Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My Life is a Tilt-A-Whirl

That is the best way to describe it. One minute you are just going around in a circle then in a second you are spinning at 100mph and holding on tight. So on with my day....

I have my oldest daughter's Preschool graduation today at 10am and I am not prepared. What else is new. I have been sewing for fun and I thought it would be nice to make the teachers (2) a little purse for a Thank You gift. My friend was a teacher and told us all about the crappy and same gifts teachers are given every year so I thought this would be fun and different. BUT of course I forgot to get the right color ribbon for the 2nd bag and had to sew it this morning before school. No problem right??

My sister called at like 7:45 to say she thinks she just blew the motor in her car and she needs a ride and someone to pick up her car. Earl is off to a job so I tell her to stay put as I have to load O on the bus and I will come get her in Centerville.

After I pick her up she tells me I need to bring her PAST the school to borrow a car so I scream into graduation after she has walked down the aisle-UGH!!!!

Luckily I have not missed anything yet.

Next I take her home and no one is home as Earl is still picking up the broken car so I load everyone back in the car because I have an eye doctors appointment. Luckily it was quick because the beast had not had a nap.

When I arrive home my Mom is luckily home. The beast crashes for a nap and I run out for a quick appt. ( can't have bushy eyebrows and a frankenstein lip-I'll explain later)

When I return I tell my daughter to get her shoes on and we are going to take the dog down to the bog for a run. This is where my day turns the corner.

She rides her scooter and we bring Caleb and his hedgehog toy. If you know the area it is now an unused bog that is left natural and the river running thru it was dredged a while ago to help the herring run.

At one end is a walk way along the river that has a stair case into the woods- Beautiful. We go down the path and I hear a huge Kurplunk! So I figure Olivia is throwing rocks and I turn around and Caleb has jumped into the water and is swimming toward us. I guess he thought it was faster to swim than walk the path. We leave after we get caught in the thorny overbrush and decide to walk around the 1st section of bog throwing hedgehog all the way. We are having a great time singing- Over the river and thru the woods to Gramma's house. When we get to the middle where you can cross the bog and come back there is another outlet for the water to feed thru and it is cool and sandy. Caleb and Olivia are now both in and playing around. Well before you know it we are walking the length of the bog back towards the start in the river-Olivia, Caleb and I.

I haven't laughed and had such a good time in a long time. It was great. I only wish I had my camera. I took these after just so you would know the places we have been and it only took an hour to undo the whole days stress.

1 comment:

Barry said...

Fantastic story. I love this little river and am glad you made time to play in your amazingly hectic day.

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 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
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08