Two Weeks Until Christmas!

Isn’t that exciting/scary/overwhelming all at the same time?! I love the holidays, but this year I’m falling wayyyyy behind with the Christmas stuff. I feel like I just got my decorations up, and now the holiday is almost here! I can’t believe we are only 2 weeks away! I haven’t wrapped a single gift yet, so my tree is still completely empty.

image(10)Sad tree. It really needs some presents to keep it company. Hopefully I can get a couple done tonight and the rest on Saturday! I need to kick my holly-jolly booty into high gear with all of my Christmas stuff. The festivities begin this weekend at my girlfriend Carley’s annual Ugly Christmas Sweater party. Mac is going to come with us and wear his new sweater!

photo(123)Ohhhhhh someone is cute! He loves parties and people and attention, so he will probably have the time of his life in that tiny sweater. She’s been having this party since our college days, and it’s always a blast. I’ll be making some goodies to take along, including an awesome (and unhealthy!) ranch dip with bacon and cheddar cheese and some lighter/healthier oatmeal cookies. I have some bananas that will be overly ripe and ready for baking with by the weekend. And don’t worry, I only supply the dip, I don’t eat it. WAY too much dairy for this gal to handle.

Morning Run

So I don’t have much to report regarding my run from this morning. It was cold. It was icy. I made it to 6.5 miles. Typical stuff. 🙂  BUT….I got honked at.  😦  And not in a nice way. It was one of those, “Get out of the way, you idiot!” honks. And I’m still angry about it.

The sidewalks are covered in snow still, so I was running on the roads. I was running against traffic and dodging cars to the best of my ability. When I got honked at, I was basically in the black-ice covered ditch, and there was no oncoming traffic. They could have easily just swerved slightly like the rest of the vehicles I met. But no. She honked. And I started yelling several choice words before I even knew what was happening. I was fuming but was kinda over it by the time I made it back home.

Lesson learned: People that work at the Kraft plant I run by are pure evil (I saw the car pull into work right after they honked), and I need to avoid Bennett street until the sidewalks are melted. I’ll take a different/friendlier route tomorrow morning. 🙂

I brought a treat to work to have along with my breakfast to set me back into a good mood.

photo(51)Fiber One Peppermint Brownie!! Omg, these things are tasty. I don’t care for the regular Fiber One brownies. I think they taste like a dry, health food. But add in some peppermint chips, and they are pure heaven.

image(13)I’ve had one a day since I found them at Wal-Mart last Friday, and I think I need to go stock up on some more before the holiday season is over! Chocolate + peppermint = a happy Christine.

Tonight I’m meeting Nick right after work to go look at our photo proofs from the snowy shoot on Saturday. I’m hoping and praying they look good, and we can get some ordered right away. In an ideal world, I will have some wonderful photos in hand by Christmas to hand out to our family members. But we’ll just see how that plan goes.

Once we make it home, I’m going to put on some Christmas tunes and start on the gift wrapping process. Wish me luck!

Have a great night! And remember to be nice to pedestrians and those dedicated runners you see out and about during your daily commute.  🙂

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