Monday, February 7, 2011

"Little Things" - Boyz II Men

Little things I learned over the weekend.

1.  Taking my mom out for her birthday dinner . . . . a half pound burger.  Is kinda big.  but easily killable. yum.

2.  Letting Peanut do a "guest blog" post for my mom's birthday. . . . . confused the heck out of most of you [and me].  she begged.  I let her.  [the mistake came in not "proofing" it first].

3.  While searching for a photo of Peanut and her Nana . . . .we found this photo. 


4.  Super Bowl Party last night . . . . was a blast

Waking up trying to get this in with a stomach [still way full of food].  did. not. make. for. a. great. good. run. [duh].

5.  Getting an email from Pita saying only this:  "ifgt"  - - - did help me kill the last two miles.

6.  I suck at writing "form" letters.  I keep wanting to do this:
                       "I'm. writing. to. see.  if. you. would. be. . . . "

Ya, not too professional looking.

7.  I have 4 days to read this. 

I will

8.  I should have bet on the game last night.  My [non-betting] pick Packers by 7 or less.  Ya, guess who could/would have won $60 last night.  URGGGG.

9.  An email from Petra letting me know she "nailed" her 18 mile treadmill run.

you.  freaking.  rock. [you must read that post - click on her name.  I love this woman!]

10.  The little thing that made me sooooooo happy this morning.  Walking into my room after I finished my run . . . . . .


no. joke. this [to me]. is. like. finding. $100. in. my. back. pocket.

Happy. Emz.

What little thing is making you happy today?!


Kate said...

I woke up to a pot of freshly brewed coffee this morning... that made me HAPPY!

P.S. I need an EMZ tshirt... you should be represented in Maine!! How do I get one??

Shawn said...

Got a kiss from the "BOSS" as she went to work.

As for other "little thing" making some of us happy today, you have left the door WIDE OPEN.

Kovas, Jamoosh, Adam, at will!!!!

Unknown said...

I really think you should write the letter as you do every.thing.else.
change fonts
text size
cross things out

It will be remembered right??

YOU>FREAKING-ROCK> sorry you lost your bet. :)

Matty O said...

Being married to my wife :)

... "ifgt" to you? What did HE have? Or was it a, YFGT ? I CONFUSED !!!

Molly said...

I'm happy that I finally took the Christmas Wreath off the front door. : )

Char said...

Huh! I've grown up in a Rugby-loving country. I've had the rules explained to me - over and over again. I still don't get the game, I just know the ref blows his whistle lots. They lift their team mates up by their shorts and give them a wedgie. There is a thing called a ruck and maul - don't ask me what it is. Some games are just too hard!

Emz said...


Seriously. Awesome.
I've seen way to many a naked butt + exposed jock strap watching this "lovely" game. And the ears freaking gross me out.

Matty-O - butt kisser. Your wife doesn't read my blog. I mean so sweet.

Melissa Cunningham said...

waking up to youngest baby's toes in my nose...she learned to roll sideways off the pillow....


bobbi said...

Sending my kids TO SCHOOL. YAY!

And then getting my run on.

Marlene said...

I motivated myself to hit the grocery store over my lunch hour so now we won't have to face that battle after work. *sigh of relief*

Happy Monday!!!

Patrick Mahoney said...


ShutUpandRun said...

Reading your blog makes me happy.

I'm also happy about working with the fourth graders at school and getting to listen to Emma sing in the choir and wearing my new bright pink swim cap and thinking about my parents who are in Costa Rica and loving that they are in the hot sun and sand.

KovasP said...

My little thing makes me happy every day.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I can't remember the last time my bed was made. Even when I change the sheets I just throw the blankets back on top. The blankets only get spread out right before I climb in.

What made my day today? Finding the perfect recipe to use up the giant bag of lemons I was given last night.

Tom said...

Cashew chicken for lunch! It's amazing how something so small can make such a difference.

Katie said...

i painted my living room, it no longer looks like poop. makes me happy.

Jenn said...

Oh my! Cutest picture EVER!

I could not have run 16 miles this morning to save the life of my child after last nights food fest. Nice Work!!!

I'm happy today because my checkbook balanced on the first attempt! The little things:)

Michelle said...

Just having a sunny day above 30 degrees is making me giddy!

BTW - why are you learning the rules to Rugby -- I played that crazy sport in college. Loved it!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I love the "IFGT" email. He so get you! Can he teach other husbands a class?

Love your nose rings!

Someone else made the bed! Wow. I'm lucky if the sheets are not left in a pile.

Made me day? My little guy (finally) woke up (after much back rubbing) pretending to be a kitty and telling me he dreamed about his pennies. You can't make this stuff up!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

yeah...I did mean pennies as in money. Not a misspelled body part...just to clarify!

Patrick Mahoney said...


BTW, Boyz II Men. Noted.

Adrienne said...

Those nose rings are hot.

What made me happy today is that it is Monday! Monday's are MY day of "rest" after Sunday. :0 Maybe you will understand this EMZ?
Of course by rest I mean kids are at school and Sadie and I hit the gym for 5 miles for me, play time for her,then the library, the bank, lunch, and now she is napping. 1 more hour just for me. Laundry, dishes, bathrooms to clean--nah--I'll just read blogs.

Go Packers!

Adrienne said...

P.S. I do NOT get Rugby either and I consider myself a semi- intelligent woman. Good luck.

