It reminded me of years ago, not long after Magnum and I got married and were living in upstate New York, far away from family - which was rather plentiful considering the divorces and remarriages and all the step-branches in Magnum's family tree. We'd buy things, and box them up, then go stand in long lines at the post office with all those packages. Eventually, that practice thankfully ended. With everyone getting hitched and then with babies popping out, we all collectively agreed to halt the mass gift exchange. I sure don't miss it, so this week at the post office, I gladly bypassed the lines to the quiet of the P.O. boxes.
On that note, I'd say my shopping is done. And thinking back to those olden days, I'm thankful for the internet and online shopping! I went to the mall just once this week, and that was only to get a gift for the P.E.O. gift swap. That was enough, and I couldn't remember the last time I was at a mall, even though there is one about a mile from our house.
That mall also houses a cinema, so with the opening of Star Wars coupled with the Christmas season, it's a good place to avoid if you're not big into traffic.
I am still feeling a bit of the stir crazies. This week's snow storm was the messiest one yet, and it's still very sloppy out. I'm already feeling sick of winter, and it's not even officially winter yet! On top of that, I found that my normally trusty friendly running shoes that are such nice companions in the warm months turned total wimps once it got cold/wet/snowy/icy out. They felt stiff, uncomfortable, and cumbersome, which left me feeling similarly.
I went to the local running store last weekend with my tale of woe. And after a very helpful session, I came home with these wonderful Altra Lone Peak 2.5's
I'd heard good things about Altras - the zero-drop platform and the roomy toe box. Now, I think I've found me a new brand of shooz! These are SO comfy, and they did quite nicely at dealing with the winter slop. I can't yet speak to their durability, but so far so good!
And remember that radio guy that said socks were disappointing Christmas gifts?? Well, he obviously hasn't heard of the Netflix Socks that pause your show if you fall asleep! We all know THAT hardship, right??
|I could use a pair of these|
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Merry Yule! Come on Spring!