04 November 2014

A lot happens in 6 months...

I'm going to row again. All because of this. I got inspired.

That's the latest, anyway.

Filling you in, in reverse order, on my life over the past six months...and trying to keep it brief...here's what's been going on...

Halloween happened.
Miss C kept changing her mind on what to be. I don't even know what she ended up trick-or-treating as, but she got this great big sucker that made her very happy. X was a faceless, voiceless shadow, AKA Chromeface. G was Fizz the Tidal Trickster and Q-Man was a ninja...like many other fourth graders at his school.

We hit up the very expensive, local pumpkin patch. Lots of bouncy castles and slides for the low, low price of $10/30 minutes per kid. And pumpkins were NOT included. It's such a racket. But the kids had a BLAST!
A few days before Halloween, she got an Elsa dress that, while delightful to twirl in, did not make the trick-or-treating cut.
That crazy, 10-day Fall break at my kids' school happened...

We played CandyLand and got an Anna costume...that also did not make the Halloween cut.

We went to the beach to see the sun set, ran races at the San Francisco Zoo, and did speed work at the local track.
We also did some hiking in a princess nightgown that was worn for 5 (not kidding) consecutive days.

Ragnar Napa Valley happened...

I was invited to drive for Team You're the Wine that I Want. It was so much fun. Kind of more fun that running it probably would have been...at least for me! Cathryn, Jen, Jess, Sabrina, Amanda, Janet, Jim, Matt, Rich, BT, and another Jen (?) took me on a fun trip that involved too many inside jokes and a triple espresso. I can't wait to do it again :)
Summer vacation happened...
Lots of camping in the redwoods and hiking in the East Bay hills. My hip is officially GOOD. Actually GREAT!!!! My oldest son and I got up to over 13 miles of hiking...pain-free...except for the pain in my ears from his whining...actually he wasn't really THAT bad :) And I'm feeling awesome enough to have entered to walk a marathon. I fell in love with the Humboldt redwoods and so decided to walk in the Avenue of the Giants Marathon next May.

And that's my life in a nutshell since May 12th.

What's the best thing that's happened to you in the last 6 months?

Random picture of yummy grape sorbet from a fancy Napa restaurant.


  1. That is a full 6 months! I didn't bother recapping my absence when I came back to my blog; too lazy :) Let's see...I finished grad school, got a new job, moved in with my boyfriend, and backed out of running a 50k for the third time. Now you're up to speed.

    1. Awesome! hope you're loving your new job and your new living situation! And I hope ditching the 50K worked out for the best :)

  2. Good for you to start rowing again! In the last six months I had my stupid labrum chopped up. There, I think that sums it up pretty well.

    1. I hope your recovery is going well! I remember thinking I wished I were "only" having labral surgery, but at this point I'm am so very glad I got the replacement.

  3. GOOOOO HIP!!! Glad to hear it's feeling good & you are able to do so many awesome things pain-free!! :)

  4. Did you get a chance to take a breath at all? Sounds like a pretty awesome 6 months though :) And how awesome that you found rowing again!

    My best thing from the past 6 months? Kicking ass in my first 70.3!

  5. Really nice to read a post from you Marjorie. So glad to hear about you being back to Rowing. Love your pictures. I hear you on the 5 consecutive days of the same piece of clothing...ha! This was my middle daughter not too long ago (well, I think she was 4) when she wouldn't take her "square dress" (a plaid sundress) off. It was nuts!

  6. i love seeing your blog come up in my reader :):) yay for all of this. the kids, rowing, a good hip, HAPPY family. lots of smiles.

  7. Good to hear from you! Looks like all is well with you and your kids. Good luck on your return to rowing.

  8. Nice to see you back in blog land! Welcome back!!! Good luck rowing!

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  10. Good to see you back! Sounds like you've had a pretty great year!

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