Monday Mentionings: December 19

Good morning and happy Monday! Less than a week until Christmas, are you ready?!  I’m really excited to go home for the long Christmas weekend and spend time with family.  Last weekend I found these adorable kitten mittens, without fingers, and had to get them! My hands often get cold at work, and these little mittens are not only adorable, but super cozy too! And I can still type!

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Last week at work, we had an Ugly Christmas Sweater day, and it was a lot of fun to see everyone dressed up in their ugliest sweaters.  I remember doing this last year, I had only been with RTS for a month; it’s such a fun group to work with.

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Friday night, Chris, his band mate Katie, and I went to The Midland to see Third Eye Blind, The Strumbellas, and Judah & The Lion.  We took the streetcar for the first time, and it was so convenient.  I highly recommend parking at Crown Center/Union Station and taking the streetcar up to P&L if you ever need to!

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The concerts were great! I had never been to the Midland, and it was such a beautiful venue!  And talk about some great performances, especially by the Strumbellas!

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My aunt and uncle happened to be in town for my aunt’s company Christmas party, and they were staying at Crown Center, we were able to stop by and get some hugs after the concert.  Steve sent me the pic below from the top of the hotel, and it’s so pretty, I just have to share.  Chris and I have actually been to Crown Center the last 3 weekends in a row!

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Photo courtesy Steve Schumacher.

Saturday early afternoon, Chris and I went to the gym to run.  All night Friday night it had drizzled, and by the time we got up Saturday, everything was icy.  We got in a few miles on the treadmills, hit the heavy bags for a little bit, and did some rowing, before going home.  It was snowing while we were at the gym, and was really pretty to watch out the windows.

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We ran a few errands in the afternoon, including going to Guitar Center.  That’s a place I had never ever been to in my life, and during the last 6 months, I’ve been there a handful of times.  I had to try out the guitar fedoras, I think I probably need one of these in my life.

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Saturday night, we braved the snow and ice and ventured to Chris’ band’s show in Lee’s Summit.  Carmen and Adam were also able to make it out, and we got to hang out a bit before the show.  It ended up being a really late night, but a great show and fun company.

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Sunday I really needed to get in a long run.  It’s been a couple weeks, and I wanted to get 6-8 miles in, and I was really hoping I could manage 8 on the treadmill.  3 Netflix shows and some Chief’s football later, 8 miles were done!  The rest of the day was spent chilling at home, because DANG it’s cold out.

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Jazzy was all about the snuggles last night while Chris and I watched Harry Potter.  He laid on me for about an hour while we watched the Half Blood Prince.

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I hope everyone has a great week leading up to Christmas, and stays safe traveling to see family and friends.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody!!

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