Good morning! My computer was a little sick, so this post is going up later than usual.
First of all, thank you so much for your sweetest comments, facebook messages, texts, and emails yesterday regarding my mad holiday mom freakout. You guys are the best friends a girl could ask for. Hopefully next year I can put your advice to good use and even pay it forward to a few other people.
I have accepted that I will get to what I will get to this year and have vowed to not get upset when things don't go as planned. Good news - Dan sent out our Christmas cards yesterday while I was at work.
I didn't get a chance to run Saturday, Sunday, or yesterday morning. However, as soon as I put my car in park in my driveway from work, I gave Ina and Dan a kiss and then threw on some running clothes and snapped Ina in the BOB.
I feel like I had a tad bit anxiety building up all weekend and I needed and enjoyed every single step of those 4 miles.
We were lucky to catch a day so late in December that was in the 50's. It has been at least a month since Ina had sat in the jogging stroller and she was happy to go back to her "zone" again. Bye-bye BOB, we likely won't see you again until the Spring.
After our run, I started making dinner. Baked salmon cakes were on the menu (made with brown rice bread crumbs), and let me tell you, I didn't expect such a complicated, long recipe. Most of the time Ina was whining at my feet begging for me to pick her up, so once the patties were in the fridge cooling I just sat down on the floor with her to snap the green beans.
She "helped" by biting the ends off of a few.
Long recipe or not, the patties were a hit. Ina inhaled 3 of them. I have never seen her eat something so fast. I will probably double the recipe next time and freeze half for easy lunches for my girl.
Yesterday I started to feel a tickle in my throat, and last night I was up half the time trying to remove the junk that has built up there. My plan today is to eat 10 oranges and alternate between chugging water and green tea.
Solid plan, right?
I hope you have a good one!