I just cleaned out/organized my attic storage space. WOOT!
Amazing what you can accomplish with an i pod on shuffle.
Now I'm off to wet-mop the upstairs floors and all water-resistant surfaces. Might be the only time it gets done until May....
I'm thinking yoga today, I am still tight as a drum even after a massage last night (pigeon did help though!.) Posting here for accountability.
Kerc, you go! I haven't mopped my floors since before the muddy season. we are a no-shoes house so it isn't as bad as it could be, but we do have two dogs so they are pretty gross. I've been trying to find the time to tackle them for at least a month now.
Balancing - I'm a serious floor mopper slacker. Yoga sounds like a good bet if you are still tight. Don't want to push too much and get injured!
Mommajb - Can you tell me more about GOTR? Is it year round, or just a few months out of the year as you get girls up to 5k distance? I have been feeling a need to pay it forward in some kind of way, and would love to start something like this. I have thought about doing something through the kids school, but have not gotten beyond the dreaming phase.
Nemesis - Wow, I hope Uncle turns up safe with a great and strange story. Could happen right?
DrJen - That makes me sleepy just reading it!
Ugh, it is so dark today! It's almost like the sun never rose or something. It's making me feel very unsettled. I did a small run >3 miles, I was just not feeling it but at least it was day 4 of consecutive exercise so that's something.
We just found out that our much loved principal of the ES here is being fired - no one seems to know any details. It's very upsetting because he's really helped make some wonderful changes and "everyone" thought it was all good. I've emailed the members of the school board for answers what do you think the chance of a reply is?
Urg, I had lots of thoughts about personals but now I can't remember anything. Sorry!
plady I second your feelings about the dark I'm getting buy right now on the hope that the sun will rise again and stay up past 4 . hope its the reason I don't shoot myself every winter . and yes that is weird her to hopeing you didn't lose a good educator for a stupid reason !
kerc and balance yaay for clean houses ! I vacuumed and shampooed my carpets today . so does cleaning count has a work out ???
I have not worked out today also thus far unless you count squats and baby lifting well doing house work a crappy day DS has been nursing every to hours at night Ive got to get more food/nursing him during the day mommy needs to complete a REM cycle really really badly !
Tempting, mommajb. But not really.
kerc, the only way I work out is with an ipod on shuffle. Good for you, mama. I hate cleaning. And my Lord knows there is a pile of it approaching fast.
Nemesis, I hope what Plady hopes, and pray that your family gets peace soon.
I ran this AM. Short. Just 2.5mi, but that had to be enough. I had it in my head that I misplaced my phone and I apparently have no room left for anxiety, so I actually bagged it before hitting 30min and just went to work (and found my phone in my gym bag pocket).
Expecting an offer for dh tomorrow. I am seriously wound tight. Taking a rest day tomorrow, I guess. No time for the Y.
Nemesis, hoping for answers and peace for all of you.
Jooj, one breath at a time.
DocJen, can you put me down for the Warrior Dash July 16?
FMR: Yoga, followed by a mile on the treadmill followed by 20 minutes on the stairmill. For some reason, I was sweating more than I've ever sweat before. Drips on my glasses, drips on the stairmill console, sweat running in rivers down my chest and back. Here's hoping the crud that has taken residence in my sinuses and lungs has decided to give up the ghost.
Memiles - I promise I was planning on signing up for Warrior Dash as well, but your post reminded me about it, and there's a discount if I sign up before tomorrow evening. So, even though it LOOKS like I'm just copying you (and hey, why wouldn't I copy a cool ass dingo?), really I was just reminded. So, with that said, DH and I are signed up for Warrior Dash Upper Midwest on September 17.
Fixed up the race list. Put a link to the 2010 results in the new year's results post. Can't wait to put the first 2011 results in - and so excited to have Disney results there!
