Friday, December 26, 2008

Day After Christmas

No this isn't about a post-apocalyptic world where everything was destroyed at midnight after Christmas Day :0) Though I did just see the perfect villain for such a tale driving a red Charger with plates that read MRGRINCH. Now what kind of baddy do you have to be to have vanity plates like that?

To get back on my original topic, let's talk about the question of the moment, "What did you get for Christmas?" I know you're getting sick of that, right? But breathe deeply. You'll have to answer many more times before New Year's arrives.

I'll start my laundry list here. My bf got me the best gift ever! (No not something sparkley that should be on my left ring finger.) He got me...wait for it...a pair of sneakers!! Yeah, I know it's not a blue diamond or a new car, which is supposed to be the best Christmas present ever according to commercials. But when you're a girl who wears a size 11, has flat feet and narrow heels, you'd kill to find a second pair of sneakers you love (that also happen to be your two favorite colors). I found a pair at my local Rack Room, but couldn't see dropping $86 bucks on myself when I still had Christmas shopping for others to do. Needless to say my bf tracked some down. So I will not look like a hack when I run my next race in February (also thanks in part to the new runner's coat my sis and b-in-law gifted me with). In other workout news, my bf also got me an awesome pedometer that I can use to measure running courses as well as track how many calories I've burned! Woot woot!

He also got me the gift of song, which will be accompanying me often as my fingers pound the keyboard (and my feet pound the pavement). Rascal Flats and the Police, now that's an interesting combo :0) And to top it off, I now have one of the top ten gifts of the season (per Weight Watchers magazine) to write in! Bath & Body's luxurious bath robe (which could also be used as a boxer's roentrance attire). It's like being cuddled by a fluffy cloud, of the burgandy variety. Kudos to my mom.

Putting purchased gifts aside, I also got to share meals with my family. We got to chat about my BIGgest Loser win, share the good news that my mom didn't have to start diabetic meds, and generally have a great time catching up on the ins and outs of everyone's lives. Plus my grandmother outdid herself with her lunch time spread. I wasn't sure I'd be able to find an inch of room left to eat at my bf's parent's house. I will say I made room, but really wanted to be able to slip on my new pajama bottoms, in lieu of the skinny jeans I just fit back into. Together we nibbled, made jokes and had a balast eventhough the gifts weren't as big as usual.

And I have one more get-together to attend that just might fall on New Year's Eve. I'm looking forward to my stepmom's safe return from a holiday trip to PA, trading stories with my brother while we share an evening together. With three people involved part of the retail scene, it will truly be a miracle that we'll enjoy to the fullest :0)

So tell us, what did Santa or your someone special leave under your Christmas tree, or just maybe in your driveway?



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