Thursday, October 28, 2010

HIS Birthday

What an eventful morning! Sarcasm. I have had a cold of sorts for a few weeks, tested negative for strep, and have lost all motivation to move beyond my home.

But that won't keep me down for long. Today is Mr.'s birthday and we are going to party it up. He has become more giving with age. He used to think he was invincible and now realizes he is not. He takes things seriously. Whether it is playing, working, relaxing--he is focused. My gift to him is a bed liner for his truck. He has to arrange it all and get it taken care of (the best kind of gift). We might see how much he can handle at Red Lobster at all-you-can-eat shrimp night. I will count, he will eat.

I have been keeping a secret from my kids for a few months. They will be excited. Mimi will forgive me for making her throw away the last cupcake instead of letting her eat it. I am almost sure of that.

Friday, October 22, 2010

I didn't do the half marathon. 6 or 7 weeks ago, I decided I could go faster and ended up hurting my leg and back. I had built up to 11 miles and was sure I could beat 2 hrs. But, alas, it wasn't meant to be. I ran for the 2nd time the other day and was only able to go 2.5 miles. It is disappointing, but I know I can build back my endurance and speed in time. There is always next year.

Mimi has discovered a book series called "Warriors." She will not stop reading them. The warriors are cats. That's all I know about it. She is a great reader.

Lulu is singing more and more and loves playing outside.

Mr. went to Korea for a week. He brought back some dolls for Mimi. That is his tradition when he goes on trips. It's really cute and makes her so happy.

We are loving the beautiful weather and have been playing outside as much as possible.