The Sweet Life, who said "Laughing with my husband before bed puts me in a good mood."
Thanks to everyone who entered my little contest. Just so you know, I assigned a number to each person who commented or tweeted (some folks got two numbers if they did both things) and then used the fancy number generator to choose a winner. Very scientific and I thought some of you might appreciate that. ;) I like hosting contest and I hope to have more in the future, mostly so I can give more things away to my lovely readers!
In other news, this week has been a long one. Here's the run down:
- I've been very congested the last two days, even though I feel fine otherwise. Not sure if it's allergies or the chlorine from the pool, but it's definitely annoying.
- Yesterday I came home for lunch and found that someone had taken most of my shoes from my closet and placed them in the middle of the bedroom floor. And by "someone," I mean "Calvin."
- Between my faux-cold, the literally freezing weather (seriously, Texas, where's my average of 60F for the winter months?) and adding new exercises to my workout routine, running has taken a back seat this week. Not a huge deal since I don't have any races coming up, but April and May will be here before you know it and then it will RACE CENTRAL! I will run more next week.
That was the list of not-so-good. Now, for the list of much-much-better!
|Photo credit: Aprile C|
+ My sister Susan (the middle one) is the assistant photo editor for Family Circle magazine and her job gave her a press trip - four days and three nights on Florida's Emerald Coast, most expenses paid. She is able to bring one guest and she has chosen... me! All I had to do was buy my own plane ticket, which I did, immediately. We are getting our itinerary in a few days and we'll have to do some "family friendly activities" while we're there, which is 100% fine with me. My first choice is yoga on the beach; her's is a dolphin cruise. No matter how we spend our time, though, we'll be on the beach and - more importantly - together. I love my family (even though they drive me crazy) and the biggest tragedy in my life is that I do not live closer to them.
+ This was the week I started rock climbing AND swimming again. It feels so good to expand my fitness horizons - especially in the pool. I didn't realize how much I liked swimming and how much I missed it. I'm excited to get better and maybe even learn a second stroke!
+ I finally finished and submitted my last grad school application. Whew! I'm glad that's over. I don't know when I'll start to hear back from schools, but it probably won't be until the end of February at the earliest. Which is a lot sooner than it seems. Eek!
+ Weekend plans include: an annual game of flag football, late afternoon runs, long yoga classes, banana bread, letting the dogs off-leash, and finally submitting two stories to literary journals. It's a weekend I'm looking forward to, and I hope the same can be said for yours. Happy Friday!