Sunday, July 8, 2007

Welcome to Del Boca Vista

So we're surviving and thriving. We discovered the town pool (which is closer to a water park, truth be told) complete with lazy river, several huge water slides, diving pools, and kiddie splash areas. It is just amazing. We have already spent several days there. A summer pass is unbelievably cheap and we have declared it our summer go-to spot. So much for not getting any more freckles this year. Sigh.

We've also begun to meet some of the neighbors. One of the huge draws for us to this neighborhood was the fact that the HOA dues cover lawn mowing and snow removal. We have since discovered that it is attractive to a lot of other people as well - people who are not necessarily in our age bracket (or that of our parents, even). We have had the parade of good, Christian women bringing us treats all weekend - everything from Jello salads to cookies to brownies to lemonade. They are all very kind, but will most likely not be calling for play dates. (Chase did offer to help our next-door neighbor Clyde fix his sprinkler. Clyde didn't jump on the chance at his expert, free labor, much to Chase's chagrin.) Nevertheless, we have met a few young families here and are still thrilled with our house.

I am proud to report that I did my first six-miler on Saturday in preparation for The Race. It went pretty well, considering how hot and humid it was. I did get me a cute new running skirt thanks to Marathon Bird and her excellent suggestion. I have to say, it is pretty awesome. I've never really liked running shorts as I've been unable to find a pair that didn't get stuck in the fat of my inner thighs and ride up (is it just me? Does anyone else find this problematic?). These running skirts stay right in place (with a little pair of built-in shorts underneath to keep things covered) and I was mighty comfortable. As comfortable as one can be running at six a.m. on a Saturday morning in heat and humidity. I'm just saying.

Anyway, that's enough rambling for now. Heading out to watch me a few TIVO'd Soprano's I've been saving, eat a brownie, and drink about a gallon of water. Happy Sunday!

12 comments:

Amber said...
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Amber said...

You totally need to change your profile location. I mean, CA is soooooo passe. :-)

And I hear you on the shorts. I just bought myself some sassy biking skorts for the same reason. Great job on your training! I don't think I'd get past Mile 1 with all that humidity!

Kristi said...

First, I'm jealous of your pool. Second, I'm jealous of your running abilities. Third, at least I know I have more freckles than you.

I'm glad you're adjusting.

Marty: said...

I used to wear those little running skirts. They were called skorts, but they weren't quite the skorts of today. Mine were more like a swimsuit bottom attached to a very short (not much longer than underwear) full skirt in plaid, or polka dot...I had one that was a watermelon print. I bet you wish yours looked like that!

Kimberly and Devon said...

I'm glad you are there and getting settled in. Nothing like good neighbors and a convenient pool to attend for the summer. By the way, the pics of your house look great...I love the floor!

dcrmom said...

Sounds like you're getting settled in! Sorry there aren't more young families in your neighborhood, though.

Annie said...

Way to go! You didn't waste any time getting in the local race world, did you?

Holly said...

Your neighborhood pool/water park/paradise sounds like THE place to be this summer.

Glad to hear you like the running skirts, they are pretty awesome! Now I have to get up the courage to try one of their printed ones, like the pink camo or zebra--not sure I can pull it off with zest.

Emily said...

Sounds like you're jumping head first into more than just the pool! I can't believe you already found a race to enter--although, I guess I shouldn't be surprised as you were/are always my organization idol! Here's to a great summer! By the way, what was it you had to delete off the comments? Do tell . . .

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Em,

I think those deleted comments were duplicates. I noticed that a few comments had posted twice - the people who left them probably deleted the duplicate. Not a very exciting story, I know. :-)

Oh, and THE RACE I am doing is the St. George Marathon. Don't know what I was thinking, but I'm doing it again. My heart is not in it this time around, but I'm still marching forward.

Miss you tons - I need to call you soon and catch up. Want to hear all about your vacay...

anna jo said...

stie, I've been looking into getting a running skirt for a while now... I'm still not sure which brand to get. what are you sporting?

Diane said...

You want kids...we got em. There's lots of kids in our neighborhood. Our next door neighbors were probably disappointed to see us move in. Luckily there are a few just like us around too.