Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tying Up

Loose ends

Feels like an update is in order here.

I did Day 1 of Couch to 5K yesterday. It felt good. I definitely felt out of breath and tired through it, but it's only 20 minutes so definitely doable. I am not sore today, amazingly. I'll do the next session tomorrow. One reason I love this program is that it's all timed out and precise. My mathematical brain (wee as it may be) likes the symmetry of running and walking intermittently for a certain amount of time. I just look at the timer (on the treadmill) and tell myself I only have to do this until whatever time I get to switch. It definitely makes the time pass. Eventually, I'm going to go every day on the treadmill, but don't want to start off too hard, because that's how I always seem to burn myself out.

Made the Orange Roast Pork and Fresh Corn Salad last night from my menu plan. The roast was okay, but not my favorite. I prefer just roast. I tried it because hubs loves o.j. and I had to try a recipe that has you pouring o.j. concentrate over meat. The salad was awesome, I will make it again. I put too much pepper in it and then it was to zingy for the kids, I'll make it a little milder next time (not that they would eat it anyway, but I'm always trying).

I finished book 6 of Harry Potter last night. It's the first book that made me cry. Boo hoo. I'm picking up book 7 today from a friend and expect to be finished with the whole thing in a day or two. I was getting a little burnt out on Harry through book 5, but 6 really got me back into it. I can't wait to see how it ends! Although, admittedly, I looked up a spoiler online a week ago when I had gotten a little tipsy. So I know how it ends, but I can't wait to read it in Rowling's words. In the book I just finished, I knew that Snape kills Dumbledore, but that didn't take away any of the suspense and shock when reading it for myself.

The kids are back to daycare. Today is day 2. Mason hasn't freaked out, but looks a little confused. It's his same teacher as he had in the spring, so it's familiar and comfortable. He just gets this blank look like he wonders what we're doing. Once we're in the routine, he will be fine. Brenna has freaked out a little each day. She wants to cling to my leg and cry. I just get her busy with her friends and jet out. There's no other way. I guess I should feel good that she'd pick being with me to a room full of her friends, but I mostly feel like crap. Somehow though, it's easier now that she's older. I can explain it to her and she understands. I will be back, we will spend time together tonight. She gets it. The fits are mostly for dramatic purposes because I know she has fun all day once she gets going. She has a lot of friends and loves all of the activities. They have an awesome playground and lots to do. Getting back into the routine is hard.

That's it for now. I'm off to lunch with a friend and then back here this afternoon to get some work done. Have a great day!


Jacqniel said...

Hi Melanie
It is so hard getting back into the routine. :-(
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Alpha DogMa said...

Dumbledore's death hit me hard. I cried and cried. For him, but mostly for Harry. The final book didn't make me cry (only at the very end) and it does end very neatly and was satisfying.

I finished Deathly Hallows on the weekend, back can't seem to commit myself to anything else. Like I don't want other characters messing up my brain and deluting his presence. Does that make any sense.

Good job with the workout!

Off to meme!

Swistle said...

Yay for the running program! I got a little overenthusiastic and thought, "I'll do it EVERY DAY!"--and then got to the next morning and WAS INDEED sore, and gratefully waited a day.

Midwest Beach Girl said...

day one down! I always think that the hardest days are the third and fourth. I always feel like I deserve a reward after a few days with a day off! Careful! I know that you can do it!

Hope that you enjoy the last HP book. Remember, if you do need a copy, you can probably borrow Scott or Katie's! I'm pretty sure that they are both done reading it.....twice. LOL

Beck said...

Sob! Dumbledore's death was RIGHT UP THERE in tragic literary deaths for me.
Sorry the first day back was a bit hairy - kids sometimes have a hard time with transitions even when they're completely happy. Don't be too worried!

Michelle said...

good for you on completing day 1 of the program! :)

Don't you just love how our kiddos can lay on that mommy guilt!? I hated it when Kayla would cling to me and cry and hold her arms out saying mommy whenever I would leave her at MOPS, Zia, or preschool! I sure hope when school starts back up she's ok with it! She was always fine 5 mins after I left, but it's hard walking away from your child when they are crying for you like that!