Slow count to Tuesday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Slow count to Tuesday
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Tue, 12-11-2012 - 7:22am

I would love to stay in bed all day today, or at least on the couch!  I'm meeting a couple of friends to run and then I might just do that. Well, that and writing out gift cards. I'm giving all the nieces and nephews gift card for experiences this year--Ninja/parkour training, aerial silks.  It kind of throws it into the parents lap on taking them (I guess I could do it, too) but I'm tired of buying more stuff that adds to the too much stuff that they have.  So, writing cards, wrapping gifts. I leave Friday for my ski instructor exam in NY, by myself.  It's feeling more like an adventure than it should which means I don't do enough stuff like this alone. And, then I'm heading for Killington on Sunday to ski for the week in an instructor clinic.  My family is joining me for a few days through Christmas so that'll string together 12 days on the snow for me--far more than I ever have.  Hope my legs hold out!






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 12-11-2012 - 8:06am

I think those are great gifts,  Jean.  Of course, I have reached a point in my life where I value experiences moreso than things and I know kiddos often don't feel that way.  If the kids want to go and the parents drag their feet, I think you ought to take them.  That might be the beginning of something active/healthy for them.  

I have a slow day which sounds fabulous as yesterday was nonstop stuff stuff stuff.  I'm doing an interval elliptical workout this morning and then training my friend.  Spending the afternoon and night with OP.  

Not sure on food.  Probably oatmeal for breakfast and Trader Joe's stuff for lunch (I have an inappropriate relationship with their spicy lentil wrap - it's SO good.  I made it at home once and it was so much freakin' work that I would rather just spend the $4.)  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 12-11-2012 - 10:54am

I think one of the best gifts I gave my husband was a race car driving experience.  The thing w/ him is that he doesn't do planning so I have the schedule it. But, for our anniversary, I gave him a year at Massage Envy and he's been pretty good about getting it in. I wish he'd realize that I prefer experiences over things, as our house gets crowded with expensive useless stuff I never touch. Really, get me a calligraphy class through the guild rather than a $150 coffee table book on the history of calligraphy.

I'm having a slow day, too, and looking forward to it. I just did a 3 1/2 mile run and enjoyed it. I was thinking how I run 4 1/2 miles because that's the distance of the lake. It's fine but the shorter distances make me feel good at the end and I enjoy it more.  






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 12-11-2012 - 3:43pm

I think the experiences are an awesome gift, and taking them with you would make it a memory.  The giftslag time last so much longer than things.   I went to Zumba tonight, and now I am lying on the couch.   The class is really good, and even in Polish, the instructor is to follow follow.  The main person I am working with here is very funny.  Last night, a group was going to dinner, and is aid I was going to the gym...he questioned this andUI said if I didn't go to the gym, sand went out o eat instead, none of my clothes would fit.  His answer - 'but all your clothes are stretchy...you wil be ok'. I went to the gym, then joined the dinner...tonight, when I said I was going to the gym, he said 'you are going crazy for gym'. You have to think thesecomments with a Polish accent to truly get the charm...

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 12-11-2012 - 7:50pm

Oh how I'd love to sit on the couch all day too. I had the granddaughter all day and have been trying to study for the last final of the semester. I didn't even make it to the gym to day. I'm not feeling well (kind of weird achey) and I am hoping it is just stress or something.

My daughter's husband is out of town working and she has been here all day. Every few hours she is in the bathroom throwing up and it has my nerves rattled. I don't know why it bothers me so much because I have been through this myself with a couple of my kids and I know she will be okay. She should be starting to come out of this phase soon. I wonder how they are treating Kate Middleton for this? 

SJ, what kind of things are on the menu in Poland? Do they have American dishes? 

Karla
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Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 12-12-2012 - 1:56am
There is quite a variety of food here...but even if the name sounds American, it is often not what you would expect. The traditional Polish menus feature a lot of pork and chicken, potatoes, beets, and cabbage. It is a northern, cold country with a short growing season. There are a lot of Italian restaurants, with pasta dishes and risotto and pizza. But pepperoni pizza is all vegetables...peppers...to get pepperoni, you order salami....seeing other people's habits are interesting...some people have been coming off and on for months, and they go back to the same restaurants. One they like is Mexican..I have been there twice with groups. I am not big on Mexican food, but I had delicious steaks both times. There aren't sandwich shops that I have found. At lunch, we get a meal..meat, potato, vegetable...or soup. There are some US chains, Subway, KFC, Mc Donald's, but I haven't been there. There are little kebab stands where you get pita bread filled with lettuce, tomato and grilled beef or chicken...those are very good. The pastry in the cafes is delicious, and ice cream is popular year round.