Breakfast Or Lunch?


I hate going to sleep (early) before making to the next day, so for the most part an early dinner doesn’t really work for me. By these standards alone you figure I’d be a brunch person because one would assume I’d be in bed until late and well past breakfast hours. I’m sure eventually my body will thank me (I’m laughing sarcastically), but for now I’m up with the rising sun and on most days even before that ray of light.

So I’m hungry the moment I rise. Usually I prefer to fit in a run or a work out but definitely getting something in the tank is paramount. So with my son rising so late today I was starving. It was a day off other than my daily push ups and pull ups. A resolution of sorts thrown on top of my already busy cardio routine. I didn’t have much to do except read. “With The Old Breed” is an incredible read.

Finally he was up and lets just say I couldn’t have been happier. If you ever have the pleasure to be a guest in our home you’ll see there is absolutely nothing sweeter than the treasure that is Kalel especially in those first waking moments. “Good morning daddy” is music to my ears. Yes the day is young and I’m certain he will get my blood boiling once or more through out the day hit in that instant it magic. This time made even sweeter by the thoughts and smells I could already imagine as I’d been planning brunch for a couple of hours by now.

I made pancakes while getting the sausage ready in the oven. Once I was through carefully making each pancake the same size and thickness I whisked the eggs and got some toast ready. A process that I’m proud to say I have down to a science so neither the pancakes or eggs get cold. I served both a glass of OJ and apple juice (does anybody just say AJ, they should). I also had a small cup of coffee as I’m not trying to dehydrate too far the day before a long run.

Kalel absolutely lights up at the sight of the feast in front of him. We sat in front of the television and we discussed how it’d be a while before I made breakfast like this again because he was headed back to school come Monday. He just said he already knew but that it was OK because he loves it when I do. So overall I was glad to wait for brunch even though my preference leans toward breakfast. We enjoyed our meal and then finished off the last of the homework right on schedule. It was a nice winter break.

As I look at our spread and realize what time it I’m starting to get pretty hungry. Worse when I realize that since I’m running in the AM. I’m looking at another day of brunch as opposed to breakfast. Another reason still why I think sleep is over rated.


I Need A Book Preferably Not About Showers.


The New Year is well on it’s way. Just like the first year with a new baby it is filled with a lot of first. My first run. A few quick 800 m intervals due to time constraints. For Kalel his first day back at school. Still a few days away giving us a full extra week of bro bonding time. My first disapoointment in how much crap it is that family judges you more than strangers(friends) do when you’re down. Quickly getting me stressed out, something, you may know by now, I avoid like the plague. 

So I quickly looked for what I wasn’t taking care of leaving me open for something as silly (since I shouldn’t be shocked by family being crippling and dream/soul crushers). It couldn’t have been my running. I did that and picked up on my other work out since the Spartan Race is only 3 1/2 weeks out. Then it clicked, I haven’t read anything. I’m usually buried in a book (when not running or grabbing dirt). So far THIS year not a single page read. 

So what should I read. I have a few ideas and they’re narrowed down because I have only a couple unread books left in my possesion. So for now I’m going to read “With The Old Breed”. It’s one of the two books used in adapting the story and history for “The Pacific” on HBO. If I hurry I can still turn that into a resolution of a chapter a day. I will also start any other book anyone suggest, I really do believe word of mouth and so if I haven’t gotten any other suggestion by Friday I’ll be also starting/reading “The Hunger Games Trilogy”. 


Now I wonder if this will get as much response as an earlier FB status/tweet did. After a more than taxing work out. I jumped in the shower. Kalel had showered before me and so for some reason (taking me back to my childhood home) we didn’t have any hot/warm water. I was hesitant to jump in but when done I had absolutely the best shower in a long time (see tweet above). I shared that as I do a lot of other information links, videos, and miscellaneous. Unlike the daily posts I’ve been sharing this of course got a lot of flak. I quickly realized all the friends that responded have moved atleast their minds into the gutter. I laughed for as long as the conversation carried on. Not always fueld by MY responses. 


A Case Of The Mondays A Day Late.

I can’t really explain how we stayed up until we welcome the next day last night. I do know why though: we were still celebrating as my brother in law very graciously came to toast his sister with a very delicious double chocalte cake. The few minutes we were certain he’d stay quickly but enjoyably turned into hours.

The alarm went off and it meant Griselda was on her way back to work after about a week and a half off. Kalel though still has another week off and so we went to drop her off together. The sparse traffic was a reminder that although the holiday(s) are over the world is only slowly getting back to life.

Kalel had stayed up too, so when we got back home. I had time to fit in my work out as he finished off his “nap”. After I showered I threw together some breakfast. He then worked on his holiday homework packet. Then we were off to the movies to watch “Puss In Boots”. If he’s off on Tuesday it usually means movie day because you can’t beat $1.50 a show.

We then headed to the park because after leaving the theatre you couldn’t help to really fell lucky to be outside for this beautiful weather. It had been a while since he went to the park and he really does come alive when out doors. It’s like he truly feels free. I had a second run work out but he’s the one to ran and role played and just wore himself out.

It was overall a great day, yet as walked by strangers and they walked past me I could tell all the euphoria from the holidays is slowly leaving our consciousness. I guess that’s sign enough to get rid of the tree. On the to-do list for tomorow for sure.

What else is on the to-do list: a very daunting Spartan WOD that I received today via email. Even as I read I can’t help but think about how late it already is. Is there such a thing as an alarm to go to bed.I wouldn’t want to hit the snooze on that. I only wish I could sleep like that.