Petraruns said...

18 miles made my day girlfriend - you made my weekend! Nailed 10 this morning like nobody's business.... Days made every day..

Love love love that photo!

Oh - and re rugby. I have NEVER watched a rugby match. On TM on Saturday I had to. SUCH. HOTNESS. SUCH. HOTNESS. Maybe that's why I was smiling.

Heather said...

That picture of you two is so cute! and funny with the nose rings! I'm happy that no one in my family is sick today!

XLMIC said...

My family is making me happy today... but I guess that is not a "little" thing... lol.

Planning a fun family vacation is getting me smiling today... can't wait... it's been waaayyyyy too long.

The nose ring pic is killer!

Nelly said...

that email from Petra is awesome, glad you could help her out with some motivation!

And you should seriouly patent your phrase:
maybe put it on the back of your RUN EMZ shirts? If there isn't something on the back already? haha

Christi said...

I would freakin' love to walk into my room and see my bed made. How does that happen?

Anonymous said...

If you understand NFL you gotta be able to get your head around rugby! Best.Game.Eva! Go the Wallabies! (that one is for PITA)

My day was made when I kept up with the fast girls on the first run of our run/ride/run/ride/run/ride session this morning :) I had to tell my friend not to talk to me "Can't" :) I got smashed by them on the bike after that..who cares! It was a small victory for the magoos like me

Jan[et] Cicelia said...

Not little. Huge. My youngest came home on leave from Germany last night. He's been cracking me up ever since. I have him for 2 weeks. Pray the time goes s l o w!

Anonymous said...

oh p.s..........I'll get some rockin' Kiwi photos for you of the North Island so you can show Peanut where she's from. I'll preface it with a warning that it will all be post Ironman so my brain and body will fried and crazy :)

Emz said...

MelBird - YAY! Have I told you peanut has been there 4 times. spoiled little brat. ;)

but you must send any & all photos possible. I'm so excited for you!!

ShebaJC - so. freaking. awesome.

Gracie said...

Yeah, man, I never make my bed. I just hate that job.

Anonymous said...

I don't like admitting this very often, but I actually lived in NZ for 6 years.....ssssshhhhhhhh

Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!

Emz said...

MelBird. Get. Freaking. Out.
You are 1/16th kiwi then!!!!!!!!!!!

I bet you know all the moves to the haka!!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

The manager at my local Subway, "the 65 year old Indian guy" had a shirt on that said "LET'S PARTY!" That made me happy!

Sarah said...

Teaching friends songs on the piano that they loved! :-D

Love the pictures.

Jen said...

You are so inspiring! And I love how you take such joy in the simple things. Your husband is so sweet to give you the little encouragement that you needed. Your mileage is my goal for sometime in my life. Good luck on the book!

Anonymous said...

I know most of the words for the Haka, but who doesn't?!

I just lived there (Invercargill - way down south). Blame my parents.

Hey does Pheonix have an Ironman race?

Annie said...

Being able to get out of bed today,that is what is making me happy today!

Emz said...

MelBird. Me. I don't know the words.

I can do the tongue thing really good though. ;)

IMAZ!! It's in Tempe/Scottsdale but that's only about 15-20 minutes from me!!!

Unknown said...

The amazing comments I received yesterday and today in regard to my marathon. You guys all make me weepy!!! This is why I blog - so I can connect with amazing people like YOU. :)

That picture is so precious. You need to frame it and hang it somewhere, now!

Char said...

To Australia? To Brisbane? Really?

Jason said...

Seeing your bed made is an unreal feeling. When I go out to train at 4:30am and get home at 6;00am and Karen has made the bed I fall in love all over again.

The other thing that made me happy today is that Karen ate my cooking and spoke to highly of it. I just love that she is willing to try my cooking even if she has never heard of the ingredient I am cooking.

At the end of the day....she makes me happy. Love her.

Anne said...

These little things posts always make me smile :)

Erika said...

Sounds like an amazing bed being made makes me smile as well:)

LB said...

watching haley do something new everyday makes me happy!

Jill said...

The picture if priceless!

I'm happy today is almost over and I am lying in my flannel sheets ready to close shop for the day! Couldn't end it without a littlle Emz fix first!! :)

Chris K said...

Knowing that I was going to email you my RUN EMZ shirt tonight and soon I'd make into raddest blog on the planet. Wait, just cuz I tease you about U of A, I still get my pic in, right?

Fran said...

Hai Emz,

I've seen your name pop up on several blogs we both read and some have mentioned you in a very positive way so I thought: let's check out this blog.

And I have to say I love it. You have an original way of writing and I like that.

So added you to my reader and will be back for more.


Silly Girl Running said...

A freshly made bed: love that! :)

Happy little thing today: sweet email from a reader. What the bleep? Are there actually people out there reading the crappy excuse of a blog I have? ;)

Johann said...

We had a party for my dad's birthday this weekend and it was so special. I hope I will be so special to my son one day as well. I'm working on it.
Small thing that makes me happy...EMZ learning about rugby! And my son showed me two new baby fish in his aquarium this morning. He already named them.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I wish I would find a dollar, let alone $100 in my pocket

Andrew Opala said...

I wish I can figure out where to wear the bib for my next race so that I can wear the RUN EMZ shirt without it being covered by a number.

Unknown said...

loved petra post. And just reading this always gives me a good laugh and make me happy!