Friday, January 4, 2013

7 quick takes Friday

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Writing is like exercising for me. The more I do it, the more I do it. A small hiatus usually turns into a long hiatus and then I have no idea where to begin. It doesn't get much easier than quick takes so here we go. Please don't expect much.
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I read somewhere on twitter that if you read 5 pages a day, you can get through 9 books in year. I told Ross and he was intrigued so we're both opening a book each night, seeminly for just 5 pages. Not surprisingly, we almost always get sucked in and read more. I love that this is getting him away from O'Reilly (don't judge him too harshly, please) and me away from the Kindle word game (nerd.) He is reading EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey and we're both getting tons of takeaways and I'm reading " A Hole in Your Gospel" by Rich Stearns, the head of World Vision. Both are so awesome. 
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Father Tim is in town and the good news is I will make him splash some holy water over my kids' rooms so maybe they will be healed of the constant plague they've had all winter and maybe the holy water has special sleep powers too.  He is off mountain biking with Ross (who took a half day for wilderness time) and I am feeling very 4-year-old-ish in wondering when mama gets a half day. That is every bit as whiny and childish as it sounds. Having two kids/a newborn has definitely minimized my social time. It just has to be way worth it to spend the 35 minutes prep/carseat time to leave the house only to surely forget a diaper bag or a must have baby doll.
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In my great effort for time awayawayaway, I am back to 5:45 am runs during the week with my running group. Except for me it's 5:15 because I have to pump first. It is early and cold but oh so worth it to do something, anything "ALL BY SELF!!!" I also signed up for the Music City/St. Jude Half Marathon in April, mostly for an excuse to go away for the weekend "ALL BY SELF" (MK's translation) and to play with one of my favorite people. Now if our other friends Natalie and maybe even Betsy sign on, it will be a great party!  The things we do...
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MK is now a full fledged conversationalist. I love talking to her, listening to her talk. Her vocabulary exploded recently and it's so fun. Favorite mispronunciations right now, grocery "stork"  (store),  "memalade" (lemonade), "chich a lay" (CFA) and "sanmurch" (sandwich).  She also loves to sing and after getting acquainted with you for 2 minutes, she will sing a combo of "Jesus loves the little children, I've got that Joy Joy down in my heart and If I were a butterfly." She sings it loudly and proudly. We adore. Thomas Perry is a sweet, sweet little man. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things as he approaches that wonderful 4 month mark. Have I mentioned how I am soo not a newborn person? He is cooing and smiling and as long as he's not in his carseat, is a happy little person.
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Ross and I had a nice, octogenarian new year's celebration with dinner reservations at 5pm. My parents followed us back into town from our mountain vacay (I haven't written about it yet because my kids were heinous monsters all week and I'm still recovering) and stayed at our house long enough for us to grab a quick meal out. One of my resolutions is to get dressed 4 days per week, even if I don't leave the house. And YOGA PANTS DON'T COUNT. After a quick convo with Ross about some lycra I was considering wearing out of the house, it donned on me that my postpartum self prob shouldn't be in public with these things, even if I try to have a longish shirt/coat on. So, real clothes, 4 days a week. I'll post more because between that and the early morning runs, productivity around here has soared. Surprising, huh?
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  1. You crack me up and I miss you! One of my resolutions this year has been to get up before my child and actually get a shower more days than not. (SAHM resolution if I ever heard of one) xoxo!

  2. I totally think yoga pants with a regular shirt count as being "dressed" :) I also love dressing in workout clothes even if I don't workout!