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The Sunday Salon: Colds, Games and Last Minute Items

This has been quite a week. I caught the head cold from HELL. I think The Hub brought it home from the emergency room when he took my son for his sprained ankle. It hit me hard and provided no warning and triggered a lupus flare so my exercise routine went out the window. Needless to say, I am feeling rather “slothy” (is that a word)? For the most part I am much better, but the slothy part is what bugs me the most. Not enough energy to be myself, but not quite sick enough to warrant a day of bed rest.

In a weak moment, I agreed to play another round of the Game On Diet and we start January 4th. The first round was quite an eye-opener and many of the habits stuck. Many, but not all so this second time around ought to fix that. Especially since my team (The Ding Dongs) will reign supreme once again. Winning is so glorious. Why not do it again?

I spent the weekend taking care of some last-minute Christmas items. I’m happy to say that I am all caught up and now I can relax. I am off from work until January 5th and I cannot tell you how excited I am about the time off. I am in a really good mood right now and want it to last for as long as possible.

As for reading, I finished When She Flew last night and immediately wrote-up the review which will post on the 28th for a book tour. I am now reading Accidental Lessons which I am pleasantly surprised by, and of course Moby Dick for Moby Dick Monday and a slew of other books. I am just not capable of reading one book at a time! What is wrong with me?

I’m not cooking anything special today because of my slothy mood. Have you ever just gotten tired of eating? This past week has been a holiday food free-for-all and although I did not partake in much of it because of my cold, I tired of looking at it. Cookies, cakes, candy…blah blah. It’s all just too much sometimes.

What did you do today?

The Sunday Salon: Rain!

This has been an extremely busy week and it has all been hampered by rain! Southern California is experiencing a little bit of “weather.” Our holiday plans have been affected by it and events that we’ve always attended have been canceled because of it. Every year we meet-up with some folks that used to be on the Special Olympics team that my husband coached way back in the day. We take them to look at Christmas lights and it’s quite the event! This year we wanted to try something different but the event ended up being canceled so we just drove around to look at the lights. They don’t care! They just love to meet-up. Here are some pics:

E1, our friend Yvonne, Adam and Debbie

Debbie and The Hub

This is almost Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil… but it’s just E2, E1 and Yvonne crammed into the third row of the Odyssey.

Today we are heading to a friend’s house for a holiday lunch and then tonight we are going to the Reindeer Romp at the zoo, but that all depends on the weather. Oh, and I forgot to mention that my son sprained his ankle at a birthday party and he is on crutches. Another reason to stay home tonight but we’ll see how it all works out.

For reading…I just finished my Moby Dick reading for tomorrow’s Moby Dick Monday post. I am also reading When She Flew and enjoying it. This will be my last week of work and then I am off for the holiday! I am so looking forward to just sitting at home!

What are you doing today?