Sunday, April 27, 2014

Random musings

Poor Avery is sick, but not in the sweet snugly way. Instead she's crusty and covered in snot. I rescind all my mocking of boogie wipes. That is a miracle product.

Tonight's my first On-Call shift. I'm equally dreading and hoping that I get called in. I'm also far too preoccupied trying to plan my snacks.

Three of the blogs I read talked about S'mores bars today. If that's not a sign I don't know what is. 

I'm still stuck at my top plateau (I have two, one high and one low). It may have something to do with my significantly reduced running and preoccupation with snacks.

Syd wants to cut her hair. I can't decide if I'm thrilled or devestated. 

C is almost done with my shower! After six months of streaking across the house I can see the light! And it is pretty...

Averson sings to the tune of Let It Go (or she sings Let It Go.) adorable AND a little disturbing.

In the past two weeks ALL of my work shoes have fallen apart. I'm not sure how that happened. I can't bring myself to go out and buy a whole new shoe wardrobe but I do need something. Suggestions welcome (and needed!)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Is there a 12 step for

Adorable diapers? Because I may have a problem (though to be fair, Averson started getting awful rashes and it was between these and the brown paper bag ones.)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Home again!

After procrastinating leaving until nearly 11:00, a pit stop at a tourist trap, 15 hours driving, a pukey baby, and a preschooler with what will likely turn out to be pinkeye, we're finally home! I embarked on an epic quest for coffee at 2:00 am in order to get us through the home stretch. I finally found success with the world's most complicated and extensive coffee setup at an AM/PM in Nevada. Plus side of an extra-large, extra sugary coffee at 2:00 am? No hotel room and having the energy to unpack and put together Easter baskets before crashing. Downside? My guess is that I'll crash just as the bigs are waking up. Lucky for me the little is already up!

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Man, I am falling shamefully behind on the blogging! This one is a week late, and it doesn't even require significant brain power. Hopefully I'll get back to regular blogging soon. In the meantime, the weekend after the Girls on the Go run, a girlfriend and I ran a 10 miler. I think it's hilarious that I spent MONTHS living and breathing my 1/2 marathon training, and then I decided to run 10 miles on a whim.

It was really fun and the course was gorgeous. It's always hard to match pace with someone you've never run with before, so that was an interesting challenge as well. I definitely didn't log my best time, but we had fun (and got the shirt!)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Party like a rockstar

So we went to see Sir Mix a Lot. Then we met him. Then part of his crew joined us at Denny's for the 2am special. He tweeted at C and everyone's head exploded.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Breaking the law...

There was a time in my life when I was able to get out of the most egregious traffic violations. Then I got a minivan and a couple kids and practically had the courts on autopay. Lately I've been doing well and haven't been pulled over in a few years. 
Y'all? I've been pulled over for speeding TWICE this trip. And I've gotten off really, really easy. The first guy dropped my ticket from, "You may be required to post bond" to "Send us $90 and have a nice day!" The second guy gave me his card and a warning. And that's with expired tags (valid reg though) and no insurance card!
So either I've got "it " back or these poor cops look in my car and take pity on me...

So. Many. Cousins!

One of the best parts of coming home is getting all the cousins together. Tonight was a cousin party for all the kids on C's side. Aversion got to meet her near-twin, Syd worked the room, and Eli ran wild with a herd of boys. 
How cute are these outfits?!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vacation goodness

We've only been gone three days, but it's already been awesome. Seventeen hour road trip with no DVD player, no play place pit stops, and no casualties! A pile of cousins at my sister's. A blown out sewer (eek). And yet we're all still smiling.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


So pink! So fun! I LOVED running with Syd, and buoyed by all the girl power I had my best time yet, running 10k in an hour and ten minutes (a little over a sustained 11 min/mile). I think maybe the sparkle skirt helped too.