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Lofty: I wish I could come down and just sit with you. Fix dinner, drive, whatever.

Reb and Jo: awesome, as usual! Also Jo I love your haircut.

Real: did you go inside 4 yarn stores with two kids? Oh my.
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Party was a chaotic wild.gif messy success. Watermelon margaritas were a huge hit. Seriously, delish ... and then i BROKE my VITAMIX on the first batch, so we all mourned a little lol.gif Turns out, the motor was fired, but came back to life THIS MORNING irked.gifwinky.gif

I drank a lot, but not so much as to actually be drunk-dyeing. I was buzzed-dyeing. It was hard to instruct everyone when kids were running mad everywhere and everyone was dyeing at different times, so results will vary innocent.gif

Our family's are in the wash now - will try to photo after for here.

Lofty - grouphug.gif I am so very sorry! There is nothing to say - I will hold you in my meditation as you grieve. I hope the processing of this can be gratifying in some way

Jo - joy.gif wow, just wow. On no sleep and no training. You are a Dingo through and through

RR: weight circuit yesterday morning for 90 minutes. First in 2 weeks, second in a month, and boy howdee could I feel it.

NRR: morning of the party I get an email from my adviser: "can you have that revised paper to me by the end of the week?" redface.gifrun.giflol.gif So yeah, that's my plan for the week...

Also, Dh's closest bud here just found out his mom has cancer too. wth lately! And my dear friend here, who couldnt make it yesterday, let me know today that the crap that she's been in is pre-eclampsia greensad.gif Fortunately she is near due date, so its not dangerous....
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Lofty: I wish I could come down and just sit with you. Fix dinner, drive, whatever.

Reb and Jo: awesome, as usual! Also Jo I love your haircut.

Real: did you go inside 4 yarn stores with two kids? Oh my.

 

Lofty - So sorry.  I remember her in SMA and being impressed at the sheer life force emanating from her.  I wish I could come and drive you around too.

 

Sparkle - sounds like a good party.

 

Jo and Reb - Congrats!  And eagerly awaiting the report.

 

Thinking of our Dingo making a huge life change today.  :goodvibes

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Thanks for the sweet thoughts. It means so much.

Also thinking our Dingo sister today. goodvibes.gif

Sparkle, you must have really worked that Vitamix! So glad it's still alive. Any pix yet?
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Sparkle - party sounds like a huge success. Sorry the vitamix went caput during party but so glad it works now without having to do anything. Hope you get a few moments to breathe and relax now.

Jo & Reb- yay on the race ! Loved the pics and can't wait to hear about it. Haven't you been doing some running lately?

Prayers for our sister making big changes.

Loftmama- so so sorry for your MIL. greensad.gif prayers and hugs to you. Thanks for asking about me and also my blister. I drained it because it was so big I was walking on it. Then I put a bandaid on it to keep it compressed so it wouldn't have fluid build back up. I have yet to look again. I hope I can go for a run tomorrow! I will loosen the laces on the toe box for sure! Lol.

Home front, this weekend I felt like I had some time to relax and decompress. We will see how this week goes. Been talking to ds1 about going back to public school for the start of next year. I am calling therapist tomorrow who specializes in substance abuse and anxiety and try to get in first thing.

Tuesday is my first mammogram. Two funny things about that. Over the last month my breasts have grown at least one full size and I don't know why. I joke that maybe since there is more to squeeze it will be less uncomfortable. The second, is that I have chaffing on the under side of my breasts from the long run. That's going to be interesting to explain and maybe not so comfortable?!

RR: rest day. My RP gave me some herbal post run pills to try and I swear they have helped with any soreness!

Gaye- (joking) I'll see your blister and raise you two chaffed breasts! Lol
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Lofty, :hug we stand with you as always.

 

Sparkle, glad the event was a success. Even if you had to imbibe to get through. :nut. Jo and Reb...way to go!!!! 

Gaye, the dr drama is entertaining. I love how clear eyed you are about it.

Plady, glad you got your play cast.

RM, hope you are finding some helpful advice and solace.

I'm sure I forgot some personals.

 

Sending out :goodvibesand :meditate and :1praying to our Dingo sister whose courage and determination and faith are carrying her through a very, very challenging life moment.

