Been a Busy Few Days!!!

My dad has been here for a couple of days now, and life is good.  So far every day has been a  school/work day, so it wasn’t like we could all stay home and visit.  Dad stayed in bed…though I secretly think he was awake, but not interested in the chaos of getting 5 people up and ready and out the door by 8am.

So what’s been going on since my last post on Sunday…..hmmm….

Monday was a fairly busy day.  I only had one meeting, which was nice.  I took Dad out for Mexican for lunch before heading back to work.  I went for a run in the early evening (about 530).  Scheduled run was 3 miles.  It felt very good, the weather was nice (low 80’s and sunny), and I felt very well hydrated and fueled.  D took the kids to their butt kicking class (after letting A drive around the high school parking lot for a bit), and I made dinner – red beans and rice.  Everyone seemed happy with it!

Tuesday was M’s 13th birthday!  He has school, but D and my dad picked him up and took him to Hooters for lunch!  I thought it was kinda funny.  M didn’t seem phased at all, but I guess my Dad was enjoying the show (so I hear anyway)…Then M played hooky the rest of the day, mainly playing cribbage with my dad all afternoon.  I had a few meetings, but did manage to get to the gym for my Fitlinxx strength training workout.  I felt very good about that – can’t miss a workout – but certainly cannot miss being with my son on his bday either.  Dad, M, and I went in the Bug to pick A up from school, so that was nice too. 
The birthday person always gets to pick the meal, and M picked spaghetti with meatballs, biscuits, salad…and cake of course.  We also always make homemade bday cakes.  A did a great job decorating it.  Of course, she’s the artsy one, so it was bound to look good!

Before dinner, we all played some blackjack at the dining room table.  At one point I had $800, but quickly lost it all.  I think D ended up winning the big money before it had to be put away for dinner.  After dinner, was cake and presents.  Then we mostly just sat around the dining room table and talked.  At some point, I realized that everyone else but Dad and me had gone off to bed…so off we went too.

I’m off for the next few days…woo hoo!  Looking forward to some relaxing time at home.  I do have a 6 miler scheduled for today, so there may be yet another blog from me later on!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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