Not like I was getting a ton of comments anyway, but I finally had to limit comments to "authenticated" readers, whatever that means. As far as I know, my friend Jen is the only one out there! I was starting to get hundreds of junk comments every day and it was getting to be a pain to empty out my in box all the time. I think most of my few remaining readers know my email anyway.
There hasn't been a whole lot of free time for blogging lately. These days, nearly every one of my waking moments is spoken for. I wake at six, nurse Nathan, let the dog out, put the coffee on, fix us breakfast, get dressed and try my best (usually unsuccessfully) to get out the door by 7:35. An hour drive to work, where I can sneak in a little bit of personal stuff like bill-paying, doctor calling, emailing, etc. at lunch, then an hour drive home. I try to have dinner staged or in the slow cooker, but even then it takes a little time to get food on the table for grown-ups and baby. Then it's off to visit my mom for an hour or two with Nathan and hopefully get him home to bed by 8 or 9. The next hour or so seems to go up in a mysterious cloud of smoke and then it's time for bed. I don't know how I'd do it if Jack wasn't able to stay home with Nate and we were having to get to and from daycare too.
Weekends are a little better and I get in more quality time with Nathan and my mom and a minimal amount of cleaning, organizing and grocery shopping. I don't know when I'm going to deal with my mom's and my taxes!
This past weekend felt like a blur, but I did get in a four mile run and took Nathan to his first concert. The concert was a bit of a splurge, but definitely worth it. I was worried he was too young to stay focused on the music, but the show catered to a very young audience and he spent most of the time dancing in front of the stage with the other kids.
The four-mile run was somewhat less fun, but I really do want to get back into some sort of exercise routine. I know it's been a while because I couldn't even find my orthotics that I generally NEVER run without. I noticed that the friends' site that hosts this blog doesn't even list me among the official "running blogs," so I'm just appreciate that she's still letting me write here. It's hard to imagine right now, but maybe I'll be a real runner again someday....for now I'm trying to keep my goals modest and aim for being a regular jogger for a while.