This morning we met PB's new little friend C at the park. It's one of the only times we've been brave enough to go to a park since we moved here, as the heat has scared us away. But last week I spotted one that seemed to have some good shade, and we decided to try it so they could just play without boundaries and we wouldn't have to shout "no!" "walk" "slow down" etc., etc. like we do everywhere it seems we go. Even in our own apartment where our downstairs neighbors have begun to pound on the ceiling every time PB runs, jumps, breathes. The child goes to be at 7:45 p.m. so it's not like it's when they're sleeping. Whatever, that's a whole other issue.
Back to the park--So glad we did it as the boys had a blast together. They were literally dripping sweat at the end, but were also tired enough to have a nice, sitdown lunch at a restaurant (with a waitress!) with very good manners--not something that would normally happen I think if they were in full energy mode. All in all a nice morning, and I got my favorite salad to boot (it's sooo good--Santa Fe Chicken at the Peachtree Cafe).
Other random thoughts:
--I got in a 5-mile run on Tuesday morning and I'm not even sore (I usually am about 48 hours after taxing exercise). Granted I walked part of it, but it was good for me, as it's the longest I've run, especially outside, in a long time. I'm going to try to run tonight if my husband gets home early enough and if I can avoid the timing of the daily lightning/thunderstorm. (did you know that Florida has these?)
--Some blogging etiquette: I'm trying to post more comments on the blogs I read and love as I know how much I like to read people's comments (hint, hint). I find this difficult, because I can never think of anything that witty or wise to say, and it feels like a lot of pressure. But oh well, for me at least, it's nice to just know someone is reading, and I'll assume it's that way for others too--until someone tells me to quit posting boring comments on their blog :) But really, to all you long-time bloggers who may stumble upon my page, does it weird you out to get comments from people you don't know, or do you like it? Also, do you like when people list yours as blogs they like; or do you prefer they ask you first?
--And finally, one thing I just need to get out there: I hate the word "tender". Like when someone uses it to describe their food. I'm not sure why, but it skeeves me out.