Nic, I'm so glad you got out for a run. No wonder your mojo up and went - your tummy was in turmoil! I hope your afternoon to yourself was fun and rewarding. I am imagining how all of your work and caring will make your Seder so special and meaningful and beautiful. I hope you will be able to enjoy the time with your family!
Dianna, how exciting for the half. I would watch some documentaries about people training for marathons, those get you so excited for race day. I hope maybe some of the MWs here on the thread can help you with the pelvic floor issues. Mine is really weak, but I only have issues if I am doing really bouncy type of aerobic exercise.
MommJB yay for the clothes fitting. Making good choices day after day is hard!
Bec, sorry about the poop eating. People always ask me about that and all I have to say is "I don't know, dogs are GROSS!!!" You can feed your pup this stuff that makes the poop taste gross, that might make her quit.
Rellim, that's awesome, hills in the wind. That takes it to a new level. Do you already have stuff coming up in the garden?
Mel, ahhhh the agony of the whining kid! I bet he gets with the program again quickly. I wonder if you can come up with some motivators for him to make it fun or exciting? and less annoying for you!
Gaye,I'm glad your supervisor is better this week, it is discouraging when the people who are supposed to mentor you leave you high and dry. And so exciting about the job. I bet in an interview, if you let your personality shine through, that would be a huge thing. They will be looking for candidates with good people skills as well as clinical skills(I would imagine). I know when I'm interviewing someone, I look for good comunication and basic "Normalness" as well as whether the candidate seems like he or she would work well in the team with other people at the clinic and out patients. The actual specific skill sets can always be trained, it's more important that the person has a good attitude.
Kerc, good luck with the child care while they are off of school dance, I shall think of you as I do the same down here.
Jo, new adventures are awesome but the saying Goodbye is so hard :( Also, will you please please blog about your experiences? I can't wait to hear all about it.
Welcome Erika, you're going to have an amazing time at your 5K, this is a great group for encouragment.
Did 5 mile recovery run today and my little Jillian Michaels strength circuit. Interestingly, it is my arms that are still really fatigued from my LR on Saturday. I think it might have been all that wind. I'm glad I have been doing arm stuff!
Its my birthday tomorrow and my oldest daughter worked all afternoon in the kitchen with my youngest daughter, baking my cake. Cooking is her passion and she gets in there and bangs it out. She picked a cake out of the Gourmet cookbook. I kept going in there and stealing dips out of the batter, so naughty.
Mr Dingo took me out last night on a date to a wine tasting dinner which featured Tuscan wines and 6 matching northern Italian courses. Yum. We had a ball. I wore a shirt I have had for years and never actually wore because it never fit. It has been in my closet as a "Goal shirt" and it was amazing to be able to put it on and wear it out last night! That was my birthday present to myself LOL. At the end of the dinner, the chef came out and people could ask questions about the courses etc. Well of course Mr. Dingo and I were trying to act like appropriate "Normal" people but then some dude was like "Ohhhh the Boar, it was MAGNIFICENT!!!" in this really pretentious and obsequious voice and we just about died. Then Mr. Dingo starts quoting out of the "White Trash Cookbook" (Have you ever seen this cookbook? LOL) "First you catch a boar, then you put it in a cage, then you feed it milk for three weeks....." in a strange accent and we were dying. The whole time the dude is still going on and on about the boar and then the chef starts talking about stinky glands in the boar meat that he needed to pick out and we were like OMG. So, basically you can't take us out anywhere.... especially when six courses of wine are involved. It was a good time. Good thing I ran a lot this weekend.
Have a great evening, Nic, have a wonderful Blessed Seder. ND