 

As for me, I'm pretty zonked. Took the kids today to a Sukkot harvest festival (goats, chickens, and other animals to spend time with and pet etc.; wheat threshing/milling and brick oven bread baking; sukkah decorating; vegetable harvesting and eating; honeybees to watch; etc.) and then came home to word that one of our synagogues was having a bbq in their sukkah, so we packed off to that. Oh, plus in between I graded a few dozen papers and this morning did a 9 miler slow and easy with a friend as I'm tapering for next weekend's half marathon (yes, I'm registered...Mel you can add the Providence Rock n Roll Half Marathon on Sep. 29th to the race list for me) and then took myself off to Savers (thrift store par excellence) and bought a few things for myself and dd1. 

 

:sleepytime

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tjsmama--nice 18. How'd the tri go?

lofty--so sorry to hear about your MIL. And my condolences also about all the fuel usage. I don't know about you, but unless I'm taking a road trip, I feel guilty about using gas unless it's absolutely necessary and sometimes even then.

kerc--yes. We didn't stay too long in most. The 3yo was crawling under the table and very grabby at the last one, go figure. At least the one yarn store guaranteed to make my kids nuts isn't part of the crawl. It's the only one where R freaked out the minute we entered and then returned to her normal self the minute we walked out. I'm not sure what about it was so overstimulating, but I know a bunch of moms who had exactly that experience in only that store.

sparkle-- goodvibes.gif for the bad news and glad to hear the party went well.

Nic--Savers used to be one of my favorites, when it was close by. The longer drive wasn't worth it though. Glad you found fun stuff!

goodvibes.gif for another Dingo goodvibes.gif

RR: 13 done, mostly in light rain. I was surprised to see how much of one of our trails had been underwater. I'd figured all the underpasses were (and there are several), but so was a good deal of the stretch in the north part of my neighborhood and some cuts from water rushing through the part leading up to the lake. I'd heard that the lake hadn't spilled over the spillway, but there was still a good amount of water going through the spillway. It clearly had flooded at its lowest point all the way across the bridge there. This surprises me mostly because the flood damage here was minimal compared to other areas, and even so the trail is going to need some repair to be more bike-friendly again.

NRR: eh. We reworked our budget and decided that if I end up not teaching in the spring, I'm finding a different job. We need that cushion. Meanwhile, we're going to rein in the budget, which isn't really hard except that I'm concerned about what happens when DH's emotions override logic and he wants to eat out because it makes him feel happy (temporarily).
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lofty~hug.gif I'm so sorry. Sending peace and love to you and your whole family.

Also thinking of our dingo sister today...goodvibes.gif

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Gaye- (joking) I'll see your blister and raise you two chaffed breasts! Lol
Owie! Been there, done that, no thank you! That *might* be worse than the blisters, lol. I peeled off the dead skin on top of my blister, so I might try to take a picture here in a minute and see how that goes. orngtongue.gif

It was a busy, busy day here. Really, it's just been a super busy weekend...DS and I went out to dinner and a movie last night and then I had to do some quick baking when we got home for today's events. Got up early this morning for the tri, and then immediately headed over to a girls' night at a friend's house when we got home. I won't lie, I'm pretty tired right now! I've got some internetting to do (beyond MDC, even!) and then hopefully will get to bed within the next hour or so.

rr~OMG, you guys, the tri was AMAZING. It was SO much fun! A big part of that was just because the friends are amazing. This friend is one of my absolute favorite friends, and every time I hang out with her, I wonder why we don't do it more often. This was to be her comeback race from having hip surgery last year. She put together race packets (complete with samples of awesome stuff like honey stinger and nuun), made race bibs, and even made finishers certificates for everyone. We got to pick our race numbers, or if we didn't have a preference, we got an irrational number...my race number was pi, which I absolutely loved. orngbiggrin.gif I helped out by picking up some swim caps at the swim store yesterday, which she then decorated with our names and race numbers. It was pretty awesome. I loved the looks we got at the rec center where we did the swim when we all walked in with our matching fluorescent green swim caps and jumped in two lanes. It was probably the most laid-back and leisurely tri ever. We had to wait for the masters swim to finish up, and then we jumped in the pool for the swim...the two fast swimmers in one lane and the three slow ones (me included) in another. I had some major goggle failure that put me way behind and resulted in me getting lapped, but really, we were very evenly matched pace-wise. When we were done, we strolled out to the parking lot, where the two DHs and kiddos were waiting with our bikes and headed out for our 12 mile bike to T2, located at their house. It was a beautiful morning for a ride, and we spent the time chatting it up (it was a totally draft-legal tri, lol). Into T2 (their garage), where my child disappointed me by being more interested in playing with my friends' DD than cheering for us. orngbiggrin.gif I also got a penalty for failing to dismount before the dismount line. Which I promptly protested, since there WAS NO dismount line! lol.gif Another leisurely transition, and we headed out on the run. Holy uphill for the first half! Up, up, up. My legs were shot, so it was a good thing that everybody was totally ok going a nice and easy 11 minute pace. Halfway through, we had an aid station (consisting of one DH in a car with a cooler and bottles of water), and it was mostly downhill from there back to the house. We crossed the finish line (aka the driveway) holding hands, triumphant. All in all, it was pretty freaking awesome. The race director (my friend's DH) had our finisher certificates laid out on our transition spots and was ready with champagne to celebrate and then immediately fired up the grill for the post-race festivities. I'm pretty sure this tri was even better than the originally scheduled one would have been, and it will most likely happen again next year. People are already trying to reserve their race numbers!

