Thursday, November 10, 2016


 Time is flying, as always.  Lots going on.  Brian ran a half marathon. I think his longest training run was a flat 5? He got about 2 trail runs in before hand, so there were a limited about of hills thrown in there before.  This was a tough half, on Diablo.  I was grateful that he didn't make the cutoff to continue on and finish the 30k.  Not sure if that makes me unsupportive, or realistic, but I absolutely knew that doing the 30k was not a wise choice.  Sophie and I were waiting at the aid station that had the cutoff, and once it came and went, I breathed a sigh of relief knowing he'd be aimed back down hill toward the finish, and not allowed to continue up to the summit.   At the end of the day, he was ok with the results and happy he did it, so that's what mattered. 

Football season was a blast.  Regular season has ended, but thankfully our Ugly Eagles have made the playoffs.  They won their division title in a very odd game.  The other team didn't like that we were ahead, and coach left in his starters. So, they just stopped playing. They false started over and over, advancing us to the end zone 5 yards at a time, and then stepped aside and let us run it in for a touch down, and then the 2 point conversion. Odd way to protest, but hey, we'll take it.  Our next game is against De La Salle.Yep, that De La Salle.
  Kind of scary, but we'll see what happens.  It'll be a fun game.

All the kids have been various degrees of sick.  One of those years where I think one of us will be sick all winter.  Emma also has a bum knee, and Sophie sprained her ankle.  Myles has the usual every 2 weeks and once a month dr appointments he'll have for life.  I tell you what though, these kids are going to kill us with medical bills.  Add to that my heart appointments earlier this Let's not even get started on all the monthly prescriptions.  We drive 45 minutes away to a hole in the wall pharmacy to get one of Myles meds because that's the cheapest pharmacy we could find it for.  Gr. 

Ok, on to happier things.  Below are some finished pictures of our last family project.  Girls half is on the left, boys on the right.  There are a lot of little details that are hard to spot, and I won't bore you with, but it was a fun little project!  Tonight we have all picked a character to dress up as and the rest of the family has to guess who we are.  Tonight's home made treat is fudge.

 Lastly, a surprise trip to this place is coming up.  If you haven't been in a while, you may not know where that is : )


  1. Congrats to Brian for tackling that tough race! It was great to see him for a bit before he started - he seemed to have a great attitude towards the race.

    I don't understand the football thing and what was being protested, but that sounds totally nuts. Hopefully the playoffs go well for the Uglies!

    1. Hey, yeah, that ending was quite confusing. Nobody really understood what was happening. Guesses were if we won by a higher amount of points, we'd face a tougher team in playoffs, and they would face an easier team?? In the end though, a committee chose who advanced...and picked us over the other team, based on the season as a whole, not just that last game.