Wednesday, December 23, 2015

If We Were Having a Glass of Spiked Eggnog Together...

Let's pretend we are hanging out over drinks like long time friends. Here's what I'd say.

If we were having a glass of spiked eggnog right now (or chardonnay or craft beer or grain alcohol), I would tell you that my running has been a spotty suck-fest lately. Running in snow, ice and cold makes me want to punch people. I am not talking about the beautifully falling sweet snow, but the slushy, grey, dirty snow that takes over once the white fresh powdery stuff starts to fade. I suppose I deserve this for living in Colorado. It is my fault. But, it looked like this outside my back door this morning so whatever.


If we were having a glass or large mug of spiked eggnog I would tell you that my kids can never put their dishes in the dishwasher. It is that extra step that is truly impossible for them. Poor turds.Their lives are so hard and then I ask them to put their dishes away. I am a bitchy, horrible mother.

If we were sharing a large measuring cup full of spiked eggnog right now I would tell you that this time of year always reminds me of when I ruined Santa Clause for our next door neighbor kids. It was 18 years ago. I was young and naive (well, I was 30...) The neighbor dad came to hide a drum kit in the basement of our house so that he could come get it on Christmas Eve to give to his kids from Santa. Shortly after Christmas, I saw those young kids outside and said something really cool like, "Hey that was fun how your dad hid your drum set in our basement!! I hope you liked it!! Merry Christmas." I am an idiot. I don't think before I speak much of the time. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's offensive and sometimes it ruins children's lives.

If we were having a mixing bowl full of spiked eggnog right now I would tell you that my son, Sam, got into George Washington University this week on early decision. I am THRILLED for him in every way, except for two ways. One: my baby will be at GWU, which is exactly 2,568 miles from Longmont and two: how do these colleges get off raping you of all your money? How can anyone pay for college without selling themselves on the street? Hmmm...that would make for some good blogging material.

If we were having a bucket full of spiked eggnog right now I'd tell you that Heidi keeps going into my closet when I am asleep and playing dress up. Seriously, Heidi? Get a life.

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If we were sharing a 2nd bucket full of spiked eggnog right now (I don't even like eggnog. Why is this happening?) I would tell you that my favorite thing in the world is having my family all at home, in our pajamas, by the fire, drinking wine (well 2 out of 4 of us) and just being together. This doesn't happen enough, but when the craziness of the day ends and we are all here it makes my heart smile.

And, lastly...if we were sharing a couple mugs of spiked eggnog right now I would tell you to have a wonderful, spectacular holiday. I know I've been blogging less and less, but I am not going away anytime soon. Thanks for hanging with me.

Reminder: take in every minute of time with people who make your heart smile. We never know what is around the corner, so soak it up, love it and be PRESENT. No regrets allowed.

What would you tell ME if we were sharing a glass of alcohol (or club soda or whatever) together right now?

Cheers,

SUAR

44 comments:

  1. If we were having drinks together, I'd probably tell you that I will be happy on Dec 26. This needing to do it all and getting no help thing--well, it's just no fun. What can I say? Let's party like its Dec 26.

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  2. If we were having drinks together, I would want you to tell me how you are going to pay for college because I have no idea how we are going to be able to afford it. If we were sharing a bottle of wine together, I would tell you that I really don't like this time of year and most people annoy me with their overwhelming Xmas spirit. Cheers!

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  3. I read it "RAP-ing" you of all your money. I have four kids to pay for through college. I am glad I haven't figured out what that will cost on 8 years when my oldest will be headed off to college...

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  4. If it was eggnog, spiked or not, I'd be telling you I need directions to the bathroom right quickly. But let's pretend it's wine instead.
    Their dishes, that didn't get put in the dishwasher? Put them in their beds. The dishes.
    You'll just have to win more races, to pay for Sam having the opportunity to get to know (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) all those college girls, I mean, get a fine education. That or flog photos of Heidi, that is a seriously well dressed dog.
    What else? Hope you have a wonderful wrap up to 2015, and a great 2016, races, blogging, family, a side of work, and all.

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  5. As the youngest of four I never believed in Santa, as evidenced by the Santa picture series that stopped before I came along, so I think ruining Santa for your neighbor's kids is hilarious!

    My husband has the same problem with putting dishes in the dish washer. After nearly 25 years, I've given up hope.

    We are staying home and low key for Christmas this year. We're traveled out and no one wanted to come here, so they'll just miss out on my fabulous cooking (or not!)

    Merry Christmas, Beth, to you and yours!

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  6. I would pass on the eggnog and get some wine from Keith!!

    I would tell you that I couldn't run a step for the entire month of November because of a hip injury and now I am grateful to be running for 30 minutes.

    I would tell you that this year we only went to half of the holiday parties that are usually on our list and I am so much happier and relaxed!

