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February is ending, and I’m not going to say I’m sorry. This month has flown with a vengeance, and I’m ready for March. There are a lot of fun things coming up in the days ahead (including Spring Break OMG I’m so ready!) and I can’t wait.
I was very glad for a rest day and getting a few extra minutes of sleep. However, there was A LOT to do anyway. I spent the entire morning out and about, collecting supplies to make trophies for a bake off at our upcoming Scouts Blue & Gold Ceremony,
and then I painted the bathroom in the afternoon.
Little man had a buddy spend most of the day with us and it was nice for him to just be occupied with friends at home.
Monday – 6.5 miles, running
Another never miss Monday, and it went beautifully.
We had the day off from school, so I invited the Scouts over to the field at our community center to work on some final advancement skills. We put up and broke down tents, tied knots, talked about the Boy Scouts ranks and one of the dads was kind enough to show the boys how to light a fire without using a match or lighter.
I spent the morning at school helping with Spring and Class photos. Not my favorite activity, but they needed the extra hands.
When little man got home from school, he did his homework and started work on his Star Wars Bake-off Challenge cake. He decided he wanted to make a Sarlacc pit creation and found a recipe for it, so I bought the ingredients and he got down to business.
He really is quite handy in the kitchen, and I only assisted with things like putting the cake into and out of the oven and overseeing the whole process. He got his caramel bundt cake baked and we wrapped it up and put it in the fridge until he was ready to decorate.
Wednesday –6 miles, running
Nothing major to report for the middle of the week, other than six miles.
Little man made a salted caramel cream cheese frosting since we had a few extra minutes, and put that in the fridge as well to set.
I was grateful to get to sleep until regular time this morning, because it was go from the minute my feet hit the floor. The Blue & Gold Celebration was that night and I was part of the team to get it set up and rolling.
Mr PugRunner wanted to have lunch so we tried the new Grilled Cheese Gallery, where I learned that poutine is very much my thing.
After little man finished his homework, he put the finishing touches on his cake. It came out great and he ended up taking 3rd Place in the competition! All the kids worked so hard and the results were really creative and tasty.
Friday – rest
Yay for two days of rest in a row! Wheeee! With the big event over, I had a minute to clean the house and chill out.
That evening I took little man and two of his friends to see The Lego Movie 2. It wasn’t phenomenal but they liked it and I laughed quite a bit, so I’ll put it down as a win.
Saturday –8 miles, running
To be honest, this was an “embrace the suck” kind of run. It was so humid and I just couldn’t get myself moving. Ugh. Thank goodness for friends who help make the awful runs so much better.
Little man had a birthday party at the local Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum. The kids had cake, then took a private trolley to a nearby mini golf course. When they returned to the museum, they were able to wander around and explore. It sounded incredibly cool. We went ahead and enjoyed a lunch date while he was there.
In the evening, we had the chance to enjoy another Jacksonville Icemen game. It was Teacher and Safety Patrol Appreciation Night, so little man got in for free, while we got deeply discounted tickets. The Patrols all got really awesome swag bags from AAA
and then we got the chance to go down on the ice and shoot goals again.
He was also able to meet up with some of his other Patrol buddies, which was super cute.
We did sleep through the gym again this week. Oops. It’s really tempting to just take a pass on those mornings, and once the day gets started, S and I both find it difficult to make something happen. There has to be a way for us to manage it, although I just haven’t stumbled upon the solution (other than to just woman up and get it done).
We also missed out on a new recipe/little man dinner. I gave a bit of a pass because it took him about three days to bake and create his cake for Scouts. Not that cake is a meal, but it was a lot of work and he did make the cake and frosting from scratch.
There was a huge bright spot this week: Mr PR got an email from the hedgehog breeder and our new friend will be ready to come home in early March! Little man got to choose from five prickly little babies, and he decided on this sweet girl.
At the moment, he would like to name her Hufflepuff, which warms the cockles of my Harry Potter nerd heart.
Stay tuned for the adventures of Hufflepuff’s Homecoming!
On Friday, I leave for Orlando for the Best Damn Race 10K + 5K Challenge, plus time with one of my most awesome running friends! And then the rest of March is going to be a blur of incredible races: Gate River Run, the Vilano Bridge 10K and finally, the March To Get Screened 5K for Colon Cancer.
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