On Sunday, we went down to Largo Central Park to ride the train (once a month, a volunteer group puts on these awesome train rides for kids). But the line was long, and E doesn’t really know what’s going on yet, so we just ran around the park for awhile instead playing and snapping photos.
First, my absolute favorite of the day:
You don’t normally think of “pretty” when you think of Largo, FL (or at least I don’t). But Largo Central Park is actually quite lovely (and has a fantastic playground). It’s worth the few extra miles.
And they have a great field to run around with a soccer ball in.
I know this next one is not the model of perfect photography (the sky is overexposed for one thing) but it makes my heart happy.
And another favorite (even though I think the focus ended up on the soccer ball and E’s face is a bit out of focus – that 1.8 lens takes some practice):
It’s Sunday again. Which means I am back to tell you how busy I am and apologize for not blogging again.
I am, somehow, still reading Independent Study, but I have fewer than 100 pages left so I may actually finish my first print book since January 1. I’m still slowly getting through audiobooks at least, and I just finished Cress and LOVED it. Now, back to Maisie.
Today I am running the 8k in the Gasparilla Distance Classic. And a few hours after that, my mom is arriving from Michigan. I don’t know if she is visiting because she wants to see us or because she needs to thaw out from the fun winter I hear you all had.
Happy Sunday, everyone.
I told you I was obsessed.
Brief thoughts for you this Sunday morning:
I am currently in an awful reading slump and there is not much I can do about it. I am have read maybe 100 print pages in the last month. I like the book I’m reading. But there are so many other things to do with my time. I need one of those vacations where you sit on the beach and read all day just to catch up. Who wants to watch E for me?
The health kick is still going pretty strong at least. I’m at my lowest weight since my second trimester and I have a race next weekend – my first 8k (about 5 miles). I feel like I’m really getting somewhere as a runner again and I’m excited to see what I can do (ultimately, I’ll just be happy if I finish in under an hour).
My mom is coming to visit next week and I’m super excited. I was getting a little bummed over the fact that no one was coming to visit this spring like usual. So when she suddenly told me she was planning a trip, I was so happy. Evan has changed a lot since she saw him at Christmas and I think they’re going to have a blast.
That’s my story this week. Hope life is keeping all of you hopping, too. Happy Sunday!
Evan is obsessed with the moon. Which has apparently left me obsessed with the moon. My first attempts at photographing it. Any tips?
So far I am having a lazy Sunday morning watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with the toddler (and maybe dozing off) while Ben sleeps in. I’ve got a cup of tea and my computer and I may even try to get a little blogging in for the week. It’s nice to have a kid who is a little more independent now. He’s feeding himself a bowl of cereal as I type.
This week, however, was not so lazy. I once again had a Monday morning surprise when Evan had a fever and I ended up working from home as best I could for two days. Then he ended up home again on Thursday (with Ben) and we discovered his croupy cold had turned into an ear infection. This kid cannot catch a break. But we’re feeling better now and heading to the park in few hours to meet some friends.
I put down Maisie Dobbs this week for a bit both because I am missing 20 minutes of the audio so I need to get my hands on a print copy and because I couldn’t wait to start listening to Cress. I am once again immersed in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles world and couldn’t be happier. I am still getting nowhere in print and doubt I will be doing any better until at least mid-march when my certification exam is over. I know this is just a little reading slump but it’s disheartening all the same.
I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. I am trying to psych myself up for a four mile run at some point today. At least I can finally see the sun again.
I got out the camera while Evan was playing one night and this is what happened. I kind of adore the train picture.
So we were finally all pretty much healthy this week. We all went to work/daycare as planned (with the exception of one hour I spent in the Walgreen’s Health Clinic). I got back to exercise but not to reading. I fit in 4 runs this week to make up for missing the entire week before. I also went to a yoga class and tried a new ballet studio. I did a good job with calories and I’m down about a pound again this week.
But like I said, I didn’t get back to reading. I blame Netflix as The West Wing and Doctor Who are currently grabbing all of the attention and time I could be reading. But this has been a busy month and a little television is nice. I am dying to finish my audiobook (The Circle – Dave Eggers) because it’s really not very good. I’m hoping I have time to squeeze in a Maisie Dobbs book before Cress comes out on the 4th.
We are heading to the park in a bit to enjoy the fact that it is not 40 degrees out today. Then I am hoping to tackle some toy organization. Have a lovely Sunday, everyone.
I still haven’t had much chance to use my camera lately so I’m going to share a few shots I grabbed when we were back in Michigan over the holidays. I was playing around with the depth of field and the tree lights. It’s not perfect but this is my first attempt.
I love the last shot. That’s Daisy the dog – not to be confuse with Daisy the cat.