|My husband got to run around and collect these pieces in the morning, just like an Easter egg hunt!|
|Some duct tape and white spray paint should fix that right up.|
We lost power in the storm and I was laying in bed thinking about potential survival scenarios for life with no air conditioning. In case you hadn't heard, it's ungodly hot here.
We were really lucky and by 5am, we had power again and I didn't have to fall back on my plans to run for the hills. Faith's swim lesson wasn't even canceled!
|I'm going to wear my new hat to the pool, OK Mommy?|
|I look so excited to be heading out after 4 hours of broken sleep|
She got that pink hat at Old Navy on Friday and she actually likes wearing it. I never thought I'd find a hat that she'd agree to wear willingly, but she picked it out herself and I think that made the difference. Friday had a high of 102 degrees, so we went shopping and harassed the guinea pigs through the glass at Petco as our morning activity. Peanut spent the day at doggie day care since it was too hot for me to even walk her. I don't think she minded one bit.
|My dog is the only one who actually stands on that thing|
|Foaming at the mouth means it's a party|
I ran on the treadmill on Saturday, but I got up early today to go to a group run. Even at 6am, it was over 80 degrees outside and it wasn't my best run. I felt hot (and cranky) but managed over six and a half miles. My legs are totally going to forget what a hard run feels like and they are going to be so pissed when I get back to real running after I have this baby!
We stopped at Starbucks on the way home from the run (I carpooled with neighbors to the run) and it's true that bacon makes everything better. I'm a big fan of the bacon gouda breakfast sandwich and the only fault is that it is freaking small. I had to round it out with a piece of pizza when I got home. Peanut didn't come for the run, so I made it up to her by letting her drink baby pool water when I had Faith out in her pool this morning.
|This water is so much tastier than my water bowl water|
For lunch I made Faith her new favorite food in the whole world: ramen noodles. I've been eating a fair amount of ramen lately (it's a great food when you feel a little queasy) and of course, she wants what I have. She acted like she won the toddler lottery when I gave her a plate of noodles versus my usual tithe of just a few noodles from my bowl.
|I need carbs to fuel my marathon tantrums|
|Oh ramen, you are the BEST.|
Don't worry, she also had an organic toddler yogurt, so that cancels out the lack of nutrition in the ramen.
|I can't believe how smug Mommy feels about saying "organic yogurt"|
I made the mistake of laying down for "just a minute" after I put Faith down for her nap and woke up 2 hours later. When I did, I could barely walk because I had such pain in my butt. I've been having sciatic nerve pain for a few weeks now, but today has been the worse day so far. I had the same thing with Faith, but it's worse this time, probably because I'm carrying this baby further back due to the anterior placenta.
In case you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a helpful graphic.
It's fairly painful and there isn't anything I can do about it other than whine on my blog, so you're welcome. You'll probably hear more about it this in the future.
Did you get hit by that crazy storm? A lot of people still don't have power (like my mom!) and I can't imagine getting through this heat wave with a toddler and no air conditioning.
If you eat something without much nutrition (like ramen) do you eat something else to make it seem healthier? I don't, but for Faith I feel like I should try harder. Plus, she really likes her fancy organic toddler yogurt.