Monday, November 29, 2010

Still Alive

Yes, I am still alive and Peanut Butter also survived the week of deer hunting. It was a very long week of having J gone. I did catch the new Harry Potter movie, it was good, but I think I was so worried about where they were going to end it I didn't just watch and enjoy. I may have to see it again. PB and I also saw Megamind. It was ok. Good story, but it wasn't the best movie. PB is gearing up for Tangled one of these days. I also switched The Boy's room with PB's room and repainted both. The Boy's original room was disgusting. There must have been and inch of dust everywhere and a bagillion candy wrappers under the bed since that is an easier place to put them rather than the garbage can. I also realized that we do not need anymore stuffed animals. This is the crazy amount we had.
I narrowed it down to one basket, but then filled another with all of PB's babies. 

PB has been doing really well in school. She is so proud of the things she is learning. She is showing us how she writes her name and practices and practices. She cuts all the paper she can get her hands on with scissors so our living room floor looks like a confetti pile. She is getting very attentive with her coloring, stating, "I no scribble, see!" It takes her a long time to color this way and I don't think she is finishing some projects at school because she is so worried about coloring "nice." Here she is practicing some of her letters with Nana.

I was honored to be mentioned in Nicole's post on Mom's Sippy Cup the other day. It was a great post on deciding to put your mind to doing something and just doing it. I really miss Nicole blogging so it was great to read her in blog form again. I hope it gets her to start one again. It also got me thinking what I need to do now. I really would like to finish my degree at some point in my life. I don't know if I will ever use it for anything, but just to say I have one would be sweet. I am starting to look at some options. I am also lining up another race to run. I'd like to do this New Year's Day race, but it is 5 miles. I know, I know, I can do five miles if I put my mind to it. I have already run 4.5 miles, so I just have to make it work. If I put down the money for it, I will have to. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tis The Season.

Deer hunting that is. J is getting ready to leave tomorrow and will be gone until next Saturday. Hopefully Peanut Butter and I make it through the week plus with out killing each other. I am on vacation for most of the time, so we will have plenty of quality time. She is going to daycare on Friday so I can go see Harry Potter. I can't wait. I am contemplating switching PB's and the Boy's room, but haven't decided how gung ho I am about repainting both rooms.
I have decided to do an ornament swap though, if you want to join in you can sign up until Nov 20th.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I Did It

I officially ran my first 5K this am. I also ran it pushing Peanut Butter in the jogger. I am cuckoo. Oh and did I mention that it poured during the race. Double trouble. Amazingly, PB stayed in good spirits and I ran the whole thing with out killing anyone with the stroller, though I bumped a girl who stopped right in front of me. I have to admit it was extremely emotional for me for some odd reason. Someone yelled at me, "Go Mom, your doing great!" and I started to well up. I don't know if it is because I have actually accomplished something or what. I will say it is very hard to run a race with a stroller or at least this one was. It was the Girls on the Run 5K which supports getting girls running in 5-6th grade to boost confidence and esteem, so there was a couple hundred tween girls that I was trying to maneuver around and since the 5 of us with strollers started dead last, we had to get through quite a few people to get going. It was fun and heck, I might have to try another one preferably on a day that isn't rainy.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ready to Race?

I have finally reached my lowest weight since college. I still would like to lose quite a bit more, but I know this is the point at which I have the hardest time breaking through. It is nice fitting in to smaller clothes though. I have actually run enough that the capris I run in are practically falling off when I run.  I can't believe I am saying I run. I do, I run at least 3 times a week. I never thought I would say I can run three miles, but I can. I can actually even run 4 miles. I have started kicking around doing a 5k or maybe a 10k when I get that mileage on a consistent basis. I don't know what has got me even thinking about it. I don't run very fast, but I am getting this urge to prove that I really run, like a race is some kind of proof maybe. Will running a race do this for me? I don't know.

I am getting bored with some of the music I run to though. If anyone has some tunes that get them moving and want to share let me know. I listen to just about anything.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween Part 2

Peanut Butter and i had picked up some ghost muffin tins at Target last weekend and after I finished making carrot muffins that looked like ghosts, PB declared she was taking them to school. I had to break it to her that I didn't have enough ghosts for her class, but I would make another batch for her school Halloween party that they were having on Wednesday. She was ok with that. I looked all over our town for something like the ghost tins, but couldn't find anything, so I bought black muffin cups and made mummy muffins. Meanwhile she also decided that the costume I spent all of last week making was going to be scrapped so that she could wear the fairy costume. I was crushed, but she does make quite the fairy princess.


She had a great time at her party and apparently the mummy muffins were a big hit, even though PB threw hers away because she doesn't like frosting, which seriously makes me wonder if she is indeed my child.

I was beginning to think she was Halloweened out by the end of the week because she wasn't talking about trick or treating or anything Halloween until we carved up the pumpkins. PB wanted a princess so I carved her Ariel. I also did a spider and a "mean" face as PB calls it. 


By Sunday she was begging to go trick or treating and wore the costume I made for her. She did decide that she was going to make it impossible for me to take any pictures of her...


I did manage to catch a few. 


She was excited on the trick or treat trail until she saw one of her friends from school and they went the other direction than us and she decided she had to go potty and wanted to go home. After we got home she didn't want to go potty, but Daddy took her down a couple more blocks. 

She came back and was all about handing out the candy. She was beginning to look like an air traffic controller trying to get the kids to descend upon our house for candy.


All in all a pretty fun Halloween.