Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Saturday is a Special Day...

This picture is stolen from another blog- Thanks Cori (and your mom for taking it!)

I am the one that looks like I should be haunting someone... and why do I look so huge? I'm like a giant! (I'm the giant one with my head covered, in case it wasn't obvious.)

Saturday started off with a mad dash to Bakersfield for the FARA fun run. It was fun- even though I didn't run. I took Kacy, Ed, and Jessie with me. Will stayed home with Ryan and ate a half dozen Lofthouse sugar cookies for breakfast and then helped Ryan torch some metal on the house. We barely arrived on time, because kids make me perpetually late. I had Jessie in a baby backpack- I love those things. We were at the back of the group, since I knew we'd be walking. My friend Gabby wanted to run (Go Gabby!), so she headed to the front, while Angie, Dany, Amy and I stayed behind. The lady running the thing says "On your mark, get set, GO!" while we were talking, and Ed was off like a rocket. Dany ran with him, and she estimates he ran about 1/4 of the way before heading back to find us. She was a good sport for chasing him. He was a good sport for running! Dany and Angie ended up power walking ahead of us, and Amy and the kids and I walked. Kacy kept up alright (she says she's never doing it again), and I alternated giving Ed rides every few minutes (Ed wants to go again). On her way back, Dany took Jessie in the backpack, so then I just had Ed. I carried a good 70 pounds for almost half way, and now my arms are sore. I am looking forward to doing another next month, except I'm not taking kids. I so could have jogged that thing! I hear there is one on April 25th.

The play went well, I suppose. I've heard lots of "I was impressed." and "I was pleasently surprised." Hey- us mountain folk put on a pretty good show! :) I don't really know about that, but I'm glad it's over. Like Cori, I am releived it is over, but I DID learn some stuff. Like, my heart will not quit, no matter how nervous I get. My breathing does, however. I remembered most of my lines. I had my debut/retirement solo all in one night. Ryan said I sounded "great." He's never heard me sing, and he's in my club of people who will tell me my butt looks big in my jeans, so I guess I should take that as a compliment. Still, I have a really hard time believing it. Funny for me- during the rehearsal on Friday night I got tired of standing and plopped myself on the floor. I was listening to Leslie H. sing her song, and Angie (the narrator and director) comes over to me and tells me I should sit on the floor for the play and think about whatever I was thinking because it made me look "soulful". What was in my head? I was listening to Leslie sing thinking "I stink. She sounds so good. I should quit."
I didn't quit. And I'm glad. It all turned out okay in the end. Even if it was a really difficult thing to do. Looking back a good 48 hours later, it almost seems easy and painless. Like giving birth. It hurts for a little bit, then you kinda forget.


  1. I like that giving birth analogy, it's nice to forget the "painful" parts and just enjoy the pleasant. When I looked at that picture the first time my thoughts went something like this... wow I'm glad I'm sitting down cuz I look really big and frumpy, but look at Karrie she looks all elegant just the way she was supposed to look...no fair! so yeah you look like you might be in a tent, but you carried it off with class! i think it was all in the tilt of your head. Okay it's over. Now what?

  2. WOW! I'm impressed that you sang with Leslie. I would have been intimidated too she always sounded great. You are an inspiration! Not that I'm gonna go join the choir or anything just maybe step out of my comfort zone this week. Thanks!

  3. Phew! You must be so relieved that is over! Good job!

    Thanks for the nutrition advice. I would love to contribute my fitness/eating advice on your health blog if you think anyone would be interested...