Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Holy Projects




See these beauties? You will never believe it but I spotted them through the woods along the cranberry bogs. Assholes like to dump trash here and you will see a random couch or TV every once in a while. 
The other night Ava and I took a walk around the bogs and I figured I would see what was up when we got to them. Well Hell there were 3 complete with all the glass and 1 broken in half. They were caked with pine needles and damp but in nice shape otherwise. So you know I carried 2 home. The next morning I drove in and grabbed the third one. See recycling, cleaning up the planet and making art. 
Next, I ask the kids dad if he would be willing to help me get some pallets. 1 for projects 2 for fire wood for out fire pit. These s'mores aren't going to make themselves people. 
Well yesterday I came home to this in my driveway. Perfect! 
See the beauty of these planks. Those I plan on removing then I figure we can cut down the rest for a burn pile.  
Maybe after a few days off over vacation I will have some finished products to show.
Stand by.



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Double time



Yes, that is a horrific selfie of me laughing at myself. The wind was so bad I had to tuck my hat down and look at my shoes the whole first mile towards the beach. It was a workout for sure. My time reflected it but I did stop for some pictures along the way and to do a quick birthday errand on main Street.
Now it is pouring so I would say I lucked out. Hell if I was 2 miles from my car when it started I would be calling for a rescue pick up.





Not a Winner

I am explaining to the girls about my goal of running a race in the next month or so.
Ava says what she always says. What do you get it you win?
I always say-I am not going to win. Then I try to explain that because I want them to be inspired but for the right reasons.
So I say I am running for me.
I am running to make myself proud.
I do not care that I am not in first as long as I do a good job for me. I do compete with myself. I know what I used to be able to run a race at time wise and that is what I want to stay at or beat. I do not want to fail myself.
I used a few statements that even surprised myself which I have forgotten now but I hope I am teaching them a lesson.
You don't have to win to be a winner.

Pallet signs

I am getting a little addicted to pallet signs. I am not artistic and not sure i would be able to produce what is in my head. There is a definite disconnect from eye to mind to hammer in this kid.
My Aunt sent me this pin on Pinterest and I was thinking this would be a great one to add to my list.
I will have to figure out how to strap some pallets to the roof of the Subaru.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Admitting it is half the battle right?

So tonight I am really trying to get out and walk and I have left the girls home with the life and death instructions before. I always walk with a fully charged cell phone and rush out and back. Today I just saw it in Olivia's face. She brought her own bike up from the basement and said can I go out riding when you get back?
Wait, plan B. I loaded up their bikes and we headed to the bike path. She can zoom ahead at 50 mph and Ava hung with me doing 360 spins on her razor bike. I can walk at a decent speed because Ava has wheels. It is a win/win for everyone.
Well we happily kicked out 2.8 miles. Yahoo. We had a great time.
We are changing up the plan for next time. The Rt 151 starting place isn't very exciting but closer to town has more to see besides woods so our plan is to start closer to West Falmouth next time.
I also made the statement-Hey, guys Mom really wants to get back to running so I am going to need your help.
Either we do this a couple days a week or you need another plan because I am doing this.
Ok , Mom. Now wasn't that easy?
Hit the grocery store after as well. I am tweaking.
Not a miracle worker by any stretch but a few changes.
Wish me luck.

Run Log

At the bottom of my blog I used to keep a log of the races I ran. For my own comparison and to help with the yay me factor. I suck at that. I don't care what you think but I am horrible to myself so I wanted to see it in print.

Well the question I have for myself today is:

Are these numbers ever going to be attainable for me again?

I am always worrying about saying anything too early and then not being able to follow through but you know what Fuck It. Isn't failure part of learning?
So I want to do it. Well, I want to try at least. I am in the beginning days and I am still working on making walking everyday a priority but it is a start.
Ultimately, I want to do it decently. I don't really want to come in last but I will start out coming in last I guess.  
Let's work on adding to this list, no matter what the time is and not hating myself. 

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
6/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
6/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
7/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
8/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24

Toes in the sand

So tonight we had a flip/flop night. We started with an ice cream social and the kids art show. I love the art show! They decorate the halls of the school and the lobby with tons of art made by every class. They have an ice cream social as well to help raise money for the PTO and tonight we did that and had dinner after. 
The beach is so relaxing for me and this Winter seemed to go on forever so every chance I get I hit the sand. This night we played with random dogs, drew in the sand then walked to the BBC and had dinner.
I am sad I did not have any pictures of the art show but I am trying to be more present and that means leaving the phone in the car so I can do that.
I may go back to carrying my camera. That way I get the pictures but not the distraction. 
I also just wrote about the Facebook issues so I am thinking then I need to come back here. I can write deeper, post pictures and avoid the drama and bitching that makes me crazy there.
So please if you read, thanks, and keep it up because this may be the way you keep up with us crazy girls from now on.
I mean this is what I did before Facebook.





Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44

05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05

6/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26

6/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05

7/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52

08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31

08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30

10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10

05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17

05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50

08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37

10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00

09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31

10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20

8/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24