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London Day 5
Today we slept in and got a late start, not leaving the hotel until after 12 pm. We wandered about Harrods department store a bit, having to employ lots of elbow strikes to make our way through the maddening crowds. Absolutely insane. I picke... Read more
London Days 3 & 4
Saturday we went to the Camden Markets and spent some time wandering around. It was like a giant flea market spread out down the streets. We also went back to the shopping district to a store my daughter wanted to go back to.
After a quic... Read more
London Day 2
We did not accomplish much today. After a late start we walked around for a bit trying to find the tour bus stop that we had tickets for. We walked past Buckingham Palace and then found it just down the road.
We got off at an early stop, ... Read more
London Day 1
We arrived at Heathrow about 7 am local time this morning. 2 hours later we made it through customs to find that our hotel transport driver left 5 minutes earlier because they only wait 90 minutes unless you call (a fact not noted on our itiner... Read more
A Burpee Christmas
My Burpee seed catalog came in the mail today, completely unexpectedly. I was so excited I read it over lunch.
Yes, I am a little to the left of normal lol.
A few weeks ago on one of my teams DOGSTARDADDY asked if we planned out our g... Read more
Making my list & checking it twice
Today will be my last shopping run before Christmas and our trip, to get the last few things for dinner tomorrow and for the time we will be gone. For the trip we just need umbrellas and the pets need food & litter for the time we are gone.
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The agony of defeet
Nope, that wasn't a typo. My feet have been hurting for more than a month. I though maybe it was my running shoes needing to be replaced but they still hurt after I got the new shoes.
My specific pain is the ball of the foot. The other t... Read more
Well Jingle my Bells part 2, tortoise or hare?
Last week's Jingle Bell Run I set a PR of 27:15 for a 5k. Today was another local Jingle Bell Run and I wanted to see if I could get under 27 minutes, which was last week's goal.
I had my new lined base layer (very soft and warm), my mid-l... Read more
Well Jingle my Bells, I've got Bling
Or at least one of my shoes does!
Yesterday's 5k was a local Jingle Bell Run and all participants received a pair of jingle bells to tie to their shoe. And this blue ... Read more
Haha, you thought I was done! No such luck.
My son plays fife in the 1st Michigan Fife & Drum Corps, which focuses on Revolutionary War era costume & music. They march in parades and play in a number of events each year. The biggest event... Read more
Oh wow, I am behind. Time flies when you're fighting hibernation.
On 11/18 we had our company "soup kitchen", where volunteers bring in crock pots of soup and the employee activity committee provides the crackers and dessert for a communal... Read more
The Red Fox in the Closet
In lieu of having a skeleton in my closet I have the story of The Red Fox.
Last night while doing laundry my son and I had a "discussion" about whether he gets to keep an old souvenir t-shirt. I got it for him a few years ago when we went ... Read more
Becky the Bear
Apparently my crazy, psycho cheerleader on speed alter ego Becky is a bear. Just what sort I am not sure but as the days get colder and shorter she is no where to be found without some serious searching. I finally found her yesterday holed up ... Read more
I'm a reindeer! But which one?
I just registered for the annual Turkey Trot in Detroit, on Thanksgiving Day. Apparently this is a huge deal, they cut off registrations at 20,000 participants.
There are 3 races, the Mashed Potato Mile, The Stuffing Strut 5k and the Turke... Read more
Big Bird is a turkey
Today was the Big Bird Run in Roseville, MI. They do a 1 mile, a 4k and a 10k race every year. I was tempted by the 10k, I have not yet run one of those races, but decided to run the 4k instead. I wanted to see if, after 2 months of not train... Read more