Saturday, September 24, 2011
Ahhh, a wonderful Fall Saturday
After two sad and depressing blog posts, today I am filled with the spirit of Fall. It's only 2 pm and if the day ended right here I would be satisfied. A refreshing 8.2 mile long run this morning in the cool autumn air with two amazing friends where we got to vent and work towards our half-marathon goal. Afterwards, a Mediterranean breakfast sandwich and orange juice at Bread Co. (Panera for all those outside of STL), which after said long run tasted like the best breakfast sandwich I had ever eaten - Jen & Ellen expressed the same sentiments about theirs. Something about a long run that makes everything you eat afterwards taste even better than usual. Then home to hear about the girls' awesome soccer practice where they BOTH wore their soccer cleats. Woohoo! M also wore shoes last night to her school's Fallapalooza festival so maybe we are turning a corner - but I won't get my hopes up yet. They also made their team shirts - tie dye - I love this team. I am so glad that my friend Heather organized it and my friend Erin lets us play in her huge backyard. And the high school boys that run the team are magical and get them to actually listen and play. I took a glorious warm shower and after putting on my Mizzou black & gold (GO TIGERS!), I made hard-boiled eggs with JJ. Our neighbor gave us some fresh eggs from his chickens so I had to use up the store bought ones. Then I used the apples from JJ's class trip to the orchard on Tuesday to make an apple crisp that will make our friend Barb's house smell so good while we're watching the football game tonight. I wish every day could be this wonderful.