Runs for Cookies: Friday Evening Pictures #105

It is lastly Friday! I’ve been considering, in all probability on daily basis this week, that it is Friday. The week has felt very screwy as a result of Eli was off for winter break on Monday and Tuesday, then faculty was canceled on Wednesday and Thursday on account of an ice storm. The ice storm was terrible–there are nonetheless individuals with out electrical energy! Fortunately, ours by no means went out.

This morning, I acquired some information in my e-mail that absolutely made my day. I have been tremendous stressed about our well being insurance–I do not like this new treatment that was meant to exchange the tremendous costly one, however I simply did not need to spend $300-400 a month on a single treatment. As a final ditch effort, I utilized for an help program to hopefully make it extra inexpensive. I figured our revenue was in all probability an excessive amount of for me to qualify, however there was no damage in attempting.

At the moment, I acquired an e-mail saying I used to be approved–and my treatment is FREE for a yr! (I will need to reapply yearly.) I want I would have identified about this six years in the past once I began the treatment. I really feel such an enormous aid to have it taken care of.

Anyway, I even have fairly a number of photographs at the moment. I took lots once we had Luke and Riley for the day! On my digital camera roll…

I picked them up at 9:30 on Monday (Luke had winter break at college) and on the way in which house, we stopped at a playground. We had a lot enjoyable! We had been there for at the least an hour and a half, perhaps even two hours. Quite than sitting on a bench and watching them play, I performed on the playground tools, too. That’s one factor that I stored in thoughts once I first began dropping weight–I wished to be a mother that could possibly be energetic along with her children. 

We walked from the playground over to a creek to see if we might spot any fish. I used to be exclaiming how clear the water was and the way you may see proper all the way down to the underside. The youngsters seemed completely confused, after which I spotted I used to be carrying my polarized sun shades, haha. I took them off, and certain sufficient, you could not see previous the floor of the water. So I let the children strive them out. Riley was SO impressed that I’ve “magic glasses” to see underwater. (I simply ordered them every a pair of their very own.)

Years in the past, my sister purchased these bouncy chairs for Noah and Eli. When Luke and Riley came to visit, we acquired them out and the children liked them.

And so did Chick. He could not get sufficient! He was enjoying on it for some time after which he took a nap on it, haha.

Riley stated she was chilly and I requested if she wished to heat up with a heating pad on the sofa. I turned it on a low setting and he or she acquired comfortable with it draped over he shoulders. She pulled up a blanket and settled in, then set free a giant sigh and stated, “That is soooo cozy. I want I might keep right here without end.”

Luke introduced some kind of clay with him, so we performed with that as effectively. Riley made this penguin all on her personal by a book–I used to be tremendous impressed!–and Luke made one of many characters on a recreation that he performs.

Earlier than taking the children house, we went for a stroll throughout the road on the trail via the marsh. We virtually had a “Child Jessica” second whereas we had been strolling there. There was a VERY deep gap that Riley stepped into and he or she went in as much as her waist! It seemed like an animal had dug it; it curved on the backside in order that we could not see past that. 

Riley was SO WORRIED that Joey was going to get misplaced, haha. Joey does not must be on a leash again there–he’s a extremely good canine, particularly about staying close to us. However each time he he wandered off the trail, Riley would frantically name him again as a result of she did not need him to get misplaced. She did not need to let him out of her sight–it was so candy.

In the meantime, Luke discovered some shell casings on the bottom, so he and Jerry went on a hunt for extra. I am undecided what it’s that draws boys to these shells, however Eli used to gather them from the marsh, too.

Oh, man, this was hilarious. Riley stated her legs had been drained, so I put her on my shoulders. Jerry stated, “Okay, now do some lunges.” Why? I do not know. However after all, I did some lunges. Why? Nonetheless, I do not know. On the final one, I began to lose my steadiness. It took the whole lot I had to not fall over! I do not know how I managed to remain upright. However I like this image of the seems on our faces once I began to tip over–Riley seems amused whereas I am considering, “Oh shit oh shit oh shit!”

I used to be on the sofa with my knees pulled as much as my chest as a result of I did not need any cats sitting on my lap. I used to be getting up and down each jiffy and I all the time really feel dangerous transferring the cats once I need to stand up. Duck simply wasn’t having it. He determined he would simply stand on my knees as an alternative.

After which, why trouble with two knees when you possibly can stand on one?

My brother Brian has been tremendous into 3D printing these days and made this puzzle. It’s a must to assemble it right into a 3x3x3 dice. It is actually troublesome! It took me two hours to resolve it; Jerry gave up fully. Brian advised me he printed some extra, together with one very sophisticated one, so I am excited to strive it. I like puzzles and issues like this! (I am not posting an image of the assembled dice as a result of I handed it on to another person and I do not need them to have any clues.)

Yesterday, I used to be enjoying fetch with Duck and his crumbled up paper balls once I determined to gather those beneath the furnishings. I knew I had made a number of them not too long ago however they had been nowhere to be discovered. Nicely, after pulling out the fridge, range, and sofa, that is what I discovered. Hahaha!

This can be a image of Jerry and the boys once they went to see a film final weekend. It was both a Star Wars film or a Marvel film… they’ve a standing date to go to all of them, and I by no means know which. However I like that I’ve a group of those footage from the final a number of years. The youngsters have grown a lot.

Regardless of what number of instances I see Duck in a sploot place, I’ll snicker and take an image. Each single time. I am unable to assist it! He seems so candy.

Jerry and I’ll go play Keno tonight at a neighborhood dive bar. I feel we have solely performed as soon as since earlier than the pandemic! Have an incredible weekend 🙂 xo

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