It's been over a month since we went to Phoenix, and almost a month since we returned. We were gone two weeks and one day total and while not a totally crazy whirlwind, it was pretty busy (and fun). We had lunch with old friends, hit the home church a couple times, had a little birthday party for His Highness (3!), spent lotsa time with the fam, and I had a fun evening of wine and tasty treats with some of my most warped and fun friends. OK, I didn't actually drink the wine--I'm all bark and very little bite when it comes to the imbibing--but the berry pie more than made up for that.
The big event for the Cat Daddy and His Highness was a quick trip to Disneyland with Mom-In-Law. Yes, the Disneyland. Why did I not go to Disneyland, you ask? Kind of a long story, but basically I wasn't ready to do Disneyland with the Littler One, who still has a lot of feelings and such. It worked out well though, as both His Highness and Mom-In-Law have December birthdays, so it was special for both of them. And they brought me presents.
The big event for me was running the home church's 5K. In a word, it went great. I didn't trip, fall, strain, or sprain anything. I also didn't win anything, but I wasn't too terribly far back, either. The winner (my lovely friend the Marathoner) came in at 20 minutes and something. I came in at darn close to 25 minutes flat, putting me at just over an 8-minute-mile pace, which I'm pretty pleased with.
Since getting back, regular life's been the crazy whirlwind, what with the holidays, and work-work, and then of course the husband and kiddos to look after. And my moms' group. Somewhere in there, in theory, I do chores. One of my New Year's resolutions is to move chores from the domain of theory into actual practice. Not a lot, mind you; just a little bit. But that's a story for another post.
In the interest of posting something rather than nothing, I've been toying with writing quicker and editing less. Either you will readily notice the difference and I'll need to apologize for the decreased quality and interesting-ness, or you'll think "What is she saying? It sounds the same as it always has," in which case I'll need to retroactively apologize for the whole shebang since 2005.
Or maybe I should just shut up and keep writing...