Friday, December 31, 2010

Last blog of the year!

Wow, It's time to say goodbye to 2010. Without sounding terribly cliche' where the heck did this year go!? I feel like I can think of stuff that happened in early Winter like It just happened yesterday. Unbelievable.

While a reflection on some years is much happier or brighter than others, each one that we have to reflect on is a gift. For this, and so many other things I am extremely grateful.

2010 has brought a lot of things my way be it good, or not so good. I'm happy to have my wonderful husband, good health, our home, good jobs, friends, family, laughter, happiness, and the ability to LIVE our lives to the fullest.

I am so very ready for 2011 I must say though. I'm not a huge resolution person, however there are some things I'd like to tweak about myself ;) I'm also very hopeful for 2011 and grateful to be here to enjoy it as it's merely less than 7 hour away.

Here's to 2011 and to hopes, dreams, and wishes coming true! <3

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mini Vacation!

Hooray for being off work until Monday! You can't see me, but I'm dancing in my chair as I type this ;) I'm so ready to have some down time and enjoy the last few days of my most favorite time of year. On the agenda is girl time and dinner tonight with a close friend and gift exchange with her girls. One of which is my Goddaughter, so I'm super excited to give them their presents. We have a New Years Eve party, Christmas with some friends, and then Christmas with my best friend on Sunday. Very busy, but very grateful for this lovely time of year.

As soon as the work day was over I ran out of the door (ok not literally) but close. I headed up to the gym and did a 2 mile run. My legs are feeling it for sure. I'm happy to report that according to my FEV1 meter, my #'s were awesome!

Here's to 4 days off work!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas 2010

It has been such a busy holiday season but I wouldn't change a thing. This is my most favorite time of year and it truly has been wonderful. We had a great Christmas and are so very fortunate for all that we have. Santa also treated us very very well this year ;)

Truth be told, I'm so sad that it is already over. I really try to absorb every single day, but alas the time still flies by. I can't believe we're already talking about New Year's Eve. Yikes! Umm 2010, where did you go exactly?

I've been running but have been a mega slacker documenting it. So yesterday I did 2 miles, and today I had to cut my workout short due to work but still managed 1.5 miles. Happy lungs= Happy Me!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Attacked by a 7 year old ;)

Today we spent the day with Scott's family doing our Christmas together. It was a wonderful day all around. I think for me though, besides the obvious Christmas feel in the air was my niece's reaction to her present.

We have her a "Moxie Girl" playset. I was sitting on the floor watching all the kids open there presents chit chatting when suddenly I heard a shriek and soon after landed on my back. That's right, my 7 year old niece LOVED her present that much that she tackled me to the floor in hugs and "thank you's." I have NEVER had a better reaction. And bonus, it was caught on video ;)

Today was a good day!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

So I haven't been the best blogger on the planet for a few weeks. I, like everyone else get so busy this time of year. I LOVE it though, as It's my absolute favorite time! Haven't been great about tracking the exercise on here either, but don't worry It's being done. I'm blaming the bad blogging on the Holidays, k? ;)

This weekend has brought us a lot of holiday fun. To start things off on Friday we got together with some family and I made dinner and we watched Christmas shows on TV. It was great, and a tradition we've kept for years now. Then on Saturday I actually slept in! *Gasp* I can't remember the last time I was able to do that, ahhh perfect! After a nice cup of coffee we decorated the Christmas tree while listening to Christmas music :)

Later that night we went out to a fantastically (is that even a word?) delicious dinner. Oh yeah, It was THAT good! Also something we haven't gotten to do in so long with Scott being in school at night. Afterwards, we headed over to Starbucks for holiday flavored lattes, yum! The evening was ended with driving around looking at Christmas lights in some of our favorite neighborhoods. It-was-perfect.

Today, Sunday being one of my favorite days as I get older has brought similar holiday spirit. The Christmas music has been on all day and we made TONS of sugar cookies! I don't know If they are going to survive the day honestly ;) The goal of the day is to finish the Christmas cards and get them sent out tomorrow!

Happy Holidays to everyone! Also, please continue to keep my friend Geneva in your prayers. We are still waiting on our miracle.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

We need a miracle...

Please keep my friend and Cyster in your thoughts and prayers. She needs the miracle right now of a second double lung transplant. Please keep her, and her family close to your heart right now during all of this. Cystic Fibrosis sure knows how to rear it's ugly head at times. But you know what, we have an amazing community thanks to this lousy disease. For this, I am so thankful. So here's to good thoughts, prayers, love, and wishing for this miracle to happen.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

SO not feeling the gym today, SO unlike me.

I left work and headed up to the gym as usual. Something just didn't feel right as I walked in there today. I just didn't have my regular "let's do this" attitude. I kind of felt out of sorts and just blah maybe? I've had a ton on my mind so maybe it was weighing me down somewhat?

Anyway I pushed myself to do the Elliptical and ride the bike for a total of 20 minutes. I started to run on the treadmill and just couldn't. This is so NOT me. I decided to stop beating myself up, because I DID go, I DID exercise, and it's ok to have an off feeling day.

I got home, took care of the dogs and went to bed immediately. Just tired perhaps? Well, yes. I ended up taking a 2 hour nap. Thankfully I set my alarm clock or else maybe I would've slept all night long.

Oh, and I woke up with a sore throat :/ Perhaps this explains the weird vibes today...I think so. Oh well, at least I have an explanation of feeling so strange right?