Friday, July 28, 2017

Where has a month gone?!

I can't believe it's been a month since I last wrote. I'd like to say the summer has flown by, but it really hasn't. It has dragged as we are counting the days to our Western adventure.

The last month definitely hasn't been the best food/weight wise. I am definitely up a few pounds (hovering around 225 as we speak) but TRYING to keep it under control. But I have such a hard time when I am stressed (work) and existed (for our trip) and anxious (oldest one is starting middle school in a month) and sad (wishing my dad was around to go on our Western adventure with us).

When I last wrote, this one was off an overnight camp for the first time. She was gone for 2 weeks and had a blast. I'll admit, parenting only 1 kid during that time was a lot easier, especially when it wasn't my hormonal child. My mom offered to pay for her to stay an extra 2 weeks, but she declined - mentally she was ready to come home.

Fourth of July weekend was a lot of fun. I keep forgetting I bought a Go Pro for our cruise last year - I broke it out when we went to my mom's swim club. The same pool I learned to swim in a long, long time ago.

The 3 of us did "Finish at the 50" - a 5K on July 3rd that is in and around the stadium the New England Patriot's play at. We used to have season tickets and it was really cool to go on the field.

On the 4th we took a leisurely walk in a local reservation - it was a beautiful day!

And that night we finally got to eat outside. With all the rain this spring, then heat this summer, and general busyness, we hadn't gotten a chance. I love my iphone 7 plus with the Portrait feature (and the bigger screen with my late-40s failing eyes)

The weekend after the 4th we picked up my daughter, and the weekend after that we went to visit family in Maine. My husband and I dreamed of buying lake-front property once the kids are out of the house.

Rain clouds covered the sun as it dipped behind the horizon, but still time to grab a family picture.

Last weekend our friends came to visit who will be house sitting for us while we are away. But before they arrived, I got in 5 miles with my BFF. This is only the second run I've done in the last month (the first being the 5K, but that really doesn't count). The humidity has been high, and with out a reason to train, I've been enjoying my sleep this summer.

We started another Step Challenge at work - It happened right before we went to Maine so I was very much behind my 10K/day goal - sitting in the water doesn't allot for my step tracker to be on, plus I don't get any steps. But I worked hard that week to get more than I needed so now I am averaging 10K a day.

The next 2 weeks are going to be busy - 2 birthdays coming up, finishing up summer baseball, and camp, and work, and packing, and back-to-school shopping, and squeezing in some summer fun, because once we come back from vacation, 2 days later is Back to School! Which right now I am not ready for, but I will be once it comes - I know I will be in post-vacation depression because we were looking forward to it for so long, but to get back into a routine (albeit a new routine with Middle School), and before we know it the holidays will be here. But more importantly, I am looking forward to an exercise routine and less humidity!

Happy Summer!


  1. It sounds like it's been a busy summer thus far...and the best is yet to come!!!! :-)

  2. You've definitely been busy! But looks like you and your family had tons of fun.

  3. Hope all is well with You and the family. Looking forward to an update.