Friday, January 17, 2014


This article popped into my FB feed the other day and I love it.

15 signs you're a recovering swimmer

Not everything is true for me - never really wore swimming shirts, not nervous when my alarm clock rings, but nervous that I haven't turned it on.  I check it multiple times before going to bed!  My hair color has been mostly the same.  At my first bikram yoga class, I was told in a stearn voice there is no talking - crap.  I'm tired of not talking and I am really good at having a 2hr conversation in 30sec bursts every 2minutes.

Any other recovering swimmers out there?
or other athletes?


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mixed nuts - Baby P edition

Passed out on daddy!
Gallery wall.  I really like how it is turning out.  The clock is set to the time he was born.
Eating is "4month old" sticker!
First gifts from Citrus Lane and an Arti-tail.
Baby love - P and his cousin S - she is a month older than him!
His new knitted hat from a friend.  She is an awesome knitter.
Holding Daddy's hand on the plane home.  He slept the whole way home!
Baby teeth!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


I know...Polar Vortex blah blah blah.

It is just down right cold where we live - no snow or rain, just sun and 12degs.  I am ok with snow and cold.  Grew up with some snow (6-12" total a season) and survived the 81+ inches of snow in the DC area in 2009-2010, so when schools here closed in advance because of the cold temperatures, I laughed!  That is crazy.

I shouldn't have laughed.

Sometime before ~5:45am this morning, our heater went out.  I woke up at 5:45am and felt a little cold - the house temp was 66 and the thermostat was set to 69.  Not good.
I turned off the thermostat and pumped.  ~20min later, turned it back on and nothing. The first option when something electrical isn't working, turn it off, let it rest (meaning let it reset), turn it back on.  Take that PhD in electrical engineering and having a former IT help desk hubby!

We called G's dad and he said he would be there in an hour to look at it.

By the time he got to the house, we were at 61.

G's dad figured it was a bad thermocouple, so he went to the Depot (adding Home is just too many letters to type or say) and got a replacement part.  I took the baby to daycare.  It is warmer there!  Not the baby P needs it - he is a little heater who would rather be naked than in clothes. 

Around 12:30pm, the heat was back on!  The house had gotten down to 52deg.  Brrr.
Seems to be working as we are now at 61deg.

Note to self - do not privately mock decisions people make about cancelling things because of the weather!  It will undoubtedly bite you in the a$$.
Or for that matter, make fun of hubby's new car which has a heated steering wheel!

Happy 2014!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!! and December mileage

Tired baby P on Christmas morning.  Check out those socks!!
Running - 17.46miles

Walking - 16.86miles

Yearly totals - 
200.17miles running
367.31miles walking

I met my running goal for the year!  200 miles.  This is down 202 miles from 2012, but baking a tiny human will do that.  On the plus side, walking was up 100 miles!
I am not sure what running and walking goals I will have in 2014 (full-time job and baby don't leave a lot of extra time, but I'll figure it out!) As I type, I think doing a fall 1/2 marathon seems like a good goal, but we will see.

I wish you all a great, happy, and healthy 2014!