I don’t think I’ve been this happy for a Friday in a long time.
I’ve been keeping my head above water. Every day, I’ve been getting up and pushing forward. All in all, I’ve been productive, which is a good thing.
Today, I may be taking it a little slow. I got a nasty splinter in the meat of my heel on Wednesday, when I was doing an awesome Halloween-themed photo shoot of little man and his friend in their costumes. I was coming off the beach and stepped down hard on an errant piece of wood. It hurt like hell, and when I got home, I begged Mr PugRunner to remove it. He did a great job, and we thought it was completely gone, but on Thursday morning, after some hours of volunteering at school, the area started hurting. Badly.
The splinter was lodged right in the place where all my weight is born, when I stand. I was stuck at school, and couldn’t do much about it, except put my weight on the outside of my foot until I got home and recruited Mr PugRunner yet again. It took him about 15 minutes, and some tears from me, but he finally got it out (bless him!). Unfortunately, it still hurts, and I’m a little nervous about running on it. I may give it a day to heal a little more. I am back up to 10 miles this week, and I want to feel good about it. I’m annoyed that a splinter could cause this kind of delay, but I have to give myself permission to treat my body well when something is bothering me, too.
On a more positive note, we had our annual family photos taken, by the talented Jess of EGD Photography. Little man had the best time hamming it up for the camera. Family portraits are really important to me – I love having recorded memories of my favorite people (and even pugs, when we can), and since I’m always the one behind the camera, it’s a special treat for me to get in front from time to time.
I want to share some of our favorites.
We are so thrilled with the end results, and I can’t wait to order our holiday cards and enlargements to frame in our home.
Also of note, fall has come to Florida. The temperatures have been in the 50s at night (70s and 80s during the day). Tonight was downright brisk, and a cold front is coming in, which means that it may be time to give up the flip flops. I know a lot of people prefer running in the cold, but I really think I may be better suited for the heat and humidity. Time will tell.
Are you as big of a baby as I am when it comes to splinters?
How are the temperatures near you?
Do you take regular family pictures for your home or personal albums?
Whatever your plans this weekend, I hope they are wonderful!