For Valentine’s Day, I took the reins and surprised Michael with a fun night out. My mom came to visit last weekend, so I asked her to babysit on Saturday night while we went out. We double-dated with our friends Steve and Julie. Julie and I took the guys to the gun range to shoot Steve’s new semi-automatic rifle. Then, we planned to take them to Taste of Texas (a famous steak house here in Houston). The guys LOVED shooting the gun (even Julie and I shot a round or two each!). Michael said over and over that this was the “best Valentine’s Day ever!). We all had a blast. Pun intended. 🙂 Taste of Texas didn’t work out, unfortunately. By the time we arrived, there was a two-hour minimum wait. So, we decided to take a rain check and walk over to Fuddruckers, where we all ordered big, heavenly burgers, onion rings and milkshakes. The night ended back at our house with several hours of great conversation, drinks and red wine. It was a fantastic night!
I just registered this afternoon for the 10K race I’m training for, the Crescent City Classic in April. Training for the CCC has been going well, although I’ve long-since abandoned the Couch to 10K app on my iPhone. I have been “training” since last October, but I’ve rarely been able to run more than twice a week (the app is set up for a three-times-per-week regimen). So, I’ve been training slowly–but surely. I’m up to four miles–but that’s on a Good Day right now, truth be told. Winter weather, winter colds, and timing naps and snack time and Good Moods all make going for a run a tricky business. I consider my twice-ish a week schedule to be quite an impressive feat. I’m so thankful God has helped me stick with it this long. Also, I love our Phil and Ted’s jogging buggy, but pushing both kids is still much more of a workout than running solo. I knew when I started running, though, that I was going to have to do it with the kids if I was actually going to do it at all!
I have been enjoying a mom’s workout and bible study group I joined at a parish near my house. I’ve been meeting lots of new friends and have also been getting a little more in shape from working out every Wednesday morning with the group. We drop off our little ones in the nursery, then go to the gym for an hour-long workout, then head upstairs for a snack and hour-long bible study.
Since winning a Kindle Fire at Michael’s company party, I’ve been reading during the night when I get up to feed Faith. I had forgotten how much I love to read. 🙂
Books I’m reading or have read lately:
Letters of a Woman Homesteader
Kisses from Katie
Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence
52 Things Kids Need from a Mom
Any book suggestions?