience.
I think they liked them, you?
While they cowed down, I put on my running shoes. Then my corn dog filled tots and I were off to explore.
That’s the thing about running or walking. You don’t need much and you can do it just about anywhere. A mile and a half later we were here.
Yet another Mizuno Mezamashii Moment.
By majority rule (two tots against one mama) we headed down the hill halfway through our trek.
Also by majority rule. we kicked off our shoes and played in the sand.
My photo taking was abruptly stopped as Joaquin attempted to demolish any semi decent sandcastle he could find. I was on some serious damage control. After getting dirty and wet, we made yet another toddler trip to the clean public restrooms and made our way back.
I enjoyed the scenery and let my mind wander a bit.
They boys enjoyed a little stroller snooze with sand in their teeth.
Before I knew it we had explored over 8 miles.
(Side note- the Nike+ GPS app for the iPhone is one of my favorites.)
Our little excursion wasn’t a planned one and it wasn’t the healthiest of lunches for the boys, but we got to spent some quality time together, got in a good workout and had a blast. Life is too short to not just go out there and take advantage of opportunities like this. We showed those darn lemons (and that stupid virus) who’s boss.
I’ll leave you with my new drink I created. I’ve been needing a little more caffeine than usual the past few days so I’ve made this a few times.
I think this is called a Café Americano? I’m not sure about the lingo, but it’s delicious.
In the cup:
1 tablespoon instant espresso mixed with 1/4 cup hot water
additional cold water and ice cubes (sorry, I didn’t measure)
2 Stevia packets
1/2 cup light vanilla soymilk
Yep, that’s it and it’s fabulous.
Okay I’m off to teach boot camp and then a couple classes at the Y this morning. Woo hoo!
Have a great day!!!!
Have you been handed any “lemons” lately?