I didn’t, but I wish I had, but I’m kind of glad now that I didn’t

I was supposed to run a 5K race this morning with my friend/co-worker Erin. Well, I got a text message from her about 2 this morning that something had come up and she wouldn’t be able to make it. Of course, I didn’t get the message until about 5 minutes before 6 when my alarm was going to go off. When I saw the message, I decided I wasn’t going to go if she couldn’t be there and I turned my alarm off. It did feel great to sleep in and I feel a little better allergy-wise. Well, about 9, I got another text message from E and she was at the race – her plans had changed and she decided to go afterall. I really wish I had gone so I could have run with her (although she’s lots faster than me and I would have been pushing Robbie in the jogging stroller so I would have been slower than normal).

So Robbie and I walked down and got donuts for breakfast and then walked all over that end of town. We came home so I could get a check ready to mail to pay for some cross stitch stuff that came today and then we walked to the Post Office and walked all over that end of town. It was a lot of fun, and Robbie pointed out lots of trees and doggies. He even saluted a couple of flags that people had flying from their houses! When we got home, he started playing with his toys and I got a cake in the oven. Then we had macaroni & cheese for lunch. We played some more before naptime. While he was sleeping, I got the house cleaned, the cake decorated, and got caught up on the newspapers.

We had a small get together with the Rear-Detachment guys from the band. Ryan grilled burgers and brats, and everyone brought something to share. It was a lot of fun, and they all liked our house. Erin said she felt bad all day because of telling me she wouldn’t be at the race and then she was there. But she told me about the course, and it wasn’t flat like the race brochure had said. She said there were some pretty good hills, so I guess maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t go. It would have been a tough run pushing Robbie. After everyone was there, I brought out Ryan’s birthday cake but we didn’t sing. Ryan said it was ok that we didn’t. Here’s a picture of the cake I made him: Free Image Hosting at www.picturetrail.com

Once everyone left and we got the kitchen and dining room cleaned up and Robbie up to bed, it sure was nice to sit down and relax. I stitched for about an hour and now I’m ready to hit the hay.

Today’s low: 72 (current temp)
Today’s high: 81