Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sophie and Gabe

Josh has a brother that is 6- this makes him way closer to Sophie's age than to Josh's age. In reality Gabe is Sophie's uncle but I'm sure it doesn't seem that way to either of them. Sophie has so much fun with Gabe though. These pictures were taken a while ago at my sister-in-laws volleyball game but we just recently uploaded all our phone pictures.
Sophie sat by him almost the whole game stealing all his snacks.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

PBS- you have redeemed yourself

I am sorry my blogging is getting a bit more random and not just as much about our family happenings, it is partially because nothing really ever happens to us.

PBS- public broadcasting, of course we watched it as kids but after 5pm when the adult programing came on it was always shut right off. I remember my dad would occasionally watch something like these

but really PBS wasn't often watched. Honestly though- two shows have redeemed PBS. I love both so much. They actually are British shows that air on PBS. We don't get TV so we have to wait for the DVDs or find them online but it makes me wonder if I am missing more by not even getting the basic PBS station.

Sherlock- it's a modern day Sherlock Holmes. Josh and I have been reading the Sherlock Holmes books and this show captures the characters so well. When I read the books I picture them as from this series. It's a puzzle which Josh loves and they are put together like little movies that play out so well. We had the DVD and we watched them and all the special features because we were so interested. (It's actually why I started reading the books)

Downton Abbey- A friend recommended this to me and lent me the first season. I was so interested in what happened next I watched most of the second season on the PBS Masterpiece website. Josh didn't watch it with me but knows whats going on because I am so keen to talk about it. It is a historical drama that takes place in the early 1900s in a manor house in England. It follows both the aristocratic family as well as their servants. Josh asked me once if it was likeable characters or good story or what that was so good, it really is everything.

I am anxiously waiting for the next season of both of these shows. Thank you PBS.

Friday, February 10, 2012

working out

I want to like running, I really do. I want to feel like I am getting something out of it, I want to have the motivation to keep doing it until I am good at it. I want to work towards running longer and longer distances not working towards running at all.

I have for so long said "I am not a runner" and left it at that. I work out in other ways, I go to zumba classes twice a week, I walk with friends at the mall. But really I want to run.

I have a friend who invited me to come any night of the week with her to the little workout room at her apartment complex. She said she was working up to a 5K and I decided I would try again to like running. I started a couch to 5K training program and while I like to think I am in better shape than the average couch potato week one down and it felt good. I think I can do this.

Now I just need a run to work towards.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

would be facebook updates

I need to cut back on my mindless computer time so I temporarily turned off my facebook account to curb how much I use it. But while I am away I have had some thoughts rolling around in my head the past couple days that I would have posted on facebook so here are a few.

- Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread- would it be good with huckleberries instead?

- 11am and the third shirt of the day, Sophie seems fine today other than the throw up

- exercise buddy, check :) I may start training to actually run a 5K

- bouncing around ideas for something new around here, we'll see

I am pretty glad that this week I have had a lot of in person social time to make up for facebook and maybe it's better this way. We'll see how long I keep this up, it's feeling pretty good now. (Although I feel like I really need an answer to the bread question before I cook it)
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