Hey - did you know that Santa brought me some good stuff, too?
Since I started the Couch to 5K program, I've been in need of a new pair of running shoes. My previous pair had gotten a hole in the left little toe side of the shoe. The hole was getting larger after every run - to the point where running on the Hike & Bike Trail meant gravel and dirt easily working its way in.
I'm enough of a reluctant runner that I look for any excuse to stop and a sandbox in my shoe was a good one. But I am trying really hard to keep this up so new shoes were in order - if for no other reason than to remove the excuse to stop running.
Of course, I wanted good shoes that would hold up well but my priority was "cute". I wanted some of those really colorful shoes I see all up and down the trail. Yes, I'm huffing and puffing but can't a girl try to look snazzy while doing so?? I was convinced that cute, colorful shoes were just the motivation I needed to keep running.
So I was really happy to find these under the tree:
Fun, huh? I'm sure that I'm running faster, jumping higher, and looking good while doing so...
I also got a Kindle, something I swore I'd never do. In fact, my oldest thinks I've crossed over to the dark side and is totally and thoroughly disgusted with me. I think she truly believes I can no longer call myself a reader.
We do love real books around the Rush house. And my Ryley can be a tad bit obsessive about books - click here to read the proof.
I didn't get the fancy new Kindle because I didn't want a backlit screen.
I like the idea that it looks like a real book page and it doesn't hurt my eyes like a computer screen will.
But what really sold me?
The library I frequent allows you to check out e-books. I don't even have to go to the library anymore! Now, I love me some free books. But free books I don't even have to go pick up or return? Can I get an Amen??
Ryley gave me a Sonic gift card. But... wait for it. It's in the exact amount of not one, not two, but seven Route 44 Diet Dr. Peppers with Vanilla, my drink of choice. She knows me well.
And Reagan knitted me a beautiful shawl/wrap/scarf:
It can be worn all kinds of different ways so if you would like to see what it looks like on an actual human, you can click here.
As I'm putting this post together, I have no make-up on and I'm too vain to take photos of me in my shawl. But every time I've worn it, someone tells me they like and asks where I got it. They're always surprised when I tell them Reagan made it for me.
So - what about you? Did Santa bring you something good this year? Spill it!