Wednesday, September 3, 2008

He Likes Me

Look what Anthony brought home from work for me:



Aw, he really does want me to run with him (see post below). So we went "running" last night, and I even wore the knee brace. (What was I supposed to do?) We went 3.5 miles--I did my bouncy, slow-motion, cartoon run for 1 mile and my Wal*mart walk for 2.5. I had the best playlist on my iPod, the weather was gorgeous...
I'm really loving this. I'm already excited to go again tonight.

I think part of it is just the freedom of being able to take off and leave our kids at home. We've only left them once before this. We let Cord babysit during the day for the first time a few Saturdays ago while Anthony and I went out to lunch. Cord was all excited because he was getting paid, but I was all guilt-ridden and kept calling home to check on them. He's very responisble and we trust him, but when you leave them the first time... oh, the guilt!

But I felt very comfortable leaving them the last two nights to "run" around the neighborhood. It was liberating.

See, guilt is like a triangle in your stomach. When you commit a guilty act, the triangle turns, and the sharp pointy corners dig painfully into your stomach lining. But each time that triangle turns, the corners wear down a little bit. The turning gets progressively less-painful, until the triangle eventually whittles down into a smooth circle that you can't feel turning in your stomach at all. No more guilt.
This is how people windup in prison.

--Philosopher Jenny


22 comments:

Erin Beck said...

Um....I know its not my bussiness or anything but who is watching the kids while your out trolloping the neighborhood with your husband??

Amy Thurston said...

Did you not just read the post Erin? Jenny, your gonna be the fittest B*%#@ in the whole prison!

Landeelu said...

Did you come up with that triangle bit on your own? Or did you hear it in YWs when you were younger? I for see myself using that in a talk someday in Sacrament meeting.

That is totally deep, man.

Markie23 said...

Doesn't that wheel eventually get so small that it travels to your brain and makes you go blind?

ajesplin said...

L, it sounds like something you'd hear in YW, but no, I made it up myself. When you use it in your talk, make sure you quote me. (ohh, my stomach hurts.)

Landeelu said...

".... turning in your stomach at all. No more guilt.This is how people wind up in prison." Close quote. Jenny "Vegas" Esplin, her blog, 2008.

That is gonna be awesome.

Amanda said...

Sounds like your "knee injury" is doing much better. Great news!

michelle said...

Oh Jenny...this is some funny stuff! I so needed to read this at work today. Thanks for the laugh!!

Congratulations on your training regimen. I'm sure my brother is very proud of you...:) Remember, you may start off with a small barely moving bounce but you'll be running like the wind soon.

Emily said...

You are so funny. I can always count on some good entertainment here.

I am a very slooooow runner too, but it's not the speed that matters anyway, right? Good job and keep up the good work! I'll be putting on my running shoes soon!

Memzy said...

Wow, he really DOES like you. So, are you going to be doing this EVERY night now? Cuz I need to know how much in shape I'll need to be in next time we have a blogger reunion.

Landeelu said...

Blogger Reunion????? That sounds interesting.

charlie said...

i once ran from the cops on "cops".

Amy Thurston said...

I think I am available in mid-October for a blogger reunion. (Especially since the family wanted to put off a "family" reunion)

Cristin said...

WHAT? you guys are having a blogger renunion????

Cristin said...

Wow Jenny, he does like you...I wonder if he's going to ask you out.

ajesplin said...

Cristin, I think he's going to ask for more than that, I'm afraid. Blogger reunion? Amy has a timeshare in Forks. (But how are we gonna keep this from arlieChay)

ajesplin said...

M, my figure is similar to Hedi Klum's. Get to work.

Amy Thurston said...

I'll bring "the books"! We can plan all sorts of vampire games too.

Erin Beck said...

someone once told me that I look like a very distant distant relative of jenna Jamison..I mean first off shes a porn star, second, how distant do i need to be inorder to be attractive and third...what does this have to do with your blog?? Im not sure I just read a comment that reminded me of that, anywho whats with the bog reunion ans does that require a car?

ajesplin said...

Doesn't require a car, just a hitch-hikers thumb. You're double jointed right?

Vegas Family said...

I went running once and dislocated my knee and it cost $1300 to pop it back in.

ajesplin said...

Becky, next time fake your knee injury. You can stop running, and it's much cheaper.