Monday, December 22, 2014

Most of 2013, And All of 2014

Let me get you caught up to today. I know I said see you next year but it's pretty dead here (at work - incriminating myself) and I'm good at switching screens when people walk by, and I have to be better than LEG at blogging, so here goes.

January 2013, I posted Runnin' - it was a survey, and an easy excuse for a post. But had nothing to do with January of 2013.

Oh crap, work emails... brb.

Jan. 2013 Celebrated the New Year at Three Sixty in STL with LEG and Meagher. It was no fun.

Feb. 2013 Somewhere between Jan. and Feb. I officially ended things with my ex-boyfriend, I also went bridesmaid dress shopping for Mary's wedding. There is a good chance it was the same day, and that's why I remember them both vividly.

Mar. 2013 McKenzie Susan is born, and Evelyn Grace is born.

April 2013 Birthday!

May & June 2013 Raging consumed most of my summer... Best. Summer. Ever.

July 2013 Met new (current) boo, and LEG moves to Chicago.

Aug. 2013 Promotion, and my BFF Katie seals the deal in Estes Park, CO.

Oct. 2013 My new (current) boo FINALLY asks me out, GEEZE.

Nov. 2013 Mary ties the knot in St. Louis, MO.

Dec. 2013 Christmas! And Carly Danielle is born.

Ha, isn't it funny the things I remember, and clearly I don't remember a lot. Well, it's not that I don't remember, I just can't pin point the date. That's fair, right? I ran two half marathons - but I dunno when. October and ?? Mom? When was it? - This just in. Mom said I ran one race in Feb. and the other in October. Thanks Mom!

Jan. 2014 I finally got an iPhone!

Feb. 2014 (I have my calendar now!) Wisdom teeth extraction. Seriously, it was like nothing. I mean, the amount of bloody-saliva-spit was disgusting, and I'm not grossed out easily. But mom just told me to close my eyes, and she changed the gauze. Dr. Mom is the best, and NOT OPEN FOR REFERRALS. SUCK ON THAT.

Mar. 2014 Taylor Katherine is born, and I graduated Beer School.

Apr. 2014 Half Marathon # 7 & birthday!!

May 2014 Bill starts his dream job!

June, July & Aug. 2014 A trip to Miami with Jill to visit Mary, a couple visits to Chicago (Hey LEG!) and lots of soccer (WORLD CUP and Tottenham)! Family vacay to Tablerock lake - this place was GORGE! And a trip to Colorado for Katie's 30th bday - you old Hag! Plus, three times to the Ozarks!

Oct. 2014 Half Marathons # 8 & # 9 (My # 9 was mom's # 2! Hahaha # 2...), celebrated one whole year with Bill.

Nov. 2014 I broke my toe. And some of my friends had a very retro 30th birthday party at the local skating rink, it was the best one yet!

That brings us to Dec. 2014 - Mom, Dad, and I saw Garth Brooks and it was FAAAAAABULOUS (Say it like the Grinch), I'm a GB fan, but this event blew me away! Mom and I ran the Hot Chocolate 15k, it was fun! The path is a lot like the RNR STL which we are very partial to. Christmas is up next! Then New Years, no plans here (yet). What are your plans?

In 2014, Ferguson also happened. Should we discuss it? It was and is still a sensitive subject. There are so many different angles to see and hear and debate over. I've never been on either end of racism. However, all colors and shapes and sizes of people can be ignorant. And I think ignorance is deliberate. I think a lack of knowledge fuels a lot of fires - whether it be media, neighbors, hearsay, etc. It's no secret racism still exists, but it's not "supposed" to, right? At least, we're led to believe that. In Remember The Titans, one of my favorite movies of all time, black and white athletes are faced with becoming a team - a cohesive, working unit. Exactly what the world is "supposed" to become, but on a much smaller scale. Right? I mean, basically. I'll leave you with an image and quote from my favorite scene:
"Attitude reflects leadership, Captain."
And a disclaimer: That's not a dig at Obama. Parents, teachers, law enforcement. coaches, librarians, random guy at the grocery store. Just people setting examples for other people.

How many times have you seen Home Alone this month? I think I watch it 3 times a week. In fact, I think I watched it twice on Saturday. So there. #Ahhhhhhh

See ya 'round.

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