This morning’s run was super dreamy. For the most part, visibility was very poor, so I veered off to another trail where vehicles aren’t permitted, and was rewarded with this view as the fog lifted from the valley. Today is going to be super busy for me, but I’m ready for it.

Today’s song: “Mad World” by Michael Andrews from “Donnie Darko.”
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Morning Below the Fog

I ran in the clouds today! There’s been a lot of fog lately, so I got up just before sunrise to run through it. I love when the fog is just above my head, as if someone sliced off the bottom half of a cloud just enough to let me run underneath. It’s magical. I often wonder, how many mornings have I slept thru that?

Also, I passed another orchard where the fallen apples are beginning to rot, so the air smells like cider.

Today’s song on my playlist: Paradise Circus by Massive Attack.

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Flu Shot Selfie

Biggest accomplishment today? Got my flu shot. Bummed I didn’t get a cartoon bandage, but maybe next year? Martin and the kids will get theirs later this week. They all came down with the flu when I went to the TDY to the States a few months ago. That’s one strand they won’t get again!
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Game Face

My girls and I rode the double-loop coaster. Lola wanted to go, but sobbed while waiting in line, and all the way up the first hill. Both Miss C and I were adamant…we didn’t have to go.

And for a split second, I thought Lola was going to step thru the seat, and wait on the other side, but nope!
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Flu Season

Asthma sucks. I always get anxious this time of year, because the cold and flu season is never kind to him. It’s a run-of-the-mill chest cold that’s got him wheezy again. We didn’t get much sleep last night. I’m glad he’s old enough to be involved in his own care, and can tell me exactly how he is feeling, and carry his own meds. But I still morph into a helicopter Mom, hovering over him as he sleeps, listening to him breathe. Continue reading

It’s Still a Workout

Is this how gym selfies work? Squiggle mirrors! I got home late, and it was raining, so instead of a run, I spent an hour in our home gym, dressed in my paint pants and a t-shirt that [unintentionally] matches the wall I painted for “energy.” We have cable down here. German reality television is hysterical, although, I mostly watch Netflix when on the elliptical. YouTube when I’m doing Missy Elliott dance routines on the balance ball.

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