Weekend Update: Mommy’s Day

Greetings friends!  I hope each of you enjoyed a beautiful weekend, regardless of where and how you spent it!  We’re linking up with Tara at Running ‘N Reading for her Weekend Update once again – if you love book reviews or running or blogs in general, hers is a great read 🙂  i-love-this-life-quotes

If I could only pick one verse of a song to sum up my life, this would be it most days 🙂  I love country music, possibly because I grew up in a cornfield and could relate to it all so well!  But also because I love listening to the “stories” in the lyrics … and this line from Darryl Worley is no exception!

While we’re on a music tangent, am I completely crazy for still remembering nearly every single word to songs I haven’t heard in more than 15 years?  Last night I got the  Stur out to flavor my water for dinner.  Husband asked what flavor I choose; Strawberry Watermelon, I told him.

Except he thought I said Strawberry Wine and wanted to know why I was putting wine in my water.  Once we got that sorted out, I could not get the song Strawberry Wine out of my head!  So I pulled the song up on YouTube while I began the post-dinner clean up.  And, much to the dismay of my children, proceeded to belt out nearly every single word like I was on American Idol.  Just another night in our crazy house 🙂

Even as I was singing it, I thought it was weird that I can still remember every word to this decades old song, but I can’t remember to get laundry out of the dryer most days … or to even begin thinking about dinner before 5:00 pm!  Nope, those things are lost on me,  But lyrics to songs I listened to the summer I got my driver’s license all come rushing back to me the moment the music starts.  So Weird, I know …  {End Tangent}

My weekend started off on a happy note when I got to watch my preschool kids’ light up when they handed this gift to their mamas at pick up time!

Saturday got even better when we met for a run!  Summer and Jenny have been slooooowly increasing their mileage (dr’s orders!) and finally made it 3 miles pain free that morning!  And Michelle rocked her 3 miler at a great pace, chatting the entire time!  So proud of each of these girls!!

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Sometimes it takes a set back to remind us to celebrate EVERY single mile.  Not just the long runs or the fast runs, but every.single.mile  Running or walking.  Fast or slow.  Humid or Frigid.

Six months ago, Jenny had just finished her own personal 50-mile Ultra (which is it’s own amazing story, one I promise to share with you!) and Summer had just completed our advanced fall training plan for the Monumental Half Marathon.  Three miles runs were more like an after thought … until you are forced to take some time off.  Then you remember to celebrate every mile along the way 🙂 

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Cheers to us!

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Then Sunday morning I woke up to breakfast in bed, made with love by three sweet kiddos …


… had an impromptu day “off” with this Runner Girl (that involved no running!) …


… and treated myself to fried pickles (my favorite!) and a S’mores Frappe (not in the same sitting, let’s not be silly!) It was the last day of Frappe Happy Hour – I wasn’t going to let it go to waste 🙂

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I hope your weekend was blessed with hugs and sunshine!

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If you had to pick one song to sum up your weekend, what would it be?       Do you remember the words to songs you haven’t heard in years?      What’s your favorite way to “treat” yourself? 


8 thoughts on “Weekend Update: Mommy’s Day

  1. Summer says:

    Oh my gosh I had Strawberry wine on Pandora the other day belting out every word…it was my high school years I tell ya! Well I can tell you we may have to listen to 90s country all the way to Lexington now!!!

    1. Java & Sole says:

      Oh yes! You just got dibs on shotgun so you can make sure we get our country fix in during the road trip!

  2. mkadens1 says:

    There is scientific evidence to support why remember stuff from a long time ago but not from yesterday. I’ve head “mom stop!” many times when I remember certain lyrics from eons ago. Haha! I missed the last day of frappy hour but I did enjoy a frap or 3, including that wicked smores one! Wow!

    1. Java & Sole says:

      oh my gosh … it cracks me up when my son says, “mom, you have to turn this up if you’re going to sing” Apparently I am no Carrie Underwood 🙂 That smores frappe is crazy dangerous. Dare I say I was relieved when Happy Hour was over!

  3. HoHo Runs says:

    I’m a fellow country music lover. There don’t seem to be many of us. One of my new picks is “It Can Buy Me a Boat”. One of my go-to running songs is an old one by George Jones “I Don’t Need Your Rocking Chair”. Since I’m an older runner, it basically says it all.

    1. Java & Sole says:

      Growing up, everyone around me loved country music … because we all had grown up in corn fields. When I moved to the “big city” that all changed. I am still “appalled” when I find people who don’t love it like it do 🙂 I don’t know the George Jones song, but I’m about to google it because it sounds fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    Sounds like we had a similar weekend! Love the handprint mason jars! So cute! As for the songs, it is so crazy. Sometimes I can’t remember what I did yesterday but I can remember the lyrics from songs from 25 years ago. Crazy how those things can stick!

    1. Java & Sole says:

      Thanks for stopping by Sue! I secretly love that hilarious (terrified??) look my kids give me when I start belting out words to songs they don’t know 🙂 And it also makes me smile because I remember my own parents doing the same thing – with the same response from my brother and it 🙂

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