Goodness! I haven't blogged since last Monday. Oops! Guess I didn't do so well with NaBloPoMo. Oh well... We'll see how the last few days of the month go - no so certain that it will be that much different... The past week my mind has been pre-occupied with my surgery (on Wednesday of this week - eek!), Thanksgiving prep, Christmas prep, getting my work stuff situated before surgery, etc.
I hope that everyone had a wondeful Thankgiving! I started Thursday morning out with the annual Ridgewood Turkey Trot 8K. This is my third time doing this race and it was fun as usually - terribly hilly, but fun! Jason and I went to lunch at the Renaissance at North Hills with his parents. Then, the rest of the afternoon and evening was spent at their house - football, napping, football, etc.
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Dear Santa: List at least ten things that you may or may not need that you’d love to find under your tree this year!
1. Garmin Forerunner 10 in pink - I had a Garmin several years ago, but it didn't have GPS and didn't work for intervals because of the foot-pod. When I got my iPhone, I started wearing it on my arm and using RunKeeper, but I get tired of having to lug it around.
Of course, if someone wanted to spend the money, I could be convinced to like a Forerunner 910XT, Forerunner 610, or Forerunner 410. Of course, the "...Give a, Give a, Give a Garmin..." commercials aren't helping the insanity ;-)
2. Perfume - I always love getting perfume for Christmas. Jason and I always go to Nordstrom, enjoy smelling several fragrances and then he picks the one he likes best. I am hoping to get some Hanae Mori "Butterfly" or Laila.
3. Breville Tea Maker - When I was diagnosed with Celiacs, I was given a list of cross-reactants and coffee was one of them. Because I could no longer drink coffee, my Keurig and I had to get a divorce because I couldn't stand the sight of it on my counter. I gave my Keurig to my friend, Mary, and have been boiling water in the microwave for tea since.
I saw this a few weeks ago at Sur La Table and was immediately smitten. It's fully programmable for all kinds of teas, water temperatures and steep times. While I am no expert on tea, I bet that preparing tea with the correct temperature of water and steep time makes all the difference.
4. A few books - There are several books I have had my eyes on, including White Jacket Required,Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef,and Run to Overcome.
5. Gift cards to Kohl's, Belk, Nordstrom, etc. - I am excited about my surgery and the weight loss, but it will leave me with a lot of clothing needs. I can deal with replacing weekend/casual clothes slowly but I need to get new work stuff fairly quickly.
6. Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel Cookware - I've had my current Calphalon since I graduated from Meredith in 2002 and worked part-time at BedBath&Beyond. It desperately needs replacing!
7. See's Chocolates - LOVE these chocolates. Can't have them anymore, but a girl can wish, right?
8. Rx Jump Rope - I have been training at Raleigh CrossFit since June and double-unders are a big obstacle for me. Maybe if I get this fancy-schmancy rope, I can finally learn to do the damn things.
9. Gift cards for manicures, pedicures, and/or massages - I do spend money on myself for these things fairly often, but they always make wonderful gifts.
10. Custom CrossFit shoes - I have a feeling that I will be ordering these with some Christmas money. Aren't they awesome?