27 Hour Diary
Just because this sums up the current state of our life:
Friday December 30th
I am off on Fridays, hence no mention of Bethel here.
8am: Furnace repair guy arrives at house. This was part of our inspection contingency, so needed to be done by January. Just in time! 🙂
10:00: Fireplace repair guy. Also part of the inspection. Turns out the repair guy is Bosco’s dad. He remembered me from the race. Yay small towns!
11:30: invoices scanned in and emailed to our realtor to pass along to the buyers. Quick change to go out for a run! My plan has 8 miles on it, and I’d really like to get as many – if not all of those! – in.
11:40: In my running clothes and out the door! Whew. I realize I have exactly 65 minutes before we are supposed to meet with the builders at the new house. Awesome. I can totally get my 8 miles in! I call Nate during the run to let him know that I’ll just meet him at the new house (and hitch a ride back after the meeting).
12:45: Meeting at the new house! Nathan works a 1/2 day on Friday, so zips over right after work to meet me to discuss things with the builders.
|I’m sure the builders and cabinet maker appreciated watching me run on in to the meeting.|
|And… cabinets are here!|
2:15: Back at home. We haven’t even started to pack for the weekend at my parent’s farm, so we are running around the house throwing things in bags.
3:15: Packed up. I still need to run to Target to pick up the picture for Grandma Ann’s Christmas gift and also buy a frame. Somehow the stay at Children’s put me a little behind in the gift giving/wrapping department. We had decided that it would be best to have Nathan start running down Hwy. 19 when I started off to Target. That way he could get in a little bit of a run.
I tell you, if we didn’t prioritize getting a workout in, it would be SO easy to skip it!
4:00: Target run done, pick up the girls at school.
4:15: Pick up Nate on the side of the highway. For some reason, this seems very humorous to me…. maybe because of the craziness of the day so far.
5:15: Oh, no! We realized on the trip down that we forgot to bring frozen breast milk. I wonder if I’ll be able to keep up for the weekend… hmm…
During the trip Nathan and I review preliminary change order #s from the builders. We look through all of our texts/emails/etc to make sure all of the credits and additions are on the change order financial tracking sheet they sent. Wow – if we weren’t detail oriented people, we would have missed over $4,000 in credits. Yikes!
7:00: We arrive in Marshall and meet everyone at Bingo. It’s one of those things that we do most Friday evenings that we visit. I actually enjoy it – lots of laughs and time to have a leisurely conversation. Ahhh, it felt good to sit and not feel rushed…
|Hanging out with Grandma Colleen|
8:00: Nate goes out to visit the car and comes back in. He asks: “What’s the grossest thing Mesa could have done in the car?”. I reply: “Hmmm… poop?”
“She had diarrhea in the front seat and peed in the back seat. The car really smells. Luckily she peed in the base of Anna’s car seat (which is a solid bowl-shape base that conveniently holds dog urine) and diarrhea is relatively easy to clean off of leather seats.”
… fast forward to the morning (after 2 nightly feedings for Anna. Man, I am excited for her to sleep through the night!)…
9:00am: Ask training partners to bump our run back in the morning so I can accompany Nathan to the vet appointment. Head to the vet as Mesa has left bloody diarrhea all over my parents garage floor. I was scared that Mesa might be on her way out of her family (she is over 11 years old, after all)…
10:00: Luckily it was just GI distress. After a bite to her ear last week she was reacting to the stress of coming down off of a bunch of those meds, plus the stress of our house…
11:00: Put Mesa in her kennel at great grandma’s house. Immediately start out on our 10 mile run with Leighton, Bart, and Nate. Uff! Leighton comments that our life is a little crazy. Nate replies that this doesn’t seem all that out-of-the norm, sadly.
There you have it. A 27 hour snapshot of our lives at the moment. I am so glad I have a plan and am prioritizing my workouts! It’s one of the few things grounding me these days!