The way my mind is flipping around right now, bullets are in order, so I'm borrowing BDD's Weekly Ramblings format today.
I'll start off with the bad news, I was laid off on Election Day. I couldn't get over the timing of it. It actually gets worse, but I can't go into details about it right now. I'm extra anxious because Christmas is coming, but we have a plan for now, and I'm hoping for the best. I know so many people who are dealing with much bigger problems, so even though it sucks right now, we're still lucky.
Sometimes I can be a bit of an airhead. We had last night's episode of The Office on the DVR, and after the kids finally settled down, we sat down to watch it. I turned it on, there wasn't much sound, so I was thinking "Ha Ha, those funny writers, this must be some kind of prank episode where we have to read everyone's lips." This lasted seriously for 15 minutes, until the sound came on, and I realized that it wasn't a prank episode, Time Warner had some kind of issue with the sound not working. Yup, I'm an airhead.
I have a fantastic group of girlfriends, that I've known for 26 years. We all turned 40 this year, and although they sent me a birthday present back in January, the gave me an extra present, in the form of a plane ticket to NYC so we can have a girls weekend! How cool is that???
This is all of us, plus a few of the kiddos after the More/Fitness Half Marathon this past April:
You know, I just realized that now that I don't have a job, I can go to a matinee of Breaking Dawn Part Two during the week, without all the crowds! Silver Lining!
I ran twice this week, both times it was for 3.5 miles. My inserts still feel a bit weird, but my Chiropractor said it's going to take time for my feet to fully adjust to them. I'm thinking of doing a Jingle Bell run next weekend, it's a 5k so I can swing that. I've starting thinking of my goals for next year, my running friends and I are trying to get a team together for Seneca 77.7 relay in the Spring, and there is a new race in March, the Syracuse Half Marathon that looks fun.
The other day on facebook, not one, not two, but three people posted about Hurricane Sandy, and that they finally had their power back on, after ELEVEN days!
I made The Pioneer Woman's Chicken Tortilla Soup last weekend, and have been eating it for lunch all week. I used whole wheat tortillas as a topper, along with a bit of cheese, if you're careful about your toppings, this soup is very low fat, full of protein, and delicious. My photo is blurry because I was in a hurry to eat it!
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Happy Weekend, and Happy Running!