Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Days off Rock!

I posted something somewhere maybe Facebook that fit this weekend well:
"What day is it~Tuesday? You know the days off are good when you don't know what day it is."
It was a good mix of days without children, days with the kids and fun with friends.
Tired+Smiling=Good
Sunday included some cookie baking with the girls and the completion of my new "den". I can't seem to come up with a proper name for this room and "den" seems like it would be full of plaid furniture and a moose head on the wall. Now understand I had to put on the giant overhead light to get the cell phone photo but I added some smaller lamps and candles to make it not so Department store bright. I also plan on removing the camping chairs and such. I am in the market for some more furniture if you know of any looking for a new home. I need a coffee table or ottoman to rest my feet, it is a relaxation room you know. I may even add a cheap carpet to cover the tile in the center and get rid of the echo. I have succeeded so far in keeping it a toy free zone besides a few Scooby Doo movies they watched while I worked.
Monday was a crappy and damp day so for some ungodly reason I thought we could hit the road for some school shopping if I bargained a trip to Check E. Cheese for lunch.
It turned out to be a huge success, maybe it was the threat of no Chuck in their future but we rolled through Target and even tried on clothes without any bumps. Score $7 jeans for the girls!
Off to Chuck E. Cheese. A huge Thank You to Tomora, Michael and the boys as we used Ava's gift certificate and coupons to get a pizza, 4 drinks and 100 tokens for about $10. I explained we would play until the gold tokens ran out and then we were leaving. When I handed out the last of the tokens I braced myself for the wrath and was pleasantly surprised to get-OK, Mama when I said it was time to cash out.
I am not sure where these Stepford children came from but Thanks to whoever traded them for me. Then again Cotton Candy makes me smile too.From here I figured I would really push the envelope and headed over to Savers in New Bedford. I love Savers as it is cheap, recycles and usually I can find a deal or two. On this day we were able to score 3 more pairs of jeans, a fleece lined hooded sweatshirt and a pair of snow pants for Olivia. I got a shirt for my night out(more on that later) and a winter jacket. Oh and did I mention a Schwinn bike for Olivia~All for the low, low price of $36. You can't beat that with a stick.
So after reading this post a few times for spelling and grammar mistakes I realize why I am so very tired tonight. I am heavily leaning on 2 large Starbucks coffees I purchased on the way in but also the memories of this awesome weekend.
Come on Saturday, you can't come fast enough!

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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