Friday, December 17, 2010

Three Things Thursday

1.  I finally have my Christmas card done as in printed. Now I need to do my letter, address them, write in them.  Yikes!  I have to say "my" printer (as in a person not a machine) is the best.  He is a part owner of a small business in a nearby town. There are two owners and I had all four of their kids in school.  Two of them were amongst my favorite kids ever and I have had a lot of kids. Actually  I am in love with the whole family! Anyways I take my card to his house, he takes it to work and does his magic.  He doesn't just copy it, he works with it to make sure it is the best it can be.  The last two years I have done the card on the computer but this year I decided to go back to printing out my pictures and making the card to be copied.  I used two regular sheets of business size paper taped together (11 by 17 or so) and then he shrinks it.  I am very pleased with the card and have already mailed the cards for Jill's card exchange.  I don't want to post it so when they get it they won't have already seen it!

2. I have already received (and sent) my gift from Jill's Gift Exchange.  What fun it was to receive a package from Karen at Working it Out after the end of a VERY long day.  There were all kinds of fun items in it including delicious nuts, honey milk, sports beans, sport bars, chocolate kisses, coffee, hot chocolate and more!  I had not followed Karen's journey so now I have a wonderful new blog to follow! Check it out.

3. I went to the gym to workout on Monday not really wanting to be there. As I headed toward the treadmill I saw a colleague I hadn't seen at the gym in a long time.  She stopped me to say she was just thinking she needed to be inspired and then I walked in! What a nice thing to say and it made my workout a bit easier!

Also.........

I finished reading the Millennium series.  I enjoyed it but don't see it as one I would read again which is a yardstick of mine for how much I like a book(s). That's all! It's actually Friday morning and I need to get to school!

21 comments:

Jennifer said...

Looks like getting back to running is going well, yay! It's been a long journey! Love the picture on the stream on the top of your post, not something we get down here, but a keen reminder of my childhood in the North East. Cheers!

Ewa said...

I got my second of the Millenium series yesterday. Now all I need is time to read it. Maybe somebody will give me a nicely packaged gift of time for Xmas.
You seem to be quite busy too.

Anne said...

Have a nice weekend...and you are an inspiration to me too :)

Emz said...

okay maybe I'm just emotional but #3 gave me chills. I just loved that.

How awesome.

Teamarcia said...

I agree, that is a magnificent compliment. Have a great weekend!

Marlene said...

I never ever re-read a book, but I really loved the Milennium Trilogy. Just finished Hornet's Next the other day!

Johann said...

To inspire someone is fantastic. To have them say it to you is incredible. Enjoy the weekend!

Jill said...

You MUST post a pic of your gift so I can see.

You are always a huge inspiration to me, always!!

Have a great weekend, just a couple more days for you (just 1/2 for me - yay) and then you can breathe again!!

xo

Amy said...

Must feel great to be an inspiration!
I am going to take the first Millenium with me on the plane - maybe being confined with nothing else to do will help me get into it!

Char said...

It must have been so much fun to get your present. Jill did a great job organising this event.

Jamie said...

Of course your an inspiration! :) you are way farther than me on those cards. Good luck finishing them/ready for mailing.

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Meg said...

You're almost there, I was thinking about you yesterday!! Just a few more days! At least your cards are done and you can enjoy your weekend.
You ARe an inspiration, keep it up!
How's the heel?

Fran said...

The gift exchange sounds great. I got a beautiful surprise gift from Julie of Julie's running blog. So sweet of her.

I think I will reread the Milennium triology in a few years. I'm now rereading the Twilight Saga because the first time I read it fast because I wanted to know how it ended, this time I have more eye for the details.

Lee said...

you're inspiring me too!

Giorgio said...

I don't mind hot chocolate :)
The most important thing on the treadmill (and on the running path too) is motivation.
Have a nice weekend!

lindsay said...

great. now i feel like a loser. i did not *make* cards for the exchange. haha. i just sent out some of my extras... oh well. :)

Ah Ah Alaska said...

Love that you run, and read! Sometimes when I'm running in the evenings around town, I see the blue light of all those TV sets through the windows and I get so depressed and think: Wait! No one's reading.
So it's really cool to read about people reading.
Happy winter running,

Jenn said...

I've decided to resort to making Valentine's Cards instead of Christmas cards this year! WAY behind! Nice work.

I have a treadmill at home but I often go to the gym just because of those random encouragements and inspirations I receive there! Really does make a workout easier!

HappyTrails said...

You ARE an inspiration, for sure! Thanks for all the fun, smiles, and inspiration over this past year. Merry Christmas!

onelittletrigirl said...

I agree that getting the gifts from the exchange were a great way to brighten a day :)