I am happy to announce that I began and finished all of my holiday shopping last night on the computer. No lines. No stress. Woohoo! I think the kids are going to be excited but I can't share details just yet. Don't want them to find out. :)
A quick recap of Weds-Sat:
Took the kids to a super cool pizza place called IT'Z because I had some Groupons that were expiring the next day.
It was so cool! Great buffet and so many indoor rides. We had a great time.
That evening we went for a walk to complete 5K #16.
We saw a small snake on the sidewalk. I'm not exactly sure what kind it was but I could tell it wasn't venomous so Charlie picked it up and it didn't try to bite at all. In my area (southeast Texas) all snakes with round pupils are non-venomous. Corn snake? Juvenile rat snake? Dunno.
Thursday: Turkey Day
I knew I wasn't going to feel like walking that evening plus a cold front was coming so Chuck and I got the 5K #17 out of the way.
We then went to Chuck's parents' house to eat. Even though there were so many goodies to eat, I behaved myself and only had small samplings of my favorites. Rachel made a sugar free pumpkin pie and I had a small slice but left the crust behind. Yeah!
It was cold Friday morning. Chuck and I waited for it to heat up a little then got 5K #18 completed. Brrr.
|That's Lake Conroe in the background.|
Time to pack up to go home. It's bittersweet: I don't want vacation to end but I also look forward to sleeping in my own bed.
I wasn't feeling too great. Achy bones, sneezing, tickle in my throat. I can't get a cold. Can.not.get.sick.
Got home, unpacked, washed and folded clothes, and stayed in bed. I could not miss doing one of my 5Ks after I'd come so far but I wasn't feeling so great. I planned to make up for it by doing two 5Ks the next day.
Around 9pm I was feeling slightly better but guilty so I hopped on the treadmill and finished up 5K #19. Woohoo! Getting close to #30! For a reward: a bike? :)