Because I am unable to really formulate any good thoughts despite many swirling in my brain, this is going to be a big photo dump post about Ellie our Elf. As you all know, I am not creative. Thankfully, I surround myself with creative people who allow me to be a copycat. And, as last resort I mess around on Pinterest for creative Ellie ideas.
The kids are loving Ellie's antics. They actively search for him/her first thing each morning. Even Emma, who I am not sure believes in all the magic of Christmas anymore, asked where Ellie was immediately upon returned from her Friday night sleepover. I was impressed!
|sneaking some candy|
|Making a snow angel|
As for running, because no post would be complete without a report on my running, today was my first run since Sunday. Of course, it was freezing cold outside and I mean that literally. I generally don't mind running in the cold, but the combination of cold and dark is hard. I think it was 34 degrees this morning....yikes! I managed to dress almost appropriately. I find it very challenging to layer correctly when it is so cold. Today was slow going. This is my last "hard" week before the official taper begins. I absolutely cannot believe I will be running marathon #2 in 17 days!
By the way, I am now on Instagram because I have nothing better to do with my time than stalk my friends pictures. If you want to follow me there, I am kortnilm.