riots #14: easter edition

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It is Easter Sunday and we are in for a day of family and visiting and celebrating. We usually go for a quiet morning at home and then we go to my parents or they come here. Today, it’s off to see them.

Little man was up at the crack of dawn to hunt out his Easter basket, and then we were hit by a power outage so there was no sleeping in for this mom. Not that I often get to, but I was hoping to get a little past 5:20 AM. Oh, well.

Sunday – rest

Sundays are for all sorts of things: errands, food shopping and … at least for the next few weeks, Game of Thrones. We will be hosting fellow fans through the end of the show so we can all watch together. The first episode of the final season did not disappoint, and we snacked on brie, roast chicken, Lannister Gold potatoes, Game of Thrones oreos, Children of the (Black) Forest brownies, Sansa’s Lemon Cakes and Wildfire Jello shots.

Monday – 6.26 miles, running

Much as I hated to drag myself out of bed, I couldn’t not run on Marathon Monday. I was aiming for 6.26 miles, but hit 6.27 by accident. Oops.

I had a meeting with the new President of the middle school PTSO to get to know her and talk about how I am going to volunteer next year. No one has decided on my position quite yet, but as long as I’m not treasurer or involved with fundraising, I think I’ll be good to go. I just don’t work well with numbers.

It was also tax day, so Mr PugRunner and I grabbed lunch and headed to the accountant to sign off on our return. No refund for us, of course. Self-employment is annoying like that.

Tuesday – 3 miles, stand up paddleboarding

Mr PugRunner opted to take off on Tuesday for a date day. He doesn’t often skip out of work like that, but I wasn’t questioning it. We started with a yummy breakfast at Maple Street Biscuits, followed by a morning of kayaking and paddleboarding (he took the kayak).

It was incredibly windy, but we paddled all the way to the lighthouse and all the way back. I loved it.

We had a light lunch and then tried out the new churro place in town. I wasn’t super hungry so I didn’t go all the way with ice cream. A nutella dipped and sprinkled churro loop was more than enough for me.

We had our last show of the season that night, so we snagged little man from school, got dressed and ready and headed out for an evening at School of Rock.

It was good, though not phenomenal. I never loved the movie and the highlight of the show was all the children performers. The young actors were incredibly talented and I loved seeing them in all their musical action.

Wednesday – rest

Wednesday was Wednesday. Work. Karate. And I had a conference call with the City Moms Blog Network for my new role with the St. Augsutine Moms Blog. I am now part of the Executive Team as the Sales and Community Coordinator. It’s an honor and I’ve been working hard to bring in some new partners and ideas to share with our owners and the team.

Thursday – 6.5 miles, running 

Yup. This is my running face. Ugh.

I visited my friend to see her new baby and bring her a frozen ziti for a family dinner. Then I had lunch with the current PTA President to discuss the upcoming teacher appreciation week.

Following that, we went back to my house and spent the afternoon striping all the ceremonial arrows for our Scouts who have achieved their Arrow of Light rank. I will also be making them plaques in honor of their time with me.

The boys went to basketball practice while I helped out at our Raingutter Regatta for Scouts. It was my second to last event as den leader and Assistant Cub Master, so very bittersweet.


Schools were closed on Friday. We didn’t really have much planned. Bad storms were coming, so I got my nails done quickly, and then picked up some last minute things for the weekend and Easter.

We had a seafood dinner out and tried to get to bed on the earlier side.

Saturday – 5 miles, running

I was really not up for running alone, but I threw on my shoes and promised myself to go for at least five. I was really thinking I would get up on Sunday morning before everyone else and do some more, but that did NOT happen. Oh, well.

Mr PugRunner had to stick around for our community’s Easter egg hunt, and so I took little man to his basketball game. His team has been struggling: the coach is amazing and a lot of the kids are really good, but there are players missing practices, and not showing up for games which is taking its toll. I’m not sure what happened today, but they definitively won their first game of the season and it was glorious.

Following that, we had plans to meet new friends at the beach. Well. It was the coldest, windiest day ever (it was like being in a sand storm) but we sucked it up. The kids actually ended up having an incredible time boogie boarding and I chatted with the mom for hours. We ended the afternoon with ice cream cones and a promise to do it again.

That evening, I did some last minute shopping for Easter breakfast and we dyed eggs.

We stayed up way too late, and I about collapsed into bed when our Easter duties were finished.

And so it was a solid week, again. I ran and I walked and I paddle boarded. I will count that as a win.

We ate out a lot and had a lot of leftovers, so there wasn’t much new or exciting on the recipe front. I was hoping to throw together a new kind of casserole for Easter morning, but…. it didn’t happen.

I am feeling a bit dehydrated this week. A few days on the beach and in the water made that happen. I’ll get it back.

We did lots more Harry Potter reading, and I’m grateful for that.

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