Wrapping presents? Not yet. Wrapping up a full week? Absolutely. And toasting its end with a Sprite J
I headed up early Monday morning to spend a few days in our VT office. More than half of my team sits there, so I try to get up there once per month. Afterall, you can only connect so well via phone and webex. As I wrote earlier in the week, my team “made me” attend their Body Pump class. Though I felt a bit like a fish out of water, I was excited over how good it all felt. This level of burning/shaking muscles doesn't usually accompany my longer, slower runs. Of course, the burning continued a day or two later! But that, I expected J
My timing for my VT trip was impeccable, as I was able to attend our department holiday party in VT as well as the one I had already attended in MA. Party double dipping? Yes please! A few of us piled into one car and headed to Church Street. If you haven’t strolled Church Street in Burlington, VT, you should. Whether you check it out by registering for the Vermont City Marathon (which I highly recommend!) or stroll the area during the holidays, you won’t be disappointed. Our only miss was we were one minute late for entry to the chocolate shop.
Another well timed event was Mom and my annual cookie-palooza. We spent all day the Saturday before baking cookies. Mom created beautiful gift bags that rivalled the cookies as the gift! So, a box filled with yummy cookie gifts accompanied me on Monday's trip as well. Everyone loved the cookies and the decorative bags with the pretty charms attached. Mostly, they seemed touched that I thought of them. Some were surprised that they were homemade. This is my favorite gift to give.
Wednesday found me headed home mid-day, happy with my visit and already missing my 5 minute VT commute. Sigh.
What I hadn’t planned on was picking up the icky stomach bug that’s been ravaging my VT colleagues. By Wednesday night, I felt lousy. Thursday morning was worse. Rarely do I call in sick. This day, I did. I couldn’t imagine the commute, let alone a full day in the office. I let the team know, put my out-of-office on, and went back to bed. Boy did I sleep! Later in the day, I queued up last week’s episode of Homeland. It was a true sick day. I barely looked at Facebook and never looked at my email. Hence, my beverage of choice this evening: Sprite.
So here we are at Friday. I’m not 100%, but definitely heading in the right direction. I’m looking forward to recharging over the weekend, including wrapping gifts, digging out my running shoes, planning some races, and watching some football. Though word on the web is there’s a bug making its way through the Patriots….hm, don't tell me this will become flu-gate?