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The Weekend That Was

Monday, September 23, 2013

Happy First Monday of Fall. Here we go!

Friday was a total relaxation evening. I did get a brisk walk in on the walking path at work and then a brisk walk with the labrador after dinner. Enjoyed DH home for the first Friday evening in a long time.

Saturday, I had to mail a card so I decided to run to the post office, a little over 2 miles each way. It was a little windy but that was good practice for the cooler runs to come, especially the 10K I registered for in November along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. What was I thinking??

Then it was the usual Saturday evening laundry and housework while watching the Chicago Fire Soccer game and texting with my son who was there. Very disappointing game.

Sunday I was up with the birdies to get ready for the Chicago NEDA walk. My daughter was the coordinator this year.

I tried to be quiet getting ready since DH had worked all night. I'm usually very good at navigating in the dark. I pulled out my bathroom stuff and headed to the other bathroom but didn't see the doorway jump in front of me. Face, meet doorframe! Tushy, meet floor.

DH jumped up to see if I was okay as I lay on the floor, still holding my bathroom stuff. I said I thought I was fine, that I was trying to be quiet. He tried not to laugh as he asked how that worked out for me. Yeah, not so much. I'm sure the labrador was thinking "You CANNOT blame me for that, that's all her". She has caused me a few minor injuries over the years.

We had a great day at the walk. I worked the check-in table, talked to a few emotional parents of kids with eating disorders and marveled at how wonderfully my daughter handled everything. She has come such a long way in her recovery. I was just beaming with pride.

After packing everything up and heading home, I walked the dog and then it was time to get ready for the wake of my ex-husband's grandmother. It was really nice to see the family again. Grandma was a wonderful woman. If I could live my life half as as well as she lived hers, I will be happy.

So it was a long and emotional day for sure but it was all good. I could use today off but life awaits, gotta keep up!

Onward with the Monday!

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  • KANOE10
    Have a great Tuesday. It sounded like a nice weekend.
    1637 days ago
    So glad you weren't hurt when you fell. I'm sorry to hear about the passing of a wonderful grandmother. Have a good week!
    1637 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    emoticon weekend!
    1637 days ago
    I hope Monday is treating you well! Sounds like hubby laughed with you and didn't get upset that you woke him! It is pretty comical after all!
    1638 days ago
    I'm a big MLS fan...FC Dallas is my team. We are having a terrible season and will probably not make the playoffs -- two years in a row! BOO!!

    Glad that your daughter is doing well. My 13-year old daughter is so obsessed with her appearance and I try so hard to talk about "health" and not about "skinny" or "fat"... I worry, worry, worry...but that's what we moms do, right?

    Sorry about your ex-husband's grandmother--it is lovely to know people like that who inspire you to live life to the fullest, though.

    Have a great week!!
    1638 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    Onward with Monday, indeed!
    1638 days ago
    Sounds like quite the weekend. Happy Fall (the season, not you and the door jam).

    1638 days ago
    I'm glad to hear that you had a nice w/e and that your daughter's event was so successful. I know just how proud you are! Our children never fail to amaze us as we watch them grow and mature. We are two happy mothers emoticon

    Well, here's "butts of to you" for the upcoming week. Oh, that's right it's "hats off to you" emoticon
    1638 days ago
    Sounds like a good weekend over all, have a great week Kellie; glad you survived emoticon
    1638 days ago
    I am glad that your daughter's walk went great.
    Here's to a good week ahead emoticon
    1638 days ago
    Sounds like a good weekend - except for that visicious door frame. Jumping out in the dark like that. Glad you survived! :-)
    1638 days ago
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