Mama had her baby a little before midnight last night - a lovely birth. Mom chose to have quite a few people with her - her mom, sister, husband, MIL, and father and FIL were in the room when baby was born. Her mother, MIL, sister, and husband were all very involved in supporting her, and she liked having 2 hands to hold, and at least one other person in contact with her all the time. The grandpas sat across the room and worried and occasionally said something sweet and encouraging. They both came a little closer just as baby was being born, and commented later on how much work a woman has to do to have a baby and how hard it was for them to feel like they couldn't do anything for her. She'd been really frightened about labor, but she did fantastic. She had a little dose of IV med in early labor, and other than that had nothing. L&D has been so busy, my running partner and friend ended up getting called in to work - she's a fantastic L&D nurse who now is the clinical supervisor for the floor so no longer usually does direct nursing care. It was so nice to have an experienced, fantastic nurse taking care of my client, and she also knows the family so the atmosphere was really comfortable. Mama pushed quite a fair while, and we got her up to squat towards the end which finally moved baby down quite a lot, but she ended up semi-reclining for the actual birth because she was just so tired, with her legs supported resting on the squat bar. I caught the baby sitting on the partially lowered foot of the bed ducking under the squat bar, with mom and sister each holding one of the laboring mom's hands, MIL standing next to her quick with a sip of water or cold washcloth, and dad standing so close behind me I could feel him breathing on my head as the baby was born! It felt like catching a baby in the middle of a group hug. Baby went straight to mama's belly, but had such a short cord we couldn't even position her facing her mom or get her above mom's belly button until the cord was cut. It was really lovely to watch how excited this family was to meet this baby - mama had a long infertility journey, and they had to interrupt trying for a while for dad to be treated for cancer, and it was so wonderful to be able to pass this beautiful baby into her mama's waiting hands after going through so much disappointment with them. Now everyone send good breastfeeding vibes as mama is nursing after breast reduction. So far, so good - she has colostrum and baby is latching well - but we'll have to watch really closely to see if she develops a full supply.
I crawled into bed a little after 1, after helping her nurse and slept like the dead until 6:45. I've been dragging around all day and am finally lying in bed and looking forward to hopefully a full 8 hours tonight. No FM today, after squeezing in workouts everywhere I could earlier this week, I just have no squeeze left in me.
bec and Balancin1 - have to laugh about your floors. I'm still feeling proud of myself because I did mine just before Thanksgiving. I realize that's almost 2 mos ago, but I do them so infrequently it still feels recent!
I finally managed to work out again tonight after two days of laziness. Actually, I blame my DD more. My alarm went off at 5:30 yesterday and today and I had good intentions to get up and work out, but DD has been deciding that she needs to nurse to stay asleep right at that time. DH has tried walking with her to keep her asleep, but she just wants me. I think I might have to just accept that an early morning workout isn't an option right now and plan on a different time, but I love having that quiet time to myself if I can get it. And it's just such a great way to start the day.
I turned 30 yesterday and ate a ridiculous amount of unhealthy foods, including a gigantic Chipotle burrito and ice cream cake. Today I am trying to be much better with my eating, but there is still cake left in the freezer :-)
Mommajb--I'm not a leader yet, but working on it. I just re-read my post and realized that I should have typed "leader applicant meeting." The leader applicants (there's 3 of us at various stages of the process) and the two current leaders meet at someone's house a couple Tuesdays a month. Both of the current leaders have older children and busy schedules so they usually take turns leading meetings.
MM: So sorry about your stress. I hope their is more peace today. It sucks that families have to struggle with health care...
Nemesis: Wishing you peace during this time of unknown
Dr. Jen: What amazing birth stories....I am pretty sure you might be superwoman.
Gaye: Congrats are knowing your clinical rotation. I am in awe of how much you juggle.
JG: Good luck with your preschool decision. It always feels so hard because all we want is to provide what we think is best.....Whatever you do will be perfect for your little one.
Nic: I have no idea how you trained for a marathon while teaching and mothering. AMAZING. I loved your unit on advertising. I did something very similar a year ago and it is fabulous to work with kids as they begin to question their own food choices.....Right now we are in the middle of a forensics unit. It is quite engaging for students, but the lab prep is killing me. I am still loving my job, but this week has not felt balanced at all.
Jo: I hope you and your family reach a decision soon and it brings you excitement and new adventures.
Gracie: Was it you asking about bike strollers/seats?? I have a double chariot and love it for lots of the reasons others do. It feels so safe and my kids love it. It does get heavy with 2 int it...
