Monday, December 22, 2014

Currently - Yep Again

I don't have much to say again so here goes..............

Currently.....

1. Loving that my brother has had his surgery and it went very well.  He is recovering nicely and is beyond relieved that he survived it.  Best Christmas present ever.

2.  Anticipating Christmas. I love Christmas but this year it will be bittersweet with Emily on the other side of the country.


3. Relieved - that the winter storm is over.  We got a lot of snow and had 3 snow days - unheard of. A great deal of time was spent without electricity which took away some of the fun.  But it was a true winter wonderland for over a week. Generally the snow sticks to the trees for a day but this year it stayed and stayed. Of course that didn't help the electricity problem but it was certainly gorgeous.

4. Reading - Jodi Picoult's new book - leaving time. So far I am liking it.

5. Watching Scandal. Totally hooked.

6. Beginning  my half marathon training. I got in by lottery to the NYC half marathon.  I am excited and nervous at the same time.  I did my first speed workout today so I'm on my way!

7. Excited that   I also am signed up for a June half marathon I did last year.  The one I did in Rye, NH which was a gorgeous and fairly flat course.  I loved it.  It's full now much sooner than last year.

8. Loving - how easy this format is.

13 comments:

111 LaLa Lane said...

Congratulations on winning a lottery spot for the NYC Half. Merry Christmas!

Char said...

So glad that your brother is doing well. That's wonderful Christmas news.

christa said...

You got me hooked on Scandal.

Darlene said...

I am hooked on How to get away with murder..
Totally jealous about NYC.
I wanted to run Wallis Sands but it is when I am away.
I liked Leaving Time a lot.

Great news about your brother.

Alisa said...

Fun all those races already on the calendar for you for next year.

Next time you come to visit, you'll have to make a detour up to Portland. While it stinks that the whole family won't be together, the great thing is, technology like FaceTime and Skype exists!

Jamoosh said...

Oh my, speedwork in Winter - you are tough!

Amy Crawshaw said...

So happy for you and your family that your brother came through okay. Best wishes to him for continued good health and recovery!

A first Christmas without Emily will surely be bittersweet...

Kandi said...

So relieved to hear about your brother. My dad had a scare last week. He had a heart attack and ended up with three stents. He's home recovering now and looking forward to getting his active lifestyle back. He misses running and long walks for sure!

Teamarcia said...

Great news on your brother! What a relief. Your snowy pics are insanely gorgeous. Yay for NYC half! I loved the full so much I know I'd adore the half.

Mike Ransick said...

That is awesome your brother is doing well. What a great early Christmas present. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Black Knight said...

Glad for your brother, this will be a very good Christmas for your family.
The snowy pics have something of magic: that is an unknown "world" for me.

Karen said...

Glad your brother is doing well! I am with you on Scandal. I was late to the party but powered my way through all the previous seasons during some indoor training. (a lot of indoor training... ha ha). Definitely hooked!

Giorgio said...

There are two Great Christmas news in this post: the first is about your Brother, and the second is your registration for the June half Marathon.

I love the first picture of a small wooden house covered with snow. Really nice!

Happy Christmas,

Giorgio