March 22, 2013

Internet fast and Oiselle sales

Internet! We finally have access again because we are staying with a friend for a couple of days in Jacksonville, FL. I'm not sure if it was living without the internet at my mom's place or that it's a 55+ community that spurred my irrepressible desire to crochet nonstop. Remember these dishcloths that I was making. It only took me a hundred tries to finally figure them out, but now I'm mass producing them. By mass producing them, I mean that I made two.



Crocheting is like my new running, only less cardiovascularly challenging. The kids have gotten their heart pumping every day by swimming in freezing water. Yes, the sun decided to disappear for our spring break. Not cool, sun.

My kids and my mom on the way to the cold pool.

Chasing frogs has been a big thing too. Come here, little dude.


Little froggy's got big jumps. 


And obvs we had to visit some old friends, like the teachers at my kids' Florida charter school. This school is based on a platform of exercise and healthy eating to help kids focus better in the classroom. My kids miss them and their daily morning yoga so much.


The kids also miss playing with their old neighborhood buddies. The hour of playing with these guys was like giving them an early Christmas. 


While they visited with friendlets, I went to this store that carries Oiselle. Because we don't have a store that carries Oiselle in my hometown, I love to come here and check out the new line in person. My very favorite new thing is this mesh tank. I couldn't tell from the online pics that it is 100% mesh, but it is. And I'm convinced that this is the one tank I need (OK, really, really want -- but same, same) for this summer!


And while I'm loving on Oiselle, check out this sale they are having on The Clymb for the next couple of days. They have this fly shirt that my ultramarathoner friend Olivia is wearing. 


Plus they have my favorite distance shorts and the stripy shirt below that was my winter uniform. I'm going to order the gray one they have available. I order this shirt one size smaller than normal for a better fit for me. In case you are considering that. 


And I had to draw a new name for the Tranquility Trail Run giveaway. The new winner was #12 (via random.org). Congrats, Mekelle! I'll email you with info. 


Do you have a spring break? Will you travel for your break or take it easy on the home front?

What's the longest you've been without the internet recently? My mom hasn't had the internet for a couple of years, and she has survived it. It can be done, people. Not easily though.

23 comments:

  1. Isn't it funny how much we depend on the internet? Time for life, crocheting, family... not a bad thing to have a break. :) Glad you're having such a good time!

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  2. Yes, I do have Spring Break, and it starts TODAY at 2:45! I am too excited!!! I wish my (public) school offered Yoga every morning. I would be the first one in line!

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  3. Should I sign up for the Clymb? Do they have usually have good brands/prices, etc?

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    1. They're kind of like active.com's daily deals, but they have a little more camp stuff, which we've been scoping lately to build our family camping supply. I'm not affiliated with them, but they just happen to have stuff I like and give a referral credit. So I put the link in my sidebar in case people are interested in using the site. Let me know if you find anything good!

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  4. The mesh tank is great - mine arrived this week. You should get it!

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  5. I am loving all the new Oiselle stuff! It's so hard because I don't really need new exercise clothes, but that's all I want to buy. What I really need is a real wardrobe! Our spring break is the first week in april and I think we are going to just hang at home. Not sure yet.

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    1. Same here. I don't really need anything, but gosh darn it, it's so cute.

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  6. I had a Spring Break two weeks ago! I went to the Keys for a few days and then I came back home and took it relatively easy! I've only gone without the internet for a couple of days, but I don't think it really counts because I have an iPhone and I have access to "internet" everywhere.

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    1. True, I was never completely without. But it's so hard to type any messages on my phone that I only half count it.

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  7. I can't imagine not having internet. When we were in Tokyo, there was a chance we'd be without it and I was freaking out! I don't need TV, but I do need the net!

    Thanks for the Clymb heads-up. I think that if I go sub-two in Oakland on Sunday, the Lesley Knicker will be mine.

    Have a lovely break!

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  8. I love to crochet! I do it in spurts and crochet a bunch of stuff then put it away for 6 months or so.
    My daughter doesn't have Internet or cable and its driving her nuts! I'm sure it's an adjustment but its good to have a break. My son and I were just talking about that.
    No spring break. All my kids are out of school!

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  9. I love taking a break from the internet when I'm on vacation. The last time was for a week during a cruise I went on last year. Btw, I saw you at the Go Commando Run in Clarksville, TN but I was too shy to say hi! :p

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    1. Are you running again this year?! I haven't thought that far ahead yet, but I love that race.

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    2. I am! I actually live in Clarksville. I love the race too - hopefully if I see you there this year I won't be a chicken again haha

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  10. Internet? What's that? LOL We've only ever gone away one March Break. We went to Myrtle Beach. It was fun. The twins look like they're cold even before they got in the pool! Love them!

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  11. I love that you've been crocheting on your break! I'm more of a knitter, but knitting has been like my new running this winter (aside from all of that running I did to train for Goofy, that is).

    Looks like a wonderful break. Enjoy it!

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  12. ooh, love that top! going to check out the sale. no kiddos=no spring break for me. boo!

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  13. I take occasional forced breaks from the internet - I can get pretty addicted! I love reading blogs, Facebook and looking up races and activewear!!!!

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  14. Looks like you're kiddos really enjoyed break! Cute shirts : ) Whenever we go to the Adirondack Mountains we have no internet access, the longest I've gone off the grid up there is 7 days. It was actually quite nice : )

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  15. Spring break will be here at home, as usual! Your kids are so cute! Have a great week..those little frogs are so adorable!

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  16. It sounds like you guys had a really great time with your Mom and friends in FL. My "spring break" has been two weeks of working on the farm with my Dad with a long weekend at the beach thrown in so Allan could meet Aiden. It was only warm one day we were at the beach which was disappointing but yet we both managed to get sunburned!

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