Spring is here in Minnesota! The snow is mostly melted and the sun is shining. Today I have the heat turned off and a window open. It is a amazing how a little sunshine can lift a mood.
It was certainly a day for my mood to be lifted. For over a week now I have been struggling with a decision to possibly go back to work full-time. Right now I work close to 40 hours between 2 jobs and now I have a possible opportunity to work one full-time job. Although this is great news, I am having some concerns about the cost of having 3 kids in daycare (OUCH) and working out a schedule around my kids' school. I am going to present a few options that might benefit both my employer and my family. The absolute worst case scenario is that nothing changes and I stay where I am.....which would be OK too.
To put the icing on the cake, my MILF mobile broke down today. It is obviously it is not the end of the world but it puts a cramp in my kid shuffling style. I had to pile the kiddos in our old tiny Rav4 to tote them around. FYI...you can fit 3 car seats in back even though it is a very tight squeeze. I am saying a little prayer that it is something minor and is not going to break the bank.
Rather than calling another friend to obsess about things I can't control or things that have not happened yet. I went for a run. A REAL run. I started off with a 5 minute walking warm up then I ran over 2 miles (without stopping). This was day two of running two miles. It felt really good to be out there. I am still uber slow but it isn't bothering me too much since I am at least attempting the workout.
After my run, I came home and I pulled out my bike. I have this crazy idea that I am going to bike to work tomorrow since I am without wheels. I just biked around da hood and did another 2.5 miles. It was not intended to be a workout however I rode just as the high school up the street was let out. I was dodging cars and and school buses so I feel like I got a bit more of a workout than just an average ride from all the near death experiences. I am not quite sure that I will be up to riding into work tomorrow, but my tires are pumped up just in case.
Even though it has been a crazy week with lots of ups and downs, the weather is making me very happy.