updates and happy weekend

February 10, 2017
WHEW.  It has been a week.  On the downside, the kids have been sleeping like $(*&@# (both a little sick, including some fun wheezing for C).  On the upside, C has been using the potty like a champ!  Woohoo!!
I am on call and planning on a late-ish night at work, but wanted to take a quick break to check in first.
Random updates:
Running:  I ran a 5K last weekend and placed 3rd in my age group!!  I ran 24:40 or 7:56/mi which is not exactly blazing but I was very happy to be sub-8.  I am definitely getting a little bit faster than I was a few months ago.  I love that about running – seeing/feeling improvements is just so much fun and rewarding.  I know I will have to adjust my expectations as I get older (and older . . .) but I don’t think I’ll ever tire of picking a goal and going for it.  Also, running endorphins are real.  I am so much happier when I run.
Kids:  I registered A for kindergarten.  KINDERGARTEN.  It was traumatic, honestly.  She will be going to the same (public) elementary school that Josh went to, which is pretty crazy!  Apparently there is a lot of homework.  I am concerned but . . .we’ll just have to see how it goes!
Excellent podcasts episodes of late:
We may have to consider an allowance for the kids soon!
Because I love the band Real Estate, and loved them even more after this podcast.
Though this had the side effect of making me feel like I should go vegetarian (for ethical world-saving reasons) even though I actually do not WANT to.  But maybe I could go somewhat veg.
Work:  On call.  Not feeling too stressed out yet.  Maybe this will be the week I find call zen . . .