Things have been INSANE since we returned from vacation. I suppose that is always the case when you take a week off from life though.
What we've been up to the past two weeks:
LOTS of time in the office for me . . . thank goodness for my friend Leanne, who has babysat a ton for me so I can go in at semi-normal hours.
The weather has been FABULOUS and we have had picnics galore after school.
Garrett spent his first full day at school. He loved it so much that we decided to sign him up for 2 days of aftercare so he can do Karate there too. I'm looking forward to a little less insanity on Wednesdays and Thursdays. He's handwriting (really the only thing he's not excelling in at school) is improving rapidly. I couldn't be happier with the whole school situation.
Summer has been . . . Summer. As usual, a dramatic, crazy, silly girl. She's getting SO big, talking up a storm and doing so much more for herself. She loves her brother so much, and misses him while he is at school. She will only hold HIS hand when crossing the street or a parking lot. This results in a great deal of fuss when he isn't with us. We learned that she is terrified of the lawn mower-I tried to get her to mow with me and she hid in the garage, screaming her head off.
I've been cooking a lot during the week, stocking the freezer and the fridge so that we don't have to freak out about what's for dinner when I'm working.
Brad and I have essentially been ships passing in the night-between work, workouts, meetings, and volunteer commitments. It borderlines on insanity. The beginning of the month is always worse though. Tonight he is patrolling for the Columbus Day Regatta with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Next weekend he is probably going to be assisting another dive instructor. Next week I start a 2 day a week coaching commitment with Girls on the Run, which will make things even more chaotic.
I have two big goals to work toward in the running department--back in March I joined a 500 miles in 2010 challenge. I'm sitting at 320 and have 180 left to go in the next 12 weeks, which means I need to pick up my mileage. In addition, Allison and I are running "toward" each other and treating ourselves to a mommy's weekend when we get there. Its around 1480 miles between Pawtucket (or however in the heck you spell it!) and Homestead. So THAT is going to take a while. Both are definitely doable goals--I committed to running a 13.1 on Nov 13 with my friend Amanda, so there's that to train for as well. I got a new pair of running shoes upon our return from vacation, so there is no reason not to put on the miles. Running in cooler weather has been WONDERFUL!
All things considered though, I'll take the chaos and insanity. I like being this busy. I honestly have no idea what we would do with free time if we had it!