Kerc: I love a good house cleaning, when it is done.
Mommajb: I do often feel as though the things I say to my 4 yo in the morning are strikingly similar to those that I say to my middle school kiddos later in the day......
FMR: Yesterday and today 50 minutes on the trainer and my 100s.
Off to single parent at the mountain this weekend as DH has to work. DS1 starts his lessons for the season and he is so excited. I am excited because it frees me uo to put DS2 in a pack and climb the mtn. I also think I rounded up a lovely friend to carry one of the kiddos on Sunday morning while I carry the other to skin up. We will see how far we get. DS1 wants me to put his skis and boots in the pack so he can ski down. Last year he changed his mind and I didnt need the extra weight. So, looking forward to lots of uphill motion, but probably not many turns and looking like no patrolling either. Have a great weekend.
OOPS, almost forgot Happy Birthday, Ann!!!!!!
Hugs to you, Motivated. I hope the growths are just "big moles" and that doggy feels good in spite of them. And on the healthcare front, luck to you!
And drjen and graceie...my wish for you is several days straight of healthy, deep sleep.
Ann, Happy 30! I hope the 30s are as wonderful for you as they have been for me.
Good luck with single parenting, Aimee. I know that gig too well!
And I dare think possibly they may be getting better all the time! Last night was former-neighbor dinner night, which was lovely as always. Dh brought home the list of global relocation benefits and omg is about all I can say. Researching what I can and wondering how long I can hang on at work, especially once this ball begins rolling.
Been doing better with(out) the carbs. Thanks for the understanding, Dingos. I think just hearing you all validate what's going on here helps me immensely.
Jo - I hope you know an answer soon so it's not in limbo anymore. Then work can be done in either direction. ((Hugs))
bec - Where is the Warrior Dash?
I unplugged from the computer/phone last night and DH and I went to dinner together. It was so needed. I've been so short with V lately it kind of makes my stomach turn. I really must make more time for myself - although it's easier said then done.
I did 100s yesterday but never managed yoga. TODAY! I am sure Val will nap good after her class this morning at the Y and I am going to soak up a yoga class online.
Jo - good for you and the carbs! I hope it continues to get easier. I was able to resist a piece of cheesecake last night pretty easily (but did ask DH to not follow through on his cookie baking plans with the kids yet!).
Gaye - I can give a testimonial to just how cute mommajb's kids-4-sale are!
Ann - Happy 30th!!! I've been pretty happy with my 30's. it's been a good time of my life!
Searcher - Have a great time with your mountain climbing! It sounds divine! Living in the very flat midwest makes mountains sounds so exotic!
DrJen - I always tear up at your birth stories. But it's so heartwarming to hear about a baby that is so thoroughly anticipated and welcomed by its family! Here's some full supply nursing vibes!
MM - My 9.5 year old dog has developed a couple of fatty tumors this year. It's just his age, but they are harmless and not bothering him at all. Here's to hoping that is what is going on with your pup! We are just trying to enjoy every day with him that we still have and hoping that amounts to a bunch of years yet!
I was hoping to swim today. I'm still a bit sore and tired to want to do more strength today, and was looking forward to a nice long swim. Unfortunately, the gym has just cut back it's daycare hours, so it is only open from 8:30-10:30. There's a swim class from 9-10, so no way I can get a good workout in in the pool this morning. If luck is with me, DH will come home in the early afternoon and I'll be able to go then, but that's not very likely. I'll try to get out with Abby to walk the dogs, but, eh, not what I wanted. Also, AF started today, so I'm grouchy about it all!
Happy Birthday, Ann!!!
MM ~ hope the insurance thing comes through for you and your doggy is okay.
JenLove ~ I went to dinner with DH last night too! It was so nice to reconnect with him. And as a bonus, the kids had their favorite babysitter ever!
I'm starting to worry a little about DS and school. He got in trouble yesterday for "looking bored" during math and had his name put on the board. Sheesh... looking bored!?!? They are working on symmetry, something he thoroughly understands and knows. No wonder he looked bored.
I hope my swimsuits arrive today. I need to get myself back into the pool.