Monday, December 22, 2014

Currently - Yep Again

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


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.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


I'm copying this format from Christy at Planes, Trains and Running Shoes.  I always like
 her posts like this so I'm going to copy!


Feeling...all over the place.  Mosty sad.  My brother is in the hospital pretty sick.  I'm
putting this out there as he could use all the positive thoughts and prayers you want to
send. He was supposed to have surgery today but now it is next Tuesday.  Please please
please don't let him get pneumonia in the meantime. 

Feeling... extremely grateful for the wonderful people I work with.  Last Monday when my brother
 was first admitted to ICU colleagues IMMEDIATELY took over my classroom so I could leave.
 No time spent making plans- just left!  Everyone is willing to help anytime I need to go.

Feeling... even more grateful for my son and all his support. He lives near the hospital and is going
to be able to go visit while  I fight this nasty cold during the coming storm.

Reading... Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde. . She is a favorite author and I needed
 a light book.

Eating... everything....  I'm having a hard time getting my eating under control.  After the
 New Year?

Watching... I recently finished Nashville Season 2.  Love that series.  Love it!  I love
 Declan and Reena.

Working on... getting gifts ready to mail across the country. It's going to be my first
 Christmas without Emily.  Another reason tears are near the surface ready to spill out at a
 moment's notice.  I love Christmas.  Love it.  This year it is going to be so different.

Anticipating... next week when Dennis can have his surgery and move on.

Sorry this isn't a more positive post.

On a lighter note I did the Santa 5K this weekend and that was fun.  It was also fun to drive
to the hospital and walk in in my Santa costume.  I wasn't the only one. There were 1500
Santas around that day!