It's school vacation week this week....again. Seems like schools have a LOT of vacations!! I love my time with my children...I am very grateful for it...however, they don't seem to be in school very much. Was it like this when I was young? I don't remember.
I've been away from blogland for a week or so because things have been so busy. This is just a little attempt to catch up and ask my readers to hang on 'cause I'll be back soon.
Last weekend I headed out of Maine at 4:00 a.m. (In a SNOWSTORM I must add...nuts) and drove to Boston. I attended the RRCA Coaching certification course (road runners club of america). It was an excellent class and I definately learned a lot of great information. I must admit, sitting for a total of 24 hours (6 hrs of driving + 18 hrs of class) was Exhausting! I am just not wired to be so still. It always amazes me when I attend conferences how many people seem perfectly content to just S...I...T! they don't even Wiggle! I am miss fidgety. I tip my chair, stretch my legs, stand up, walk to the back wall, and generally speaking just keep moving almost the entire time.
I was lucky enough to stay at Mary's house on Saturday night. It was great to catch up for a little while, to have Andy cook us a yummy steak dinner and to sleep in her daughter's comfy bed for a few hrs before I headed back into the city. THanks guys!!
Whirlwind weekend and after tolering the crazy driving in Boston (people were NUTS! I do not drive that slowly and people were Honking and flashing lights at me to go by.. and I was already over the speed limit.) I was home by 7:30 p.m. Ahhh.. I love home.
As I said, it's vacation week. Which actually means the opposite at my house unless we are flying off to a beach somewhere. And we didn't do that. My 3 boys and I are instead trying to stay busy around home. We're doing pretty well....but I admit I am looking forward to the "peace and quiet" I will have on my 4 hr ride I 'get' to go do ina few hrs. My awesome hubby is taking a few hrs off from work (he is amazingly willing to do this during vaca weeks...love it. Great Dad award!) and he'll take them to our camp to ....work on a water pipe? Whatever. Have fun Boys!
Tomorrow we are actually doing something vacation -like and driving back to Boston to take the kids to the Museum of Science. We'll see a movie on Dinosaurs at the iMax, a 3D movie about sharks, and otherwise just wander around. It should be a fun day... I hope!
I just spent some time looking at my calendar. It's the season of no down time in the Bancroft house. From now until the end of summer...I think almost all our weekends are busy. There are probably a few exceptions but it doesn't seem it. Ok...just realized I lied. THIS weekend is free. But after that...... we have ~ first Tri of season along with nephew's first communion, trip to FL for USAT the next weekened, a bike TT after that, a wedding, open water swim clinic we're teaching, cousin's party, and then it's already June and I'm off to Connecticut for Rev3 70.3! Just like that...time will fly.
'Tis the season. The season for racing, and tons of kid activities, and Summer vacation!
With that...I'm off to mix bottles for my long ride. My Mommy time!!