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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS!

I am back at work and wow I was only out for 3 1/2 days and I got back to over 400 emails, plus mounds of charity applications.  I was so busy on Friday.  Did I tell you all though, that I love my new job.  Amazing!

I feel so blessed in so many ways.  The boys are at their dad's this weekend.  So yesterday morning Nichole and I got up and went to the gym.  YIPEE! I am back in the saddle again.  I swam for 25 minutes and it was so hard.  It felt great though, to be back in the water and finally doing some activity other than walking around the house.  Looking forward to getting back to it full boar.

I did some shopping yesterday, went to Sam's to get my wrapping supplies.  I love them for their beautiful papers, bows and tags, and I go there every year for them.  It's tradition.  So now I need to do some wrapping today before the boys arrive back home.

Nichole's Ham
Nichole made this amazing meal last night, she made a ham, sweet potatoes and asparagus and rolls.  I so enjoyed the flavors but what I enjoyed even more was not being able to eat much.  My restriction is still fantastic after 5 months of this fill.  I have to say that this is why I got this band in the first place to keep me from over indulging at meals like this.

I got my homework done, and another week is behind me.  I am looking forward to my Christmas break from school.  It is the only time since going back to school that I have had off.  So no classes will be nice.

Mom, me and Nichole
Mom was with me yesterday.  I have not seen in her in nearly two weeks.  When we were all sick, I did not want to risk bringing her around.  It was great getting to see her, she looks good and seems to be feeling really well.  Her birthday is the 22nd and I am doing her party next weekend.  I always try to make a big deal about her birthday, it is so close to Christmas, as a child it was always sort of looked over, and incorporated into Christmas.

I am wanting a white Christmas so bad.  It is 40 degrees here today and this week, last year this time we had 9 inches of snow on the ground.  What a difference a year can make.  It is the one reason I love the midwest, cold and snowy Christmas time.  I can wear my boots, and my leather coat and not be too hot.  It is balmy here, what is up with that?

I have to get my pictures downloaded from my camera so that I can blog them.  I have so many little things to do and I need to get started on some of them.  I am looking forward to spending quality time with the boys over Christmas.


RockBand Barbie said...

I wish we had a white Christmas around here...we have only had one in the 41 years I have lived here...and it melted before the day was over. Of course we are so unprepared for snow (because we usually don't get much) that the whole town shuts down for a few snow flakes :)

Ronnie said...

My daddy's birthday is on the 22nd, too.

Glad you got out and got some shopping done. I finished shopping this week and it was a HUGE burden off my shoulders. Ahh, it was glorious. :)

Hope you get your white Christmas, sweetie! Love you.