Weekend Shenanigans

Well hello there!  It's been a while I know.  My best laid out plan to blog more during the summer while Nathan was off from school was a big, fat fail.  We had way too much fun vegging out that I couldn't un-veg myself to write any posts.  Vegging is just too much fun and therapeutic for the soul. Which my head and soul need a lot of therapy these days.  

Soooo...Nathan has been in 1st grade for almost a month now and has been having a hard time adjusting.  At first he was upset that summer was over.  I have to admit, I'm kind of sad that summer is over.  While we didn't really do anything, it was nice to be able to slow down and just be home. 
But Nathan is such a homebody that after a while, J and I started to go a bit... stir crazy.  And it was hard to convince Nathan to leave the house.  To try and get him through the school week, we have been using adventures as a carrot on the stick to give him something to look forward to at the end of his grueling school week.  Good or bad tactic?  *shoulder shrug* I have no idea but we're getting desperate to help him cope with being back at school.  So for this week's adventure we ventured about an hour up the highway to Temple on Saturday.  We've visited the Temple Heritage and Train museum several times this past year but this weekend there was a model train show being held at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic & Convention Center.  He was in heaven and we spent several hours looking at all the train layouts.  

And we've already set our sights on two more model train shows.  We've been told that the San Antonio one coming up in October is the biggest one.  Sure seems like it because it's being held at the Freeman Coliseum.  So that's his carrot on the stick to make it through this next month.  

Sunday I managed to go for a short run.  My first one since the beginning of the month.  Since school started, I haven't been able to run as much as I ran during the summer because ummm...I like sleep. If I want to get in a morning run these days, I would have to get up at 4:45 to go for a run.  Most people are still snoring at that time.  I hate running in the dark.  But trying to run in the heat at the end of the day is pretty much a sure fire way to trigger a migraine.  Yesterday's run proved promising. This weekend was the first weekend out of the last SEVEN that I didn't get a killer migraine.  I had seen my neurologist earlier this month and switched medications. So I'm optimistically hopeful that I will be able to resume my running in the near future.  

While I was walking back into the neighborhood from my run, my neighbor texted to see if we wanted to have a Sunday Family Funday on their boat.  We had gone with Nathan earlier in the summer and he immediately asked if we could go back.  So of course when she sent me a text inviting us out on the boat Nathan said yes.  In the past we've gone to to Lake Travis but this time we got to check out Lake Austin.  I've lived in Austin for the last 14 years and had never been out on any of the area lakes.  So I've been enjoying the trips to the lake with the neighbors when we get invited.  Reminds me of all the fun times I had on a boat as a kid.  

This guy wanted to come say hi!

He seemed to have fun even though he got a bit of a sunburn on his face.  As timid and careful as Nathan is, he is finally starting to make some progress in the swimming department.  Even though he had a life vest on, he was trying to kick and doggy paddle while he was in the water.  When we've gone to the pool in the past, he would scream bloody murder if I let go of him even though he had his puddle jumper on.  But yesterday?  The kid lowered himself into the water using the ladder at the back of the boat and started kicking away before I even had a chance to get in the water.  No fear and no screaming.  So I'm hoping we can use this progress to finally teach him how to swim.  

As much fun as this weekend was, I am exhausted.  I need a weekend to recover from this weekend. We had so many things we needed to get done that we ended up blowing off.  I'm sure as this week drags on, we'll have doubled our to-do list.  Whoops.  This next weekend we're totally looking forward to being home and being able to veg out.  But first we have to get through this week.  One day down, four more to go!  Hope you had a good weekend and survived your Monday!  

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I'm a 36 year old full-time student, runner and shopaholic (not necessarily in that order) mom living in the burbs surrounding the beautiful city of Austin with my husband, our very active 9 year old and our rescue dog Buddy. This blog is my little space of the internet where I let my ADD run loose and I blog about...anything.



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