Thursday, November 29, 2012

On the Bright Side

Please don't tell me that I'm the only one listening to Christmas music on my way to work, at work, on my way home from work and right now. This has been going on for a few days. I am officially feeling the Christmas spirit! We have our house decorated and 85% of our Christmas shopping is complete and wrapped. Of course when I say wrapped, I mean bagged with some super cute Christmas bags!

This Saturday, a few friends and I are getting together to decorate Christmas cookies. It's become our very own tradition and I can't wait to see everyone! We have one other cookie exchange and it includes me making 16 dozen cookies. Does anyone have a suggestion for an easy cookie to make for that large of a cookie exchange?

For those who are not quite ready for the Christmas talk, this portion of the post is for you. So far, I have been doing a great job at keeping up with my streak of meeting my mini goals for each day this week. I drank my 64 oz of water, took my prenatal vitamins and packed my lunch again, yesterday. My mom even went to the gym with me last night, too! I only walked for 30 minutes, but that 30 minutes time was better spent on the treadmill rather than on the couch. I also enjoyed the time to chat with my mom while walking. Sometimes our time together at the gym provides some much needed therapy. Other times, we enjoy the quiet. Either way, I definitely love going to the gym with my mom. Even though I know she mostly goes to support me, I like knowing that she is taking care of herself by walking there beside me, too!

Speaking of being supportive, I really am one lucky girl. I have such a huge, loving, amazing support system. I was reminded of this the other day when I told a few of my friends about my blog. They were all so happy for me and supportive. I am truly blessed with loving family and friends.

I am a little nervous for tomororw. I am leaving work early for my follow up appointment with my OBGYN. I am hoping that everything goes well. They are going to do another internal sonogram to make sure that there is no remaining tissue from my recent miscarriage. I am feeling a lot better physically and hope that my sonogram turns out well. On the bright side, at least tomorrow is Friday!


  1. Cookie ideas for your cookie exchange:
    Peanut Butter Blossoms
    lemon cookies
    oatmeal cookies
    chocolate chip with mini M&M's
    But my all time favorite and easiest is:
    No Bakes!
    May I suggest making a cookie that you dont like a whole lot to save you from eating a bunch of them before the exchange... haha.

  2. The no-baked is a fantastic idea! Sinckerdoodles are also a huge favorite around here!