No school Friday

September 23, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I finally have pictures from the boys night out last weekend! Remember my friends’ beautiful house where they went for a sleepover? This was the view from their rooftop terrace:

I’m pretty sure they had a great time. They went swimming at the beach across the street:

The dads (no moms in sight):

Watching the sun go down over the gulf:


Playing video games in their game room of a garage:

And playing with a baby hamster!
kids with hamster reduced-1

They don’t look miserable, huh? Thank you Jon (& Jen in absentia) for hosting all my boys! I enjoyed myself in their absence. Maybe too much, but that’s ancient history now.

So, yesterday I posted that I was going to try to run while the boys were in karate. On the way there it was thundering and lightening and torrentially raining. It wasn’t looking good. But after I dropped the boys off I sat in the car for a few minutes and the rain slacked off a bit. The thunder seemed to be fading so I decided to just go and hope for the best. I did a crazy circular route through the nearby neighborhood:
garmin map run sept 22

Hey CC…I ran right by your house! I ended up getting in three miles with five minutes to cool down in the A/C of my car before their karate class was over. I only got sprinkled on a little and am very proud of myself for squeezing in a run on a day that I felt like I basically had no time for it. Goofy post-run cell phone photo:

It was nice to run in a different neighborhood for a change. I also managed to fit it in between downpours, because on our drive back home the skies opened up again.

I need to remember that there is almost always a way to fit in a run (if you don’t mind being a sweaty mess afterwards, which I was when we went to pick up the pizza from Tour de Pizza on the way home).

Today has been crazy. The boys are out of school for a teacher work day and we are doing half a dozen different things. I’ll have to catch up on all that tomorrow. Have a great weekend!