Friday Free For All (Three)

Welcome to Friday Free-For-All, where I talk about anything and everything on my mind.  Sometimes, it even makes sense!

My parents are moving.  Long story short, my parents relocated last summer because my dad got a new job.  They were living rent-free in the town where dad works.  Tiny, tiny town.  600 people.  Fishbowl.  Gossip city.  They HATE it there.  Since they never managed to sell the old house, they’ve decided to move back and my dad will commute to work.  This is awesome for many reasons.  One, instead of being 2.5 hours away, they’re only 1.5 hours away.  More visits!  Two, the house they’re moving back to is really nice and in a great area.  Three, my parents will be happier and less stressed.  Win, win win!

I’m leaving work at 12:30 today.  It’s a three-day weekend, so we’re shipping off to Boston (woah oh oh!) to stay with some friends.  I’m looking forward to beer, food, runs around scenic Jamaica Pond, puppies, movies, games, and laughs.  Oh, and having three and a half days off of work 😀

Morning runs are totally working out.  I have gotten up at 5:30am every day this week, and I have run two of those mornings.  With Ben 🙂  It’s actually been really nice, and I may add in an extra running day just because I want to and I like it.  So there.

I scored a free exercise ball from work.  One of the big inflatable ones.  This will be great for ab work, and generally bouncing around the house.  I tried using it to sit on at work, but my desk is a bit too high, so it just didn’t work out.  Oh well.

What are you up to this holiday weekend?

Do you live close to your parents?  Do you see them often?

13 thoughts on “Friday Free For All (Three)

  1. dgobs says:

    Oof, props for managing the early-morning runs! I wish I were disciplined enough to get up and out that early but alas, my bed wins every time. Maybe one of these days…

    And yay for closer, happier parents! It’s never good to be stressed about where you live… I’m glad they’re moving somewhere better! My parents are both about an hour away but I don’t see them as often as I’d like.

    I have some relatives from the UK visiting this weekend and we’ll be doing some fun, touristy stuff in Boston with them. I can’t wait! I hope you enjoy your Boston weekend too! 🙂

  2. SuzLyfe says:

    I would be such trouble with an exercise ball at an office job. I would be bouncy bouncy bouncy and driving people nuts. Luckily, I’m trying to work at a gym, and thus they can suck it. YAY for mommy and daddy be happy and closer! LOVE THAT. And good for you for getting those early runs in–you are made of greater things than I. Have an amazing weekend in Boston my friend! Send me a lobsta!

  3. irishrunnerchick says:

    I haven’t lived in the same country as my parents in almost 10 years – not because we don’t get on but grad school/jobs. We have a weekly Skype date!

    Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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