Swimming and boys off school

September 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Definitely a short post today…yay!

Last night Chad had to work from home all evening due to a big deadline this morning, so I watched Dawson’s Creek and hung out on social media all night.

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I think Katie Holmes wore that exact expression for six seasons straight. Anybody else wish that she would just have had fun occasionally? Joey was sweet but so boring. I don’t see how Audrey could stand her.

My social media channels are all excited about the Central Florida Blogger and Social Media Conference tomorrow in Orlando. I’m no exception. I can’t wait to meet a few virtual friends in real life and hang out with the Tampa Bay Lady Bloggers again. My friends Callie, The Wannabe Athlete, and Jackie, MomJovi,  are both presenting. This will be my first blogger conference, and I’m interested to see how it compares to the scrapbooking conventions that I used to go to. Yes, I used to go to scrapbooking conventions. I’m that cool. Blogging is my new scrapbooking.

Today the boys have a day off of school for a teacher work day. I slept until 7:40 and it was blissful. My breakfast:

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That’s a Vitamuffin with Chia Charger Buffalo Dirt spread on top and an eggbeaters scramble with spinach, mushrooms, bell pepper, and onion.

We really had no plans for today and I gave the boys the choice between going to the gym or going swimming. They chose swimming (duh).

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They swam and played while I got down to business and did 2500 yards (6X400 IM + 100 IM).

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My goal was to finish under an hour, and I would have except that the boys interrupted me three times including once when I had to get out of the pool and retrieve something from the ladies’ locker room for Mack. As it was, I finished right at an hour.

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After swimming we ran by Publix for a few things.

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Race shirts:

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When we got home I made lunch. The boys had Publix subs and fruit, but I had a salad.

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This salad was particularly good because of the avocado. I know that Florida avocados can be bland compared to haas, but this one is extremely flavorful.

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It came from one of Chad’s coworker’s neighbor’s tree. Follow that? I don’t know why it’s so good, but it is.

The afternoon was spent doing things around the house. Cal spontaneously cleaned up his and Mack’s room shockingly. I even got the boys in on the laundry.

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I knew there was a reason I had kids! At Mack’s last check-up the pediatrician said that the boys should have responsibilities around the house. I’m actually against pediatricians giving parenting advice, but I would have to agree that I don’t make the boys do enough chores. For now Cal is responsible for taking out the garbage and Mack is responsible for feeding Chewie and making sure he always has water. It’s not much.

I actually have all the laundry washed, folded, and put away as of this moment. Such a wonderful, fleeting feeling.

I’m going out tonight with my friend Kathy for a fun evening involving exercise and eating…two of my favorite things! I’m going to make this for the boys’ dinner:

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I’m still planning to write a Trader Joe’s product opinion roundup after we have tried a few more of the things we bought.

There probably won’t be a blog post tomorrow since I’ll be at the conference all day, however I will be instagramming and tweeting all day, I’m sure.

Happy weekend!