Sunday, May 17, 2009

What a Day!

Yesterday was QUITE a day.

First off, I ran a 5k, my FIRST 5k. That's 3.1 miles for those of you not versed in the "lingo." :) I am still surprised that I can actually run, albeit slowly, for 3.1 miles. That's pretty amazing for a girl who in high school couldn't run for 3 minutes in gym! I am very proud of myself for setting a goal and accomplishing it. I may even run another one, someday! I had two wonderful running partners, Alana and Rich! Alana and I decided to train for this a few months ago, and it was great having an accountability partner. I honestly don't think I would have done this if it weren't for you Alana! So I ran, and then came home to...nap? Oh I wish!

Me and Alana, BEFORE!

Me, Alana, and Rich, AFTER!!!

Next in my day was a birthday party at the park for a friend of Annie's. Lot's of fun, but not very relaxing! Annie and I came home, and then I started getting the kids ready for an evening at my Grandpa's farm to celebrate his 79th birthday. In the midst of getting ready, I put Austin down for a nap. But did he sleep? No!

I found Austin, after an hour of NOT sleeping, standing once again in the second to top drawer of his toolbox/dresser. He'd done quite the number on his room, this time finding an oil can WITH A SPOUT AND OIL IN IT (what in the world were we thinking?!) and had Oiled his Room. That's right. OILED HIS ROOM.

Oh myyyy.

Thankfully the surfaces he oiled were all easily cleaned, but still!

Then I started thinking about the fact that I hadn't seen one of our cats in several hours. She's usually around quite a bit, so it seemed strange. I found her under our bed, with an ACE bandage wrapped VERY tightly around one of her back legs. So tightly that when I removed it she was in horrible pain. At first her paw was cold, and then got very warm, and I got scared and called the emergency vet. Thankfully she's fine now, but it was scary for awhile! Ellie was the culprit, and felt SO bad when she realized the seriousness of the situation. She was playing Vet, which she wants to be when she grows up, and didn't mean to hurt poor Rainbow. That poor cat, she really needs those nine lives to live in this house!

Finally we handled all the situations, and made it to Grandpa's. My kids just love it there! Jason brought the new four wheeler and took the kids, and Grammie on rides! We love a fun time at the farm!

Four Generations!

Blowing out the candles! Austin was SO excited to help. :)

Rides on the tractors, lawn mowers, and four wheelers!

Grammie's first RZR ride!

Grandaddy driving the BIG tractor!

Daddy took the little kids through some mud! At least we're telling them it was mud...

Whew! What a day! It's now 24 hours later, and I'm just starting to recover. Hopefully tomorrow I'll feel normal again!


Celeste said...

Holy cow! That is crazy. Crazy awesome that you ran the marathon, and then crazy that you had so much to do afterwards. Way to go! I am laughing so hard about Austin!!

Janelle said...

Of course the oil can had oil in it. It just wouldn't be the same if it didn't!!

Oh my! That boy cracks me up in a very scary-hope-I-don't-jinx-myself kind of way! :)

Very proud to call you friend!

Carissa said...

great update shelley! so excited for you about the race! you are amazing! hopefully i will see you tonight!

Alana said...

What a busy day! Had so much fun running with you, I'm really glad we did this together! Go us!

Fran said...

I'm so proud of you and Alana. Y'all are rockstars in my book! And, the pix from the bday are GREAT!!!