Hey everyone!! As you all know, Janae is in California getting some sun, and it is just the littles (Skye and Beck), and I am manning the fort, and I am writing a post for you all!
Yesterday we dropped Janae and Brooke off at the airport, and then we went to my parents to help them with their latest project, finishing their basement….
I had all these grandiose plans to write a behind-the-scenes post about all the races/training/traveling with some good outtake photos, but it’s been a wild day. I promise one of these days I’ll get some good content out there for you all to enjoy!!! I just wanted to share what a day without the Hungry Runner Girl looks like, all the good I undo when I’m soloing it at home with the kiddos, and a quick update for school.
This is how the day started:
After a full week of work, trying to figure out how to frame a basement with my dad the day before, I knew I was in trouble. So here is where I introduce my unofficial sponsor:
I know, I know, I know… Red Bull is so bad for me, but I love it, and I’m not changing. This is my absolute FAVORITE flavor. On the back of the can is says this: “The Wings of Red Bull. Red Bull is appreciated worldwide by top athletes, busy professionals, college students and travelers on long journeys.” I think they need to put in wiped-out parents in there, do you?
I took Beck and Skye to the local aquarium. They both love animals and sea creatures, so it was fun to see them scream and see every little animal in that place. I didn’t plan well, I think half of Utah was there too.
We might have gone to two different Home Depots looking for more AWESOME Halloween decorations. I can’t believe they already have Christmas out!!!
Janae doesn’t leave much, but when she does, I tend to forget some things, undo some good, and secretly influence the kids.
Janae doesn’t love something dear to my heart. This should also be one of my unofficial sponsers, do you know what this is?:
For those who don’t know… It is In-n-out. I grew up on it, and I absolutely LOVE IT. Janae doesn’t and it is a stressor to our marriage, but we all can’t be perfect, right? Our kids are starting to like it more and more. So here is some more of that goodness:
I forget how hard it is to do the girls hair. I grew up with basically all brothers; my only sister is ten years older than me, so we didn’t cross paths much growing up. Janae is so bomb at doing hair that I usually, almost always, default to her abilities. I need to Youtube more styles tomorrow.
All right, let’s jump to a school update. For those who are new or might not
know, I am currently an ICU nurse and going to school to become a Nurse
Practitioner. I do not like school, not because I don’t want to learn; rather,
it is difficult for me to sit still or do what I’m told. To paint a better
picture for you, we had to go to back-to-school night for our kids a few weeks
ago. Our kids and we were so excited to meet their new teachers. One of our
kid’s teachers had us come in and sit at desks as she went over expectations,
curriculum, you know, all the stuff you need to know at the beginning of the
year. I don’t think we were 15 minutes into it when I felt Janae put her hand
on my leg-I guess I was shaking and fidgeting like a kid at school the day
after Halloween. I know I have a problem – I used to work alongside a bunch of
therapists that would always tell me my ADD was showing.
Anyways… I got distracted. I am a year and a half into my program. I
really like what I am learning, and to be honest, it is VERY daunting that
after this program, I will transition into a medical provider. I have no idea
what kind of Nurse Practitioner I want to be, so those who are in the field
reading this, let me know what you do and if you like it! I have about a year
and a half left to go.
Anyways I hope a few of you read my novel. I hope you are all having a
QUESTIONS for the comments:
To my Nurse Practitioners out there, what do you do, and do you love it?
What are you looking forward to most this weekend?