Well, despite the fact that I spent close to 3.5 hours wrapping gifts today, I am not done because I realized I'm short a few gifts. And when I called my sis-in-law to check on some ideas for one of her kids, I was painfully reminded that two of her kids turn 10 in 2 days - crap! So not only do I still need to hit the awful stores for more Christmas gifts, but I need 2 birthday gifts as well. Lovely! Never mind about Christmas cards! Yet another year they just aren't going to get done. I'm really trying not to feel guilty about it. I did at least spend some quality time with my daughter and her friend yesterday baking cookies - that gives me more holiday mom points, right?
But otherwise, today was a pretty low key day. My husband was gone until late afternoon (since wee hours on Saturday) as he went muzzleloader hunting and took a nice buck last night (at his uncle's farm about 30 min away - staying down there to butcher it this morning). I took the kids to mass and did my wrapping stuff while watching two movies. Went for a 2 mi walk with my husband and daughter tonight and could feel some stiff spots in my hips and butt from yesterday's running.
Food: Last night I cooked a small spaghetti squash. I ate half of it for dinner last night and half of it for lunch today (with the pasta sauce that I burped all through the JBH 5K yesterday). I also had a couple cookies last night (warm out the oven is hard to beat) and a couple more today (ok, cookies in general are hard to beat). Breakfast this morning was pizza from Caseys - bacon, egg and cheese - only one slice, but enough fat to choke an ox. Dinner tonight was frozen pizza the kids picked out because I didn't feel like making a casserole my husband had requested. Two small slices and then, when another slice sounded really good, I ate a nice Cutie orange (love that they get really good this time of year). Need to flip back through the week and add up my HBBC points now [Edit = 26 points - not awful considering this cold is still kicking my ass].
Finished the book "Run Like a Mother" this weekend. It was ok - nothing earthshattering. A pretty easy read. I liked the nod to the 0.2 at the end of each chapter (and that the chapters were short). Most of the "tips", I either already knew or am past the period of motherhood where it is applicable. But there were some good things here and there and I enjoyed the stories and the quotes. I kind of wish the "gray pages" (where they had little snipets of quotes) were either at the beginning or end of a chapter because they kind of interrupted the flow of the book. Not as bad as the wicked amount of footnotes in my current book. It was definitely a book I'd put in the "glad I got it from the library" category although I do intend to photo copy a couple of pages that had some strength workout suggestions that I liked.