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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Three Things Thursday

Army Sons leaves in 3 more days.  He is not eager to go but I think he is eager to have this final bit of training done and move forward with his future plans.  We have enjoyed getting to share so many holiday tradtions with him home.  It was wonderful to have him seamlessly back into our daily routine.  He was a very missed cog in our little family machine.  The upside is if things go well we may get to see him again at the beginning of February.  I'll be praying for that. 

My little kids have been so enjoying their time off school and pre-school together.  It is so nice to see them playing together.  Although there is a 7 year age gap they behave as if they were born a year apart.  (I should have known this to be true since there is an 11 year gap between Army son and S'ghetti girl)
The most wonderful thing is to see S'ghetti girl really taking pride in "working" with LBM to teach him things.  And LBM being so defensive of his big sister when she gets into trouble.  I have worried that the age differences would keep them from having what my sisters and I share but after having them all together again and seeing how they pick on, comfort, harass, help, listen to, ignore eachother I know that the years between them haven't changed a thing; a brother and sister will always be there for each other.

And no three things post would be complete without a running related topic:
I added a widget to my blog.  Did you notice?  I did.
I noticed that it was telling me that I only have 66 days until the first of my two March Ultras.
Seneca Creek ~ March 5th and the HAT Run ~ March 19th
With Army son home the past two week have flown by and two weeks is 14 days.
14 days is 21.2% of 66 days which means that the next 14 days will go by just as fast and then I'll only have 52 days and then only 38 days and then only 24...
How can something I want to happen make me so crazy nervous before it happens?

Today is Day # 235
"Find your happy pace" ~ One More Mile 


  1. happy new year! i'll be sending good vibes your way that you get to see army son in feb!

    woot to those ultras :)

  2. the ornament is a boy monkey giving a banana to his lady monkey, lol. Ryan and i like monkeys. Hope you get to see your son in February!

  3. Wow - I'm so impressed that you run ultras! I read Born to Run last month. It really amazed me that there are people that can run a 50K with such ease! Good for you!

    First time visitor - love your blog!

  4. Just getting all caught up!
    So glad you have been able to enjoy have Army son home - I'll be praying he comes to visit again in February!
    Looks like you had a wonderful holiday, I hope you enjoy your New Year's! Can't wait to see what 2011 holds for you my friend!!!

  5. wow, i never realized how far about each of your kids is from one another.

    i'm sure you are enjoying having army son at home just as i've enjoyed having my son home for winter break.

  6. Enjoy the remaining time home with Army Son!

  7. There are times when the age gap between our children is truly a blessing; they become more understanding of each other's needs and protective. It really is amazing to see.
    I do hope that February brings Army Son back home again.

  8. I understand about those pre-race nerves. Nobody makes me enter races except me. No one cares about my time except me. So why get nervous about something I'm doing for myself?

  9. I am very happy for you that you got to spend so much time with Army son and fingers crossed for a February visit with him. I wonder sometimes it the large age difference is what keeps the kids from killing one another :). S'ghetti girl I'm certain is such a great big sister and has that maternial instincts!

    I cannot wait to see what 2011 brings you - I'm sure it will be nothing less that spectacular!!