So, I guess I'll be highly creative here and re-enter the atmosphere with a recap of where I've been... a brief pictorial summarization of the goings ons in my corner of the world... a tiny little nutshell to catch you up to the things in my life that would have been blogworthy.
CB, Tink and Pink started school in the Fall and little Rella
entered her first official recreational activity: Dance.
You can dress her up like a little Princess but she's all goof-ball.
She also started a Pre-K program and continues with her Speech Therapy in the hopes that one day, she will actually begin speaking English instead of Swedish-Ewok-Caveman.
A long awaited, precious niece was born.
And the first of my four grandparents passed away.
My bereaved grandfather saying goodbye to his wife of 69 years
after sprinkling her ashes at her favorite spot in the PA mountains.
Halloween brought out the cowgirl in everyone.
Trick or Treating with friends.
Love that I found this dress at a consignment shop for $10!
Rella turned 4...
Tink turned 5...
Pink turned 7.
I guess somewhere along the way I turned into a "Runner."
Or, at least a quasi-obsessed, wannabe, kinda slow runner.
My first 5K race since I was literally 12. Which I wish wasn't so obnoxiously long ago.
I came in the middle of the pack, but it was a FAST-ASS pack!
Ran my best time so far which isn't breaking records,
but I averaged a pace of 8:37/mile so I'm not embarrassed.
The first 8K I've ever run in my life. This race was during Philadelphia's Marathon Weekend and the girls were my biggest cheerleaders! Unfortunately, I ran with an injury so it was no fun at ALL.
CB and family once again walked for Autism.
Except for the seizing, stimming, and complete dependence, she's been a typical teen. Sleeping too much, unpredictably moody, and scarfing up junk food.
I'm still plugging away at Ye Ole Stupid Book That Will Never Get Published and praying for a little side of magic to sprinkle on the hard work.
So that's the scoop from me. If you are still peeking in, thank you for your loyalty.
I've really missed blogging.