So, in case anyone cares...
Swim 17:35 (estimate...Shannon's time was 16:35, so I added about a minute for the lap I had left to go when she finished; regardless, not too bad!)
T1 8:38 ROTFLMAO.gif
Bike 51:51 for a 13.8 mph avg
T2 4:56 (included two people taking bathroom breaks!)
Run 33:22 for 11:03 pace (oddly enough, the exact same pace I ran for my 18 miles yesterday, ha!)
Edited by tjsmama - 9/22/13 at 10:00pm
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Here you go, Lisa... winky.gif

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tjsmama, that is one awesome report! clap.gif
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Gaye-EWW! I see what you mean!! Awesome race !!! Totally rocks that you have friends and their husbands excited to help out!!
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Gaye - that sounds like the best, most fun tri ever! You have some pretty cool friends, Mama smile.gif.

Real - my DH seems to think dinner out is a "need" rather than a "want" too shrug.gif. He says it's so I can have a night off from cooking each week, which I appreciate, but man, is it expensive!

sparkle - so glad your party was a roaring success! Honestly, it sounded like an awesome idea!

lofty - thinking of you and your family hug.gif

RR - nothing organized this weekend, but I did do a ton of work in the garden yesterday.

NRR - it's Book Fair week at school (which is thankfully run by someone else), so I am relieved of my library responsibilities this week joy.gif. Heading out for a run in the perfect 48 degree sunshine as soon as I get everyone off to school!
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Gaye- What a fun 'race'!  Definitely sounds like it needs to be the first annual event and not a one time only.  And yes, you have awesome friends!

 

Nic - Sounds like a fun weekend, hope you came out of it feeling recharged too.

 

RM - Thinking of you and ds.  I hope that you can get some serious support from therapist.

 

Real - I wonder if you might find a lobbying job?  You're so clear-eyed and well-read on education issues.  I'm always in awe of the depth to which you look into this stuff.  It seems like there should be some money in that somehow.  

 

JayGee and Real - Sometimes I wish my dh saw eating out as a need rather than a want!  Last night I was done with all my meetings and busy work at 6:30 and the girls told me dh had fed them quesadillas at 4 with the instruction that that was dinner and he wasn't making anyone anything else after that.  Well thanks for nothing dh.  On days when he works all day and I'm home I do this thing I call making dinner for the family?  So anyway, I took the girls out to dinner and it was soooooo nice to just sit there and space out and then have some nice young server bring us food.  However, I had that small guilty feeling like I should have just taken them home and cooked, for like the 65th day in a row.  But then we got home and I saw that not only was dh not around but nobody had cleaned up anything from "dinner" or "lunch" or anything all day.  So screw feeling guilty.

 

Dh is really cooking along with this lawyering thing but it's one of those uncomfortable transitional times where he's so into his new gig that he has pretty much disappeared from our lives.  When he's home he's on the computer and usually he's not home.  I'm also super busy these days and so it's a squeeze to make sure all the parenting and home-making still happens.  When he was in St. Louis it was actually much easier because the girls and I didn't have any expectations of him participating.  I'm sure we'll figure out how to do this but it's taking a concentrated effort on my part not to feel left out and taken for granted and snarky.  But I am at least old enough to know that none of that will work in my favor so I'm going for stoicism.  

