Thursday, December 27, 2012

Three Things Thursday ...

Chaos - Life around here has been a little more hectic than usual, which is something my OCD self is not really OK with. I feel like every time I go to do something, I remember five other things I should have or should be doing. Call it a surplus of nervous energy. Or anxiety. I'm not really sure, I'm not a psychiatrist.

To keep myself from going all kinds of crazy, I am doing my best to prioritize what needs to get done. For example, my time is better spent singing and dancing with my daughters than sitting in front of the computer blogging. Also, I'm trying to overlook the little shreds of wrapping paper, glitter and tape I am finding everywhere and I'm focusing on enjoying time with my family and friends. Oh, and I am working out a lot. It makes me less jumpy.

Planning - Being completely Type-A makes the end of the year torturous for me. I spend the last few weeks "wrapping up" everything I feel I should have accomplished and then obsess over what I hope to accomplish in the coming year.

For some reason, this year, I am worse than ever. Between J's travel schedule (which is quite extensive), my expo schedule with Tough Chik and my training and racing plans (we're talking big things here), we have a lot on our plates and it's going to take some serious teamwork to get it all done. Fortunately, I have an all-star support system and a boatload of drive, which means we should make it through unscathed or at least, alive.

Gifts Galore - My girls are spoiled beyond belief. Although J and I get them almost nothing for Christmas, each of them received everything on their wish lists. I guess that's what happens when you are the only grandchildren/nieces on one side and only have one cousin on the other. Grandparents, aunts and uncles like to spoil and did they ever come through this year. It probably didn't hurt that they asked for things like "a bike bell", "workbooks" and "a pretty pink dress with a bow". Obviously, my children aren't hard to please.

I also made out this year. My mom got J and I this sweet coffee maker ...


My sister hooked me up with this badass mug to drink my coffee with ...


Shannon sent me this awesome ornament ...


And I also received two pairs of Toms, a gift card to Lululemon and a gift certificate to my favorite restaurant in Richmond, The Boathouse. All in all, it was a pretty epic Christmas.

8 comments:

giraffy said...

That mug cracks me up every time I see it.

Lisa J said...

I constantly forget how much more planning has to happen with races when you have a family. You are incredibly lucky your husband is supportive and you are a team :)

Colleen said...

Can't wait to hear what you have on your plate in 2013! ;)

Glad that you had a great Christmas. Sounds like you got the total hookup. And I love your girls!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Sounds like things are flowing nicely from one year to the next. I'm sure your 2013 will bring great things.

They closed the boathouse in Charlottesville. It was my daughter's fav place to eat.

XLMIC said...

LOVE that mug. And my parents are over-the-top grandparents in the gift-giving dept, too.

I wishing you a Happy New Year :)

Rachel said...

We are the same way here! We got the girls one big gift and a bunch of little stuff (socks, underwear, and can't forget a pair of Toms!) and it looks like the playroom vomited toys. And I am obsessed with that Christmas ornament.

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Karen said...

Nice! Glad you had such a great Christmas! I saw some tweets about Cedar Point... is that the "big one"??? :)