Sunday, March 29, 2009

This Week

This week the girls got to go to the Father-Daughter Banquet with their dad. They had a great time getting dressed up, seeing friends, and enjoying a special evening. Friday we had school, and then Catherine came over to spend the night. Saturday morning, we all got up early and headed for Pontotoc. The girls ran the Pontotoc 5k (their first since November), and the boys went to the track meet with Scott.

The girls did very well, considering they hadn't run more than 20 minutes at a time. I don't think that either of them walked! Sarah ran a 30:52 and Hannah ran a 32:57.

I sat out of this one... On Wednesday I finally went to the doctor. Stress Fracture in the tibia was the ruling. I have a lovely giant black air cast/boot to wear for three weeks, and then I go back for a re-check.

It was great to see so many of my Spartans at the 5K. We all joked about them being homeschoolers and not getting out much; it was obvious how glad everyone was to see each other! It made me excited to start cross country in a few months!

Other than that, we had a pretty uneventful week. No crazy shennanigans (sp?) involving the chickens or other animals...

Josh-ism for the week: My mom had given him some Peeps (those nasty little marsmallow and food coloring shaped chickens), and he was asking for one. "Hey mom, can I have one of those little Pip Squeaks?"

(The doctor told me that the boot did not mean I could walk around all the time; he told me to sit and prop it up as much as I could... the children heard him say this.) So now, the most common saying heard at our house is, "Aww, Mom, SIT DOWN... Put up your feet! Let me do that for you!" Makes my heart melt like buddah...


Jan and Miekie said...

Strongs with your foot all propped up! I'm sure you'll become very fit again in the nick of time. This rest might actually be very good for you! Congratulations to your young ones. I'm trying to imagine what a "pip squeek" looks like. Sounds like an Easter treat?
P.S. Did you have any floods?

gspinkney said...

Heather - your Mom gave me the blog address and I am so excited to have it and be able to keep up with you and the kids. (Which as you know is no easy task). The biggest laugh is when your Mom told me you have chickens. I know you're going to find this hard to believe but I have always wanted to have chickens like our Ninnie did. I only want "layers" because I don't think I could ever eat anything I know on a first name basis.

Everybody has always laughed and not believed me when i say I want chickens, but you have REALLY done it. I am so pround of you for marching to the beat of your own drum. (Or running, or whatever).

AND please write the story about the dead deer. Sheri had me in tears I was laughing so hard. I kept saying"I can not believe he asked her to do that..." and she kept saying oh just wait...THAT was one of the funniest stories I have ever heard.

I think we need to write a sit-com about your life in New Albany. Kind of like Greens Acres meets the Partridge Family.

i love you. Keep up the good work.