Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Mumbles

... VERY little was done this weekend. And it was beautiful. 
We spent hours in bed, tv, naps, snuggles, and chocolate cake it was divine. 

... Sunday I was on the receiving end of mega-flakiness. From a person who accuses ME of being flaky (WHICH I AM NOT) but... guess who did it this time? I shouldn't be upset. But I'm going to tuck that in my back pocket. This isn't the first issue I've been dealing with these days from this person - but sweet mercy, I'm getting pushed to the edge! 

... I went dress shopping for my cousins wedding yesterday. Successful? I'm not sure. 
So then I went dress shopping for my girls? SUCCESSFUL. So much easier shopping for little people. 

... I bought new shoes a week and a half ago. Runners. $169 runners. I love them. But I'm scared to wear them. For fear of wanting to return them. BECAUSE THEY WERE SO DAMN EXPENSIVE. But I was fitted for these shoes. To fit my running needs. 
And I am scared to wear them. 
Someone tell me this is insane! 

... It's Monday. 

... Hope you all have a great week!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Kid-less in Vancouver!

The manfriend and I.

This weekend the manfriend and I have a very unique opportunity. 
It's called... 


The kids father and his girlfriend are coming into town for the night - whisking the kids away - and I will sit here on my couch wondering what the heck to do with myself. 

At first we though, hm, maybe we should go somewhere?

But then we thought - no bed is as comfortable as ones own. 
Why would you risk that WHOLE TON OF UNINTERRUPTED SLEEP just to go away?

Yes. As you can tell this has more to do with silence and as little activity as possible. 

I think we will go out for dinner. 
Somewhere that minors aren't allowed. 
And then come back home to an evening of silence. 

Not having to worry about bedtimes, teeth brushing, snack-begging shenanigans. 

This is a trial run for Christmas-time because I have no clue what we are going to do with almost 3 weeks of NO KIDS. 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Finish Line

I haven't talked much about "THE RACE". 
It was a great experience to say the least. 
The atomosphere. 
The excitement. 
The weather. 
It was all perfect. 

I hadn't trained for about two and a half weeks before the race due to that freaking knee injury - so the place was to go into this walk/running and having a great time. 

I ran with two of my cousins - who are in great shape and could run an 8k in their sleep... but they stuck with me, walked when I needed to walk and pushed me when I said I was going to crawl across the finish line. 

(My cousin had so much energy that she was "prancercizing" across the finish line. My fingers pracercized but the rest of me... just barely made it. 

Here is the finishing sequence of pictures that my awesome photographer cousin took. 

I am a sucker for punishment and I will definitely be doing it again!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Don't You Hate When...

That's a super sad face up there. 

Don't You Hate When...

... you get stuck in a parenting conundrum and you don't know the answer to said conundrum and you're so stressed that the answer to your question will either EFF YOUR CHILDREN UP FOR LIFE, or could be a good thing?? That's where I'm at with my kids right now. Two out of three of them want to quit the sports they are doing. And I don't know what to do. 
Force them to partake?
 I really don't want to be that parent. 
Sigh. They need to make a manual for this parenting crap.

... when all at once everything starts breaking down. My computer is FALLING APART (literally... by the hinge), holes in my clothes, vacuum is shittin' the bed,... I would like someone to figure out where the magical money for all this is supposed to come from?? 

... You take your dog to a kennel for two nights and they regress back to their 5 month old puppy self and decide that the kitchen floor is a good place to pee?? Thankfully that situation rectified itself, but seriously!!! I think she was super-duper pissed at me for leaving her in a strange place. 
Showed me, didn't it!? just REALLY don't feel like cooking? But somehow you're going to HAVE to get food in your families bellies... they are counting on you. 
I've been in a cooking funk and need help getting out of that too. 
Or perhaps when I get that magical money of mine I shall hire a chef.
(And a cleaner, and a personal trainer, and a chauffeur)

What do you hate?
Share in the negativity!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday Mumbles

You bet your booty I am back blogging. 
Can't keep me away for that long. 

-- It has taken me three weeks to adjust to full-time working business - but I am LOVING the new job and LOVING the new adventure that I am on. I think I have finally found my niche and I believe that there are some really cool adventures to come. I'm in a place where the opportunities are endless and I am working with some very cool people who are recognizing my passion. That has never happened - and wow is it ever fulfilling. 

-- It's almost the end of October. HOW. THE. HELL. DID. THAT. HAPPEN??? 
Kids are all prepped for Halloween (this is the earliest that this has EVER happened! Go me.) And I have even been thinking about Christmas shopping! (I know. Shut my mouth already!) 

--I've been searching for another race to do! Yup. I am addicted. 
I'm thinking I will train through the winter and then run a spring race though (it's getting too cold to run a race at 7 a.m.!) AND next October - my goal is to run the half marathon. EEK!

-- Speaking of running. I think my knee is fully recovered. So now I just have to figure out where I'm going to squeeze training in. I LOVE MY SLEEP WAY TOO MUCH. But I think that's what's going to have to be interrupted first. 

As you can see - life isn't all that exciting. 
But I'm here. 
And alive. 
And I just have to figure out how to get some blog READING into the mix and I will be good to go!! 
Hope all is well my blogging friends!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I REFUSE to go Missing in Action again!

I've started a new position. 
An AWESOME one at that. 
But it is making it hard to get on the blog. 

I'm going to catch up this weekend! And I will get back into the swing of things. 

Hope all is well in your guys' lands!