I had the best run today that I have had in months! A foot of snow fell last night but the plow had been through most of the streets so I went for it. It was only a tad below freezing, perfect running weather. I put on some good music and headed out into a winter wonderland - our town is popular in the summer because of the beaches and all of the quaint old cottages but I think it is prettiest in the winter. Fat snowflakes were still falling and all of those summer cottages looked so pretty in the snow, lots of people had their fireplaces/woodstoves burning so it smelled nice too.
I think I must be trying to run to fast usually. Because the road was slippery in places and there was a layer of snow beneath my feet all of the time, I couldn't go very fast. At first I was bummed to have to slow down, but I really enjoyed the run, 5km flew by. I think I will need new shoes soon, but it is going to have to wait until after Christmas. If they get too bad, I will just have to hope for more snow so I can ge a running/walking/xc-skiing mama instead!
sallyz - I thought of you in the heat as I ran through the snow this morning. Tried to send a few cool vibes your way!
2babybees - glad you are feeling better!
babybugmama - I thought of you as I ran today. Just looked at the time of your post and we were probably ruinning at the same time - I run by lots of wooded areas, but I don't have the courage to run them alone. Glad you got turned around right!
kate~emmasmom - I have no idea how they big so fast. The scary part is that they get bigger faster every year.
drjen - so have you opened it yet? Good for you for getting some exercise even when you are sleep deprived.
kerc - glad you are getting a break in another 10 days or so. How are your girls doing?
runningmommy - so did the urge to run strike yet?
geofizz - how are things going?
poppywise - I hope you meet some good people to run with. I haven't found that in my new town yet. I often like running solo, but it would be a fun way to make some new friends. I hope something works out for you!
ND - glad you got on the treadmill. Good for you! To answer your question, weekends are mixed with dh and his work. Today he was able to be with us all day, but often in the spring/sumemr/fall he has weddings on Saturdays and he is gone for several hours - plus the Friday night rehearsals. Sundays are busy for him and I have learned not to extend morning conversations much beyond "Good morning" and "I love you" before church
He is often out for those afternoons, doing visiting or counseliing with people. He takes Mondays off (unless there is a funeral) and is almost always home for supper, if not bedtime. during the week. I think the kids are affected by this more than when we were homeschooling - we always spent so much time together as a family and we made the most of dh's time at home. After the dramatics of the last few days, dd made a book about her happy family and was an angel most of the day. The kids like the idea of getting "stars" for getting to and through dinner without major meltdowns - they are working together, seeing how often they can get me to make dessert (the only motivator that really got them - so much for not giving them sugar for the first 3-4 years of their lives
) Hey, if it gets them working together instead of screaming at each other, I am willing. Besides, most of the desserts I make are pretty healthy.
pattiann - what a thoughtful gift from your dad.
saskiasnom - hope everyone in your house is feeling better soon.