In case you were wondering, I did not go insane after the transcontinental plane ride with two toddlers. It happened a few weeks later.
I’m not even sure what to say other than my children are waking up at 5:30 a.m., I am exhausted, I have cried almost every day this week, I haven’t cleaned one single toilet, there is still a room completely full of boxes, and my floors look like …struggling for a simile here…well, they look like the floors of a family with two kids and a dog, crumby, muddy, sticky and hairy. And, I still have a gillion things on my to-do list like: make copies of keys, get our dog Abby washed (and oh yeah, registered), get a new driver’s license (mine’s been expired for months), return stupid thing that didn’t work to Wal-Mart, put batteries in the smoke detectors (don’t ask), clean toilets, call insurance, call our bank, make friends, find a church, and update blog. Shew, now I can check one thing off my list.
But today has been a good day. I am thankful. No tears, and no “feel like I’m going to lose my mind” moments. (I even have big plans of washing the floors before I go to bed tonight).
I should have known today was going to be different. I was greeted by a wet whopper of a kiss on the lips by Landon when I got him out of the crib this morning. I was totally taken aback and then totally smitten. I do have the best little guys. (And the cutest ones too, of course).
And in other good news…I did finish my half marathon race! Three days after stepping off the plane, I put on my running shoes along with my husband and 3,500 others and ran 13.1 miles. (Note to self: never ever sign up for a race three days after a cross-country move. It was seriously stressful–what was I thinking?!).
Considering everything it went well, though I was mostly just relieved that it was over. I ran it in 2:18 and was pretty happy with my time. I don’t know that I would quite describe myself as “hooked,” but I think there will be more half marathons in my future. A full marathon, you ask? Highly unlikely. I cannot imagine running for twice as long as a few weeks ago! People are nuts!
I also wanted to say a big THANKS for cheering me on. Seriously, I would have been a lot less motivated to reach my goal had it not been for the simple fact that I shared it with you! And whether you know it or not, you held me accountable! Awww…group hug.
Now as for reading my Bible by December? I am embarrassingly far behind. Like still in the Old Testament reading about Judah and the prophets behind. Still hoping to catch up. I’ll keep you updated. I may need a Bible reading marathon. Do you think I could find someone to watch my kids so I could read my Bible for four hours straight? Hmm…I wonder how far I could get…
Welp, that’s all folks. Now I best go mop and clean some toilets. 🙂