"The road to hell is paved with good intentions."
And that saying has really stuck with me over the years.
But this morning I was totally ready to lay another yard or two of pavement in that downyard direction when Mr. Jenny got out of bed at 5:15!
"OK, five minutes!" he said.
I tried to ignore him but he proceeded to open and close every drawer in his dresser...loudly...and then to brush his teeth...loudly...and then to actually turn the light on...loudly.
"Arrrgggh..." I groaned.
"OK, three minutes!" he said.
I wearily rolled my tired, old body out of bed and started getting dressed.
A few minutes later we were in the car heading for Tempe Town Lake.
A little mecca for many other insane people who think that walking/hiking/biking/rowing is the thing to do for fun and exercise.
And what better time to do those things then at 5:36 am?
Yesterday when we were hiking we made a little promise that for one week we would try walking on the trails there every morning.
No showers, no breakfast, no coffee...
Just us and 250 other people looking for solitude and sweat. ... and actually it was fun!
There was a lovely breeze and the traffic across the lake made a relaxing white noise sound and the sun coming up made the water alive with shades of peach and lemon.
Runners passed us.
Bikers whizzed by.
Scullers on the water made rhythmic music with their oars.
And we walked along, with the sun making dazzling white spots in our eyes in the quiet companionship you get with another crazy person who is willing to go walking with you at 5:36 am!
I suspect that tomorrow morning at 5:15 am I will have forgotten all this poetic reverie about the whole thing...
But for today...
My Grandma would be proud!
One of you are going to be proud to be the lucky winner of the Stinky giveaway! So, I'm off to ask Mr. Random Org...
Be right back...
Boy, he was grumpy this morning. I think someone hasn't had their coffee yet. But finally he grudgingly gave me this information.
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-05-03 14:09:27 UTC
And comment 13 was this one:
Silke said...What a fun post! By the end you had me laughing out loud - Mr. Stinky Underpants?! What a riot!! And, yes, enter me into the giveaway - so cute! Off to do my jumping jacks now... :) Silke May 2, 2010 9:45 AM
Thanks Silke for visiting and thanks for continuing my alliterative streak here...
Because...Silke was selected for the Silly Stinky Sunday Sweetness sweepstakes!
OK, I said giveaway before but Sweepstakes works wayyyy better!
Congratulations Silke! Please e-mail at: jennymatlock at cox dot net with your address and I will get this sweet, little prize right out to you!