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    Kitsnaps: Bumble Butt

    Bumble Butt
    Bumble Butt
    This photo is so captioned because I knew it would make my nephews laugh. And it did. Therefore, this picture is a total success. :)

    Except eventually it did occur to me that being in Ireland and all now, I really should have called it Bumble Bum. Oh well. :)

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    off to minas tirith!

    I had an email this morning asking if the local newspaper could run the picture of Seirid and Breic with their snowman in this week’s paper. That’s cool. :)

    *laughs* From a fitness rules thing on msn.com: “[Forget weighing yourself.] Place your fingers on your belly and inhale deeply so that it expands. As you exhale, contract your abdominal muscles and push your fingertips against your hard abdominal wall. Now pinch. “You’re holding pure fat,” says Tom Seabourne, Ph.D., co-author of Athletic Abs (Human Kinetics, 2003). Do this every day, 30 minutes before your workout, and you’ll likely find that you rarely decide to skip a session.” Yes, I think that might be true. :)

    I was determined to get out for a walk today, because I was very close to finishing the Dunharrow leg of my current Walk to Rivendell, and lo, I did! That’s just a smidge over 100 miles so far this year. *chugga chugga*

    miles to Dunharrow: 198! Journey complete!
    miles to Minas Tirith: 2 (586 to go. @.@ :))
    ytd wordcount: 43,100

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    many things

    Seirid, yesterday, was singing, “Who let the dogs out!” and then barking. Except all of a sudden he said “No no no,” and sang “Who let the ducks out! Quack! Quack! Quack quack quack quack!”

    I have funny nephews. :)

    I have decided to keep on with the beginners Pilates for another few weeks, not so much because I don’t think I can do an intermediate level workout as we’re going to Dublin for three days next week and the minute I get TRUTHSEEKER finished we’re going on holiday somewhere, and I don’t know that I’ll have memorized the next level of workout, so I’m going to stick with what I’ve got memorized for a bit yet.

    Great swim yesterday. I drank half a pool and snorted enough water to get a chlorine headache, but there was a woman who could Actually Swim in the next lane over, and we got into pace with each other and were hauling ass to keep up. She’s probably two inches taller than me and would gain a bit on the lengths, but I’d get her on the flipturns. :) Anyway, after we gasped to a halt I invited her into my lane and we did a 500 together, which made for easily the best swim I’ve had so far. It was *awesome*. She doesn’t usually swim at the Longford pool, but her kids are in the swim club and they practice there Sunday mornings, so she said maybe she’d make a habit of Sunday swims with me. That would be great. :)

    After swimming and taking photos of the boys having a snowball fight and getting pinned down by the cats I was feeling faaaar too sleepy and lazy to work. Ted gave me the day off. Best Ted! :) So I started re-reading FORTY SIGNS OF RAIN (aah, I wish I could write like that), and went for a walk and we watched our Sunday Night SciFi (BSG, Supernatural and Smallville, in that order, because we used to watch it in order of quality, which reversed BSG and Smallville, but then there was the Lee/Dee Date Night BSG and after that we decided we would watch it in order of angst because we were not up for ending the evening with that much angst. And may I say I hope this last episode of Smallville finally once and for all really truly puts the nail in the Lana/Clark coffin.) and then we watched both the unaired pilot and the actual pilot for Birds of Prey. Wow, whose-ever idea the voiceover was at the beginning of the actual pilot … just wow. Augh. That was bad. O.O Anyway, so it was a pretty nice day off, was the point of all that. :)

    And now I’m going to work. :)

    miles to Dunharrow: 196.2
    ytd km swum: 15.8

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    Today, there was enough snow in Longford for the nephews to build a snowman!

    there was also enough snow for Uncle Ted to show the nephews how to have a snowball fight. :)

    A bunch more pictures here, and a few of the kitties here. :)

    It’s been a nice day. :)

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    insanely cute nephews

    Mom made Breic and Seirid their Halloween costumes this year: Seirid is going as a baby T-Rex, and Breic as Cernunnos (I swear that’s not my fault). You can see where his cloak has a place for antlers in the hood, which I think is terribly clever.

    And I think they’re terribly cute. Happy Halloween, everybody. :)

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