bec - amazing work on the swingset mulch! Also, I hope Katie has fun in Estes. Is it for the wool market thing? I've always wanted to go, but the timing never works. Eh, I don't have $ for wool right now anyhow, and already have too much yarn filling up baskets around the house as it is.
tjsmama--kudos for that weekend bike ride. That's a steep angle--which was the only reason I had such a blazing fast time at that half. Cool to know they paved it now.
Nick--glad school is done. Good luck with all the moving stuff.
DrJen--beautiful wedding pictures! The church was cute too. A friend of mine who went on to seminary grew up in a church like that--fairly near your town too, iirc. My college roommate and I drove out one Sunday because he was giving a guest homily as an undergrad. I can't for the life of me remember what town it was though, only that it was about an hour or so west of Joliet. Hope you enjoyed Disney!
Plady--I'd keep riding s. Also, I read somewhere that cars give you more room if you don't hug the edge of the road. My experiments this week in the mountains proved it to be true. If I rode in the middle of the (fairly generous) shoulder, cars didn't bother to move over at all. But if I was in a spot where the shoulder was occupied or whatever and rode just to the left of the white line, cars would move over. Go figure. I'd only stop if I personally felt uncomfortable, and not because someone decides to freak out on my behalf. Fwiw, my mother, after hearing I now have an inhaler, told me she'd heard bad stuff about albuterol and that I really needed to look into it more before using it. I was like" really mom, because there are worse things than not breathing?"
RR: did 3 after dinner with the double jogger. R wanted to run, so she spent some of it doing a tenth in, tenth out. Then she wanted to stop at the park too. We did, whereupon J attempted to throw herself to her doom from one of the playsets.
I was putting her at the top of the slide and sliding her down but she pulled away and I thought she was going to play with the little spinning things next to the slide. Instead, she took off, heading straight for the side with a three-foot drop and I flung myself up the slide and across to catch her just in time. Egads.
NRR: any ideas about what to do with an almost 15-month-old who will. not. sleep? She's up around 7, maybe naps for 15 minutes around 10:30, tries very hard to not nap in the afternoon (and only got in 5 minutes before waking herself up when I tried to put her in the Ergo at the grocery store), and didn't fall asleep tonight until 9:45. She hasn't gone to sleep before 9:30 anytime in the last week. It's killing me.