No Fools in Our House

April Fool’s Day.

Doesn’t it just slip right in and surprise you?

Or maybe you plan for this day and all the tricks you will pull. Like you are twelve…

This day comes with notice at our house.

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That’s right.

And with a seven-year-old and almost ten-year-old, there are lots and lots of fooling.

All the F’s & N’s in class today. I choked on my STARR test. I got sent to the principles office. Oh look! I broke my foot! Yep. Right this second. My foot…..it just broke.

Ahhh, the joys of older (but still little foolers).

I decided to pay them back this year!

I planned.

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The salt and pepper shakers magically changed colors.

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The milk spoiled blue.

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The trick is not to notice anything different. The milk is white. The salt is white and pepper is black.

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You crazy kids! You don’t know what you are talking about.

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Of course, the littlest one ate it up. She really believed we couldn’t see the colors and she was just dumbfounded. Showing us the milk and the shakers. Asking us what color they are.

It was AWESOME!

Then, big sis said, “It’s just food coloring, Bridget.”

Just food coloring…

Huh.

Well, it’s FUN food coloring if you ask me. And maybe they weren’t the biggest pranks of the year. But honestly, it was all I could manage on my lunch hour.

Hope your April Fools was just as fun (and pink and blue sparkly).

My Top Five Music Picks

I don’t post a lot about the music I listen to, mainly because, it’s everything, or Channel 10 on Sirius. But with my new spring goal of running/walking a half-marathon, I need to have some playlists handy. So, I have surfed iTunes and other sources (Pandora!) to get my favorites together.

I just can’t run or walk without beats, mostly because, I don’t like the sound of my breathing. I will over analyze the crud out of it.

Am I breathing too fast? Can I talk? Do I hear a wheeze? Oh gee, if someone runs by me they are going to think I am DYING. Oh crap, I am dying. Listen to my breathing!

And so, I crank up the tunes to drown out the “voices” in my head.

And I just go…..to the beat….to the words…..to the drums…to the energy or emotion of the tune. I listen and move to whatever it is that keeps me shuffling along.

Sometimes, when my mileage is up, I am sad I have to stop. It’s usually on my favorite! song. Ha.

Here are my top 5 picks. I am attaching what YouTube calls the “official” video.

    1. Snow Patrol – Called out in the Dark. The album was just released. It is amazing. Love this band!

Stadium of my Heart…this one is for you!

    2. David Guetta (feat. Usher) – Without you. I love how the beat is slow and then fast. Perfect for alternating a walk run.
    3. Cobra Starship – You make me Feel…. This is a fantastic song. I love the lyric – if you listen you can hear me through the radio in the bright white noise – it just reminds me of how big, and electronic our world is. Can we hear each other through the bright white noise?

      4. The Band Perry – If I die young. I am from Oklahoma. I love a good twangy song. It is a little disturbing that it’s a song about dying young, but there is something about it that haunts me. I just have to hear it. Maybe, it’s the sound of sad.
      5. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army. Just so you have an older song on the list. I just discovered it not long ago on Pandora and have loved it ever since. It has a super catchy beat to run to.

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    I’ll keep you updated on my tune list as my training progresses. It will be a very musical three months. Wish me luck!