Well, I have a bunch of pictures that I haven’t shared with you yet from the last few days but the problem is that I don’t really remember the exact sequence of everything. Short story even shorter, my post will probably be all over the place (but that is normal).
Most importantly, we were beyond excited to have Knox home after almost a week apart!
One morning I took Brooke to school and then we started to take a picture (because it is normal to take a daily selfie together before jumping out of the car). Turns out she wasn’t interested in sharing the photo frame with anybody else. At least my chin and left cheek made a little appearance.
I came home and watched This is Us while walking and added in some hill walking during every commercial break. This week’s episode of This is Us made me cry but that isn’t saying much because I also cried over a song I heard on the radio the other day.
One night I found Brooke asleep like this. We bought her and Knox these little dog sleeping bags for Christmas and she hasn’t wanted to sleep on her bed since (we usually just move her up once she falls asleep). I was happy to see that she shared her blanket with Beretta.
Not my best thinking moment… I was carrying a bunch of stuff in from the car and decided to put my water bottle (that has a hole on the top) in my diaper bag and get it out as soon as I set everything down. Well, I forgot about the water bottle until I was thirsty ten minutes after coming inside and found that my bag had tipped over and the water bottle had emptied everything (minus the ice cubes) into the bag. I shouldn’t have nice things.
Skye is learning all about Care of Adults with Complex Illness with Andrew (one of the courses he is studying). PS this scene just makes me so happy.
I think I figured out finally the best way to get these two to do chores without any tears not that those happen every time but I’ve wanted to figure out a way to make it more of an enjoyable experience for everyone. I turned on the Greatest Showman soundtrack loud, turned the timer to 15 minutes and told the kids we were going to see how much we could get done in that time and turned it into more of a game. Success. They were running around trying to get everything cleaned while singing to the music. Let’s just see if this happens again.
Studies have proven that it is 92% harder to get up and be productive when a baby is cuddled up on you and looking so peaceful.
Exhibit B… Andrew left for his run (he is doing the Lululemon/Strava challenge and only needs about 7 more miles to hit the 80km mark!!) and the two of us just stayed on the couch.
Just another staring contest.
I went to Target by myself and it felt so weird to be alone there, ha. I spent a little bit too long looking at everything (especially the baby stuff and Vday candy) and it felt so good.
The best mix possible:
CHIP GAINES (from Fixer Upper) is training for a marathon! I saw this entry on Joanna’s blog about it and it made me very excited. It is going to be fun to follow along with his training. I like his method so far of adding an extra .2 to each run:) You gotta start somewhere (I’m right there with you Chip starting next Friday! I’ll be starting to run again)!
Let’s catch up on food over the last two days with the highlights… breakfast is always a yogurt and oatmeal. For lunch I’ve really been feeling like eggs/breakfast foods so 2 out of 3 meals a day have been breakfasty. I’ve also had a lot of cereal for snacks lately so as you can tell, all I need in life are breakfast type foods.
For dinner one night we had zoodles (this is what we use to make zoodles) with turkey and a salad on the side (followed by brownies in which I mixed in Andes mint pieces in… turns out that was a brilliant idea ((fyi mixing in rolos is an even better idea)).
And for another dinner we made this pineapple chicken again because it is so delicious.
Grilling in the winter with short sleeves on:) PS do you ever run with a headlamp? I used to in the early mornings and it made it so nice but also it made me so dizzy at times.
One day I took the big kids to get a hot chocolate (because that is the normal seasonal thing to do) and they wanted SLURPEES INSTEAD!?! I was confused but maybe the lei that Brooke insisted on wearing made them think it was summer and a good idea to get a frozen treat instead.
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Maybe everyone is snowed in because I’ve missed getting a few of these each week!
Abigail!!! “In 2015 I started running. In 2016 I ran my first 5k. In 2016 I ran my first 10k up a mountain, then the day after ran my second 10k round the lake below the mountain. In 2017 I ran my first half marathon in a country I’d never visited. In 2018 I’m going to run 200km in the northern hemisphere and southern Hemisphere combined over 40 days. Why the heck not!?!?” You can check out her fundraiser HERE!
What are your Friday night plans?
What were/are your favorite classes in school? Or favorite subjects?
Do you remember your first run? How far did you go? How old were you? Do you remember how you felt?
How often do you run in the dark? Do you use a headlamp ever?