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Monday, December 28, 2009

Coming Right Up...

I got an email from a lovely bloggy friend last night that said, "Have you died?"

Nope. I haven't. I'm alive and well... pleased the holidays are nearly over and regrouping before the new year begins and life returns to some semblance of 'normal' (such as it is). I've actually been trying to come up with something to post about... but I've got nothin'. And you know what that means, don't you?

Stunningly mundane, coming right up!

Did everyone have a nice Christmas (if you celebrate it)? Ours was pretty OK. It was smaller (with regard to the number of gifts) than in years past, but that's quite a good thing, I think. I was required to be more creative than normal when choosing Ryan's gifts and I wound up picking things she really, truly wanted and loved. I didn't get even one whiff of disappointment (which was really good, as I'd have had to whack her). And I'd heard somewhere that if funds are limited, it's best to choose a gift that's an 'experience' or 'event' over one that's just 'stuff'. So, since funds were limited, I went that route and got tickets for Wicked, which Ryan's been dying to see for the past three years. For those who don't know, it's a musical based on Gregory Maguire's book, about how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda (of Wizard of Oz fame... duh) became mortal enemies (did you know they were college roommates?). We're seeing it in Richmond in March and we're both pretty excited.

Other than that, we're still slogging through left-over snow here. It's finally melting and Sundance and I got to the park this morning for the first time since two feet got dumped on Pigsknuckle. It's pretty messy, let me tell you, but my boy was beyond excited and I was happy to just watch him run (and try to keep myself vertical on the ice floes).

And speaking of running, I just committed to doing a half-marathon this summer. I debated on doing one in April but I thought that might just be too soon (I don't want to, you know, die in the middle of it). I figure I'll be ready after eight months of training (and one of the Booby Walks under my belt). I'm pretty excited about it and am hoping to talk my friend Emmy into joining me. And Ryan and I are doing a 5K together in April. Our New Year's Eve 5K is looming... though there might be some snow/rain that day... we'll see.

I'm sorting out some plans for next year... plans and goals. I'll likely bore you with all of that soon enough. Yeah, I hear you cheering (and by 'cheering', I mean 'groaning').

But that's all for now, folks! I'll make my way 'round Blogland tonight to catch up with everyone! XOXO

22 comments:

Oh My Goddess said...

Wow. Running.
Wow.
But it sounds like a lovely Christmas holiday!

Happy New Year to you and yours!
xo
Elise

Jenners said...

Super cool Christmas present ... that is the stuff memories are made of. The other stuff just sits and gathers dust. My Little One likes "lots" of stuff but I filled it up with books and board games ... I love that he is finally getting into board games that aren't Candyland!!!

I'm very impressed with your running plans ... I know you can do it!

Happy New Year!

blognut said...

I would only run a half-marathon if something big, ugly, and very scary chased me. And there was nowhere to hide. And I had no phone.

Oops - that will never happen. I always have my phone.

I'm totally safe!

~jill said...

you guys are going to LOVE "Wicked".....it's an incredible production!!!!

Diane said...

Jill, I saw it 3 years ago in London and it immediately became my all-time favorite show! I can't wait for Ryan to see it, too.

Jenera said...

It was a 'smaller' christmas around here too but it was one of the best so far!

Rachel Cotterill said...

Blogland is quiet at this time of year! We had a great family Christmas, now for a couple of 'normal' days before New Year interrupts.

Ronda's Rants said...

Wicked should be fun! You, my dear are a great-gift-giver! I hope your New Year is exciting and all that you desire it to be!

Sometimes Sophia said...

Sounds like a lovely Christmas. "I didn't get even one whiff of disappointment" was a cute comment. And good luck with the half marathon... You are an amazing woman!!

Jean said...

I think holidays are often like a hiccup. Everyday things stop.
I am, however, looking forward to New Year's Eve this year. Berry will be here and we will be on the beach!

Happy New Year to you and Ryan!

Heather said...

Look at you go, Miss Marathon runner... I'm impressed. And put to shame. I thought I was doing good with my 2 miles I've been getting on the treadmill every day. :)

Glad y'all had a good Christmas, and I'm very jealous of Ryan's gift! I'd LOVE to see Wicked!!

Hope you have a very, very happy new year!!

Shanna said...

Wicked sounds SO MUCH FUN! I've heard it's amazing!!

A HALF!!?? WOOOOO!!!!! :) I'm SO excited for you and what was that?? Ryan's going to run a 5k with you? Awesome, Diane! Seriously, SO proud of you right now!!

If you thought you wanted to track your progress you may consider checking out Dailymile(.com) - you can see the widget on my blog. I love to look back and see my progress, especially as my distances increase.

Anyway, I'm glad your Christmas went well and you're right an experience or event is always better than stuff! :)
xo

f1trey said...

:) Im glad yoru christams was good! we got MORE snow!

justsomethoughts... said...

wicked is wicked
and good for you on the half-marathon
looking forward to updates
should be some good blogfodder

Blarney said...

I love the thought of running more than my knees like to run. All the snap, crackle & pop I get scares me into walking. I only walk in weather that's higher than my age thou so it's gonna be until spring before I need to go replace the trusty sneekers for a new season of countyside walking. Glad you have a wonderful Christmas!

dianne said...

Sorry I haven't been around, you might be thinking that I am 'dead'...spent a couple of days in hospital with heart problems but was allowed to come home around 7pm on Christmas eve.
A quiet Christmas for me, but nice just the same, just thankful to be home.
I'm glad that you and Ryan had a lovely Christmas, that's really what it's all about, being with the people we care for.
I hope you and Ryan have a happy New Years eve and that the year ahead for both of you is filled with all that you could wish and hope for. xo ♡

Emmy said...

I can't believe you've talked me into this! Me, the person who has never run anywhere!

Debbie said...

wow on the half marathon! good for you! I just read WICKED!! I am sure you will LOVE it! I did a similar thing and got my gals tickets to go with me to 'phantom of the opera'..!! :) looking forward to your goals and new years dreams..:)!

Distributorcap said...

happy new year and to us all being more creative........

She said...

You Go, Girl! I couldn't run even if I were being chased by a bear!

:-)

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