Wednesday, August 19, 2009

nuttin much.....

Not much going on here... the summer is dwindling but going out with a bang of insanely humid heat.

We're spending a lot of time in the pool, and indoors with the AC. I remember when it was rainy, all I wanted was sun, now its toooo hot. Grass is always greener I guess.

On the news front, Miss Rowan and I will be starting her home schooling in a few weeks. I can't wait for fall, for cool weather, apples, the smell of leaves and northern New England autumn colors. Between school and Rowan starting Ballet class, I think the boredom we've experienced this summer will end.

What else? oh we have adopted a new pet. Miss Margaret. She is a white dove that wondered on over to our yard and decided to hang out with our Guinea hens. She's a sweet little bird but when we found her, she was starved and thin. We've done a great job of fattening her up.

A call to a local bird sanctuary revealed that she is most likely a dove released at a wedding. They are domesticated past the point of being able to survive in the wild and usually fly off and die. Think of that the next time you think releasing doves at a wedding is a good idea.

So for now she sings happily and beautifully in a lovely cage we hang out on the front porch...

on a sad note, our poor little hamster passed away this week. I have no idea what was wrong with her, but thankfully it occurred without a major incidence or to much heart break with Miss Rowan. The tears subsided as soon as i mentioned we'd get another one haha... ahh the fickle heart of a child.

Lastly, my running is still going strong! I am on week 7 which entails running 25 mins at a time. Next week is 28 mins, and the following is 30, a 5k :)

I am registered for a local 5k for September 5th and I can't wait!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Run Forest Run

I haven't talked about this much on here, because quite frankly I was worried about my ability to follow through and succeed.

But today I can safely say that I'm totally killing the couch to 5k training.

I started almost 6 weeks ago with short 60 second bursts of running, and today I ran 20 minutues/2 miles without stopping for any breathers.

To say I'm thrilled is beyond true.

6 years ago, before hubby, before baby, before huge weight gain, I used to run 6 miles 5 days a week. There were days I'd work 16 hour shifts and then I'd run the 5 miles home.

I was in the best shape of my life and I miss that body and that woman.

I'm refinding her now.

I signed up for my first 5k road run for September 5th.... I'm sooo excited, and quite frankly, really flippin proud of myself...... Tooot tooooot

(that'd be my horn)

Monday, August 3, 2009

I started a new blog!

This year I will be home schooling Little Miss Rowan.

I've created an entire curriculum with weekly lesson plans and will be posting them on this blog for anyone who wants to join us!

The year is geared towards 3/4 year olds :)

I think I missed my calling, I should've been an elementary school teacher.