Friday

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Dinner – “World’s Best Chicken” (it was good but I don’t know if it’s the best) and roasted broccoli (I would, however, deem this the World’s Best Broccoli)

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Friday night baking: Two versions of cornbread. Recipes forthcoming.

 

Saturday

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Kim and I (pictured above, source: Katie) planned a Chicago Running Bloggers holiday party hosted by Erin. (Since Kim is far north and I’m far south and Erin is right in the middle.) The party included a 3-mile run in the rain, a pot luck lunch …

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… “Best Dressed” Contest …

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and a Yankee Swap / Grab Bag. Kelsey is apparently disgusted by her own gift.

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It was a fun morning/afternoon with a great group of ladies.

Back Row: AnneKatieEmilyCaryLauren, me, BobbiCharlyn
Sitting on the couch: AmandaKatieKellyAmyMarcia, Kim
Sitting on the floor: RiyantiEmilyLindsaySaraEricaErin
Front: Kelsey

Source: Eri-thon

 

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Friendsmas

Friendsmas

Friendsmas

Friendsmas

Saturday night was an annual Christmas party hosted by our friends. It includes a pretty serious White Elephant gift exchange, which included more than one creepy doll this year. I went home with the box of plastic fruit, which has made a few reappearances at this party. This year, the fruit was accompanied by an iPod shuffle.

 

Sunday

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Mostly boring day, but I took my new iPod with me on a 10 mile run. The first time in probably over two years that I listened to music while running outdoors.

 

The weekend from another perspective …

Friday

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Olive

Why are you making all this cornbread when I’m … so … hungry …

 

Saturday

Friendsmas

(Don’t tell Olive I cheated on her with another cat.)

 

Sunday

Olive

My personal leg warmer

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Supervising as I folded two weeks worth of clean laundry.