Friday, February 4, 2011

Roll With The Punches

What can I say?  This was one interesting week!  I had Monday planned perfectly!  Masters first thing in the morning, followed by a SSCVS (that's a super secret ChuckieV session).  This would put me home and done with my workouts for the day by 8:30am!!  I would work, blog, clean, cook, budget, pay bills, walk the dog, and then pick up the girls from school at 3:45.  Except nothing ever goes as planned does it??  With Michael sick, I needed to stay home in the morning and help get the kiddos out the door for school.  And with that, my day was shot.  No biggie, I'll get it all taken care of tomorrow.
What does one wear to walk the dog when it's -20 degrees out?  Let me count the layers: long underwear, ski pants, 4 shirts, down jacket, neck warmer, ski gloves, very warm hat, goggles.  Kona had no idea it was cold out.

That's cold and doesn't include wind chill!
Except for the cold front that descended upon our state (and 29 others).  School for Tuesday:  closed.  Arghhhhh!  Now, I won't be able to spin with PIC - which I really hate to miss.  To sum up: sick hubs, energetic kids and dog inside house because it's too darn cold to go outside.  No biggie.  Kiddos will go back to school on Wednesday and maybe it will warm up and I'll get things done.  Yeah.  No.  School closed again on Wednesday.  (on another note, I'm pretty sure when I was a kid I had to go to school when it was cold and my parents told me to suck it up - well maybe not that but I did go to school. And it was a 10 mile walk and uphill both ways.)

And on Wednesday?  The 8yo woke up with a fever and a cough....off to the doctor she goes.  Say it with me.....YEAH!  Influenza B!!!  Sweet, she doesn't go back to school for the rest of the week!!  Poor thing though, she's a trooper and is starting to feel much better.
You know your child is sick when she falls asleep on the floor.

Don't worry, I covered her up!
With all the sickness going around in my house, I thought about moving out for a few days but ended up staying and taking care of the family (do I get a medal for that?).  With a mask.  Not really but I do have one.  CV took my workout intensity down a notch or two and I'm doing my darndest to not get sick.  So far so good.  I actually feel great!  Today, I swam masters, took the little doggie for a walk, shoveled snow for an hour (FUN!) and am now finally getting to all those things I wanted to do on Monday.

Gotta roll with the punches right?

Can't wait for next week......Tucson Training Camp starts Thursday!!!  Yippee!!!  So excited to head to some warmer weather and ride my bike.....wait for it......OUTSIDE!  I will actually be able to take my trainer skewer out of the back wheel and put the regular one in.  It's the little things that can make my day:)
Here's another cute picture of Kona

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Great attitude, Michelle. Those kinds of weeks are inevitable with kids, but they still stink. Way to make the most of it! Have fun in Tucson!

Caratunk Girl said...

Tough week for sure! Kona is so cute!

Have fun in Tucson! I am JEALOUS of you riding off the trainer for sure!