I keep wanting to post more pictures of Riley, but a) Too many pictures are overwhelming and b) I'd hate to come across as an obsessed aunt, so my solution is to post one picture a day of her, indefinitely, starting today.
It feels like it's been a long week. I'm tired. The NFL cheerleaders article ended up being a lot harder to write than I expected -- it wasn't really a profile piece, but there wasn't really a story either, so it was hard to organize. I finally finished it this morning.
Tuesday I ran with Kate. We planned to do an eight-miler and I wasn't even sure I could handle that. I hardly ever run more than five unless I'm with her. As we were nearing the end she let it slip that "Vinny claims this route isn't really quite eight" and she decided to run an extra lap around the lake (two more miles) for good measure. I spent the next quarter-mile trying to decide whether I'd regret it more if I did or didn't join her.
In retrospect, I think I would have regretted it either way. I ended up running it with her because I have a lot of stupid pride, but it pretty well knocked me out for the rest of the day. But all in all it was a good run because we had a long time to talk plus I ran into my phenomenal high school coach, Coach Carter.
Yesterday I played tennis with a different woman from the same team and it was a lot more fun than last week. She was pretty good and I played a little better too. We had some marathon rallies, which I love, and she told me where to find courts with a backboard (the ones near Memorial Park on Morganton Road, for any locals who care). Even if I don't join the league maybe she and I can get together once in a while to play.
Let me think, what else ... I don't think I mentioned that Melissa and Thomas finally closed on their house on Friday, an hour before Riley was born! Of course my one closing of the quarter coincided with the birth of my first niece. But it worked out fine and I didn't miss either one. This morning Mel and Thomas found out they're having a BOY!
Matt and Stephen are going to check on some stores in Tennessee today and tomorrow so I'm on my own tonight. If I had to guess I'd say I'll be in bed by 8:30.
Amanda will be here any minute for lunch -- she has a mystery shop at Sonic and I'm joining her -- so the rambling ends here.