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Christmas Came Early

Posted by fsumeg1884 on December 24, 2012

Started out this Christmas Eve with a productive morning thanks to a horrible night sleep. I was wide awake at 5:00am so I decided to get up and finish some laundry. I might as well be productive, right?

When I finally got around to taking Lexie out it was raining, not pouring, but still raining enough that it caused her to give me this look that said “I am NOT going out there mom.” I was finally able to get her outside and the rain was actually not that bad. Slower mornings like these are something I am trying to savor while on Christmas break from graduate school. Before I know it I will back to up at 5:00am at least 4 days a week. Yeah for me =(

It’s only one more semester, it’s only one more semester, it’s only one more semester

I had an easy 5 miler planned this morning and I was going to take Lexie with me as well. The rain put a little glitz in those plans so I headed off to the gym for some time on the dreadmill. Thank goodness for TV monitors and the latest Runner’s World magazine. I would definitely call this a dreadmill day because my legs felt like lead and I could not wait to get off that thing! After a little over 5 miles I headed to do some ab movements before heading home.


With the dreary rain around I was craving warm and comfort when I got home so oatmeal it was. Don’t judge a book by its cover because that bowl of ugly is actually a bowl of deliciousness! My typical bowl of oats includes:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • Flax seed meal
  • Cottage cheese
  • Banana
  • Cinnamon

Because Nate and I are both work on Christmas, we decided to have are own small Christmas and exchange gifts today. Nathan is really into entertaining, cooking, and have people over so I decided to get him something he has mentioned several times.

Boil pot

I got Nate a Stainless Steel Spigot 32 quart pot so he can make jambalaya, gumbo, or a seafood boil like shrimp or crawfish. Cannot wait for him to try it out! Next up was my gift which took me completely by surprise and totally blew me out of the water. Nate got me a………….

ipadCrazy, Crazy, just Crazy! I started crying after I opened it. Its been a few hours since we exchanged our gifts and I still cannot believe it. During our mini Christmas I snacked on some cherries, Cliff Mojo Dipped bar, and an apple. I also packaged up the 2 batches of brownies I made yesterday so Nate could take them to work tonight. Hope they bring some Christmas cheer to him and his night shift co-workers. Now I am off to play with my new toy =)


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