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Friday, September 20, 2013

Our Lives Lately

This past week has been about as normal as they come up here. For Dave that means working in the office, the woods, and one day out of town with his dad on business. For Eddie that means preschool and then daycare after whining at wake-up time about how tired he is.  For me that means working in the office two days, taking a day to be at home to do laundry, prepare meals, and work on personal stuff like my mom's upcoming memorial reception, and then (trying to) work(ing) on my data for the dissertation.  A three week break from it to deal with my mom's passing has led to an almost complete brain fart when it comes to my spreadsheets.  I've got it mostly figured out again, though.

I'm still doing yoga W-Th-F mornings after dropping Eddie off at preschool.  Everyone is very nice and welcoming and no matter how rattled I am when I arrive, I always leave calm. It's amazing what some focused Mama Time can do for a gal.
Look at that picture and the darling little hand! His class is learning about families this week.
I finally told his teacher how to spell his name properly...even though it is written on everything I send with him. 
Dave and I have gone running at the airport or on the treadmill nearly every other day for the last two weeks--we're "training" to not-completely-suck at an upcoming 5k.  Actually, my only goal is to be able to run the whole thing without stopping.  My pace might be walking speed toward the end, though.  I've noticed that my lower back has a dull ache after running so I think I'll change over to more biking after the race and only run once in a while to see if that helps.  I want to get fit but not ruin my back.  But I also like the idea of participating in charitable 5k races every couple of months as a fun thing to do with my family.

The house is nearly free of construction workers...for this year.  Out of the 47-ish windows in the house, all but 10 have been replaced and most of the siding is finally up to seaside standards.  The rest of the work will have to wait until 2014-2015 due to impending rainy weather and money.  Always money.  So while the outside of the house is looking dandy, the inside still has a looooooooooong way to go before most of the rooms are habitable.  I'll buy some carpet tiles next week when I go "to town" (Santa Rosa) with John fnext week and hopefully Dave can install them lickety split.  It'll be SO NICE to sleep in a bedroom rather than an office/storage area which lacks a dresser or room to walk.  
One of the downstairs bedrooms is almost ready for texturing and painting.  John hired someone to do this for us, thank GAWD. 
We've morphed into one of those couples who watch Netflix independently on our own laptops each night before falling asleep.  Taters loves it because he gets to wedge himself between us.  Why not watch a show together in the living room?  Maybe we would if we had a living room that wasn't full of stoves, boxes, bunk beds, and construction shrapnel.  But I don't have any interest in Dave's captioned anime cartoons...but he does slide over to watch my latest show, Weeds, sometimes.
So to conclude this post: life's chugging along the way it should.  We may have things to be sad about, but we also have lots to look forward to and PLENTY of work to keep us busy in the meantime.

2 comments:

Leah Roy said...

Make sure you are stretching plenty after running! I would suggest a foam roller to help roll out calves and your IT band. My back and knees were always the tightest when I didn't stretch well enough. I'm sure the impact has some adjusting to get used to, biking vs running is a lot different in regards to pounding.

Also, I love that you are doing yoga regularly! I would love to do that some day...some day being the key word :)

Ms. said...

lol ya I watch netflix (hell on wheels) while Kalon reads a math book before bed. It is kind of my favorite.
Maybe new shoes? My back used to hurt so much more when I was using my old beater shoes to 'run' in.
I can't wait to see more pictures of your house! You inspire me to get up and keep going on gettin stuff done