My sister had surgery the 14th and I was blessed to be able to be there with her. My husband stayed home with our 4 children and our "5th child" - my little daycare sweetie. I was able to go early and stay late and be there for her. She did fantastic and is now on her way to a beautiful recovery.
Christmas was wonderful - all except for my being violently ill. I went to bed Christmas eve feeling a little queasy, but Lasagna and French Silk pie is pretty rich... You guessed it, I was up twice in the night getting sick and was so ill Christmas Day that my family went to the celebration without me. :( My Mommy called me in the afternoon so everyone could wish me a Merry Christmas. I was so sick, I slept ALL day that day. Ate a half a banana a couple of time so I could take some Tylenol, but that was it.
By Sunday I was up and around, but not eating. I made supper but couldn't eat it. Monday I was better but suffered something of a relapse on Tuesday...which just happened to be my Birthday. LOL I tell ya, that's just the way it goes!
Yesterday we all went to the outdoor sporting goods store to putter around. Our 19mo old pooped through his pants and we realized to late that there wasn't a change of clothes in the diaper bag. I had a pantless toddler cracking grins in the store till we could find some appropriately priced and sized replacements. One pair of size 18mo pajamas in the joint - they were $6.99 - but would it have mattered? After one store clerk asking me if every thing was okay, I likely would have given most any price to cover those sweet little legs.
One of my Besties Ever took me out to eat last night to celebrate the big 3-5. She got me two wonderful gifts (one of which was a LOCK for my bathroom door! It's a bi-fold, long story, another day). We chatted and ate and chatted some more. Afterward we went to the drugstore so I could replace my special *only-one-that-will-do-it-right* hairbrush. I hid it from my girls...and then couldn't find it myself. DOH! Stumbled upon an ity-bity flat iron for my hair that was on sale. Yay.
On the fitness front, I ran 5 miles on Tuesday and did fairly well. My left knee is continuing to be a pain (har har) but with the brace and some R.I.C.E afterward we came out okay. I can't put my finger on what's going on with it. It's not IT Band like I had in my right one - and with a 10min warm up and stretching routine I should be golden. Just getting old, I guess.
I signed up for a pod-cast type of class through www.runkeeper.com to attain a sub 2:30 Half Marathon time. It has a run/walk interval program that I'm not in love with. I find it hard to run again after the walking breaks. I'm going to try it - and see if I can buy some more time with these joints. I love running and don't want to switch sports...but my body constantly tells me it hates me when I run over about 45 minutes at a time.
Getting ready for the big storm tonight. Currently, it is 59 degrees here in good old Lincoln NE. I don't know that I've ever seen it this warm on December 30th. Last year we had 2 feet of snow and it was -10. Guess I better get the kids outside one last time today before we have to settle in. Though it is windier than heck...we'll see.
I hope our oldest son is safe and having fun. He's on a trip with the Student Ministry at our church. They went to a conference in Topeka, KS. I miss him, but his 8yo sister is so much easier when he's not around to be Mr. Exact Fact Man.
Well, that's the latest blur. Long post - will save New Years REVOLUTIONS for next time.