Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two-for-Tuesday

Here’s what’s on my mind today:

Number 1:  Halloween wasn’t a big deal, but Thanksgiving kicked my ass.  Seriously, I had no problem limiting the candy, even ignoring it for days on end.  The stash is still barely half-eaten, sitting in a bag in the pantry and it doesn’t even call my name late in the afternoon.  But stuffing?  And mashed potatoes?  And – omg! – homemade rolls?  I couldn’t stop shoveling it in!  Thank goodness there was no leftover pie.  I pawned off as much of the leftovers on my kids as I possibly could over the weekend and used the last of the turkey last night in a pot of chili.  *whew*  Now I can get back to business as usual.

Number 2:  My new {anne franklin designs} necklace!!  I won this necklace a few weeks ago from aron over at runner’s rambles and I can’t even tell you how much I love it!  The necklaces anne makes are re-purposed Scrabble tiles, which makes them a really perfect size and weight for wearing around your neck.  The 18” length sits at just the right spot and the ribbon-and-cord combo gives it that little something extra.  She has so many cute designs – check them out! – I had some trouble deciding on just one (no worries, a few others have made their way onto my Christmas list).  Of course, in the end, I had to go with the “p” necklace.

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I actually have more than two things on my mind today, so – lucky you! – it’s a two-for-Two-for-Tuesday.

Number 1 (part two):  I got the strangest running injury ever during my long run this weekend – the tongue of my shoe rubbed the front of my ankle raw.  (Side note:  I think “ankle” is the wrong word here, but I can’t come up with another one.  It’s too high for the top of my foot, but it’s not my shin yet.  To me, the word ankle refers more to the protruding bones on either side and the back of course is the Achilles heel.  So what’s the front of your ankle called??)  I was wearing a pair of Zoot Active tights and this was the one inch of exposed skin between the tights and my socks.  (Another side note:  I love me some Zoot compression tights!  I have the “active” ones and the “recovery” ones and they are completely worth the *mumble mumble* bucks I spent on them.  Yeah, they’re that expensive.  Here’s the most awesome thing about being married to IronHubs:  we’re the same height, so we can share gear like tights, calf sleeves and arm sleeves.  It makes me way more willing to shell out the cash when I know things get double the use.)  I’ll spare you the photo of my whatever-that-body-part-is-called, but here’s my shoe.  My poor Newtons have so much blood on them!

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Number 2 (part two):  Christmas threw up in my house last night.  I love decorating for Christmas, even though the clutter will drive me bonkers by the time I take it all down on December 26th.  We cued up the Christmas Music playlist – Gary Hoey, Twisted Sister, Brian Setzer and Trans-Siberian Orchestra – and got to work putting out all the crap crafts.  My favorite part is putting the ornaments on the tree and reminiscing about where and when – or why (seriously, we have some crazy stuff on our tree.  Ten-inch plastic shark, anyone?) – we got them.   Even though the boys are older now, I still put out the handmade snowmen, reindeer and Santa crafts they made at school when they were little.  It may or may not have been a good idea to get the kids all sugared up (“Halloween candy for dessert?  Sure!”) before we started this project.

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Thankfully, no one ended up crying or at the hospital, so YAY for happy family memories, right?

Trimming the Tree 024This is what the Christmas ornaments look like at our house – gotta love the endurance sports-themed tree!  I’m already designing a new one for IronHubs to commemorate Silverman.

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So what’s on your mind this Tuesday??

22 comments:

Laura said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one wearing the same size pants as my husband!

Stacie said...

A family member just gave me the #3 girl runner decoration two days ago. Funny :)

I wish I had some running tights and a husband I could share this adventure with. I'm still working on changing his outlook :)

Amanda@runninghood said...

Love your ornaments! One of the half marathons my husband and I ran before kids used to give homemade clay like awards and we use a couple of them for ornaments...makes me smile. I need to get some actual runner ornaments. Oh, and I had that happen to me once on a long run too...ouch!

ajh said...

Ouch! I hope your "ankle" feels better immediately. Love the ornaments. I still put up the ones my kids made and they are adults!

Aimee said...

That is a weird running injury! That must have hurt too!
I love the pictures of you and your boys with your tree! I can imagine my boys being just as crazy! Ha ha!

Heather said...

Some of the random running injuries are the worst - I once had the side of my underwear chafe a spot and I swear there is still a little scar there.

Cute decorating pics with the boys! :)

Megan said...

Nice tree! An your boys are so cute. :) Thanksgiving got me pretty hard too, gotta work hard this week.

Char said...

A plastic shark ornament? That's one I haven't heard of before.

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Tortuga_Runner said...

On my mind today? Hmm, trying to fit more time in my day or squeeze out unnecessary activities. Home, fitness and work is super hard to balance some times. I love your family pictures, thanks for sharing.

Jogging with Fiction said...

I decorated for Christmas almost as soon as we got home from my inlaws on Thanksgiving!! I LOVE christmas.

Johann said...

That really is a strange injury. Don't think I've seen it before. I love the tree and decorations!

Heather said...

Love the sports-themed christmas ornaments!

Christi said...

I have had that same injury in my "ankle" area and it is no fun. It usually occurs when I wear the wrong socks! Whoops!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Running till it bleeds, now that is dedication!

Emz said...

okay - I'm sorry I MUST know where you got the running ornaments. I can't find any - ANYWHERE!!!!????????????

Love the necklace and the handsome crew. ;)

DRog said...

im with EMZ where did you get those!
great pics
and unreal battle the Newtons look like they went thru..odd injury

Jon said...

Ouch on the rub spot! You have some pain tolerance to let it go that far!

Julie said...

Oh, I love the necklace! I need to get one with a J:) Cute little runner dude ormaments that you have. My daughter has one that she got last year and is very similar.

That is a great picture of you....you look great in red:)

Laurie said...

Oh, your poor shoes... and your foot too. :) Looks like your boys had a lot of fun. Happy December!

ERG said...

How in the heck did your shoe do that to you? I get a rub under my ankle with my adidas when I go up a half size (or used to) but not ever from the tongue area!
Your boys are a d o r a b l e! And I really like the tree :) Can't wait to get mine up too.

Chris K said...

Ouch, that injury looks brutal. BTW, I live in So. Cal but am gonna visit the Newton store in Boulder next weekend. Yeah!