Aaaaand why can’t we all follow the school year as the kids?
I just hate hate hate searching for childcare, babysitters, friends during this season.
Our neighborhood likes to decorate the houses/yards and they look so pretty at night. And one more thing they like to do that we were not used to- handing out treats to our neighbors!
We were never really a part of a neighborhood like this one until this house. We love our street- everyone knows each other and we even have an annual block BBQ party in front of this one family’s house. (It’s a potluck dinner more than BBQ)
And the homemade cookies:
One of our neighbor actually bakes cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning and hands them out to each house.
Last year was our first Christmas in this house so it was a huge surprise!
For Halloween- it wasn’t just a candy or two but a whole bag of treats or even small gifts for the kids (I guess for the very few kids on our street).
This morning almost became a lazy morning but my “angel” won against the “devil”. My alarm went off at 4:45 am since today was my morning to relax from obento (sandwich day)- but as I remember turning off my alarm, my head was just not cooperating. I fell back asleep. I also knew that my second alarm was about to go off at 5am. During this 15 minutes, I had a dream that I actually went running and came back home. And in my dream, I’m waiting to turn off the second alarm. Funny and pretty amazing if I could run 6 miles in 15 minutes!!!!
But of course, it was all a dream and even though I felt like I had already ran for the day, I was debating on whether to go back to sleep or get up and go running (real running, not dream running).
I debated for about three minutes and I finally got up. I told myself, “I will feel 10 times better after the run. If I don’t go run, I’m wasting my non-obento morning.”
I did but since I woke up 15 min later than initially planned, my six miler became a 5.5 mile run. Not too bad.
Let’s see if I can wake up early tomorrow (it will be a 4:30am morning since tomorrow and the next day are obento days) to do some strength training. My belly says “you better work on your midsection!” I hate feeling so darn heavy (I know I’m not that heavy….but I feel heavy) every time i go run.