Weekend Wrap Up: Everything Is "Awesome" When You're 5 Years Old Edition

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Abigail, my 5 year old niece, spent the night with us for the first time on Friday.  My sister dropped her off around 7:00pm, which is usually her bedtime, but she ran around our house (literally, ran around our house) for about an hour yelling "Awesome!" & then fell asleep watching High School Musical 2, like you do.


Guess what I learned?  Five year olds wake up REALLY early & not only that, they wake up raring to go like today is going to be the BEST DAY OF THEIR LIVES.  We had a good 3-4 hours at home before we had to leave for the puppet show.  I didn't really account for this, so I was unprepared to provide that much early morning entertainment.  Luckily, it didn't matter because you know what else I learned?  Five year olds can totally entertain themselves for hours on end with these 2 things:  nail polish & Post-Its.

Abigail had never been downtown, so she was pretty blown away by the tall buildings & people out & about.  When we walked into the Downtown Library, she came to a complete stop & said, "Awesome!".  After the puppet show, I asked her what she wanted to eat for lunch & she asked me to take her to a "pizza parlor."  No idea where that came from, but we went to Pie In The Sky.  I dropped her off soon after that, much to her chagrin as she was assuredly planning on spending the rest of the day rearranging my purses & jewelry.  Bless her.

Back at home, I laid down on the couch & slipped into a coma for the rest of the afternoon.  Turns out, being in charge of a small human being for 24 hours is kind of hard.  We loved having her though & can't wait to have her over again.  My jewelry has never been so organized! 


Jaime & I ran Belle Meade Boulevard.  This is the longest I've run since last winter when I was attempting to train for a half.  I think we ran 5 miles yesterday, give or take.  We ran slow, but we ran the whole thing.  I had to ice my knee when I got home, but I'm fine today.  We'll see how it goes.  I was up to 6-7 miles when I got hurt earlier this year.  I'd like to surpass that, but we'll just see how my old lady joints hold up.

I spent the rest of the day lounging around & trying to finish THE LONGEST BOOK IN THE WORLD!  I'm never going to finish this book.  I've got 121 pages left, which will probably take me until Christmas.  Oy...

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