I spent yesterday at the triathlon. Like the ENTIRE day.
Dh did the long course and the kids' race was in the afternoon. So we got there at 9 am and left at 4. Oy.
That should be enough to count for exercise. Almost enough for yesterday and today.
Just back from the vet where our old dog headed off into the sunset. It was all very peaceful and the vet was very compassionate. I feel like a great weight has been lifted, now to find the time to rent the serious steamer to clean the upstairs and start to contemplate having to refinish the floor downstairs to eradicate the smell.
Now I'm taking the kids to court because dh is having a hearing with a bunch of witnesses and he wants them to see him in action.
Back later for more...
I took that race off the list.
I agree. There's something to be said about chemistry, and it sounds like there was more of that with the lunch date guy.
sorry about that feeling of inadequacy that comes creeping in sometimes. Think of all the hours she has spent perfecting her house and rejoice that you probably did something more fun with your time.
Yeesh, I'm sore from yoga yesterday. Creaky all over, but in a good way.
ETA: Cross-posted with you Plady. I'm sorry about your pup.
RM, I'm so sorry about your FIL. Sending him and all of your family strength over the days and weeks to come.
Plady, big hugs to you and your family, too. May your pup rest in peace and the kids be ready for his gentle passing.
Gaye, it will work out if it's supposed to. I hope you have some great family visiting time and not to many meltdowns with the transition to the new routine with your son home.
JayGee, I agree with others that the "perfect" lives often have hidden imperfections. I'm all for honesty and sloppiness and interesting :)
I'm coming up for air after three 12 hour day shifts (harder than nights in many ways, since I really don't see the kids at all with the commute). Last night after my third day the kids spent the night at grandma's and I came home to a clean house, homemade pizza and a movie date night with husband. This morning I had tea and long walk on the beach with my sister. The downside was picking up totally exhausted kids today who are on the verge of tears over everything. It will be early bedtime and back to routines tomorrow.
RR- River swim this afternoon at the biggest swimming hole. So refreshing. And half of the exercise club stuff- will try to add in more tomorrow. My hip feels like it's recovering well and I'm feeling ready to try running on it again. I'm planning to start something C25Kish tomorrow, hopefully building to a late October 10k trail run locally.
RM, mustering strength for your family. May your FIL find mercy.
Plady, I was confused at first about taking the kids to court. But I think it is a perfect diversion for the day, and and safe travels to your sweet pup.
Gaye, IMO your position with regard to childcare and scheduling is totally fair. It's no small thing to have to shell out major money any time you want to meet. Don't feel guilty. Maybe, if things pan out without major complications, you can meet up, but if it's chronically difficult to get together, well then, there it is.
Was going to work out today but didn't get it together. I did spend four hours running shop to shop looking at wingtips for dh. Yes, four hours. It's important. I think I am going to go for the nice ones on discount at DSW.
Friend and I are planning to take kids up north to my parents' cabin for the Eid holiday. Going to do some hiking, beach time, campfire, and maybe bumper boats and go-karts. Should be fun. Then, on the weekend we are heading out to my parents' for Perseid viewing and birthday cheesecake.
RR: Tomorrow morning will be bulletproof coffee and some time on the bike, followed by ECEs.
Lofty, birthday's not until Monday, but Mom wants a party.
Weird, I think I am having pangs that suggest I want to get back to the Middle East. I don't want to overthink it, but I do think it has to do with having our own stuff, space, and a lot fewer social engagements. Sound familiar?
Still waiting to hear on travel, but for now it looks like two days in Paris--as in, 48 hours basically, landing at 8-something AM and taking off at noon-something two days later. I *may* have booked us a room, but waiting to hear back from the hotel for confirmation.
Major declutter happened here today. As the next escapade looms however small on the horizon, I begin to lighten the load. The kids hate this part.
Hi all, just drive by check-in. I haven't spent so many hours sitting still in a plastic chair/desk since sitting for my Ph.D. comprehensive written exams, oh, 19 years ago. And that was 6 days of 8 hour tests, but it was every other day. This is 5 days of 8-4 in a chair with 45 mins. for lunch and 2 ten minute breaks. Yegads. It's a great and useful course (AP seminar for teachers) but whoa dude, intense both qualitatively and quantity of time sitting on my a$$.
Got out for a good 6 miler this evening just to stretch the legs. We're at my parents so I could take the course and the kids are spending days at Camp Grandma and Grandpa (and my mom doesn't mind cooking me dinner, as long as it's gluten free pasta and a green salad -- that's about the extent of how much she cooks nowadays. )
Ok off to kiss my Dinglets before they go to bed. I feel a bit guilty for not spending more time with them but I am wiped.