I'm with mommajb. You have great talents, and you have done so much to get ds ready for the world. I know it's a huge source of stress, but I also know you can do it, and very well. I hope there are wonderful surprises for you around this corner.
Hi FaliciaGayle! I hope you love it here. It's a great place to hang out between runs and life and stuff.
I played midwife again yesterday. Only I was the kind that shows up late and just kind of cleans up afterward. Dh got home and found the mama shouting at him, and he thought she looked like she had delivered...but he couldn't find new lambs. So he thought a predator had come. He found a great puddle of amniotic fluid, but no baby. Then mama started pushing and delivered two big girls before his very eyes. He was all misty-eyed when I got home.
I just got to give her the post-delivery energy drink, the treat (cracked corn) and some hay, and dip navels in iodine. I almost can't believe the good fortune we have had with moms and lambs this spring. 6 sets of twins, and so far 0 mortality.
Drjen, good luck with the shoes. I am realizing how much my whole body depends on taking care of the shoe situation. All the issues I had on my last, SHORT run, were absent doing my 15-miler in brand new shoes. It's embarrassing having to wear men's Brooks Addictions (like tanks--for your feet
), but without them, everything else goes to pieces.
: For all the Indy runners, that's me giving you a nice massage.
: That's for speedy recovery.
: note, my proposal has been approved, and starting 6/1 I will be in office 3 days a week, 6 hours per day, with an additional 12ish hours worked from home. So I hope to hammer out which days I'll be in with my supervisor, and then sit down with dh and work out a schedule for him to take some vacation days over summer. Kids are both signed up for summer activities. I can't tell you how happy I am to get them out of the daycare grind. They were doing really, really long weeks there, and ds especially gets stressed by the noise and craziness of large crowds of kids.
Packing running clothes, ready to do 4-5 after work, maybe with RP if she's up to it. As one very wise Dingo mentioned, I need to do the short runs to support the long runs. Dh is picking up kids, so I should have the time. I am hoping it goes like JayGee's and is actually fun at the end of the day.
Barn chores call...