Hey there blog family.
Thank you so much for the birthday wishes for Duncan. He had a stellar birthday and Christmas. Lots of homemade cookie gifts from friends and more toys.
Speaking of cookies….I’m still emerging from my holiday cookie coma. I’m really lucky that I have great baking friends and family but man, it’s going to be hard to break this new 10-cookie a day habit.
So Christmas came and went just like that. I got a quick run in on the morning of Christmas eve before heading upstate to my friend Susan’s.
I spent Christmas Day with Mr. SOTSS. First we exchanged gifts and then we went to spend the day with his family. Again, another nice, low-key day.
I got practical gifts like new non-stick pans and a garage door opener (with free installation! Thank you sweetie!)
Unexpected gifts like a Roosport pouch and peppermint patties from Jane came in the mail.
I’ll be trying out the Roosport soon and post a little review. It’s got a magnet and is supposed to be able to tuck into your waistband when running instead of an entire running belt.
And touching gifts, too. Mr SOTSS’ cousin was reading a book to her 4-year old when she realized there was something in the book that reminded her of me. I’m guessing it’s the running. Anyway, I was touched with the sweet sentiments she inscribed in the book. And yes, sometimes I feel like my life these days feels just like a fairy tale.
I got some of my favorite beverage related gifts—A Starbucks gift card and a couple of bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon. I take hydration very seriously.
And there was a romantic gift too. Mr. SOTSS got us a bed & breakfast/ski trip weekend in Vermont for next month. We had a similar trip last year. That’s when I fell off the snowmobile.
I also bought myself a Christmas gift. A new iPhone. I’m trying to wrap my head around how it will be to run with this thing. It’s huge!
But I know very well that the best gifts of 2015 aren’t things. They are memories made with the special people in our life and I’m so grateful for my friends and family and Mr. SOTSS and his family too…and I look forward to 2016 to keep on giving and receiving treasured moments with them all. We’ll always have “small stuff” situations to deal with, but if we choose to focus on the good stuff that can, and WILL happen, then we can tame the anxiety beast and keep on living with gratitude and a smile. Speaking of gratitude, just wanted to thank you all for coming to read my little blog. It means a lot.
On the day after Christmas, Duncan and i walked around the neighborhood and then I ran around Mr. SOTSS’ neighborhood while he worked on his bathroom. And I ate more cookies!
On Sunday, I met my friend Lisa in the city for a little NYC holiday running.
We usually run with our running group for our annual holidays lights/windows run but this year we both missed it. Lisa had a 15-16 mile run planned and we coordinated that we’d meet in the city when she was at about mile 9 which was right near Central Park and we ran her last 6ish miles together while hitting up the must-see NYC holiday spots including the tree at Rockafeller Center, Bryant Park and some amazing department store windows. It was nice to catch up a bit.
Yesterday and today I have been working from home. And I’ll admit it…I ate more cookies!
How were your holidays? Give any great gifts? Get any great gifts? Eat too many cookies?