Another Christmas has come and gone. A few days before the 25th my daughter kept reminding me that it didn't "feel like Christmas" to her. Maybe it was because it was constantly 55 and rainy outside. It wasn't cold, never a chance of snow, just half yuck all the time. This time last year we had snow on the ground Christmas morning for the kids to try out their new sled on. Our front yard has a seriously long .15 part of a mile downhill slope to it. Makes me wonder why I haven't invested in a snowboard yet?? Oh, cause I need my legs for running and not for reconstructive surgery.
I love time at home with the kids. They talk non stop, go through about three changes of clothes every day, eat massive amounts of yogurt and enlighten me into what's rolling around in those little heads of theirs. Never a dull moment. It starts out like this..
I ask Jonah to feed the dog. He feels that a trail of dog food from the dog to the actual dish is in order.
Christmas Eve, Jonah threw his suit and flippers in a bag and decided to head to the pool with me. I LOVED swimming with him. He would get right up against my side at times, our arms brushing against each others in the water. For fun I would say hello to him when I would reach under my arm for air. Made him laugh each time.
Sydney, our oldest, also better known as "Cake Boss" around the house, fixed a Christmas penguin cake. She's 12 and has better cooking skills than I do. Sad. I'm better at making origami if that counts??
So what did I get for Christmas? Money for races and a gift card that I used to add this new purse to my collection. I love it! I scored Coldplay concert tickets for this summer and my friend Michael and I both got each other cows. Not real cows because that would be weird for the neighbors and hard on groceries but mantle cows to remember our first race together in Missouri. I couldn't have asked for any more.
Yes, you're welcome to borrow it in a couple months.
I officially put on 2 lbs during the holidays. The best part is that I really don't care. Just looking at my new 20 week 70.3 schedule qualifies me to burn those 2 off just by being close to the paper. I decided to take OFF the KY Derby Marathon in April and just do the half. I'll do a full in the fall but I don't really see any reason to run a full marathon on a 20 week 70.3 schedule. I would love to get to race day with all my senses intact...and injury free.
And speaking of fall marathons....LESS THAN A WEEK FROM ING NYC 2012 ENTRY! Here we go again.....
So tell me, what's the main event on your plate for 2012??