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Any news on our sister?
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I too am anxious for an update. goodvibes.gif to her.
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JayGee and Real - Sometimes I wish my dh saw eating out as a need rather than a want!  Last night I was done with all my meetings and busy work at 6:30 and the girls told me dh had fed them quesadillas at 4 with the instruction that that was dinner and he wasn't making anyone anything else after that.  Well thanks for nothing dh.  On days when he works all day and I'm home I do this thing I call making dinner for the family?  So anyway, I took the girls out to dinner and it was soooooo nice to just sit there and space out and then have some nice young server bring us food.  However, I had that small guilty feeling like I should have just taken them home and cooked, for like the 65th day in a row.  But then we got home and I saw that not only was dh not around but nobody had cleaned up anything from "dinner" or "lunch" or anything all day.  So screw feeling guilty.

Dh is really cooking along with this lawyering thing but it's one of those uncomfortable transitional times where he's so into his new gig that he has pretty much disappeared from our lives.  When he's home he's on the computer and usually he's not home.  I'm also super busy these days and so it's a squeeze to make sure all the parenting and home-making still happens.  When he was in St. Louis it was actually much easier because the girls and I didn't have any expectations of him participating.  I'm sure we'll figure out how to do this but it's taking a concentrated effort on my part not to feel left out and taken for granted and snarky.  But I am at least old enough to know that none of that will work in my favor so I'm going for stoicism.  

yeahthat.gifmischievous.gif

Here's what I want to know: why does the only night JG gets off from cooking have to be a restaurant night? And yes, yes, yes Plady, down to things being easier when Dh is gone b/c of losing the expectation/s and disappointment irked.gif Dh unpacked groceries yesterday (whoa), but to make room, he took several things out of the fridge that could/should have been moved to smaller containers and just left them on the counter ("no room"). Um, part of the job is doing the whole job a-hole (I didnt just say that)

Anyway, yeah. When I take DD1 to climbing comps for a few days, the other two kids eat almost EVERY meal out, except for breakfast, which they probably eat at noon.

Ok, whew, apparently Ive got a raw nerve in there ...

Thinking of our Dingo sister today goodvibes.gif
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Here's what I want to know: why does the only night JG gets off from cooking have to be a restaurant night? And yes, yes, yes Plady, down to things being easier when Dh is gone b/c of losing the expectation/s and disappointment irked.gif Dh unpacked groceries yesterday (whoa), but to make room, he took several things out of the fridge that could/should have been moved to smaller containers and just left them on the counter ("no room"). Um, part of the job is doing the whole job a-hole (I didnt just say that)
yeahthat.gif! DH grills at least once a week, but I am in charge of sides even then. He is good about doing dishes though.

Waiting to hear from our sister as well.
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Um, part of the job is doing the whole job a-hole (I didnt just say that)

:rotflmao

:lol

 

OMG. I'm laughing my guts out. My dh and I generally split food stuff. But right now (and for the past academic year) he has WAAAY more work than a person should (see previous conversations about turning down work and fears that brings and then not having enough work). So, right now we're doing the mom-show. Which means we really don't eat the kinds of food he likes. More of what I like. FWIW:  paying cash for dining out turned me around. As in forking over green bills (vs. debit carding it).  Something to consider.  Especially when what it costs to eat out once for us is the cost of 1/3 to 1/2 of a week's groceries.

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yeahthat.gif! DH grills at least once a week ...

In my mind grilling does not equal cooking, but rather an excuse for dh to drink beer ...
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yeahthat.gifmischievous.gif

Here's what I want to know: why does the only night JG gets off from cooking have to be a restaurant night? And yes, yes, yes Plady, down to things being easier when Dh is gone b/c of losing the expectation/s and disappointment irked.gif Dh unpacked groceries yesterday (whoa), but to make room, he took several things out of the fridge that could/should have been moved to smaller containers and just left them on the counter ("no room"). Um, part of the job is doing the whole job a-hole (I didnt just say that)


Thinking of our Dingo sister today goodvibes.gif

Down with this idea. And I'm not backing down from the concept either (for my case that is. :irked)

 

Last update from our amazing, courageous, and incredibly grace-ful Dingo sister was that she was safe, the deed was related to the other party without much hoopla, and she was overwhelmed. I have not heard from her today.

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