Noel and I ran our first (and likely last) ultra marathon this last Saturday. It was kind of a big deal for us and I’ve also gotten a few questions about it, so I’m going to give the race it’s own post and address a few things.
May was packed to the gills with just about everything you could imagine. Parents with kids older than mine used to tell me, “May is such a crazy month when you have school-aged kids.” Turns out they were right.
April was a jam-packed, roller coaster of a month. Here are the highlights.
A few months ago, we were stuck inside on a snowy day. SAD was hitting us hard so we were trying to come up with spring break ideas to make us feel more hopeful about life. The winter blues had us hard though, because even as we tried to dream everything seemed impossible, too far away, or not warm enough to get us excited. Morale wasn’t great. Noel’s cousin-in-law works for Marriott and can sometimes get us discounted rooms. On…
March started with a clog in the kitchen sink drain pipes. We snaked the drain and it was still clogged. We snaked it again and tried our best to be really thorough. Then, we decided to say a prayer that the snaking worked. I’m thinking we need to do this with all future plumbing projects (which are always heinous) because when we put everything back together the water flowed freely.
One of the things I like about blogging at this stage of my life is the reflection. Our life is pretty fast paced and one day often blends into the next, so it’s really beneficial to me to look back and really appreciate how much we’ve accomplished, grown, lived up life, and even struggled. It’s probably not as meaningful for you dear reader, but if you’re here hopefully you can find some sort of enjoyment out of my February recap.
The first eight days of January, the kids were still on Winter Break. We tried to do one fun thing every day whether that was swimming after I was done teaching a class or making a trip to the library. We had some cold days over the break and people were getting a little stir-crazy so we did a bunch of relay races in the basement to burn off energy. We called it “indoor field day.”
We’re only two weeks into January, but December already feels so far away. I’ll admit, December was a bit wearisome for me. There was a lot going on, and most of it was honestly great, but the sum total of it wore me out. The month started off with the Grove Gallery at the Elementary school. Cooper choose to enter his Jedi Starfighter pointillism piece. Ellen also entered a pointillism piece, hers of a mountain landscape. The Grove Gallery is…
Here we are almost at the end of December and I’m doing my November recap. I feel like every year when Thanksgiving rolls around life goes into hyperdrive and doesn’t slow down until we hit Christmas. We’re finally to the part of December when the social engagements have petered out and we’re left alone to recover spend time with our families and do things like reflect on how we got here.
In October we: Got flu shots. Ellen put on a cat fashion show. (It gives a whole different meaning to the cat walk 😉 ) Cooper designed lightsabers. I volunteered to take over the school garden and am currently “in training.” I’ve gotten myself so involved with all things health related at the school that the PTA made up a position for me and I now can impressively tell people I’m the “Officer of Wellness.” (For the record, I never…