. . . of the marathon that I was planning on running on Saturday. I am beyond bummed. Up until last month, I was running great and hoping to beat my last marathon time by a full hour (which isn't saying much, since my last time was painfully slow). But even as I sit here, my foot is hurting, so I know I made the right decision. My ultimate goal is to be a life-long runner, so in the whole "grand scheme of things" this was the right decision. It still doesn't stop me from feeling like a failure.
Should I change the name of my blog now too?
Anyway - I did want to say a big, collective THANKS to all the great comments that I got yesterday in response to my daycare questions. I actually have a resolution already: we're staying at Miss O's. When my hubby went yesterday to pick up the girls, he talked with Miss O for a long time. He was very honest with her, that our current budget simply will not allow for that much of an increase. She told him that she would rather have our kids there because she loves them and they're so easy to take care of - she said she'd rather have our kids at a lower rate, then new kids at a higher rate that may be more difficult. So for now we will stay at the same rates. I'm actually still on the waiting list at the commercial daycare anyway - I've been on the list for months and yesterday when I called to check my status, the owner thought she may have room for me. But she didn't. I did have her leave me on the list, and I suppose when she does call that she has room, I can think about moving the girls (which I still may do, because of the issue of school pick-up/drop-off). They really do love Miss O's (and her daughter) and were very sad at the thought of leaving.
The issue of preschool is still unresolved, but I'm less worried about G. She did have preschool last year, and I don't know that she needs it again. She's very bright, and already ahead of the minimum requirements for kindergarden. Besides (in my opinion) the biggest value of preschool for kids is to get them socialized and ready for the group setting of kindergarden. My girls are way more social than they need to be already, and I don't worry one bit that they will have troubles in the group setting of kindergarden. I also work with them almost every day on both reading and math skills. Maybe I can send Bryn next year when G is in kindergarden.
Ah - as if this wasn't the most jumbled blog post ever - my office flooded this week. We came into work yesterday to find that the ceiling had collapsed into our offices, and there was quite a bit of standing water on the floor. Coincidentially, this is the third such flood in my office in 3 years. Yes, the buidling is old and in need of serious disrepair, but several of my coworkers think that the ghost of Don is reaking havoc. Seriously though - what are the odds of 3 floods in 3 years, all from difference causes. It is a bit strange.
The smell in here is awful, and it is horrible for my allergies. I am so tempted to take the rest of the day off, dope myself with Benedryl, and sleep the afternoon away. Doesn't that sound better than sneezing every 90 seconds and trying to resist the urge to scratch my face!