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Friday, February 08, 2008

First Thing Friday

Marcy asked yesterday: "Didn't you just have houseguests?"

Yes, yes, we did. But Florida is a popular destination this time of year and our family and friends often want to take advantage of the escape Florida offers them as they tire of winter, so even though we just had my MIL and FIL stay with us for a week, we have more family arriving today. This time, they're only staying for 4 days, but because there will be 4, instead of 2, and 2 of those guests are children, I imagine it will feel like a long visit (I'm picturing it as being very loud in our house -- good thing I have a full bottle of Excedrin Migraine in the medicine cabinet :).

It is nice to have family come and visit -- I just wish they could space it out a little better. Anyhoo, they arrive late this afternoon, so I knew I wouldn't get a run in this evening; thus, I got up and did my 3 miles this morning. And I am so not a morning runner! I got it done and out of the way for the day, but that's about the best thing I can say about it; otherwise, I felt slow, tired, and bogged down by the humidity. Blech.

Tomorrow I will escape from the house for a bit in the dawn's early light and meet up with Wendy, who was gracious enough to be my partner for tomorrow's "9 on the 9th." I''ll report on it afterward, and I'll look forward to everyone else's reports as well -- so have fun with it!

19 comments:

D10 said...

We will go months without having guests over the house to vist and then all of a sudden within weeks span there is a mad rush of people.

Wes said...

I remember when I had family that lived in Florida. We would stop by for a planned visit, and the in-laws would drop in unannounced from Texas. What a pain in the ass that was.

Have a great 9 this weekend :-)

Triseverance said...

I am going to need a car when I come down to Florida, insted of renting maybe I can just borrow yours? What do you think? :)

Doug said...

Ohh, your family has the right idea!

Why didn't I think of that? ;)

Marcy said...

Dang, I'll make you my family then. Expect the kids and I to drop by in 2 weeks :P

I hope they're not really young children. If so, pack up all your valuables LMAO!

Mary Gee said...

I was thinking of coming down with my three grown children and two grandchildren - or would that be an imposition?

J~Mom said...

We never have any visitors..everyone we know lives here. But now with this whole new blogging family I might have to put together a spare bedroom. :>)

CollegeGirl said...

I wish I had family in Florida. Sounds niiiiice!

Jess. said...

whooo hoo you rock your 9 on the 9th!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oooo fun. I love guests. Hope the kiddles are good.

Glad you are still squeeking in the race with Wendy.

Running Jen said...

Enjoy your guests! I too, live in FL and we get a lot of family visiting. We get them back to back a lot too, which can drive me nuts.

misti said...

I've read your blog here and there and it was a suggested blog to me on Google Reader so I subscribed. I saw the Publix listed yesterday and knew you were in Florida then. I'm in Sunrise.

Hope you'll inspire me to get running again!

teacherwoman said...

Have a good weekend! I am sure I will be having a beer within the next couple of hours...


... I can't do it!:)

AnthonyP said...

Enjoy your 9 on the 9th !

Nicole said...

can I be your next house guest? chicago is killing me! Have a good weekend.

David said...

Oh man, I've been out of the loop for too long. That Revenge of Chipotle tale is fricken hilarious!!

Make the guests earn their keep and tours with some home cookin! That'll teach 'em to freeload. LOL

robtherunner said...

I could definitely use a trip to Florida right about now. Enjoy the house guest and the children. Good luck with the 9 on the 9th.

Firefly's Running said...

Hang in there, Jess. Enjoy the weekend!

Viv said...

Enjoy the run tomorrow and have a great weekend.