Holy, moly, it’s cold out there! My usual M.O. includes drinking a full pot of coffee in the morning, but with the wind chill well below zero in Chicago this week, why not pour yourself a cup of Joe and enjoy some with me as I brew myself a second pot?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I have majorly slacked on my diet in the past month. I’m usually not too bad at this time of year, but between a trip to Vegas in the middle of December and hosting both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at our house, well, you know. We had some amazing dinners in Vegas (ask me for some recommendations ~ I’m a frequent flyer!) and of course coupled with the libations that go along with them, that has added up to too many pounds to mention.
Speaking of libations, if we were having coffee, I might likely be pouring some Bailey’s and Kahlua in it. Seriously…I have been drinking waaaay too much, and I have the body to prove it. I have never had a belly on me, but I am sporting a pretty good one right now. Da Hell! After three kids and one C-section, I’ve always been able to boast a flat belly with not much work. I know it’s a combination of overeating, too little exercise, and way too much beer, so it’s time to turn things around. Now let’s not get crazy here–I won’t be giving up my wine, but it’s time to set the ice-cold Heinekens (and you know I love ’em!) to the side for a while. I’ll take the title of ‘white girl with the black girl booty’ (thank you very much, Laura), but I won’t me known as the ‘frumpy mom with the beer belly’.
Over coffee I would tell you that with the holidays here and gone, I’m sad to have my house so empty again. I am never so happy as I am when my three boys are home and together. My eldest son Mark and my daughter-in-law Holly spent almost five full days with us over Christmas, my middle son Michael was here for four, and my college son David was home for winter break. We had so much fun decorating the tree, playing hours and hours of Scrabble, laughing together, and with all of them being of age, a night of beer drinking games (did I mention my beer belly? Blame it on the kids!)
As I pour another cup, I have to tell you, I want to sign up for all. the. races. I’ve been catching up on everyone’s growing 2018 race calendars, and I want to meet up with everyone! So far I am signed up for three marathons, two half marathons, and a sprint triathlon (never mind the fact that I can’t swim). I am trying to spread things out between my job, business travel, and averaging no more than one race per month, but there are just so many cool races out there!
And last, over our final cup of coffee, I would tell you I have spent a small fortune on Powerball and Mega Millions tickets in the past few weeks. I play these games sporadically and like many, especially when the jackpots get this high. You know, because winning a measly $50 million just wouldn’t be worth it. What can I say? I’m a gambler at heart!
What would you share with me over coffee? How were your holidays? Did you fall off the diet and exercise train? What would you do if you won the lottery?