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The Sunday Salon

Good morning, my lovely readers and friends! We are enjoying a few days of respite from the seemingly unending rain. Our fingers are crossed that the promised increased temperatures do actually happen this week as well. While we are grateful that it is no longer arctic temperatures and snowing, below-average temps and non-stop rain do get old after a while.

Yesterday, the entire family took advantage of the clear sky and strange orange ball of warmth in the sky to run a 5K. Jim’s company was the primary sponsor of this first-ever 5K in Beloit. Connor and Jim ran the course, naturally, while Holly and I did a run/walk. It was my first 5K in over five years, so I am taking the fact that I finished and wasn’t the slowest walker/runner as a major victory. It showed me just how much work I have left to do before I am able to run in that 10K in July.

Everything else is in a holding pattern as we wait for the year-end rush of activities. Connor has some major projects to finish in Science, just as marching band practices start up again. Holly is in the last few weeks of prep for her dance recitals in June. Jim starts traveling again in a few weeks, while I am the keeper of the schedule, the chauffeur of children, and the glue that holds it all together.

Being the glue in the family takes a lot of energy. I feel the need for a nap. Have a great Sunday and an even better week!

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