We have become those people I always felt bad for; the ones that seem to be always doing way too much and seem overwhelmed by it. I always kind of (and still do) think that sometimes some people make a bigger deal of it than it is....like posting on facebook or telling you in person about how they had to drive this kid here and that kid there and then go and do and buy and making it sound like the biggest burden. But sometimes when someone asks what we've been doing and I actually tell them? I get the "omg I dont know how you do it". Ya just do. I try to resist putting it on Facebook because I dont want the sarcasm, but sometimes it comes out here on this blog and it's just what is it, people! It's just our busy life! And that comes with having 3 kids and wanting them to be "in stuff" rather than sitting at home with their iPods and TV screens.
We were trying to figure out a schedule last week that allowed Scott an overnight trip and I just about lost my mind. There were too many things going on each night for me to even consider single parenting, being in 4 places at once! :( We figured out a night and he went but it wasnt without stress.
I realise this time will pass when hockey ends and before soccer starts, and 4H gets rediculous busy, but right now it is still overwhelming. And I cannot believe in the middle of it all I am marathon training!
Im not complaining. I think we do best when we are busy. As long as there are enough parents to get all of the kids to their events at the same time, we function ok like this. Well sometimes, I mean there are stressful times when people's nerves get a little frayed, but mostly when we are running around things go ok.
Of course we dont have 5 minutes to get things done so most stuff is getting part done and mostly not.
Running is actually still on track which is simply amazing at this point. The long runs are getting done and its' not overly hard. Of course I have not managed to finish a long run in the last 2 weeks because of STUFF. Ive come close once but just not getting it. But running continues and its good. Last summer I had all sorts of trouble with being sick on long runs and being just miserable. Lately it's not been a problem; I wonder if its because its not HOT. I hate being cold but it seems to agree with my running!
Although it was very exciting for them, they actually werent all that impressed by it all. We enjoyed it, but Annika was all like...just another rink. Yeah the rink that the MOOSEHEADS play in. NBD ;)
Sunday there was more hockey, and then hockey for me, and then more hockey for Annika, and then I played soccer. It's tiring :) I was really sore on Saturday from the run the day before, but normal sore, not scary sore.
Monday was a rest day. That's 3 days of not running. Its not a perfect schedule but it's ok for now. There were way too many kid events that needed to be attended.
Tuesday nooner hockey was good, then after picking up kids I went for a run on the 5.5 mile loop near my home. Included the HILL. It was nice out. Holly had an extra hockey practice.
Wednesday I see nothing on the calendar. Ooops. Last week's running was a little patchy. loads of Wednesday night activities although some were cancelled yay!
Thursday was another 5.5 mile run (coincidence) around work. I think it was before I picked up kids. There were Thursday night things planned :)
Friday Taylor ended up being very sick. I went home from work to be with her, and later when she seemed settled I went for a long run; I had 24 km on my plan but only made it abuot 15 km before Taylor called and asked me to come home so I had Scott pick me up in town on his way home from Holly's Additional hockey practice; 17.65 km before he caught up with me.
Saturday morning hockey at 7 am was again rough. I got up ok and wasnt sore but my legs were tired and I wasnt really having any fun; we had such a busy day planned and I was standing on the ice when I realised; I was wasting time being unhappy on the ice when I was so busy, so I left a little early. I went home and did some housework while Scott took Annika to hockey; AND SHE SCORED HER FIRST GOAL. I should have known, it was coming and I should have been there! So happy for her!
We took Holly to hockey over in New Glasgow and then visited my aunt and her family for awhile and supper before running back to Truro where Holly had yet another hockey practice. Provincials are coming! Much later Scott and I went to a hockey game with some other couples and that was tonnes of fun. And really hard. We skated with no spares for most of the 65 minutes we had the ice. IT was exhausting. We had some drinks afterwards and tumbled home into bed around 1 am.
And were up early again Sunday for Annika's hockey game in Debert. After she played we went to the Mic Mac Trail for some snowshoeing!