Friday, December 04, 2009


Hello! I'm sure it seems as though I've been hibernating since I haven't posted in ages again! I have actually had a lot on my mind/list to blog, but when I sit down to blog, I think that I don't have time to get it all down. I will start with a few little things today and try to spread posts out-post more often. :)

I met Molly for dinner a while back, and her lovely daughter, too, while she was in the area. I enjoyed the evening immensely. I could have conversed with them longer! :) Such wonderfully nice ladies! Sitting down with her felt like like I'd known her for ages.

Running has been virtually nonexistent this week, although I did run a few times last week-only twice this week and once was on the dreadful treadmill so I didn't get very far. Blah.

I have been in a bad state in the arena of eating. The cold weather is moving in and this time of year always moves me into hibernation zone where I want to eat every nonhealthy thing in site and have no ambition to exercise!

I have been subbing on a daily basis, as usual, which leaves nothing done at home... That has me feeling overwhelmed about the pending holidays! :) I have started a spreadsheet called "tasks" and I continue to add new tasks, but get to delete the old as I complete them. I don't have the usual suspects on it like "laundry" or "groceries". These are things I'd like to see done a few days after I place them on the list.

Traditionally speaking, we used to have an advent tree-a wooden tree that played music similar to a music box. We got it when my youngest was an infant. It had finally broken down last year. This year, I didn't think of it until December first, we had no advent counters! I saw this one, and am using paper strips instead of ribbon, and have printed out the ornaments. Better late than never?

That is all for today. I hope you are well, dear reader, and are enjoying this holiday season!


Isabelle said...

I am so jealous of Molly and of you, meeting each other (and L as well!) Great! I loved seeing the top of your head in the photo, too. That's not how I imagined it!

Do you know, it's a bit of a relief reading a slightly less than sparkly column from you. I mean, I love your sparkliness. But it's good to read that you're human...

Molly said...

Hi Jen! Glad to see you posting again....Lily and I had such a lovely time with you that evening. You'd be so proud of me. Inspired by your "decluttering" I attacked our guest room---which is where our junk goes to die, or a least to languish! Got rid of a lot, more than 50 items....of course about 125 of them were old, useless pens, pencils, markers, crayons! But about 25 books got carted to the library donation box, and several items went to Goodwill....Thanks for the kick in the pants! Hope you feel more cheerful soon. Get out and run!

Thimbleanna said...

I'm with Isabelle -- very jealous that you and Molly got to meet! So, if Isabelle and I have met, and you and Molly have met, it only stands to reason that you and Molly should meet Isabelle and me, right? I hope you're enjoying the season and managing to catch up a bit!