Another busy weekend with the in-laws.
We got some more landscaping done, had a birthday party and did some good ol’ relaxing too. Thank goodness for that, because I feel like my head may explode with all of the thinking that my little brain is doing!
Again, I have having photo issues here, so I’ll have to come back and add photos to this post later…sorry about that!
The backyard is coming right along and it is finally looking like a real yard. The sprinkling system is in and ready to be buried. The drip system’s main line is in and as soon as I buy some trees and shrubs and put them in, we can add finish that system as well. I didn’t think I would be so excited about cement and cinderblock, but wow! What a huge difference it has made to have a wall around the air conditioning units, and a bigger patio.
*Update* We now have pictures!
The curbing was put in on Friday, and now my design is finally taking shape. I can picture how the small kidney-shaped area of grass will look, and I have the north side of my new ‘wall’ all set up to be a salsa garden. I’m probably most excited for this part as I really miss having my hands in the earth.
We did an early birthday celebration for my son and nephew on Friday night so that my FIL could be there. He flew out on Saturday, but MIL is staying for another week to help with the kids while I am in Utah for the marathon. I’m very relieved to have her here. Coordinating babysitters for three days would’ve been really tough! I’m pleased that J and his mom will have some quality time together as well. They can stay up and watch some chick flicks and eat sweets together. (seriously, they will)
Sunday was a great lazy day (after church) and I did very little. I’m a little worked up and nervous about traveling away for the marathon as I don’t know what to expect in terms of weather, and I’m also hoping that I trained hard enough for this race. I’m sure a lot of it is just pre-race jitters, but I’m even having nightmares about not being able to run.
I wish I could take all of my blogging friends with me to the race. Some of my family will be there and a couple friends, and I’m really excited to have them to cheer me on, but you are the ones who have been along for most of this journey with me. You have had to endure my posts about running where I have told of panic attacks, potty issues, sore muscles and frustrations. You have also shared moments of euphoria, reflection, determination and peace. I’m sure you won’t miss all of the marathon talk either. My husband and everyone else here will be happy for that I think. Lol.
When I run through that finish line I will be thinking of all of you and how your thoughts and comments boosted me during times when it wasn’t so easy to get out and run, or just get through my day for that matter. Everyone should have something like this. What a different world we would have if everyone felt as supported and encouraged as I do right now. *sorry. . .cheesy moment*
Seriously though, it really has been amazing for me to have this place where I can go back to any day in the last 5 months and see what my run was like, what I was doing or feeling and who shared those things with me. Pretty incredible, don’t you think? You, my readers, are the variable that makes me so addicted to happy to be blogging. I say it a lot, but thank you. This is so much better than a journal!