I know I said I would be back today with my goals for 2015 and the one goal from 2014 I didn’t reach, but I think I’m going to hold off on that until Monday because I am still working on some of that stuff. 🙂 and… To be truthful….I’m a little
a lot stressed about Christmas shopping. So I am going to give you everything that’s on my mind in “THIS” style!
*THIS week, I think the word to describe me is “frantic.” I have never been stressed out before about Christmas shopping. I don’t know what it is about this particular Christmas, but I’m stressed out man. At any point this week, you could have found me near tears/a breakdown. I swear my blood pressure must be high and I get hives on the reg. it’s cool
no it isn’t.. I will spare you the details, but it’s all directly related to cotton candy makers and really strange online shopping cancellation incidents. I have woken up at 4 or earlier every day this week. And not to run. I’m waking up sweating over Christmas stuff. Oh my. I don’t even get it.
*THIS insanely gorgeous Gingerbread house was given to me as a gift a few weekends ago at my Kids At Heart for Boston marathon party…my husband has forbidden me to eat it until after our Christmas party (that we are hosting) on Dec 27. Forbidden me. in case you’re curious-gingerbread houses stacked with treats and frosting and chocolate? It’s like the ultimate temptation. Gingerbread house-love runs in my blood. When I was a kid,my nana would make them from scratch every Christmas. Nana loved Christmas more than any other time of year. She passed away in 2006, and Christmas just hasn’t been the same without her. I’ve made the houses a few times since, but it just doesn’t feel the same. This insanely gorgeous house is a really close second to the masterpieces we used to craft! WOW. Now I’m getting too sentimental so let’s move on
before I bawl!!!
*i bought THIS on Monday and it came in the mail today (ironically, I bought several Christmas presents more than a week before this journal that haven’t bothered to arrive yet…but something for me? Oh yeah, it express ships fo free and arrives all shiny in my mail 3 days later. Wth.) I’ve already started using it and I can’t wait to write mooooreeeee! I feel like this is going to be a real resource for me! I currently keep track of all my miles with Runkeeper, and I make sure I log them on my app even if they’re inside. Using a journal has a different feel, though. It seems more intimate and definitely something I will reflect on throughout the year and of couse, next December!! It has spots for your daily workouts, race recaps, race goals, inspiration, advice, and plenty of room to write in it! Even though I love everything in the weekly sections, I decided that I’m going to add my own little weekly/monthly updates as well. I made a list of weekly and monthly questions. Yup. Just call me “Monica” the OCD over achiever because I’m completely embracing that weirdness. I even want to buy fancy pens and write extra neat. The “student” in me is really coming out now…
*and THIS happened. February just feels too far away. Almost three months is too long to go without a race, man!
*THIS Arrives in my mailbox tomorrow. OMG. I CANT WAIT. I thought it was coming today and I nearly tripped myself running to the mailbox. #wontyoubemyneighbor I’m not even embarrassed-who wouldn’t run to their mailbox to retrieve their delightful sock purchase?? Three pairs of compression socks in unknown colors? I’m way too excited. DAMMIT…. I Should have bought TWO grab bags…oh well…next time…. Follow me on IG to see what colors I got!!
Happy Friday everyone…
Please tell me someone else is stressed about shopping?
(I’ve had four online shipping cancellations and crazy charges to my cards…..I’m at my mental threshold, friends.
Who has built a gingerbread house? Do you eat it immediately? I hope someone says yes so I can love vicariously through you….