Today feels like a good day to catch you all up on some things that have been going on around here, although none of it is related to running. One of these days I will start talking about running again; this is supposed to be a running blog after all. Until then, we can talk about the holidays a bit because that seems to be on everyone’s mind!
-These are the new obsession in our house. Last week Rob snuck two bags into our cart at Trader Joe’s, but how could I argue that? One bag a week is just not enough for two people. However, they have gotten me in the mood for homemade peppermint bark which is now on my list of things I want to make before the holidays.-Speaking of the holidays, Christmas is only one week away and my traveling begins on Monday. So if I want to make that peppermint bark, I better get to it this weekend!
-I have finally gotten around to doing my holiday shopping and am about 95% done. Now I am just waiting for everything to get delivered so I can wrap it all- which will probably takes hours.
-So here we are talking about the holidays, but its like 60 degrees out. I’m not complaining, but I just don’t want this to mean that we are still going to be getting snow in March and April.
-It was really foggy on one of my recent runs, and I felt like my headlamp was failing me. I literally felt like I couldn’t see the ground in front of me at times. Not a fun feeling.
-I got in the holiday spirit on Sunday by paining my nails. I haven’t done them on my own in a long time and they actually came out pretty good. I feel like this is a one time thing though and I will never be successful at this again, no matter how many times I try. -To match my nails I went ahead and burned my hand. I was making eggs and somehow touched the burner. It was actually really clumsy because I lifted the burner with one hand (wearing an oven mitt) and then went to grab food that had fallen under there with my other hand, unprotected. It actually looks worse than it felt. -Totally unrelated to anything else in this post- I subscribed to jasyoga after hearing wonderful things and tried it out yesterday morning. I did 3 short videos, one being called “Quick shoulder and upper body strengthener”. We basically stood with our arms out for the entire 5 minutes, and OUCH. Yea, that was a tough workout and it barely involved any movement.
Well that is all for this week! I hope everyone else is surviving the holidays so far. If you’re feeling stressed, you should totally write a thinking out loud post to vent, you will feel much better after. Thanks Amanda for allowing me to do just that!
Have you finished shopping/wrapping gifts yet?
Are you able to see on dark, foggy runs?
Have you ever done something clumsy in the kitchen that resulted in a burn?