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!
- After the End by Amy Plum
- Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
- The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene
- The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh
- Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike
- The Taking by Kimberly Derting
- The Treatment by Suzanne Young
- Vintage by Susan Gloss
My kid had a big project due in science too but the play he was in got in the way a little, since he waited until the last minute to do it! It did get done though, but man, talk about cutting it close.
This has been C’s problem all year long. He waits until the last minute to get these mega-projects done. He hasn’t been very successful in this endeavor, so we are all waiting to see if he can finally make the deadlines for all of them.
Congrats on finishing the 5k! That’s a great accomplishment.
I’m curious – are you in Ohio? Your mention of a week of rain is exactly what we’re experiencing and I’m SO OVER IT. I need some sunshine and to be able to open the windows!
Hope you have a great week!
Thanks, Brandie! I am not in Ohio. I’m actually in southwestern Wisconsin, about 30 minutes north of the Illinois border. I used to be in Ohio; we moved from Cincinnati to our current location in 2012.
Have a good one!