I think of things to blog about at the most random times, but then by the time I actually sit down to write the thought is gone forever. Maybe it’s time for a good old train of thought, random blog post.
The in-laws came for a visit this weekend, and we had a good time. The weather was absolutely beautiful on Friday, so they spent hours at the park with the boys while I went grocery shopping all alone. Grocery shopping alone is almost as exciting and wonderful as date night! I browsed up and down each and every aisle. Loved it. Saturday my mother-in-law and I hit some garage sales and found a few things for the boys, and a really nice, used-only-once waffle iron for her. I was really looking for a bike for Logan, but no such luck. Connor had a soccer game on Saturday, also. It was a proud moment for all of us-he only cried on the sideline for a few minutes, stayed near the pack of kids as long as he was holding daddy’s hand, and actually kicked the ball 3 times! We are halfway through the season and he has finally made contact with the ball in a game. He was SO excited about it, and we were all so proud!
This morning I woke up at 5:40 to squeeze in a 5 mile run before driving back north with my in-laws. I opened the door, let in another lizard (which has since disappeared…looking for my bed of course…), and heard the pitter-patter of rain. I stood outside for a few minutes debating how die-hard I would be about running. The pitter-patter turned into a down pour and I went back inside. Running in the dark, all alone, in the pouring rain while trying to get over a little cold…probably not a good idea. I have now missed my long runs for the past 2 weeks. No more. I’m hitting it hard this week. I will not even entertain the thought of giving up. In fact, I have actually missed my long runs. I just feel like I really accomplished something at the end of every long run. And the short runs are just plain enjoyable, especailly with the weather cooling off some.
(Um, this is a really long, rambly, quasi-boring post…and I won’t even have any pics to share because I don’t have my computer with me.)
So I headed back up with the in-laws to go to RyAnn’s baby shower. The shower was fun, and then I got to spend some time with Ry. We had some excitement involving a really slick driveway…I bet she will blog about it, but let’s just say I was ready to call an ambulance and/or delivery baby Braxton right there in the driveway! RyAnn has a way of keeping life really interesting. 🙂
So now, here I sit at my parents house sans children. It’s very peaceful and quiet. Almost boring. I will be happy to see their smiling faces tomorrow. Connor has been (knock on wood…) much better lately. I like my kid again! I had a revelation the other day. Actually, I think it’s been coming slowly for awhile. This revelation will make me a better parent and person. I’m too tired tonight, but soon I will share my lightbulb moment and the things I have learned about my son and myself in the past few weeks.
And on that note, I will end this blog post. I know my blogging will pick up again soon. It’s like ebb and flow, except I forget which one means what, just like I sometimes confuse sowing and reaping. And left and right. Just like how I was 22 years old before I realized that preface was pronounced prefus, not pre face.
Yup, I’m a dork. And proud of it.