I could really use the combined positive thoughts of all my RBFs to ensure that Monday’s snow is a non-event and the kids go back to school on Tuesday. Really!
I’m ready to have my “normal” schedule back. Shoo isn’t in school for many hours a week, but I use that time to do my long runs and any errands that I prefer to do without kids. (Hello, Mama NEEDS a haircut!) While it has been nice having Beer Geek around more, I feel guilty asking him to watch the kids while I run, go to the grocery store, do other errands, AND have some quiet time. It’s not him, it’s me. He’s actually very good about giving me the time, I just hate asking for it.
We don’t celebrate Valentine’s day. In fact, we usually avoid going out the weekend nearest the holiday because we are not big fans of crowds. However, yesterday our babysitter called and said she could watch the kids. We were all over that. After more than a week with the kids, we both needed a break. We headed over to Clarendon, figuring we’d try Harry’s, but settle for any place we could get a meal. Thankfully, Harry’s has a very nice bar area that’s self-seating and most people actually had reservations last night, so we got a table near the bar and had a FABULOUS meal! I went a little crazy and had 2! Dark Starr Stouts and a Hot Nutty Irishman (coffee with baileys and frangelico).
I also got outside for a run yesterday. Four “fast” miles in the sunshine. The actual time spent running was at a good pace, but I had lots of stops to walk over ice and to step off the one lane roads to let cars pass. The roads around here are ok, but often stop suddenly in a mess of snow or big puddles. I also spent a couple of hours on “Operation Find the Azaleas”, which involved a lot of shoveling with Shoo’s Little Tikes shovel so as not to damage the bushes any more than they already were.
Thanks to dinner and the run, I think I might actually survive Snomageddon, but I am so ready for my regularly scheduled life to return.