Friday, November 18, 2011

Fun Facts Friday - Fives

Fun Friday
Today I ended up leaving work at 11 (half day) so that I could get my driver's license renewed, go for a run, and run some errands. I get to host Thanksgiving at my house for my mom, her husband, my sis and her kids. This is the first time I'm hosting Thanksgiving (it'll actually be Friday), so I'm very excited about this.

My mom will be bringing turkey, obviously I wouldn't cook it. But, I get to do all the sides. Oh the wheels have been turning! I'm actually almost overwhelmed at all the possibilities. I mean, I, for the first time, can have a Thanksgiving meal with dishes I can eat, I can really enjoy, I can get creative with.

I have sort of been torn with taking traditional items like green bean casserole and making them more my style (like with a wild mushroom cashew cream) or smashed sweet potatoes in lieu of smashed potatoes. Or do I go crazy and try something new? Decisions decisions.

Anyway, with this new freedom comes the opportunity to decorate the table. I am obsessed with tablescapes, though if you came over you'd never know this because my table is bare other than my camera, a bowl of fruit and my netbook. Very inviting.

I guess this long ramble was essentially me saying that I'm running errands in search of table decorating ideas - just an excuse to shop really. I'm sure Jason is just cringing reading this.
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I don't have a large table though, so I will have to keep it fairly simple. I am thinking of something similar to this, but downsized.

Oh, and back the run today. Thankfully the DMV trip went super quickly (like 20 mins). I headed out for my run just before 12:30. It was gorgeous out, but super windy. The temps were hovering in the low 50's but with head winds, it really felt colder. Thank goodness for my arm sleeves.

On my turn around, I got hot immediately because it was suddenly a tail wind. So I could just roll down the sleeves. My sciatica was bothering me from the get go. But, it wasn't debilitating like it has been. Of course, I did stop at 6 miles rather than push on. It was one of those days when I wanted to run forever though. However, I forgot my normal water bottle that has hand strap where I stash GU packets. Since I didn't have that water or my GU, it forced me to stop sooner. So, probably a good mistake. So 6 sunny miles done.


Fun Facts Friday - Fives
I am absolutely ripping off my Fun Facts Friday from my pal Jess. She listed 5 things for 3 different categories. I really wasn't sure what I was going to do for Fun Facts Friday, so this worked out perfectly ;-)

5 Things You Don't Know About Me
  1. I used to have my belly button pierced 
  2. I can wiggle my ears
  3. I am the girl you want to be behind in a long bathroom line because I can get in and out faster than a man
  4. I've peed in a urinal and behind a cop car (when ya gotta go....)
  5. I slapped a guy in a bar (total stranger, long story, I was actually sober)

5 Things I'm Good At
  1. Being a cheerleader - need to learn to cheer for myself more though
  2. Making messes - even trying to clean I make a mess somehow
  3. Procrastinating
  4. Being a friend - I try my best to always be there for my friends and am fiercely loyal
  5. Cooking - don't know how that happened, but I think I'm pretty good at it

5 Things I Believe In
  1. Honesty
  2. Friendship
  3. Loyalty
  4. Helping others
  5. The power of sunshine
So tell me something from one of the categories about you.

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Short day
  • Sunshine
  • Happy hour