Joe's blog is looking much better except for his sidebar which he needs to fix.
Apparently, the strange metamorphosis of his blog page had to do with his changing his stylesheet. Note to Self: Never change the look of this blog.
Back at work. Sigh... 'Nuff said.
I added another goal to the Things to do in 2004 List. I can't remember what it is though. Kinda gives you an idea of how things are going to go in the new year with these goals.
It is very cold today. It is going to get colder as the week progresses. Thank goodness we are going to Phoenix on Thursday! GAH! I hope the plane doesn't freeze before it takes off. Not that I want it to freeze after it takes off! GAH!!!! I take it back! I am gonna JINX myself! ARG!!!
Yesterday, I ran 6 miles. The legs felt good. It feels good to be in full taper mode. I am not one of those people who goes crazy from not running when I am in taper mode. I am one of those people who tends to savor the last two weeks before the big race because I don't have to run as much. And this becomes downright worshipful in winter when it is unbearably cold outside. Usually, Joe would push me to go outside in any weather but this week he wants me to run indoors at the gym to simulate warmth in Arizona for this coming Sunday. I have resolved to do only warm weather marathons in winter. It gives me an excuse to run indoors now. Just what I needed, another excuse! HAH! Anyway, today is a rest day. I am running 4 miles tomorrow.
Friday we got the massage table. Joe gave me two massages over the weekend. I gave him one. Let me tell you! Giving someone a massage is hard work! It took over an hour and a half and I was rushing toward the end because Joe had to make pasta sauce for dinner! I got a really good upperbody workout. I say it again, this massage table is the best present! We went out and got an eggcrate mattress cover for the table, a twin sheet set, and a nice fleece throw that fits right over the table! It is soft and now the able is really cushy thanks to the foam egg crate padding we got.
Saturday, we drove to Hopkinton to scope out wedding sites, reception sites, and we drove around a bit to look at neighborhoods. We decided that if not for Boston, Hopkinton is a good place to live and we could do that in the future - especially if Joe has to work in Framingham and if I end up having to drive to Smithfield RI for work. It's like a small yuppy town of down to earth people, not to mention that the Marathon starts there, there are great roads for biking, the town is small but cosmopolitan enough due to its yuppy inhabitants, and it's only 30 miles to Boston! Anyway, we have the wedding and reception sites scoped out. We just need to call.
Talked to a photographer this weekend. We were not going to get one, truth be told, until we saw a book that this photographer did for Judi (Joe's sister). Black and white, little table top book, just wonderful and creative. That is what we want, with some black and whites for the wall. The wife only does children. The guy is a commerical advertising photographer and he has done two formal weddings and two informal weddings. When I told him what we were about he said that he and Heidi (the wife) got married standing outside on a tree stump in Tahoe in 3 feet of snow. So he totally gets what we are about! He is going to put together some ideas and numbers and get back to me this week. Yeah! If he can do this memorable black and white, art-housy thing for us, that would be ideal and the numbers can basically fall where they may - all within reason, of course, but we agree it is just what we want.
Joe mentioned something about inviting his vast array of relatives - alarm bells rang loudly in my head until he said something about not all of them showing up. My biggest fear as a result of this is that we are gonna spend the days before the wedding running around like lunatics catering to family and relatives to make their stay comfortable and in the end I will end up only remembering the aggravation and pain and the stress of making sure everyone was happy instead of the concentrating on just the wedding and the fun we had. I do not want that to happen and I would rather run away than go through with something like that. Again. I don't remember my first wedding. Except for my family - my mother being there and all which turned out well in the end, and all the stress I had. That's it. I can't even look at the pictures because of it. That is not what I want this time around.
Not only that it is Marathon Weekend. I am running it. Joe is running it. We need to stay off our feet and stay relaxed and not waste our energy running around like lunatics. Also the Deads will be in town and I will want to host the Bagel Brunch like we did last year. That is about all the stress that I want!
Okay. I am starting to freak out already.