Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Food for Skeeters

Ran 5 miles this morning. Felt great...no twinges, but it was so damn hot! I was dripping and the mosquitos were feasting on me! I'll bet I lost a 1/4 lb from all the blood they sucked from my body! Bastards! I'll also be doing stomach crunches tonite...I'm going for 200--100 each for Rob and Mr Toast!

I ran past Ravinia Festival..they were already busy setting up for tonight. It's a special day there for me...see, my daughter graduates from HS there tonite! My baby girl! I can't believe we made it! It has been a very rough journey since my divorce 10 years ago. She handled it with a lot of anger, which came out mostly at school. Unfortunately, most of the teachers and counselors she came across handled all this with punishments. That, of course, only made her more angry. Only one person came thru, Dean Bean. He was a special man who, having been from a ghetto, knew how kids react when homelife is stressful and they don't know how to let it out in a healthy manner. He listened to her, gave her time and always told her he believed in her. He was one of those special people you come across in life that stays with you forever. He left the school after a year, but he said he'll be back tonight just to see her graduate! I look forward to seeing him and telling him again how much he meant to us. And special kudos to my baby girl....she made it through, kicking and screaming, but damn.....she made it! Deep breath Mom...it aint over yet!!

10 comments:

neese said...

"Dean Bean"? is that for real? lol
many congratulations on graduation day!!

xoxo!

Jack said...

Yay for your daughter and yay for you for surviving (barely?).

Travis said...

I know what your saying about the heat. I went for a fast 3 mile run yesterday and I was soaked, luckily its cooled off a little today. Congrats to the both of you, sounds like its been a tough road, but you pulled though.

Reen said...

Congrats to you both!

olga said...

Congrats to your baby-girl and to you!

Todd said...

I have a master's degree and yet high school graduation seemed the hardest one to get.

If your out saturday can I feel your abs?

Mike said...

Lora- congrats to the both of you...i'm sure down the line you'll both look back on those 10 years and appreciate each other all the more.
Re: the heat...ugh...i have rain out my way...I think I'll keep the rain vs. hot/muggy!

Dave said...

congrats....

I went through that myself as a kid. it is was very hard for me and I think the USMC sucked all the anger out of me or least enable me to control it.

keep running..
Dave

Brooklyn said...

Yeah, this heat's a real bitch to adjust to. Take it easy until you're acclimated. Congrats to your daughter and to you.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

yay!!!!!!

very cool and congrats to both of you for making it through.