Thursday Thoughts: December 4

It’s Thursday! You know what that means! Time for Thursday Thoughts!

Last weekend, of course, we were home for Thanksgiving. Monday I got to use my new balaclava that Dad gave me to rob a bank  go for a night run and look at Christmas lights.  I totaled my 2014 miles as of the end of November, and I’m at 800 miles before December.  I’m going to try to run 100 miles in December to make it 900 miles or more!
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I have two throwback Thursday pictures today.  This one is from last September when James and Grnadpa and I went to Nevada to visit my uncle Stan, and we took a day trip up to Lake Tahoe. Grandpa is still hanging on and fighting, but he isn’t doing very well.  I got to talk to him on the phone yesterday afternoon, and got to hear “I love you.”

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My second throwback Thursday is a gem I found from 6 years ago! I was looking through old pictures on Facebook to find a few of my grandpa and me, and came across this one.  Thayne and Kristen look like babies!

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Dad was off work this week, and took Shay hunting a couple times.  Shay ran down a bird for Dad, she’s such a good girl!  I hope we get to have a pheasant meal when we are home for Christmas.  Fried pheasant is one of my very favorite meals.Photo Dec 02, 2 42 40 PM

James and I put up our little Christmas tree, a few lights outside, and our stockings this week.  I’m so happy we have a fireplace to hang our stockings on! I’ve wrapped most of our presents, only a few left to arrive and wrap.  I sent Christmas cards out today, and we are ready for Christmas!  It feels good to have everything ready for Christmas, I hope the weather holds out and everyone is able to travel safely.

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Last night, I watched a bit of the FloTrack Beer Mile.  The beer mile consists of chugging a beer, running a lap (1/4 mile), chugging a beer, running a lap, etc, for a mile.  Talk about gross.  I don’t like beer, and this seems insane to me! The elite men ran the mile in about 5 minutes, and the elite women ran it in 6:17.  I can’t even run anywhere close to that when I’m not drinking anything, let alone 4 beers!  It was pretty fun to watch though.

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James’ parents are coming to KC this weekend to shop a little and hang out.  Hopefully we can go to the Plaza and see the Christmas lights, I’ve heard they are really good.

Do you prepare for Christmas early, or wait until the last minute?  I like to have everything done a few weeks before Christmas!