6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My 3 Cents

I will be absent commenting in Bloggy land, yes I still love you ALL, but I have lots and lots of emails to read and reply to for the 1,000+++ Club (HERE).. I am hoping to reply to all emails in the next few nights, so hold tight if you have not heard back... And I will be updating the list SOON, we had a lot of new folks sign up....I will have the total count soon.

Because I am a little swamped today I am just going to give My 3 Cents.

1. Yesterday Muscle Man told me I had a package from Orlando... Hmmmm...If you have not visited Robin at "Running Circles around the Turtles" you should. This Bloggy buddy is currently hosting a Giveaway (HERE) and 500 Miles Pay it Forward club (HERE) and she is AWESOME. The package was a Starbucks city mug, I collect city mugs when I travel and wrote about it on a Test Lab Tuesday. I am pretty sure this is a SMALL bribe/request to visit Orlando....I will make it there someday Robin :) and THANK YOU for the wonderful surprise, it made my dimples shine..
2. We had our first NO TV family night last night. It was a BLAST.. We let Little Stud #1 chose the activities: Wii Bowling, building block towers (while infusing counting and the alphabet), Hullabaloo, hide and seek, knock knock jokes, puzzles, running around, and COOKIES!! It was a very fun night. I noticed that the boy's attention spans are short so I am guessing that these nights will be a miss-mash of fun things over the weeks.

3. I have run 4 times in 2010 and each run with a different partner.. Muscle Man, Zoe, Alex and Shelby!! The miles pass so quickly with a buddy. Keep this up and I will get to my 333 miles with a buddy goal quickly. Marathon training starts this Saturday, I truly cannot wait to see the plan that Fleet Feet has designed for me. Let's Get this party STARTED!! Eugene Marathon here I come!!

3 1/2. There are lots and lots of Giveaways that I really want to WIN in Bloggy land right now.. Being the GIVER that I am I will share the scoop with you (Pretty Please tell them I sent you), if you know of any other Giveaways please let me know :)
HAPPY THURSDAY!!

**This is the LONGEST week, anyone else really ready for Friday night??

30 comments:

Julia said...

Wow, four runs already! I am still about to go on my second.... head hangs in shame... haha. I love how you have a no TV night! I need to have a "no internet" night... seriously. Internet is like crack :)
I am having a giveaway too, hope you can swing by!
http://chocolateshoestrings.blogspot.com/2010/01/giveaway-time-win-japanese-whimsy-goody.html

Shannon said...

Eek! You missed mine! It ends tonight!

http://shannontrickey.blogspot.com/2010/01/its-giveaway-time.html

sideofsneakers said...

I love the idea of no tv night! I wouldn't know what to do...is that as sad as it sounds?

Lorian said...

Hey, if you need help organizing your data for your 1000 club, let me know...you can just send me the raw data with an example of how you want it in Excel and I can plug numbers in for you. I don't mind...heck, it beats laundry and dishes :)

onelittletrigirl said...

I am so ready for the weekend!!!

Mel-

Seriously, you are one of the most thoughtful bloggers ever. I really hope that one day, we do get to meet. Anyone who has you in their life is very lucky. I know I am :)

Morgan said...

You most certainly DO need to visit Orlando! :)

I'm with ya... is it Friday yet?!?!? I want to see my man! :)

Running Diva Mom said...

Your posts make me so happy! :-)

Believe said...

Mel, I love you to death, and I too hope to meet you someday! YES friday needs to get here ASAP!! Maybe its because it is the start of a new year? I don't know...but this week has seemed NEVER ending!!! Here's to the weekend!!! <3

Melissa said...

Your blog makes me smile. I have had an awful morning, but this makes me feel a little bit better!

EricaH said...

No t.v night sounds like a big hit. My kids love Hullabaloo. I will fill out and email you my 1000+ club survey tonight. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Mike Russell said...

Kill your TV! Not tonight though...Texas playing Alabama and everything!

Staci Dombroski said...

That is awesome that you had a great family night!

X-Country2 said...

Look at you with the running buddies. Excellent call!

Oz Runner said...

i think we may need to implement that NO TV night with our family...our kids watch it constantly, and I know it's not healthy...

Julie said...

Bring on Friday night!! I am with you....it has been a very long week:) Keep smiling:)

Jill said...

You are just the spiting image of CUTE with that mug! Congratulations! I'm excited to follow your Eugene training. I hear it's an excellent race!
Happy almost weekend!

Lisa said...

I LOVE that you're having no TV family fun nights! That's fantastic. My husband and I should start doing that ;) (even though it's just the two of us!)

Robin said...

Yay! Your mug arrived in one piece.. whew! Glad you like it, and yes, small bribe, but BIG hugs! The dark chocolate espresso coffee beans are THE BEST! YUM!

Mel, seriously, thanks for sharing on the Tall Mom about both giveaways...folks are letting me know you sent them. THANKS from my little bloggy heart. So glad to hear that you've had an awesome turn-out for your 1000+ mile challenge. That rocks! And thank you for joining my 500 mile challenge. Paying it Forward means the world to me! :-)

Happy running and e-mailing! I've got 3 runs so far in '10 and headed out for #4 tomorrow. Right on track and dimes in the jar!

HUGS!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I love your "3 Cents" posts!!

I just might have to adopt the no TV night at our house too, only just for me and hubby.

Stacey said...

YOu are so cute! You make me smile. The no TV is a great thing..we have done it a few times and it is so fun, nice to not have the "noise".

I Run for Fun said...

Darn! I snoozed! That is such a cool club...and I would have loved to be part of it. Have a blast...I will watch and cheer you all on. You do come up with the best ideas, Mel.

No TV is a great idea. Keep it up!

Alisa said...

I like no TV night. I want to initiate a eat at the table night instead of eat at the coffee table =).

Yes, is it friday yet?

Jennifer P said...

We so rarely turn on our TV that it is a treat for our son when we do. Good for giving it the shove once a week.

MCM Mama said...

Sounds like a lovely evening with the boys!

The Happy Runner said...

Thanks for the link ;-) I've got tons of catching up to do, too, including my email to you!

Meg Runs said...

Happy Friday!!

Liz said...

Hey Mel. Zoƫ's sister-in-law here. What are your jogging stroller recommendations? I have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old and would love to run with both but also need a stroller that works with only one kid in it as well. Any advice?

shellyrm said...

I am ready for Friday! But that is just another day closer to Sunday. That is when my son leaves. Ekk. I'm not so ready for Friday after all.

Love those giveaways! What fun.

Rookie on the Run said...

I'm glad your no TV/Family was a success!

Enjoy your Friday... and try to get some rest in, you busy lady!

Marlene said...

I'm ready for Friday and today is only WEDNESDAY! First day back to work after 3.5 weeks off is not fun....