Thursday, May 13, 2010

Three Things Thursday ...

Can I just say that I am psyched it's already Thursday? J has been out of town all week (he'll finally be home tonight), which means I have been dealing with the drama-fest that is my life, singlehandedly. And let's just say that the girls have been a handful this week. Especially a little blonde cherub who will remain nameless. But enough of my complaining, onto Three Things Thursday ...

1. On Tuesday, MCM Mama tagged me to share the view from my kitchen window. Now, I will warn you it's not much of a view. I live in a subdivision. Nothing exciting. But here it is, the view out my kitchen window ...
And since I am in a sharing mood, here's the view from my front door. I heart my neighborhood.
2. Dilly has found a new favorite snack. Chocolate Outrage Gu. Here she is enjoying it after our eight miler on Tuesday.
Don't you think she should be the new spokesmodel? I mean, really, who wouldn't want to purchase a product she endorses?

3. I am going to qualify for Half Fanatic status this weekend. On Sunday, I will be pacing J in his first half, the Marine Corps Half Marathon (My second half in eight days). I'm so excited for him and totally scared for me. If you haven't realized yet, I am slightly competitive. And I have no problem pushing my competitiveness on others (just ask G and Katye). I really want to help him do his best and for him to enjoy the experience, but sometimes I can "push" to hard. And I don't want that to happen.

But regardless of my performance as a pacer, I promise you one thing. We are going to look good. I promise coordinated outfits (and no he's not wearing a skirt, I tried, but he wasn't having it). Anyway, it will be fantastic. Nothing like this clash fest from one of our training runs ...

40 comments:

Jen said...

I am so thankful my husband does not travel... if he did, we would definitely have to get a treadmill.

I cannot wait to see those matching outfits.

Michelle said...

Ugh - I know exactly what you mean. Dad Wonder is out of town alot. He's actually missed almost 3 whole years of our married life, so I feel for you with the 3 kiddos! What a cute spokesperson for GU!

Good luck to the hubs this weekend!

Anabela (Bela) Neves said...

What you couldn't convince him to wear a skirt......LOL Can't wait to see your matching outfits!

ajh said...

Can't wait to see the outfits.

Carly said...

When my dad and I run together, sometimes he "pushes" a little too hard (see my Three Things Thursday for the full story there). It's ok though because I know he means well.
And I can't wait to see the outfits either.

Shannon said...

You're going to do great this weekend! And its even better that you are doing it together. I can't wait to see the coordinating outfits!

Erica said...

you know my kids are typically pretty good too until my husband is gone and it is always my little blonde one who is nuts......maybe it's the hair color?? Maybe they are really trying to have more fun? ha Just teasing you I am glad he comes home tonight! Have a great pace race this weekend!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Your hood is beautiful. I heart mine too. Where else can i run at 4:30am and feel completely safe.
Have a great time pacing J this weekend. I'm sure you both will do great and look fab in your color coordinated outfits. Looking forward to pics and a nice report.

Staci Dombroski said...

I would totally buy her products :) Have a great weekend!!!

the dawn said...

I hope the coordinating outfits include fabulous socks!!! Looking forward to the pics :)

misszippy said...

Oh come on, he won't wear a skirt? I hope you have a good day out there with him. Love the view from your house!

Barefoot AngieB said...

Glad the hubs will be home soon. I know how hard that is when parenting alone.
Way to go on being a half fanatic!
I would buy GU from that adorable little munchkin!

Jamoosh said...

Gu for the youngin's? Do you really want them to have MORE energy?

Pam said...

I love the view of your back yard. I'd give anything to have all your trees!

Amy said...

What I wouldn't give for those views! Where do you live?

Kim said...

Very cool! Good luck on your race, I have a few people running that one this weekend as well :)

Kim said...

My hubby travels too and is leaving for Florida on Saturday for a week so I am single parenting two boys, ages 10 and 14...I am already thinking of stocking up on wine.

