Last Minute Shopping!

I spent all day Monday doing some last minute shopping.  I always think I’m done, but then I remember “just one more” thing.  I do this a lot and I don’t know why because I make tons of lists!! 

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Monday was supposed to be a rest day from running, but since I missed this weekend’s long run, I decided to make it up.  When I got up, I ran 5 miles.  It was a really pretty morning, and there were a million squirrels playing in the road. 

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Well, maybe not a million, but a whole bunch of them! 

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I was doing really good until about half way in and my stomach started hurting again.  It made me start to think that maybe I was really sick after all.   I felt pretty nauseas, but I kept going.  I walked / jogged the last half of my run, but I powered through and got it done! 

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After I was done, I went home and laid in the floor until my stomach settled.  I felt fine after that!  Then I got up to do some work on the computer, and this is what I found. 

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It really kind of creeped me out, I started thinking I had been hacked.  The screen stayed like that for several minutes before it finally let me on my desktop. 

When I finally got around, I met Jeremy in town to run some last minute errands.  This turned into an all-day event.  We went shopping for his dad.  He was the only person that we hadn’t bought for yet.  While we were out shopping, we decided to try the new food truck that we have in town. 

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They were really busy, so I took that as a good sign.  The food was phenomenal!  I had the beef street tacos.  They came with seasoned beef, onion, cilantro, shredded cheese, and an avocado Verde sauce.  They were so good!  I am really excited about this place now!  I’m going to try the chicken street tacos next time.

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After shopping for a while and striking out everywhere we went, we decided that we would go see a friend of mine and have her print some t-shirts and jackets for Jeremy’s dad with their business logo on it.  I think he will love it! 

Then I had to go exchange some jeans at Rue 21 and Maurices.  I don’t know what the deal was, I tried them on in the store, but once I got them home and put them on, they were way too big.  After that I ran to Wal-Mart to get everything that we will need for Christmas Eve dinner.  I had a snack too!  

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Then I came home and sat with Jake.  He went and got a bath yesterday, and we noticed when we picked him up that he was limping a little. 

He got a Christmas bandana!
He got a Christmas bandana!

I don’t know if she trimmed his nails to short, or if jumping out of the truck hurt his legs, but I was worried.  When we picked him up, he wouldn’t even jump up in the truck.  Jeremy had to put him in there and get him out.  I don’t know what it was, but when we brought him home, he slept all day and night.  He didn’t want to get up, and he barely ate anything.  I was really worried.  But, he is doing much better today!

I felt like I was on the go all day Monday!  I finally sat down late Monday night, and we watched Elf again!  I love that movie!  I think I fell asleep before 10. 

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I woke up around 8 this morning.  I was surprised because Jake hadn’t woken me up yet.  I got up and let him out, and then got dressed to run.  The road was empty and it was awesome to run on!  

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I ran 3 miles and it was a little chilly!  The horses were still asleep.

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But the guineas were not! 

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I really don’t live way out in the country, it just looks like it. 

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After running, I iced my leg.  It started bothering me a little during my run.  But, after icing it, it didn’t hurt at all.  I had to go run a few more errands.  My mom had texted me Monday night about what I needed to bring to Christmas, so that meant another trip to Wal-Mart! 

I actually went over to my mom’s first to return her ugly Christmas sweater that I borrowed. 

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I visited with her and my dad for a little while and then I headed to Wal-Mart.  I was in and out of there in 15 minutes!  The check outs weren’t busy at all, it was just all of the people with their baskets parked in the middle of the aisles that slowed me down! 

On my way home, my grandma called and wanted me to meet her at a store in town.  So, I turned around and headed back up there.  I spent an hour shopping with her.  She wanted to buy me something else for Christmas, and I kept trying to tell her that she didn’t need to.  But she kept insisting, so I picked out a pair of house shoes and some measuring spoons.  (A couple of mine had an unfortunate meeting with my disposal!)  This store has a senior citizen discount on Tuesdays.  They get 20% off, so I used her discount and bought Jeremy some cologne that he has been wanting.   I’ll stuff it in his stocking later!  (Hopefully he won’t read this before Thursday night!)

Then, I went to get my hair trimmed and I finally broke down and got some bangs cut.  I have been thinking about this since before Halloween and I just couldn’t make up my mind.  My best friend kept reminding me how much I have hated them before.  But my hair has been the exact same for years and I was kind of tired of it.  So, I decided to change it up a bit with some side bangs.  They are kind of long, but if I like them, I may go have them cut shorter. 

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After that, I came home and took Jake for a walk.  The weather had warmed up and it was 70 degrees! 

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We walked for a long time while Jeremy vacuumed and cleaned out our vehicles. 

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I also started a new book today.  It is called See How They Run.  It’s the second book in the Embassy Row series by Ally Carter.  I read the first book, All Fall Down last year and had to wait a whole year for this new one to come out.  I hate that!!  But it was really good, so I bought the new one today. 

The series is about a girl name Grace who has moved to an Embassy Row in another country to live with her Ambassador grandfather.  Her mother was killed and Grace starts remembering details about her death, but no one believes her.  They all think she is crazy.  So she works to find out what happened.  It’s a good really good story line with a lot of suspense and mystery. 

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I am planning on cleaning, baking, and running tomorrow.  I am supposed to run 9 miles this weekend, but we will not be home and there is no way I will be able to get that in.  So, I am thinking about running it tomorrow.  We’ll just see how my day goes.  If I don’t get it in, I will have to do it next Monday or Tuesday.  Or, this may have to be a week that I redo after Christmas!  I’m just going to have to play it by ear!  

Jeremy and I are going on a date tonight!  We’re going to dinner and then to look at Christmas lights!  I’ll take lots of pictures and post them tomorrow! 

Are you ready for Christmas?

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