Monday, January 02, 2012

So Long, 2011... Hello, 2012!

Well Happy New Year! Goodness, 2011 sure did fly by, as did the holiday season. As I type this Isaac has been on "winter break" from Mother's Day Out (preschool) for nineteen straight days. He goes back tomorrow. So what have we been doing to occupy ourselves, you ask?

We went for our FREE photo with Santa at the Bass Pro Shop in Memphis.

I took Isaac and his BFF to see the Peabody Ducks in Memphis. Here, the boys wait.

There come the ducks! They were really a sight to see.

The boys were fascinated by those smart little quackers.

We went caroling with a few friends from my mommy group.

The biggest thing we have done over the nineteen day break is work on potty training. Phew - that's a job. I'm amazed, though, at how waiting until the child is ready makes it soooooo much easier than trying to force the issue (which I tried to do a year ago and then six months ago with no success at all). Isaac is doing well (most of the time...) but still doesn't particularly care for -- I'm just going to say it -- going poo poo on the potty. I am trying my hardest to be patient. God bless his preschool teachers!

Having him home for nineteen days has, I admit, impeded my running a bit, especially since he also had something along the lines of pre-pneumonia last week. I have not skipped a longrun, though! I am still going out sans-Garmin and LOVING it. I have run 6, 7 and 9 miles that way.

Also, I have secured my flight and hotel room for the Flying Pig Marathon on May 6, 2012! Thanks to the points/miles earned by my constantly-traveling husband, we have only spent $7.50 so far! I will actually register for the race in about two weeks (just prior to the price increase, he he). I just love it when a plan comes together!

Now I am just hanging in there, more or less. Getting back to normal or, better stated, a better normal. I am making positive changes in most areas of my life, which indicates to me that 2012 is going to rock. Cincinnati, here I come!


Petraruns said...

So exciting about having the Flying Pig all sewn up - now all you have to do is run that thing. Interesting that you are finding running without a Garmin such a good thing - I'm sure it's healthy to not always be focusing on how far along you are.

I think you've done great given that you've had a poorly Isaac about and 2012 will be your best year yet!

PLANET3RRY said...

Welcome 2012! I know that you are going to have a great running year! You'll make bacon out of the Flying Pig Marathon!

mmmm bacon.

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