Monday, December 7, 2009

5 days and counting...

The weekend flew by so fast I didn't have time to post! Sorry about that, I hope you all had a good one. The end of the week went well, busy with teaching, but the lectures went great. Today was my penultimate lectures, final on Weds - phew! Then it's just oversee the exams next week and i'm done!

Saturday I slept in, oh so nice, it's been a week of insomnia, and even though my idea of a "sleep in" is to wake up at 6am, get a cup of tea and go back to bed on the computer until 9am, it was wonderful! A trip to the postoffice and a short 3 mile run around the valley (at an extremely slow pace!) and then off to a Christmas Party for families on welfare (as part of the family programs group I volunteer for occasionally) really started off the holiday feeling for me. I got to guard the presents, not the most exciting thing to do for 3 hours, but it was fun doling them out after, all be it to awaiting other volunteers rather than the actual families. It was fun, 385 families got a meal, some entertainment, craft tables and presents for all the kids from Santa (and some nice ones too - footballs, body boards, dolls and lots of playdough!). After home to laundry and then a nice dinner with Alison and Jenna.

Sunday was busy but productive - unloaded a cruise that just came in in the AM, wrote my lecture for Monday (oops), did a few more loads of laundry (some for Jenny as their washer went down, and babies are not known to wait for washing machine delivery to get dirty), cleaned my bathroom and kitchen, finished a bunch of craft projects, boxed up all my xmas presents and then went for an 8 mile run - joined by Jenny and little Hannah in her jogging stroller for the first 4 miles. After that I ran back to Jenny & Dougs house while they picked up pizza on the way home and had a nice relaxed dinner with my friends. Nice sunday or what!

So now we're 5 days till the marathon next sunday. Let carbo loading begin!


nicola@which name? said...

rhian, you have to be one of the most giving, busy-with-real-tasks-and-obligations people that i know. your weekend sounds lovely!
good luck this weekend. can't wait to see your skinny fit self next month. no judgments this way please. i've sadly gone the opposite direction!

bsa said...

Rhian--you are such an inspiration to all of us! I had been wondering when your marathon was so now I am sending you all sorts of good thoughts your way. Wish you were here and sending out my still unwrapped packages!! It will be wonderful to see you in January!

kmw said...

Thinking good thoughts for your marathon. Enjoy every stride!!