    I would tell you that I am having a colonoscopy next Tuesday (happy 50th bday sucker), so I am really going to enjoy eating solid food for the next few days (clear liquids only Mon/Tues).

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and congrats to Sam! I pray I have the same problems paying for school for my son (11yrs old) as you are having for yours.

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  7. If we were drinking spiked eggnog together I would tell you that I am so freaking bummed that this will be my first Christmas Eve without my kids and the first Christmas morning without my girls opening their stockings first thing in he morning. Yep, they are 27 and 26 now, living their own lives and it's really a good thing. Just not that good a thing at Christmastime. I see lots of running and booze for me this holiday season, just sayin'.

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  8. Can I buy your dog and your house? Every pic of Heidi warms my heart, and that view out your back door, ridiculous! You could put the money towards Sam's tuition!
    Merry Christmas!

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  9. I'd tell you that it's been a long hell of a year and I'm glad it's over. Glad you're sticking around. Onward and upward.

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  10. If we were on that second bucket of eggnog, I'd tell you that my 17 and 19-year old sons are going to visit their dad (my ex) at his GFs on Christmas Eve. After ten years of divorce, I've never had to share them before because this visiting him is new. Weird. What am I going to do while they are there? A full moon hike, which I think is fabulous. I'd also tell you that both sons will be in college next year so this is their last year here in our home full time ... gulp, so we had a fabulous Christmas photo taken of the three of us. I love the photo, the sons and the Holidays. Merry Christmas, Beth, to you and yours.

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  11. If we were drinking that mug of eggnog...I'd tell you how my son came home from elementary school with a paper about the holidays that said "All we do is clean clean clean and then I get thrown out of the house for not being helpful".

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  12. Ifwe were having spiked egg nog, I would be really excited because I always thought it would be cool to go to lunch with you...and I would tell you that my youngest son drives me crazy not putting his dishes in the dishwasher. And also, Merry Christmas. :)

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  13. If were were having a Vanilla Porter together, I would tell you that I loved watching your family grow. I can't believe Sam is going away to college. As I'm getting ready to welcome my second grandson into the world soon, so I too feel blessed when everyone is home. But I'm also enjoying being back in the dating scene with the Hubs! :) Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  14. If we were sitting in a swimming pool full of spiked eggnog...with straws, I would tell you that you are hysterical and I am excited to see a lot of my family tomorrow and hope you have a great Christmas!

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  15. Happiest of holidays, my friend! You are ruining my image of Colorado where I was sure you only got nice, white powdery snow and never the leftover gray kind! Congrats to Sam--big stuff for him and you. I don't even want to contemplate college expenses.

    I am very much looking forward to a similar scene as yours over the next few days--the family altogether, a fire (although it is 75 here today!) and some wine. Cheers!

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  16. I'd tell you that my kid got a conditional acceptance to Fort Lewis, and I almost crapped my pants. They must really want my money, because her grades? Lawd.

    I'd also tell you that I'm sick to effing death of swimming and ellipticalling while I can't run, even if it is the gray slick icky shit out there.

    OH, and I'd tell you I'd drive the 20 miles to Longmont and beat your ass if you quit blogging. I know that's probably just the motivation you need, right?
    Merry Christmas!

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  17. I would tell you that Heidi looks better than you in in that hat. Merry Christmas Darling.

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  18. If we were drinking some eggnog together I'd tell you how much I like your Blog. Never fails to put a smile on my face every time I read it. Oh the stories I could tell you about putting my foot in my mouth over the years. It is the only yoga pose I know...

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  19. Wow, that picture is beautiful! (So is your dog) We had zero snow here in our area (Chicago) Merry Christmas to you!

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  20. I know what you mean about this ice. I love the snow (like right now, but I am NOT running on Christmas!) but I hate the ice that always comes after it. I am a klutz and so I have to go to the gym, and for the life of me I can't get past 5 miles on a treadmill.

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  21. I love eggnog. I would tell you that your heartwarming and funny blog never fails to put a smile on my face, and that keeping it real is the way to go. Hearing that your daily run is sometimes a suckfest makes me want to get out and find joy in my run, while saying to myself, "Sure, this ice-packed, slippery, icy, crunchy snow sucks, and why does the whole world have to use this path and make 1000s of individual shoe shapes where I want to run? Then I think, wait, Colorado probably has more snow and that snow will stay around longer". And then I remember your blog and some of your worst runs in all conditions, that turn out to be the best runs, and I am happier. It is a wonderful life. Merry Christmas!

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  22. That is a lot of egg nog; I probably would have stopped after the 2nd bucket. Happy holidays to you and yours, always a pleasure to read about the things you have going on.

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  23. Thanks for the laughs, inspiration and *hiccup* honesty.

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