Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Welcome 2011

A belated Happy New Year to everyone!!

I had a great Christmas...it was wonderful to not have to go visiting family all day and just hang out in our pj's and play with our toys. We talked with family in California...miss seeing them, that's for sure. Santa was very good to me...I got a new road bike! Well, used, but like new, the previous owner only road it a few times, hurt her back so there it sat for a few years. My mechanic (aka Mike) is waiting on a part and it'll be ready for some serious riding. A ton of minor adjustments need to be made to the handle bars and seat, but it won't be long before I'm riding fast and comfortable. Mike also made me three shawl pins for Christmas. They're beautiful! I really needed them...I'll get some pics soon. I got a skein of MadTosh Sock from Santa and a gift cert for Knitpicks from my little bro, Kurt. Already spent the gift cert and got yarn for a shawl, socks and sweater...thanks Kurtie!! We finally broke down and got Joey a cell phone...he went bananas! Loved it! Everyone was very generous to me and my family.

New Year's was fun...we got together with some friends and played games...and ate...and drank (some, but not too much). The kids played some, did the computer game stuff and just hung out with their friends. The two games we played were Harry Potter Uno and Balderdash! If you've never played either...go get em! We're re-discovering how fun it is to play games. When was the last time you played a game with your family or friends? I have to admit, it's so much more fun with the kids being older.

So, 2011. How's it treating you so far? I'm excited for the new year. I'm looking forward to training this spring/summer and racing, too. No big goals this year as far as that goes...I'd like to keep doing 5Ks and work toward a 10K. I'd like to race in two big races, Duathlons this year, not Triathlons. I'll continue to swim as a cross train, but not in competition. I'm going to incorporate Yoga into my routine, too. It'll help with flexibility and hopefully help prevent injury. I'd like to try some new knitting techniques and make a few items that I haven't tried (or haven't knit in a long, long time). I would also like to start up with my painting and drawing again. Really miss it. Hopefully, I will continue to have a job this year, but if not, we'll work it out. So far, so good.

I hope you're looking forward to some fun this New Year...anything is possible!

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