Run hard, Play hard, Love Hard

Run Hard, Play Hard, Love Hard

Monday, February 10, 2014

Good Morning!

As life goes, my hope was to post weekly again. LMAO!!! Yeah right.
Between Awana, Swim practice, Swim meets, Snow days, work, lack of The Hubby, conferences....
That being said, there was my last 2 weeks.

First, The Hubby.
He has this great job at a local Dairy distributor. He also has a 1999 Ford 350 Super Duty that needed New brakes, new rotors, new plugs, and can you guess where I am going here? Yeah $2500 later.... So he has been working A LOT of overtime. Including Double Shifts. That means he gets home at his regular 7:30am and goes straight to bed. He then rises at Noon and is out the door by 1pm, not to be scene again until 7:30am. And then the cycle repeats 2 more days. He gets a day off, and then a double, then a single, a double, etc etc etc. Needless to say, we miss him when he is gone and we miss the Happy Hubby when he is awake. It will pass, since at the beginning of March my Coaching season starts and there will be regular schedule and minimal overtime until June. I have included a pic of The Hubby from a couple years back, when he let Big Girl dress him up.
To liven up the Winter Weather,  LittleMan allowed BigGirl to doll him up. And he allowed mommy to take his pic!! I love my Boys and their willingness to let BigGirl have some fun!! Like Father Like Son I guess. LOL!!

 The wonderful Winter Snow (That I am SO OVER NOW) hasn't allowed much for warmth or outside time. So, thanks to our ever so crappy HeatPump system going out, we had a couple warmth filled nights sleeping together in LittleMans Room.
 And the dogs had a different opinion of outside time. Ruby was a whiner and Suka was just hanging out in the snow. It was hilarious to watch Suka dig himself into the snow and then burst out of it!!

My mom-in-law has a small farm outside of town, and we butcher a couple cows every year. Here is what HALF A COW looks like in your stand up freezer. The paper bags are full of more 1 lb hamburger like that bottom shelf in the pic.
I had my annual 2 day Softball Coaches Conference in Kansas City. This is a picture of getting The Hubby ready to run the house for 2 days. This included preschool and a swim meet. Things he hasn't gotten to handle before due to his third shift schedule. Sadly, on the swim meet morning, not only did he have to get them all up and out the door, with everything they need for the day, but it had iced over bad that day/night before and it took him twice as long to get to Wichita. They made it and she did great!! More of that below.

 Thanks to www.swimoutlet.com We can get BigGirl the best suits for so much less!! They have Grab bag specials, these are last season or older patterns. You pick the brand and kind (this is a TYR Polyester) and the size you need. They send you what they have, it is a fun surprise! This one was a GREAT SURPRISE!! So retro and adorable!
 BigGirl say this cap on www.amazon.com back in October. It was so cute and a great deal ($8 less than at the store, and with Prime- no shipping) so I ordered it and gave it to her for christmas. She loves looking like a Day of the Dead Skull when she comes out of the water for Fly or Breast stroke. LOL!
 BigGirl did AMAZING this past meet. She busted all her best times however, she is still struggling with clearing the Breast Stroke with a clean run. (But she is determined) This last meet, she really got more dedicated. This is where the Sharpie to the back came in. A lot of the swimmers do things like this to show their spirit. BigGirl was never interested until this last meet. This mom has gone from teaching my kids NOT to write on themselves, to writing on them myself with a permanent marker! And I love it! My child is SO over the top with athletics. She is a 2 sports a season girl and I LOVE IT!
 On a funny ending note, these are our basement stairs.... after LittleMan and I took a crowbar to them. When we bought this house almost 6 years ago, the previous owners has decided to play floating floor down the staircase. Stupidity won here. After the dogs have dented the walls over and over from running up and down, and the railing ( that is laying to the left of this pic) came down, and the childgate (notice the extra picket on the far end) took a beating, and finally after more falls (with luckily no injuries) have happened by all- LittleMan and I had had enough. After he fell 3 times in one day we tore that crap out. Yes, it is just a thin blue pad now, when they bottom two still the floating floor. But it is already so much better!!
So, that is my misc in a nutshell.

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