Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve ! (EVE)

Don't you just love it? The HOLIDAYS! I do, I do.

I love the excitement in little one's faces as I speak with them about Santa, Rudolph and presents while I'm waiting in line at the grocery store.

I love to decorate the house, bake my heart out..cookies, fudge, Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake (which I just removed from the oven), lefse and a huge standing ribeye roast for dinner tomorrow. That roast cost me more than a week of groceries!

I love the excitement of the students at work. The excitement of Christmas, of Christmas Break.

I love to watch Tyler and Troy pick through the cookie platter, arrange and rearrange the presents under the tree, talk out the Christmas festivities..they love it as much as I.

It's a wonderful time.

I hope you are all enjoying the Holidays as much as I am.

I guess I took some time off here. Now going on seven years blogging and I had never taken over a week break. I guess it was time. I've been busy. Working full time at school and part time at Macy's, coaching beginning runners and my online clients, getting in my own running and lifting..and getting ready for the Holiday's.

In the past month Tyler turned 18! 18! I can't even believe it. Next week I'll turn 45! Wow. Many of my friends are turning 50+ and they are showing me that it is looking damn good :) Remember how awful I felt about turning 40? Thank goodness that business is in the past. I look forward to each year now.

I'm still enjoying the miles on the trail, on the road, wherever I can get them in. I've been snowshoe running lately. From tonight to Friday we are supposed to have 14-20 " of snow. I hope so!

Last week I went downhill skiing for the first time. It was a total blast. The boys were amazed that I didn't suck. I suck at snowboarding so they were expecting the same rate of suckage.

Thank you for all of the emails asking how I was doing and checking in, all of the Holiday wishes. I appreciate it!

Happy Holidays to all of you!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! I love your site. I got off track this year but kept on reading as you ran and inspired. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday together. Thanks so much for being such a bright spot on the web. You're awesome!

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays Julie! My oldest just turned 18 on the 23rd! Glad you are back to blogging! I was going through Julie withdrawl!


SteveQ said...

Merry Xmas! And, if you don't post again before New Years, happy birthday, too!

Olga said...

Happy Holidays to you and yours, Jul!