“Stress Release Saturday”

Tweenie’s Greenies: Saturday Edition

Some people do triathalons in their spare time where they walk, bike and swim.  I also do triathalons.  They are just different in that they don’t ever include the biking and swimming part.  Sometimes they have eating involved.  Sometimes they have shopping involved.  Today however, my triathalon involved walking, picking and sleeping. 

Go to fullsize imageMy day began with walking in the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure.  As a group, a few of us from our Mom’s Club walked/ran in this great cause supporting breast cancer research/awareness.  My sister and I have walked every year for about 7 years now making it a tradition.  It was great to join up with some friends and make it a fun and inspirational morning.  We have all been affected by breast cancer in some way and it’s amazing to celebrate victories over this horrible cancer as well as honor those who have passed after fighting valiantly.

When we got back to the house, we decided to make some great memories as a family.  The race reinforced the fact that Go to fullsize imageevery day is precious and should be celebrated.  So, as a family and along with my sister, we trooped out the door and piled into the car to go to a local apple orchard.  This orchard is always fun as it has trees that can easily be reached for picking with the kids.  There is also a fun little area where kids can pet a calf, rabbits, chickens, goats and little kittens.  It’s a great way to spend an absolutely beautiful fall day in Michigan.  Who can beat the sunny 70 degree weather we have been having??  We ended our trip by taking some pics of the kids in the pumpkin field and then eating some absolutely delicious cider donuts and cider at the little orchard store.  Yum!  The donuts alone made it worth the drive.

To further celebrate my Stress Release Saturday, I layed down in a little patch of sun on the floor like a cat and fell asleep (of course, who can fight the warm cozy effects of laying in the sun?)  Well, I ended up sleeping not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 hours!!  Thank goodness for a very kind and loving husband who understands that by the end of the week, I am exhausted!  You can’t release any stress until you restore your body with some good old fashioned sleep.

I finished off the day with a little blogging.  But you would never guess it because it took me until Sunday to finally complete this post thanks to the snoozers again!