Brrrrr….I go away to Mexico for a business trip and come home to freezing temperatures and snow. I was fine with the freezing temperatures. I am not so fine with the snow. It was beautiful watching it fall, but having to drive in it this morning was a very rude awakening. It doesn’t seem that long ago when we finally got rid of our snow from last winter. I know I am not alone in fervently hoping this is not a taste of things to come.
Connor attended his cross-country banquet on Thursday. He lettered again, something none of us were certain would happen given his performances this year. Needless to say, Jim and I are very proud of him. Connor’s girlfriend has also proved to be a blessing. For the first time in three years, he has all of his assignments turned in on time and in full. She is keeping him focused on his schoolwork when Jim and I have been miserably failing in recent years. I hope he finally learns some decent study habits out of all of this!
Yesterday, Jim, Connor, and Holly ran in a 5K sponsored by Jim’s company. It was Holly’s first 5K, and she did really well with a final time of around 32 minutes. Jim ran a new personal record at 22 minutes, and Connor came in second place in the entire event. I stood around and cheered them all. There are plans to run in another 5K on Thanksgiving morning. It can’t be much colder than it was yesterday, so it will be interesting to see how much they improve their times in two weeks. I suspect this is going to become a monthly event for the three of them. If I can get my weight down and off the statins, perhaps I can join them in spring.
I’ll admit, between work and the kids, the house, the dogs, and everything else going on these days, I am struggling in the book department. I still enjoy reading, but I find it very difficult to remain focused on the words of any books. Even traveling this week on five different flights, I couldn’t immerse myself in a book like I normally do. I don’t know if I need some time off or need to read better books. I’m hoping this passes soon as everything settles down in the colder months. In the meantime, if you notice no new reviews, it’s because I have not finished a book to be able to write a new review!
Speaking of reviews, I do have a couple to write and some paperwork to finish after piling up this week in my absence. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday. Stay warm and dry!
- Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy
- Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson
- True Fire by Gary Meehan
- Waistcoats & Weaponry by Gail Carriger
- The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
Sounds good about all the 5k events and your family. I can relate to the snow and cold blues. There’s a considerable amount here. Enjoy your turkey days ahead.
It just came too early this year, didn’t it? I’m not ready. It makes me want to boycott the holidays if the weather is not going to cooperate!
Congrats to your son lettering again in X country. And yay for girlfriends who can keep him on track!
I’ve been floundering a little with my reading the past few weeks and I really need to pick up the pace, only because I want to be done with these three books I have going. I also need to write a review or two but I am so distracted with holiday stuff lately. Thanksgiving, more so than Christmas. I am really trying to keep Christmas simple this year.
LOL! Thanks! Proud parents all around!
I feel pressure to read for the first time in ages, which I think is contributing to my overall unwillingness to read. I just need a break, I think, and some good, mindless books. It may even be time for a reread of something totally trashy and fun. That might be my Thanksgiving treat to myself…
We are getting our first snow this morning. I’m getting to enjoy it from the comfort of my living room because I’m home with a sick child. Glad I didn’t have to drive in it, because I am hearing the roads are wicked. I love snow until Christmas and then I’m over it quickly!
Congrats to your daughter on her first 5k! I keep telling myself I want to do that one day.
Book funks are so frustrating. I hope you get your reading groove back. Have a great week!
We got some snow Saturday night; I guess the roads were not great while it was falling. Today, they were merely wet. Thank goodness for tons and tons of salt, otherwise with the temperatures as low as they are, the cars would be skating on ice. I consider this weather post-Christmas weather anyway, so it makes me grumpy to pull out the heavy sweaters so early into the season. I hope it does not last!
Thanks! I am so proud of H. I love that they both love to run. I feel somewhat guilty that I hate to run and try not to do so because I feel that they should inspire me. Maybe, one of these days, we’ll run a race together as a family. Maybe.
Have a great week!