Thursday, March 8, 2012

Three Things Thursday

I started a Wednesday Whine post yesterday but it was SO whiny that I had to stop! I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired and having sick and tired kids that I was ready to scream yesterday! I have been house bound since Saturday afternoon. The only time I've left is for doctor's appointments, drop off/pick up for the not sick kids and to buy necessities. Today I am feeling much better! The world is new, we are all nearly well and all the girls are going to school and I'm going to get a long(ish) run in this morning.

1. My big girl is gone for 2 nights/3 days on a school trip. We've known about this for months and I'm so excited for her, but it is still so very weird to have her gone! We are a blended family so I am used to her being gone for a few nights, BUT I always talk to her at night, last night is the first night EVER that I've gone without talking to her, that's weird. I know she's having an amazing time, doing things she wouldn't otherwise be able to do - snorkeling, kayaking, dissecting squid, going on a stargazing hike tonight. I wish I had been picked as a chaperone, but I've got 2 more chances (maybe 3) to go when the little girls get bigger.

2. I've run once since last Tuesday, I'm not really very happy with that, but with being sick I just haven't done it. I ran on Tuesday this week, I only did 2.5 miles to see how I felt and I felt pretty good. As soon as the garage door people get here to fix the broken garage door (what else would they be fixing?) and get done I'm going to hop on the treadmill and do 5-6 miles depending on how I feel. After school buggy and I will run a mile and a quarter to pick up mini me. I'm a bit nervous about my half on the 24th since I haven't done much training, but I guess that I know I can do it so I'll just go out and go as fast as I can and hope I can best my time from January.

3. Random picture drop time, I've taken a few pictures over the past few days to share, so here they are in no particular order -

Mini Me with the Big Girl's science fair project

Bow piggies for Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Cute girl, pre-pneumonia

For Carrie, this is fruit seasoning (it is amazing!!)

Playing sick at mom's doctor's appt

Math whiz

She did these all by herself (she's in kindy so I'm impressed)

That's all I've got going on, I'm going to now relax with my cup of coffee and catch up on dvr'ed shows until they get here to fix my garage door. 


  1. Whoa, where is your daughter at?! SNORKELING? I want to go on this trip!

    1. She's at Catalina Island Marine Institute. It is such a cool opportunity.

  2. Ugh I'm glad you are all on the mend and feeling better! Enjoy every second of your run!!! What a smarty pants you have!!!

  3. Glad you are feeling better. I hope your run is energetic! Enjoy catching up on your shows:)

  4. I'm so glad you are all starting to feel better! It's hard to see the little ones grow up! I hope she enjoys her field trip though!!! Your little one is so adorable, and so smart! :)

  5. Hope the sicknesses leave your house! I hate having sick kids and being couped up in the house.

    1 - Your big girls adventure sounds like fun!
    2 - Its important to take care of your body. Try not to stress too much about not running. - I hate waiting for a run on the treadmill simply because there are people in my house doing stuff. One time I just ran through the plumber guy fixing the toilet.
    3 - What does that fruit seasoning taste like? - AND Is that her writing? If so Im impressed! Much better than mine ;)

    1. 1. It is amazing, I can't wait to hear all about it! 2. I hate waiting too, it sucks that they had to be here. I listened to my body and I felt great!! 3. Fruit seasoning is YUMMY! It's got lime, chili and salt. If you can't find any and you want to try it let me know and I'll send you some. The questions are my writing, the answers are hers.

  6. Thank you for sharing the fruit seasoning! I'm going to be on the lookout for it.

    Glad you are feeling better.

  7. Thanks again for the awesome chick band! I posted about it today. :-)

  8. Your daughter is a math whiz! I'm impressed! :)

  9. My oldest did the Catalina Marine Institute thing last year in 6th grade...he LOVED it!!!!

    Your kids are gorgeous.

    Hope you're back feeling good again soon :)