Monday, September 10, 2012

I Miss Summer

It's the second week of school, and I'm still homesick for summer. I miss our days at the yurt where the pace is slower and casual, where you can wake up with the sun and feel inner calm. If there's one thing I detest about the school year, it's that school starts so early in the day. From the second you wake up, there's rushing through breakfast, rushing through getting dressed, rushing out the door in a race to beat the school bell. Not my favorite. Not what I want for my kids. Argh.

At the yurt, there's sleeping in.

There's basketball while you're waiting for breakfast.

There's time for goofing around during breakfast.

There's poker in your pajamas.

Dishes are washed by hand, outside, and left to dry in the sun.

There's plenty of work to be done.



And when you need a break, you go down to the beach and find some friends. 034

Friday, September 07, 2012



Hey! So now that the kids are in school I finally have some time on my hands to devote to getting this old bod back in shape. I'm doing the Couch to 5K training program. This is the one I'm using. The thing I love about it is that it doesn't focus on distance. It's all time based. My day one workout was "walk for 5 minutes, run for 2 minutes, walk for 5 minutes." Not too daunting, right?--even for someone like me who has allowed herself to get out of shape for the last 5 years. Even though I had some energy left after that workout, I said to myself, "Self, that is all the program called for, so that is all you need to do." Day two said to relax. So even though I felt like working out, I chose not to, because the program forbids it. See? I love this program. So anyway, I'm now on day four, and the program said that I'm to relax, so I did. I went shopping and got myself some gear, because, what's the point of running if you can't look cute doing it, right? Of course none of these clothes match my running shoes, so I had order some that match.

Another runnerly thing I did was to buy some black nail polish. I understand women runners like to camouflage beaten-up post-race toes by making all of them look bruised.

I'm such a poser/poseur.


Look at my fake bruised toes cute dog!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

zoot zoot!!


Sharing a picture my middle son took of us last Sunday.

Sending zooties to you all!

If you have ten minutes to spare, watch this video clip of Amanda Gore. I'm not sure why she's wearing the funny headband, but she has some pretty amazing things to say on how to let people know you love them.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Bye bye summer

My kids are off on their first day of school, and here I am feeling all sad going through our summer pictures. I miss 'em. sniff sniff. Some of us grownups (okay, me) just aren't cut out for sending our kids off to school all day.
Dumping some pictures from our trip a couple weeks to San Diego. Little guy cried all the way home because he wasn't ready for vacation to end. I wasn't either.
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The view from our hotel room.

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Oh San Diego, you sunshiney place, you. You were fantastic!!!