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Great Weekend!!

Monday, April 08, 2013

We had the best weather over the weekend! Makes you glad you live in North Georgia. My girls had spring break last week, but a lot of metro Atlanta counties are on break this week. They're really getting nice weather - high 70's today, 80's on Tuesday & Wednesday and no rain until Thursday.

I worked Wednesday & Thursday last week and had Friday off. Thursday was rainy & cold. Our temperatures in March were colder than January and April started off cooler than "average"! It started to clear up early afternoon on Friday, so DD#3 and I went to a plant nursery to buy flowers. She wanted to plant the beds and I finished up with the rest of the flower pots & hanging baskets.

We finished up in time to clean up a little and DH and I took DD#1 to work and then went to the hilly trail to run. He and DD#2 are going to run a 5K this Saturday that has a pretty hard & hilly course, so he wants to be ready (I'm not running because I have to get DD#1 to work and truthfully, I'm not ready for this challenging of a race!).

Anyway, we parked by the big pavilion, stretched out and walked briskly around the "walking loop". DH wanted to do some more stretching and he was planning to run up the huge hill and do 2 loops. My plan was to only do 1 loop (which is 1.6 miles) and then walk some more of the "walking loop". This is a really hard trail and is mostly hills, so either way you go, you're going to run some hills! I got to my old nemesis "the second time around hill" and had to walk a little. I had only run about 10 mins., so I was a little disappointed. I walked about 3 mins. and started to run again. I started running down the huge hill and figured I would continue on and do at least another 1/2 loop. I finished up with a total of 25 mins. running & 20 mins. walking (I kept on walking with DH when he finished). I ran 10 mins. straight & then 15 mins. straight after walking the 3 mins. It was a good workout!

Saturday morning I woke up and took down the rest of the Easter stuff. DH and I were meeting my niece to make the "baby swap" around 11:00. We were going to meet a tractor supply store that's on the way to where they going kayaking (DH wanted to pick up some tractor paint). She was running late, so we had some time to kill at the tractor store. It's a pretty neat store that had clothing, garden supplies, furniture, etc. They also had baby ducks & chicks. We had toyed around with getting DD#3 a duck for Easter. She fell in love with my sister in-law's pet duck while we were in Florida (she actually hatched it from an egg ). I had nixed the idea because I didn't want to have something else to take care of, even though my girls are pretty responsible with the pets. Anyway, since we had time to kill, we ended up getting 2 baby ducks (turns out you can't get only 1).

We picked up my great-nephew and headed home (baby ducks in tow). DD#3 was so excited (as was DD#1). We spent the afternoon watching the ducks waddle around the yard and "swim" in a large bowl of water. Later DD#1 and I took baby Nolan to the park (back to the hilly trail) and walked him in his stroller. My niece was supposed to pick up the baby around 6, but they had a leak in their kayak and their trip turned into quite the ordeal. We had plenty of "milk" & diapers for the baby, so we were good. I ended up taking another 20 mins. walk with him around our property later in the evening. They picked him up around 9 pm. They were exhausted, so good thing baby really didn't sleep much during the day (he was really pleasant though) because he slept the whole way home and through the night!

DD#2 got home from Fl. on Sunday afternoon and was mad because we didn't get 3 ducks (DD#1 & #3 had named the 2). DH took her and DD#3 back to the tractor store. They wouldn't just sell us 1 (even though we already had 2), so now we have 4 baby ducks! We enjoyed the afternoon playing in the sun with the ducks!

Today is back to routine. I didn't have anything to pack for lunch, so I'll go to Subway. DH ran again yesterday so maybe he'll go to the grocery store and I'll run today after picking up DD#2 @ weight training and before taking her to basketball.

Looking forward to a good week and working on my April goals! emoticon
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