What a week, you guys. I just want it to be over. Thankfully it’s Thursday which means it’s almost Friday which means it’s almost the weekend. Plus I love Thursdays because that means I get to Think Out Loud. Ready? Let’s go!
Spotty Internet, Planking, and Being a WAHM
First, my son was sick all weekend. Par for the course because someone in my house is always sick when I have a race. I actually don’t remember the last time I raced without someone being sick. Assuming it was just a virus, and because it was the weekend, we didn’t do much except for at-home care. Ibuprofen, water, soup, etc. When Monday morning rolled around and he still had a high fever I decided to take him to the doctor. Turns out he has strep.
At first I rejoiced at the news it was strep. That means he can take medicine and get better! But when the next evening rolled around and he had three doses of medicine and still not getting better, I started to question the whole “superbug” thing. Is that what we’re going through? My daughter had an ear infection a few months ago and she didn’t respond to the first round of antibiotics either. It’s starting to concern me because he’s now had strep (technically scarlet fever) for a week.
So the whole “superbug” thing is totally on my mind now and completely freaking me out.
But let’s pretend I’m not worrying about that so I can get on with my thinking out loud, shall we?
Since my son has been home from school for three days this week, I haven’t been able to accomplish any of my regular duties. Cleaning, grocery shopping, exercising, blogging!! Heck, even showering went out the window yesterday! I’m a creature of habit and I get really thrown for a loop when my schedule is off.
On top of a sick kid, recovering from a race, and not being able to get my chores done, my Internet has been wonky all week, I think I might have to find another provider, perhaps one similar to satellite internet now or something! But I don’t have the internet to search it! I’ve been blogging via Word or on my phone’s notepad before I even consider trying to post it online. So frustrating. Plus I usually comment on tons of other posts but since I’ve had spotty Internet, that hasn’t happened. (I swear I’ve been reading your blogs!)
The good of this week? I went out for a much-needed girl’s night with my friends Sara and Noemi.
The amount of ridiculousness that ensued is almost indescribable. We went to a place called Paco’s Tacos (so good, yum!), ate a lot of food, and talked shop for a while. Sara even busted out her resistance bands to give us a tableside demonstration of some of her strengthening moves.
Meanwhile, I made this guy feel slightly uncomfortable when I told him I’d be photographing his guac-making skills for my blog. Poor guy.
Sara and Noemi are both proud owners of the No Excuses trucker hat, which makes them both look pretty badass if I do say so myself. I’m pretty sure everyone should own one so if you want one, contact me.
We also initiated Noemi into the PEN15 club over ice cream. You’re welcome, world. 12 year old maturity at its finest.
It was quite obviously one of the best nights out ever. We missed Julie though so we’re planning another one to round it out so all four of us can be together.
I was planning on running the Copper River Salmon Run this weekend but I think that’s out because of my injury. Since it’s already Thursday and I can still feel some pain on my tibia, I’m okay with that. It would have been fun and I was looking forward to it, but I’ve made peace with taking time off from running. I need to heal up before marathon training begins at the end of June.
Speaking of marathon training…
Did I mention my coach sent me the tentative schedule and my stomach dropped when I saw his email come through? What the heck have I gotten myself into? ***cue panicked cry/scream/cold sweats***
And let me throw this in for good measure because inquiring minds have to know – how do you working moms make life work? I’m a stay-at-home-mom and I struggle every day to find some sort of balance without losing my marbles. I guess I’m technically a work-at-home-mom so the “stay” is a bit of a misnomer. I do recall hearing that people who work from home have a really hard time focusing and getting anything done and I can 100% agree with that now. My friend works from home all the time because she’s a part time freelancer, part time investor. She talked about how things like the oanda broker helped her stay focussed because it made what she had to do so clear. I just don’t think I’d be able to do it!
Work, in addition to kids and dogs, is basically a hot mess. I feel kind of vindicated finally saying I’m a work-at-home-mom, though. Because that makes it seem slightly less ridiculous that I can’t hold it all together. I think if I rewind and look back at my life even just a year ago, it was much less chaotic and stressful. Granted this is self-inflicted, good stress. But it’s still stress nonetheless. Maybe I need a nanny…
I haven’t run since Sunday and I feel like I’m getting soft. I know that’s unlikely and definitely mental, but still… I think it’s time to reignite my plank streak. Do you want to join me? Follow me on Instagram and we’ll get started!
OMG I HATE YOU INTERNET!!!
All right, that’s my thinking out loud for the week. I’m kinda sorta falling in love with this link up. Thinking Out Loud Thursday let’s me get all the nonsense out. It’s cleansing, if you will.
TALK TO ME!
Tell me one wonky thing that’s happened to you this week?
Do you plank yet? You better join me!!
Linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday!