Sunday, January 18, 2015
Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today: 2.79 miles; Running Total: 142.85 miles)
Day 191 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.
We had a quiet Sunday.
Hannah had a friend sleep over Saturday night so Sunday morning I took the kids for donuts. They thought it was because I’m the awesomest mom in the whole world.
The real reason: I didn’t want to cook.
I crammed four or five chocolate sprinkled donut holes in my face making deals with myself.
I’ll run later, I thought. I’ll work ‘em off.
Oh the lies we tell ourselves when faced with donuts.
Hannah’s friend went home. We straightened up the house then took a nap. I love naps, especially the lazy Sunday afternoon variety.
Justin went grocery shopping. Before he left he gave me an assignment: Wear the kids out.
So the kids and I went for a walk to a nearby park. Since Tilley’s as hyperactive as any kid, we took her along.
It was a beautiful day, the first after a long and gloomy week of rainy 40 degree weather. I know 40 degrees sounds tropical compared to other parts of the country, but I’ve lived in warm climates for more than sixteen years. When the thermometer drops below 50 I’m hunting for a parka (which, of course, I don’t own so I have to make do with hoodies and my one leather jacket that I only get to wear, like, twice a year).
After our walk (which, I’m convinced, burned off every single donut hole) I sat outside in a lawn chair reading a book and enjoying the sun while Justin barbecued.
I can’t have wine yet, so I compensated with cranberry juice in a wine glass. Because that’s just how I roll.
Oh, add this to the reasons why Texas is awesome: You can barbecue in January.
I wonder sometimes if our neighbors peek out from behind their blinds and wonder what their neighborhood has come to.
“Who are these people?” I imagine a wife asking her husband. “All they do is wear cammo and play country music. And dear God do they ever cook inside?”
To that I would answer, “Not if we can help it.”
We capped the night off by cuddling under a fuzzy blanket and watching a movie on the couch.
Today’s silver lining: Just a quiet, no-plans kind of Sunday. My favorite.
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!
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