In other news.....yesterday I did not turn on my computer all day. No, I didn't! I just never had a spare minute. I began the day by meeting Lynn at 6:00 AM for a 16 mile run. It took us 2 hours, 49 minutes to run, plus another 20 minutes or so of 3 bathroom/water/GU breaks plus one more gatorade break. We ran into two of our friends, Yonea and Amber who were doing a 6 mile run, so we ran about 4 miles with them. Fun! I was so tired after yesterday's run that I went to bed at 9:30 last night and did not get up until 6:30 this morning. That is a lot of sleep for me!
I ordered two new books that arrived yesterday, and I cannot wait to find time to read them. They are Family Feasts for $75 a Week by Mary Ostyn and Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman. I have read Kim's blog for many, many years, even before I began blogging and reading blogs, Kim had a website with so much information that has shaped how I run our family. I am looking forward to learning even more as I read her book. This book has gotten many positive reviews. Maybe I'll share a review too after I read it. (hardback, 318 pages!)
When I woke up this morning, I remembered the cold morning just 5 years ago. I had not had a very restful night--it was full of contractions and discomfort. It was a Saturday, and my doctor had told me earlier in the week that he would be on call on Saturday, and if I felt like I was in labor to just come on in. It was 2.5 weeks before Sam's due date, but I was ready! I went to the hospital, found out I was dilated 5 cm, and I checked in. Sam was born at 5:26 (I think that was the time) that afternoon. What a wonderful day! He weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz., and he was beautiful. Such a sweet baby. And he is still my baby.