Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy Birthday to me...

Well, I am officially training for the Ukrops 10k on March 28th. I've been back at the gym with a very structured work out plan for the last month and I am liking the new routine that's developing. Murphy had his last day at his preschool on Friday, January 2nd. I was very sad. I really liked that school and I think he did, too. Luckily (at least so far) he doesn't seem to be bothered by not going. I tried to explain to him that he wouldn't be going back, but who knows how much of that he understands. Anyway, now that he's home I am taking the boys to the gym with me in the mornings and leaving Harlie here at home with Brandy or Jennifer depending on who's working, of course.

Since I am getting back into running, I had to get a new pair of running shoes. The ones I've been running in are at least 5 years old. Not a good choice to run in! So, for my birthday my Mom gave me some money and I promptly went and purchased a sparkling, brand new pair of running shoes!

Another birthday present I got was from my friends Heather and Marcy. For those of you that don't know, they both had baby boys in June. They got me a bracelet with my children's names and birthstones. The picture doesn't do it justice. It is very pretty and I just love it!!

Tom got me an mp3 player that is really small so I can wear it when I run. He also got me a CD by the Offspring. He heard a song on his way to Pittsburgh shortly before Christmas and it has my name in it. The funny thing is that Brandy and I were just talking about how there isn't a song that has "Christy" in it. Anyway, the song by the Offspring is called, "Kristy, are you doing okay"? It really isn't that romantic - nothing like "Brandy, you're a fine girl..." or "Sweet Melissa", etc. In fact, I think the gist of the song is that Kristy was abused in some way when she was a kid and he wants to know how she's faring. So, no, the song itself isn't romantic. But I do think the gesture of Tom hearing it and buying me the CD was. And it turns out to be a really good CD.

Well, it is getting late, so I must go. I'll leave you with a snapshot of Harlie from the other night. This picture was taken at 6:58pm!!! She was really wiped out that day! And no, she does NOT sleep with a pillow - especially a gargantuan one like that. We put it in there so she could sit up and look at her books while her feeding finished up. She didn't last 5 minutes. We removed the pillow and she slept soundly all night.

Take care,
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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you are well. I think of you often. Good Luck with the 10K! It is so good to see Harlie doing so well. Take Care.


Kristen C. said...

Happy Birthday Christy! I hope you enjoy your shoes. I actually have the exact same ones and I LOVE them! You're motivating me to want to run a 10K!!

Christy said...


You could come down for the Ukrops one - you have a place to stay!