“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Three Things Thursday

Thank the powers that be that it is Thursday and my husband gets back from his work trip today!

1.  I have a much deeper respect for single moms this week.  Mark has been away for work, and Avery decided nap times were more guidelines than actual rules.  Oh, and it's that time of the month.  To say that the word patience has become more and more absent in my daily vocabulary would be an understatement.  Thank goodness for toddler distractions...
I'm ready Mommy!  (Actually, what she usually says is "ready, ready, ready"
This will only hurt for a minute Cassie...
2.  Peanut Butter M&M's are delicious and addicting.  My friend Deb is both evil and wonderful at the same time for enabling that addiction and bringing over a giant bag of them after Avery was in bed last night.  They were/are AWESOME.
They are also a magic pre-race food.
3.  The end of an era.  I have my last MOPS meeting of this year tomorrow.  I've mentioned before how I got suckered into being the coordinator this past year.  I can't say that I've been the best coordinator ever.  I made a lot of mistakes, and I fear that my heart just wasn't in it enough.  Nonetheless, it is a great group of moms.  I've learned a lot from them.  If I do a moms group next year though, I plan to find one closer to my house.
As long as the new group has trucks!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

What is your favorite guilty self indulgence?


  1. Oh man! Those solo parenting days/weeks are the worst. I am so DONE by the end of it. Glad the end is in sight for you!!

  2. Oh boy, I have so many favorite guilty self indulgences.....big bowl of stove top (old fashioned) popcorn, jelly rolls, lemon cake. The list is embarassingly long!! Good thing I run, eh?

    Gotta love dogs that are tortured by toddlers :)

  3. My husband has a work trip at the end of June and even though this is a LOT easier now than when the kids were younger, I'm still not looking forward to it.

    Guilty self-indulgence....ICE CREAM! But I try to have it only after races. :^)

  4. Will also worked out of town this week and I'm soooooo thankful he's back! You're so right - single parents deserve a monument.

    1. So true. A monument made out of diamonds. :)

  5. I can't keep anything in my house that is PB & chocolate. It doesn't last long and I just don't need it! But I love PB M&Ms too!


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