OK, really just a “Half Fanatic“. Yep, with that lovely combination of two half marathons in two weekends in May, I qualified for the lowest level of membership, AKA a Neptune.
The best part about it? Now I have my first goal for 2010 – to qualify for the next level. I don’t know if I’ll get beyond the second level anytime in the near future, but I feel the need to at least get out of the bottom level. I guess I have “issues” with just barely qualifying for something LOL.
Shoo and I headed out to Cox Farms today while Jones was at school. We had a blast! This is the first time I’ve gone to a fall festival with only one child (I was HUGELY pregnant with Shoo when we took Jones to his first one). It was so much fun to just focus on him and do the things he wanted to do.
Shoo with one of the many random things he chose to pose with.
Shoo milking a cow
Happily, Jones’ school is going on Friday and I got a babysitter for Shoo so that I can go and have a fun time with Jones.
I also got approached by the school librarian at Jones’ school today. She generally doesn’t use parent volunteers, but she’d heard through the grapevine that I might be looking for employment at some point in the near future. She asked me to volunteer as a sub in November while she’s out a couple of days, so that I can get familiar with the library, its catalog, and the procedures. Then she’ll give my name to the substitute coordinator so that I might officially get to sub. A toe in the door! Since I’m not in a hurry to work until Shoo goes to kindergarten and even then, I’d love to just sub out to different elementary school libraries rather than have a real job, this is a perfect start.
Keeping my fingers crossed that the “happy stuff” trend continues this week.
14 thoughts on “I’m a Fanatic!”
What a perfect opportunity at the library! I keep looking at the Half Fanatics website, trying to figure out which races I can use to qualify while spending the least amount in race / travel fees. It's a true science. Congrats on your 'official' qualification – the next level is a fantastic goal for next year.
I love the Half Fanatics! I need to forward to a friend who seems to do one every weekend.Looks like good times at the fall festival.
I KNEW there had to be a fun group for half-marathoners!Congrats!!!
Hey, cool! I'm a fanatic too! (And I also find myself scoping out the subsequent levels…)Great news about the library!
yay for being a half-fanatic.and best wishes with the ticket in to possible flexible employment
Oh, I love Fall Festivals! Glad you were able to spend some quality time there. :)That's great news about the library opportunity! And for being a half fanatic!
Congrats on being a half fanatic! Sounds like you have some nice opportunities on the job horizon. Good Luck!
Glad you had fun with Shoo, and that you get to go back with Jones!That's great that you got the subbing opportunity! Subbing is great part-time work for a mom: You can work the days you want/need to, and you don't have the extra burdens of planning, etc that go along with a full time position. Plus, you have hours that work great with your children's school schedule!
fingers and toes crossed! and it looked like a great day at the farm :)congrats on the half fanatics… hmmm maybe this will be 2010 goal to meet…
Congrats on becoming a Half Fanatic!Looks like a great day at the fall festival.
Congrats on being a fanatic! I had never heard of that before . . . have to check it out.Cute farm pics. I had Sophie with at the apple orchard for the race this weekend and she loved it. Thinking we may need to go to the pumpkin patch next weekend.
never heard of the fanatics, but that's awesome! Congrats! The library thing sounds interesting too 🙂
Go Neptune, wooo!! That's great about your potential job. It sounds like it could be great with the kids.
I just checked out the half fanatics website, you might want to shoot for moving up 2 categories unless you want to be stuck as Uranus:O