1. I started my Christmas baking yesterday, when at a late breakfast I realized I hadn't made anything for Christmas at my father-in-law's house...which was at 1:00. With 1.5 hours until we had to leave, I whipped up my Grandma's chocolate chip cookie recipe (no, it's not Phoebe's grandma's recipe), and we still made it on time to the party.
|They may not look exciting, but they're delicious.|
1c. I don't even feel that bad about starting so late. I just ordered my gift from my husband last night (a Garmin watch! Finally!). We're totally off our Christmas game this year. Well, he is. My Christmas game looks a lot like this little girl:
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|Amy, Dawn, Wade, Gary|
I got to go with my friends Angie and Dawn on their first trail run, and I'm pretty sure the world has two new trail runners now. Also, Wade (AKA my nemesis) took me to task for neglecting to note that I keep losing to someone much "older and fatter" than me. Consider yourselves told. :)
4. Unfortunately, I ended up skipping Robin's ride this morning. Combination of staying up too late wrapping presents the last couple of days and a persistant backache (probably from the same thing). I had just told Jeff that if my brother Jim wasn't going (he's in town for the holiday), I'd get back into bed. And then Jim called. As I stood there in the bathroom all tired and sore, I thought back to the last time I tried a mountain bike ride super tired...but then it would probably be fine once I got out there. I wish I had a sign to show me if I should go or not, I thought, and then my stomach started bothering me. I figured that was my sign, sent Robin a text, and climbed back into bed.
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