Too much blogging

September 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

Last weekend was just too much. Too much exercise, too much social media, followed by too much blogging. Those Fitbloggin’ posts just went on and on and on. I had no desire to blog all week after that. But here’s a few photos I took throughout the week:

Tuesday I went to Mack’s school to volunteer, but I ended up just having lunch with Mack.

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I had one of the bars we got as swag from Fitbloggin’.

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I think those bars are very tasty, but they also seem like a very small portion. Mack had a bite and said he liked it.

Mack’s teacher didn’t really have anything for me to do this week, but I did get to meet Mack’s new classmate, Small Fry:

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He is an albino gerbil. His eyes are red.

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Mack is obsessed about when he will get to bring Small Fry to our house for a weekend.

The no-effort OOTVD (Outfit of the Volunteering Day):

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I ran by Publix after I left the school and I used the coupon from Fitbloggin’ for a dozen free eggs. I also got a bag of the hard-boiled Eggland’s Best eggs. Cal loves hard-boiled eggs.

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The next pictures I have are from Wednesday night when the Tampa Bay Lady Bloggers book club met at Smokey Bones in Clearwater, across the Bayside Bridge.

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My blogger friends Nanci and Debbie were there when I arrived and we waited at the bar for others to arrive. A dirty martini (tired of tequila for a while):

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Soon Jacqui and Rachel arrived and we all ordered food.

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My dinner was a grilled chicken sandwich with bacon and onion straws on it. I ordered cole slaw as my side item, but they brought fries. I figured it was the universe telling me to eat the fries, so I did.

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We had fun eating and discussing the book “Let’s Pretend this Never Happened” by Jenny Lawson. She is also know as The Bloggess.

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I always enjoy hanging out with the TBLB and it was great to meet Jackie (Jacqui?) for the first time.

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Apparently at some point during the week I walked Mack to school in total darkness.

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I had overnight oats in a jar at some point.

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Yesterday afternoon the boys and I went to Fit2Run in downtown St. Pete to pick up my race packet for the Beach Beast obstacle mud run on Sunday.

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I ran into my friend Tisha who is going to be one of my teammates on Sunday (Team Yelp), and also into two of my IRunMommies friends, Caricia and Dawn.

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We are all doing the 11:30 heat on Sunday. It’s going to be HOT. I haven’t exercised all week. Wish me luck.

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After picking up my race packet and chatting with the girls for a few minutes, the boys and I headed to Mack’s school for a Full Moon Friday PTA event.

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They were having free hot dogs and chips, and I had signed up to help volunteer with the drinks, which were $.50 each.

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.I worked in the back row getting drinks out of the cooler and handing them to the ladies taking the money. I also had to constantly refill the coolers because we were slammed and people were buying sodas in hoards. It was like a juggling act to bury the warm sodas in ice and keep the cold sodas on top. We definitely got outpaced by demand and some people got some not-very-cold sodas. Sorry. I was trying!

Mack helped out a bunch. He helped me man the huge coolers for about an hour.

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Cal got to see his fifth grade teach from last year again…

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as well as a bunch of his friends from elementary school that now go to different middle schools than he does. By about 7:00 I was ready to head home. I had to pry the boys away from their friends, but after slinging sodas for an hour and a half, then sweltering for another half hour, I was done. It was 90 degrees at 7 p.m. when we left. I am really missing the Baltimore weather. It will NEVER be fall here.

So that’s all I have from this week, other than some cute photos of my nephew that my sister texted me:

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I bet they are having fall in Charlotte, North Carolina, near where she lives. I miss Cody.

Okay, fun stuff coming up for the rest of the weekend. Hopefully I will feel moved to blog about it. I’ll definitely check back in to tell the interwebs that I did not die during Beach Beast if that is the case.