Collapse is what I seem to do every evening this week after I get Jasper to bed around 800, and then venture out into the Jasper fall out that lurks in the rest of the house. I don’t mean collapse in a negative sense, I’m just tired and ready to RELAX! And, call me OCD, but I cannot relax unless I have cleaned up all the Jasper fall out.
Overall, we’ve done pretty good by ourselves, minus a giant hiccup of me getting sick. Jasper was sick last week, and so I knew it was only a matter of time. In a strange way it was a relief when I got it, because now I at least knew it was on it’s way to being over and done with, and I could check the box for at least one of us getting sick when Mike is out of town. I am fine now, and very slowly regaining my appetite, which really just means I probably am eating an appropriate amount at this point and not enough for a family of four like I normally eat.
As a result of two back to back illness session…Jasp’s then mine, he’s watched more DVDs than normal (and more than I would like, but what else do you do when you have a fever of 101 and a toddler?). Which means I have seen Cars everyday since Mike has been gone. I had a dream last night I visited Radiator Springs, so obviously we need an intervention. Jasp is totally obsessed with the movie. Luckily I think it’s fantastic, but I wouldn’t mind if he switched it up. I bought him Fantastic Mr. Fox, but he’s not sold on it yet.
And on the running front, I am getting my loops in with the baby monitor. 7 miles worth today, which is about 36 or so loops. But it’s all just running…I wouldn’t call it training. I can’t will myself to do much more than get in a nice run…and it is kinda nice listening to good podcast, seeing the stars very clearly since we do not have streetlights, and not getting spooked by anything since I barely leave my porch the entire run.
Some good things happened this week too. In no particular order: got word I am on the Austin marathon pace team again, yay!, got my official mail confirmation I am in the 2012 Boston marathon, our Dyson vacuum arrived….it’s incredible, how did I live without it?, the Owl got 2 new pairs of shoes since he went up an entire size in a couple months, I got my driver’s license renewed…not fun with a 2.5 hour wait, but a major hell task off my to do list, which always feels good.
And, lastly the Owl and I have done lots of fun things together, not just watch Cars. Here’s pics from our pumpkin patch trip……
Coming up: half marathon!, the return of Mike, pumpkin lattes….I didn’t manage many since my GI flu bout…I need to make up for it this weekend.