Last night on the river was everything I had hoped it would be. The girls loved their new tubes, Bill and I chilled from stressful days at work, and we all had a good family night. We didn’t anchor down, so we drifted quite a bit further than we usually do, was about 20 minutes to row back with the girlies behind us… Quite a little biceps workout. And Bill beat me to the dock by a ridiculous amount, I think maybe when I get up to run in the morning he secretly is in the bedroom working out… Or playing nerdy games in his iPad, I’m undecided…
Wow, what a better week this has already started off to be. Up early, slept well, no stomach issues, energy back… Woo hoo! Ran an 11 mile long run, mapped it out last night on mapmyrun.com, from the Asotin parking lot to the loop just beyond the new bridge is just over 11 miles… It was a cool 64 degrees this morning when I parked, the sun hadn’t come up over the hill yet, and there was a nice breeze across the water. It was downright peaceful, and one of those long runs that reminds me of why I started running to begin with. To find peace. And today, my run delivered. Came back home with time to stretch really, really good, my back has been a little stiff lately, do a few household chores and kiss on Bill a little. Made a good smoothie with protein and glutamine. Off to a great start.
Work has been quiet so far today, lots of new residents, so lots of assessments due, but breezing right through them. Had a wonderful lunch with Bill, which truly is the perfect break in my day, we sit and laugh, talk about our days, our work things, and make plans for the evening. It is an amazing feeling having your husband be your best friend and confidant all at the same time. And the fact that I trust Bill, whole-heartedly is quite amazing to me.
Tonight we are taking the girls out on the river. We got them new tubes, that should be eaiser to pull when we are rowing, since they are plastic with no cloth liners. Looking forward to the day ending as wonderfully as it started.
Bill and I spent the whole day on the river again… Was a perfect weekend after the hellish week at work I had. Right now I am lying on Bill’s stomach as he adorably snores in my ear. I am reading this great book called, “What to Eat” by Marion Nestle. I’m not far into it but so far it has touched on organic foods, locally grown foods and the big business behind the dairy and meat productions in the US. It is mind blowing to me that we are so undereducated as a society about what we should and should not be eating and how controlled this information is by politics, money and the economy. Not what is best for our bodies, how to prevent disease and what’s best for the world on a grand scale.
Saturday mornings when only Bill and I are home are marvelous. We sleep in, and I mean sleep in. It was after 10am before I even started to wake up. We snuggled, slept, played on our iPads and snuggled more. I love Saturday mornings…
This morning I made a veggie omelette with fresh green peppers and onions from my garden. It doesn’t get more homegrown or more organic than that.
Last night Bill and I took the girls out on our boats, pulling them behind on innertubes, we had the best little time. 🙂 Rowing with the girls against the wind proved to be quite the little workout.
Was not feeling well that last two days… Poor excuse I know, but I just wasn’t. Turns out my ulcer, that I probably should have taken better care of the first time is back… Only can blame myself for this, as it healed fast and I felt great and had I followed the diet the doctor put me on for two more weeks it would have been the best thing for me. SOOOOOOOO, long story short, no more wine (sad day), no more coffee (which is fine as it was quit easy to give up for tea), no more diet Pepsi (which I am happy to report has been my lifetime addiction that I have FINALLY given up), no more dairy, no more high fat meat, limit processed food (stocked the fridge with fruits and veggies yesterday), and all in all quite taking shitty care of my diet. Deal. I hate feeling tired and grumpy and I am sure Bill hates it when I do too.
Busy weekend… All the kids here and Bills parents for the weekend. So nice to have everyone together. 🙂 Friday was a long day for me at work, hoping today is more of a catch up day… So hard to say at 6:30 in the morning though…
Saturday we had the boys’ birthday party at the house. Our kids, Bills parents, my sister, her boyfriend and his kids, my mom and of course Bill and I. Made for a loud busy house, just the way I like it.
Sunday we spent the majority of the day at the beach, they had the sprint boat races which was neat for the kids, although pretty dang loud and the busiest I have seen the beach.
Everyone heads home this morning, and the new nanny starts. Seems like a very sweet girl, I think it will be a good change for the girlies… Speaking of girlies, isn’t Haili adorable in this picture? She is growing up so fast…
This morning, an easy three miles on the levee. Another gorgeous sunrise. Cool breeze. Exactly what I needed too, a nice silent run, melting all my stress away before the week begins…
Yesterday golfing with Bills boss and all of his colleagues was actually a lot of fun. My golf game could use a lot of improvement but Bills laid back attitude and his fun personality makes anything fun. First time using my super cool OGIO golf bag.
After golf we had a dinner with everyone at the resort. It was a true 5 course meal, including lime and lavender to cleanse our pallets before dinner that unfortunately tasted a lot like shampoo… But dinner was delicious, I had the crab leg fettuccini.
Running the next few days at the Northern Quest Resort. I was concerned that they wouldn’t have much of gym or a nice hottub to relax in… Wrong on both those assumptions. They not only had excellent treadmills, but they had a full weight sets, machines and AN ENTIRE STRETCHING AREA. And the hottub was not only nice, it was very hot and there were exactly no children down there.