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Maybe I should title this one “this month at the Brennans'” because it’s been a while! But its good to be back and write out what has been going on!
Here’s what happened these past few weeks:
Well, the thing on all our minds has been the cancelation of all.the.things in our lives except for my blog and Gordon’s work schedule. Everything else has been put on hold, cancelled or moved to the digital platform. Didn’t see that coming.
We cancelled two vacations….or rather they were cancelled on us (not that we were going to go anyways.) Eddie is out of school until the end of April at least, Blake and Brooke are going to be starting school online very soon, no after school programs or playdates, no music lessons for Ed…and the list goes on. I know all the responsibilities fall to the mom usually, but I’m definitely feeling the pressure. It’s been a lot. I was really looking forward to a mental break that these two vacations would bring (a Disney cruise to the Bahamas for some warm sun to visit our nanny who’s a character on the ship and a trip to Ireland out in the country to relax and unwind) but again, not happening. I’m still bummed about it..and still have to call the airline to figure out refunds…or I guess rescheduling?
I’m so excited to share that we finally got a piano and the kids started piano lessons (yay!). We have a wonderful teacher that has the patience of 14 of me. She’s a saint. We are now facetiming the teacher for lessons until this social distancing thing blows over.
Also, Blake and Eddie started soccer! They LOVE it but that too has also been canceled for the time being.
I signed Brooke up for an orienteering program in Central Park this spring (hiking using a map and compass) with Blake doing Tennis and Chess too….which has also been postponed unless they cancel the rest of the school year on us which seems very possible at this point. I’m hopeful this will all blow over very soon but heaven help us if there is no school until the end of 2020 (which has been mentioned by the mayor a few times…say it isn’t so!)
Unfortunately, Gordon still is working a lot. There is no work from home option for law enforcement; I wish there was! If only he didn’t love his job so much. Haha! He just switched squads this week so with this switch comes more travel. Totally sucks for me but I’ve gotten really good at ‘taking one for the team’. I dream of the day he will retire…or of any day I can work uninterrupted for 8 hours. *sigh* Feeling so unproductive, restless and very behind. Hence why its been a month since I last wrote an update.
Some big news that happened two-ish weeks ago is I got selected to run the NYC marathon this November! Some friends and I all entered and NO ONE GOT PICKED BUT ME. So I get to run it alone (doh!) and I’m so nervous about it. Like SOOOOO nervous because I’m ramping up my mileage really quickly and I’m not sure my body is quite ready or strong enough. I think I will be by November, but its freaking me out a little. Also, 26.2 miles is a long way to go. Eek! I think I need to get a running stroller so I can run with Porter while the other three are at school (…or at home?!)
A few weeks ago, I was able to go out with some girlfriends for some tasty Italian food and it was such a fun time. So delicious and such good company. I don’t remember laughing as much as I did for a long while. It was a nice change. I tried to convince them to run the marathon with me and they declined. Haha!
Little Porter-bug is doing well. I took him to the pediatrician for a weight check because the doctor was worried about him and sure enough within the month he had lost a few ounces. So now I have to feed him more food to try to get him back on track and we have to take him to a gastroenterologist to make sure he is absorbing food correctly. He still refuses a bottle so we are trying to just fatten him up in other ways…avocado, yogurt, purees, adding in formula to cereal, basically anything to fatten him up. The appointment is next week.
And finally, before all the schools closed, Gordon and I went to parent teacher conferences and were so impressed with Brooke’s progress. We knew she was a good student, but man do her teachers love her. She’s really hard not to love, come to think of it. We’re hoping this continues even through this transition of online schooling. Blake has a harder time sitting still unless its for something he’s really interested in, so this next month should be…interesting. Heaven help me.
Here’s what is coming up this next week:
Online school for the kids and us staying home! I will not go crazy. I will not go crazy.
I have a few recipes to test but am unsure who I’m going to pawn the finished products off to because I don’t want to accidentally share germs.
More running. And stretching. And running. Trying hard to get my body into super running shape! I can do it. I can do it.
I am finishing my invisalign treatment this week! YAYAYAYAY!! My teeth aren’t perfect, but all things considered, I’m loving it.
Never Miss a Week!
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