Love the view from your house! Beautiful!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

I love the little playhouse! No skirt, but will the hubby wear the socks?

Katie said...

Have a great run this weekend!! And I love the views from your house. Especially the swingset!! :)

Marlene said...

SHOOT, MCM Mama tagged me too and I keep forgetting to take pics! Will try again tonight. Your neighborhood looks great!

Good luck pacing J this weekend! Have fun!

Emz said...

Nothing exciting??????

are you joking ---- it looks like heaven. Trees?!?! no cacti?!?!

LOVING IT!

Jesser said...

Cannot wait to see the outfits. And now contemplating something Mickey/Minnie ish when hubby and I run the Disneyland Half in September ... of course he will run ahead of me, so maybe this is pointless?

SarahwithanH said...

You may have the cutest daughters ever. I love it! Good luck this weekend! And take lots of photos! :)

Momma Twitch said...

I wish I lived in a neighborhood like yours. We're thinking of moving to Vancouver, WA just so we can have some pretty trees!

Heather said...

HIs style seems a tad more sedate than yours. Which way are you going to go?

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Matching outfits....oh I soooo look forward to the pictures.

CONGRATS on Half fanatics.

Look at that cute little Gu model...

MCM Mama said...

So jealous of that big back yard!

Is it bad that I didn't even realize that your outfits clash in that picture? Can't wait to see the matching ones.

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

I totally agree that Dilly should be the new face of "Gu" products. Too cute!!!

fitandfortysomething.com said...

i love your views-everything is so lush and green! glad hubby is home :)

Katie A. said...

I'm with Jamoosh - your kiddo needs more energy! LOL!
Love the Fanatic status - totally rockstar!!!
And I'm excited to see the outfits - you inspire me to look better on my runs, and trust me, that says a LOT!
Oh, one more thing, I LOVE all the green trees in your yard! Wait until you see the saddness that is my back yard and front yard - honey, you don't know subdivision or suburban living until you see mine!
Happy Thursday!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great job solo parenting this week. I have to admit that I like when hubbs is away (some not as much as he is often away but...). I enjoy getting into my routine with life, work, school, running, the kids and making it all fit. When you add another adult to my mix it really uses up time that I don't have scheduled! That sounds bad but I just mean my spouse wants to talk and spend time together. Throughout the work week aside from once we go to bed, I don't have a spare 10 minutes to chat. But when he is home somehow we juggle the chores and find that time in there most days. And I like that I still miss him when he is away. I like that his absence reminds me to appreciate him or all he does to help me "fit it all in."

You have a spokesmodel there for sure.

You will do great knowing when to push and when to encourage. I think you will have an amazing run. Enjoy it!

S Club Mama said...

looks like you have an excellent view! Ours is small town all around.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

whew you are a crazy half marathon racing machine...sounds fun though!

Monica said...

Can't wait to see pix of you and hubby in your totally cool matching duds.

Stacie said...

Great views. Looks like a great neighborhood.

I would totally buy something endorsed by Dilly. Too cute.

Good luck this weekend!!! Can't wait to see the outfits :)

Candice @ I Have Run said...

My hubby travels 4-5 days/wk in the winter and works 80 hour weeks in the summer, so I FEEL your pain! Glad he'll he home tonight!!

Good luck this weekend!! And have fun!

My girls love my gels too =)I would by GU from your little spokesmodel for sure!

Cynthia O'H said...

Have fun pacing. I did that for a marathon my husband ran many moons ago and it was one of the most frustrating things that I've ever done as a runner. But would I do it again? Definitely.

I hope J. is wearing socks to match yours.

akjenniekt said...

That is seriously the cutest picture :)!! Good luck, to both of you, on your race this weekend!

Steel Springs said...

She would be the perfect GU spokesperson! Cute.

Good luck with the half this weekend. I'm sure you'll be an excellent pacer. I love that you'll have matching outfits!

Lindsay said...

CUTE pictures! Love your view too!