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Monday, December 30, 2013

A rainy weekend

Every single weekend and day off I've had for weeks has been rainy! I'm all for a cozy book by the space heater, but geez. Give me a break. I have big plans for visiting Avery Island and a few plantations, and the weather is not complying.
I was shut-in again this Saturday. The dark skies let me sleep in a little, so I didn't get out for a run until 8:30. By the time I got back and stretched and showered, it was past 10 - so we got a late start.
I filled my day with indoor activities:
- cleaned the stupid house, boo
- did an iTunes U class
- read a book (the whole thing) at a new coffee shop with David. It's not actually a new coffee shop, just one we haven't been to since right after Katrina. It feels new to us, since we usually stick to the PJ's coffee house a few blocks from our house.
- wore my new scarf (Christmas gift from my tech) and new clogs (from David - I am obsessed with clogs.
In retrospect, wooden shoes were not a fabulous choice for a rainy day

- made all my salads for lunch the next week
- made salad dressing:
1/3 C white wine vinegar, 1/3 C olive oil, 1 tsp sugar, 1 clove garlic (minced), salt and pepper to taste, pinch of xantham gum for thickening.
- watched some Olympic trials. I love speed skating - and I kind of want to do it.
- caught up on emails
- mapped some 14-mile runs in preparation for New Years...I'm thinking about having people over for a midnight run-in-the-new-year!
- learned a new card game and had an hours-long game night with David, in which I trounced him every time.
Yesterday's forgotten gift 20 questions: Is it edible? No!
How was your weekend?


  1. That is a bummer that it rained! It was rainy here in Charlotte, too, but it's better than the subzero temps in Minnesota so I shouldn't complain! I had a pretty quiet weekend as I am fighting a head cold. I worked on a puzzle, read, had dinner with a friend, and brunch with another friend so it was good mix of staying in and being social!

  2. A 14 mile new years run sounds fun! I looked at a NYE race, but I am just not up for an embarrassing road race right now. :)
    Hope the weather clears for you!