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Thursday, January 9, 2014

They Say It's Your Birthday

Yes, today is my birthday.  I'm a wonderful 33 years young.  I don't feel 33, so I guess I at least have that going for me.

We are currently living in a hotel, so I should feel like I am celebrating.  Our floors are FINALLY being refinished and we have to stay off of them for 3-5 days.  We moved into the hotel on Wednesday as told and the morons did not show you like they promised.  They did start today though, but didn't seem to get very far.  It will be interesting to see when we are able to move back home.

On New Year Eve, I promised I'd be riding in the new year with a 2 hour ride on the trainer.  I made it.  With my headband on.

I spent time playing Headbands with my kids while riding.  I looked super cool dorky doing it too!

We made it to midnight and celebrated accordingly.  I showered and was in bed by 12:30am. 

And then it started snowing....and snowing..... and snowing.  We got about 11" when the storm cell was all said and done. It started Thursday morning and finally finished up Friday night.

We enjoyed the snow, but got ready to return to school on Monday.  On Sunday it started snowing again.  We got an additional 13" and the wind started blowing.  Our drifts were huge and the roads were a mess.  

So far we've had 4 days off of school and tomorrow is Friday and we are already on a 2 hour delay and expect another closing if we get the freezing rain they are predicting tonight.  

Because we had such dangerous roads, our counties put up a "level 3 emergency" which means that we are unable to go out on the roads.  If you do drive, you could be fined up to $250 and go to jail unless you a emergency/medical worker.  Since I couldn't drive to work, I used my time to sit in on webinars while riding.... SO PRODUCTIVE!  I just need to convince my boss that this could work in my office!  (I just need headphones so I don't have to hold the phone!)

I also helped my oldest make her birthday snack for school- which she may never get to take in!  She has to celebrate her 1/2 birthday since she has a summer birthday.  I also let her celebrate her 1/2 on my actual birthday.   I let her look through Pinterest for ideas- bad idea!  She wanted everything.  I finally got her down to muddy buddy butterflies and rice krispie snakes with fruit roll up tongues.  

So, here we sit, in a hotel, waiting for our floors to be finished.  Our room is beautiful.  There are some really cool icicles outside our room window.

Everything thing was going great until my son managed to get himself stuck between a seat and seat back and I had to call the front desk to have them send someone up to unscrew the seat back to get him out.  Things are never boring in my family!

The kids have been swimming and having a great time.  Me?  I wish I could consider this a vacation, but when you are on vacation, you have an idea of when it ends.  I have no idea how long I'll have to keep up the routine we need from a hotel room!  It's a bit crazy, but it's our family.  

It's extremely hard to exercise here and keep up with any sort of diet.  I hope to have more running and training blog material for you soon!


  1. I love the look on your son's face in the chair picture.
    That is a helluva lot of snow!

  2. I am so glad I'm not the only mom who takes a picture before helping the kid. Too funny!!