Sunday, October 18, 2009

Our first quiet weekend--sans illness--at home. It was nice. I finally started to prime the armoire for our bedroom. Ugh. I hate priming. I want to get to the fun part. But I knew it would take some work. The door is cracked and needs some repair. But I love a challenge!

We had our brief trip to Yosemite a couple of weeks ago. The night before Al had ended up in the ER with some sort of allergic reaction--swollen throat. We still don't know what it was, but suspect the pesticide laden peaches. He's recovered now.

We camped for one night up at Bridalveil Falls, which is up near 7,000 ft. It was a whopping 26 degrees at 10 am and there was no running water up there. The kids couldn't take that kind of cold, and honestly, we didn't expect it. So we cut it short and drove home late the next day. It's sad, but you definitely need reservations to camp there. :( We'll go back when the girls are older and can hike.

Our only sad news is that Al will be laid off at the end of the year. We were surprised and heart broken, but he's got a really positive outlook. He's already applied for some jobs and is avidly searching. We're thankful that he's got until the end of the year when all the other people laid off with him only have until the end of October.

On a brighter note, we had been discussing joining Team in Training, which is a group that trains you for endurance events in exchange for fundraising for the Leukemia, Lymphoma Society. We think it's a great way to honor my mom, since the funding does go to help multiple myeloma patients too. The best part is that Al won the free registration. He'll be running the San Francisco half-marathon in February and will be part of a relay team for the Big Sur Marathon in April.

We're not sure that the two of us can commit to Team in Training at the same time--someone needs to take care of the kids. But I've decided to do the same training at home. If I don't join him now, I'll commit the next time.

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