Turkey Trotting for Thanksgiving

So I’m here in Sea Cliff, NY visiting my family for Thanksgiving. I drove halfway on Tuesday evening, thereby avoiding the massive snow dump that occurred in New Hampshire on Wednesday.  I got here Wednesday at around noonish with my dad.  We generally hung out and today, I ran my first ever 5K: The Oyster Bay Turkey Trot. It wasn’t my best ever run. I’ve been averaging about 27-28 minutes and I came in at 29:20 or something like that.  It wasn’t generally a bad showing for a first race – but I feel like I could have done better. I was 12/40 in my age group and 364/1000 for overall.  Not bad but definitely room for improvement.  Anyways, have a GREAT turkey day!

Wow, it’s been a while and I guess that you could almost assume that I left this blog to die. But I didn’t. Lots of things have happened over the last few months that have absolutely consumed me:

1. I have moved to a new place. This has entailed moving big items, setting up utilities and internet and beginning to unpack. It has also entailed beginning redecorate.

2. I coached an insane amount of soccer teams this past fall – two rec teams, a middle school team and a travel team.  I’m very proud of all of them; however my middle school team made it all the way to the finals so wonderful for them!

3. Work of course continues to dominate as does parenting.  The good news is that I’m back and looking to maintain this blog a bit more.  My goal is 2-3 posts per week, which I think is reasonable under the circumstances.

 

Days Go by

Last weekend we were back in the Hamptons.  The kids are still there and I miss them horribly. It’s hard to distract myself from it and yet somehow I’ve done it.  I’ve been to the gym everyday since Monday and will do it again tomorrow with spin class and an ab workout. I’m also going to budget plan tomorrow.  My life is possibly even busier without them here then it was with them here and yet I still really miss them beyond belief…

 

What do you do when your kids aren’t around?

Whoever said…

…that there was nothing to do in New Hampshire was high and/or never lived here. There was a ton to do this weekend.  I had the kids this weekend, which made it ten times as active.  On Friday, I picked the kids p from school/daycare and we came home and hung out. The kids played outside that evening in the gift that they got from their grandmother. The next day, we went to Wasserman Park, where there is the town beach. We went swimming in Lake Naticook and saw two kinds of fish swimming with us: spotted bass and striped bass.  As we were leaving, we saw a beaver walking across a field, pretty close to us. Since I’m not one of those types of people that will stop, get out of their car and bother the wildlife, I simply rolled down the window, pointed it out to the kids who laughed as it waddled across the field and we left.  We had some lunch and then went to King Kone, our local ice cream shack, for some ice cream and it was crowded. 

On Sunday, we went swimming at the YMCA because Nate had been begging to go for ages it seems. We swam for half an hour. I was very proud of my son, who finally was swimming without feeling like he had to absolutely wring my neck in order to stay afloat. Instead, it was my daughter. I think the key is just bringing them to swim more regularly, so I will plan on doing that more often.

Now to the big part of the post. Last weekend, my sister had her bridal shower. I can’t believe she’s getting married and so happy that she is!  one of her bridesmaids picked out this great place:  The Metropolitan Bistro in Sea Cliff.  The food was good and there were a lot of people there, which was nice.  It was good to see some people that I hadn’t seen in a long time and then I got to go to Noyac again.  I was so tired that day.  Literally wiped and I think I slept like 12 hors that night.  This weekend, like always, I have Plans..

Showers and the 4th!

So last week, the kids and I were here:

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It’s Noyack Bay in the hamlet of Noyack, NY. The closest towns that people know about are Shelter Island and Sag Harbor. We were here when Arthur was here, which made the actual Fourth a complete washout.  However, Saturday and Sunday were absolutely amazing.  We went to the ocean on Sunday and the kids got to catch blue clawed crabs (which we let loose – no animal killing here). Gabby absolutely freaked out – those things can be quite scary when they’re scuttling around.  

This weekend, I was back in NY for Jess’ bridal shower.  We were at the Metropolitan Bistro in Sea Cliff.  I can’t believe that my little sister is getting married. It felt surreal but nice. She couldn’t be marrying a nicer guy and there was a great turnout. I hope that she was happy.  :) 

Its official summer

…and I’ve been doing a ton of hiking and trying to hang with the kids.  As a result, I’ve not been online as much as I want to be.  Add the World Cup in there and a dead charger and there ya go.  Anyways, the kids and I have done the following things together:

Like I said before, lots of change coming p …and I’m trying to keep my head above water.