December 18, 2014

Obsessed with Christmas and other holiday ramblings

Everyone has a busy schedule when November rolls around, but December seems like the busiest month of the year.  Taking time to get in your exercise and healthy eating sometimes does not happen and you know what, it's okay.  This month, we have had the pain pleasure of moving from one house to another and thankfully after four days of nonstop work, it is coming together.  Now for the fun of getting company meals organized.

Moving in Saturday left a challenge for decorating the house for Christmas after getting all the boxes unpacked.  I am sure we looked like Energizer bunnies as we blitzed through the house and got most everything unpacked in speed mode.  And then this happened:

I get carried away with Christmas!

Tuesday night was the start of Hanukkah and several of our friends will be celebrating.  Last night, Sami, my running coach texted me this photo and who would have known that Disney makes a Menorah? It's adorable and of course she is a little Disney obsessed too!



Yesterday I was visited by not one, but three neighbors who brought wonderful gifts welcoming us to the new neighborhood.  This tray of cookies looks amazing and it has taken every once of my being to keep from eating them.   My company will appreciate that when they arrive next Tuesday! And what a surprise to find out that the neighbor across the street is in my running group.  So excited to have someone to carpool with on Tuesday nights.  Now I can attend twice a week practice due to my new home location!



I will finally be back with my running group on Friday morning and I can't wait.  My foot had quite a workout during the move, but it seems that the injury is gone and the residual is the usual arthritis that I deal with from time to time.  Boston training starts soon and getting my new training plan will make the whole thing real.

Do you go crazy with decorations and preparations for the holidays?


18 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you are settling in and broke out the Christmas decorations in the new house. That is so nice of your new neighbors to bring you cookies. Can't wait to read more about Boston training!

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    1. Thanks Jenny. I'm so happy to be in the new house! It will be wonderful to have Christmas company next week too.

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  2. Yay for a new home! Glad you are getting settled in! And glad the foot is feeling better!

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    1. Thanks Mindy. I can't wait to run tomorrow!

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  3. Wow, so glad you are settled in your new home and ready for the holidays! I normally go crazy decorating and put up several trees! I didn't this year though. I only put up one tree and a few decorations. I think it's because we are getting new furniture delivered next week and we still need to paint. I didn't want to put things up, take them down, then put them up again! -M

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    1. Haha, yes I get not wanting to decorate and undecorate before Christmas. Our new furniture was delivered on Saturday, the day we moved into the new house.

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  4. I can't imagine having a dog small enough to fit into that Christmas dog house. Lulu is one spoiled pooch! As she should be!

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  5. Crazy, yes! This time of year is always insane and fast paced. Glad y'all got moved in and got Christmas unpacked! I love your trees! Having a running group neighbor is great, too!

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    1. Thanks Karen. I am so excited to have a running buddy on my street!

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  6. I need to put a tree up for my two dogs. What a cute idea! One of them may need a "bad dog" house, though. Glad you are settling in!

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    1. It actually is a Charlie Brown tree, but I put Lulu's "Good Dog" house underneath since we also have the great big stuffed Snoopy by the tree!

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  7. Glad to hear that you're quickly getting settled and that you've been able to decorate for Christmas. I'm impressed with how quickly you're getting things unpacked and put away!

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    1. Kathryn, it is easier to move when you have done it a bunch of times, and we were at the new house numerous times while it was being built so we had a good idea where furniture would be placed and how closets would be filled!

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  8. I love your decorations! I can't wait until we move and I have a house to decorate next year (not an apartment!) :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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    1. Thanks Karen. I always love to decorate for the holidays and next year will be better when I can get everything out at a leisurely pace!

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  9. Your house is gorgeous. And wow I don't know how you are resisting those cookies.

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    1. Abby I put those cookies in our garage refrigerator so I do not have to look at them.

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