bec--That race looks interesting though I'm not nearly that cool. Do you live near there? I used to live pretty close to Joliet, and my high school was about 10 miles away from the race location. (I wasn't a runner back then though!)
JayGee--we started giving R melatonin because we were going insane laying there with her as she thrashed around for 20-60 minutes every night. We still lay down with her, but usually she's asleep in 10-20 minutes now and it's so much better. Maybe by the time she's 6, we can kiss her good night and not have to lay with her? That would be awesome. Also, I really hope you can get your insurance company to cover it (ETA: "it" = your appointment, not melatonin!).
tjsmama--yay for scoring the free entry. Also, I'm really glad that at least you are running the BB. Run fast for me!
Penelope--ugh! Glad someone came to the rescue. Ironically, we had a very flat tire that got fixed 12 hours before my water broke last month--thankfully!
Nick--that's awful about your DH. Mine, if feeling too busy with work gets really stinky about it but 99% of the time I'm up for the fight. Granted, that's not a good attitude either, so we're trying to find a middle ground where he doesn't immediately lash out if asked to do something.
poppy--I hope you get some answers.
eksmom--R would.not go to the church nursery for love or money, and there was no way we were going to force her. So, she was in the service with us (or out in the narthex or whatever when she was being too loud). We still sang in the choir. We'd just sit in the back and when it came time to sing we'd make our way up to the front and usually brought her with. Often, she'd just sing along. We made sure to keep her within arm's reach or we held her to keep her from getting into trouble.
Though, there was the time P was on a business trip and the handbell choir was playing. I direct them, so I gave her strict instructions to sit next to our organist and behave, but once we started the prelude, she came up and danced next to the altar while we played. I wasn't amused, but everyone else thought it was funny. (We are the ELCA Lutherans that mamabeth mentioned!) R dances in the aisles during most hymns and while DH and I were a bit horrified at first, having grown up in the more conservative LCMS Lutheran churches, it turned out that almost everyone loves it. So, ok.
Anyhow, the certain staff who are bothered should get over themselves.
If need be, you can always quote the "let the little children come to me" verse....
Forward motion: R and I ran again yesterday, just out to the lake and back.
Today was mostly spent doing yard work. I finished aerating the back yard with one of those two-pronged aerators, pruned some of a rose bush, DH dug a hole for the cherry tree we're hoping to get on Friday to replace the crabapple that we lost in last summer's hailstorm, I dug out a bunch of weeds and hung out two loads of laundry. It was a good day to be outside, and J actually agreed to sleep for a while in the jogging stroller while we did the yard work. I've been doing most of the aerating with her in a mei tai, so this was an improvement!
Most of our cold crops got planted yesterday, and I'm hoping to get the carrots in tomorrow or Friday. It was a really good day, except that the wind keeps making R anxious. She's quite convinced that everything will blow away if it's not nailed down and I'm having a hard time convincing her otherwise. Between that, other random anxieties, chewing her hair (so now she has a ponytail all the time to stop it) and constantly touching her tongue when she's eating (ewwww) we're having a ton of fun with sensory issues!