Saturday morning Ryne had a track meet out of town. Caleb and I went and watched. The sun was out, but it was super windy. It still felt good to be outside, though, cold and all. Ryne ran the 400 much better at this meet. He even looks like he has form! It was great to see him improve. He really is enjoying it. He also does the long jump. I ran the 4x400 relay in H.S. and also did the jumping events. It's really fun to see my son do the same things. It's also a little hard to take in...knowing that I was once that athletic....and now, I'm...this.... After the meet, we stopped by and looked at a boat. Brian and I are toying with the idea of buying one. I've been wanting one for-ever... We really should wait until next summer, but maybe this boat I came across is some sort of sign. After, Caleb treated Ryne and I to ice cream from McD's with his very own money. What a sweet kid! By the time we got home, it was really nice out. I decided to do some gardening (okay...weeding...). I cranked up the Air Supply and went to work on this gigantic two step flower box in the front yard. Seriously, it could be a huge garden. I was in the zone and out there for quite some time before some baby bunny came squirting out of the garden. The thing was so tiny, he could barely hop. He was all over the place. It was so cute, but I thought, why in the hell is he hanging out in here? Anyway, I continued to work for quite a while before 3 more babies started trying to hop out. I have a picture of one. He tried to get through a tiny hole in the corner of the wood, but of course, couldn't fit. It took him a while to figure out how to get up and out. That's when I saw it....the bunny nest...my heart dropped. I'd pulled everything from around the nest, and there was nothing there to hide/protect them. I felt so bad...hoping they would come back. I worked a little longer before finding one more just lying real still, and then I was out. Shit. I came in to look up online if they can live on their own when their that young. I found that "if they don't get eaten," they return to the nest. The mom supposedly comes back at night to feed them. I don't even kill spiders. I try to catch them and put them outside. Imagine how horrified I am by the prospect that I may have killed these babies. I did cover up the nest with weeds and put cardboard up so the babies could get back up to their nest. There's no way they could hop up there. I've been looking to see if they returned, but I don't see anything. Maybe they are burrowed in there, but I don't dare disrupt the nest area to look. So, my garden is about 2/3 done...but I'll leave it alone for a couple of weeks, just in care.
After cleaning and possibly killing baby bunnies :(... the boys and I headed to our friend Jackie's son's birthday party. It's really nice how close the two of us have become since we moved back. It was just Jackie's bff an her family and Jackie and Eric's parents. I've gotten to know all of them pretty well. I always love when your friend's family begins to feel like your own. It reminds me of the friendships I have with my childhood friends. I so miss that. It was a wonderful party, and Caleb had a blast playing w/ the kids. Ryno missed out, as he went to the movie with his buddies. It's probably for the best, as it wouldn't have been the idea of a fantastic evening to a 13 y/o. I was offered drinks many times at the party, but I declined. Go Jen!
Sunday, I took the boys to breakfast and then forced them to go grocery shopping with me. I got some cleaning done, made some juice, got dinner in the oven and then watched, "The Wild." Holy shit....great movie. Really, truly. I highly recommend it. Last weekend I watched a couple of movies, too. I watched Horrible Bosses 2, which was hilarious and much better than the first. I also saw Foxcatcher, which was a good movie, but very, very intense. I'm not usually a movie person, but I'm on a roll. I plan to keep it up!
Tonight I had dinner with my friend Laura. She was nice enough to come out here, and I'm so glad she did. She is always so wonderful to be around. Today wasn't my favorite day, so it's been nice to end it on a great note.
Hope the day has treated you well. Here's to losing weight....tomorrow....?