Sunday, December 26, 2010

One More Day...

...of gorging myself with yummy Christmas foods and then my brain will be back on the task at hand - The Sport Of Triathlon.
With my new tires, my matching cap and goggles, and the discovery of my long lost tri shorts yesterday, I am READY. TO. RUMBLE.

The highlights of Christmas, of course, started with the kids' Christmas joy. That was closely followed by my Sister-In-Law's face as she opened her gift from me...

...it was supposed to be a generic gift exchange between the women but I rigged it after I saw a silly post she did on Facebook a week or so ago about being in love with Jacob.

Then my MIL made my favorite potato dish that contains something like 5 pounds of butter and ritz cracker crumbles and then with plenty of wine in my tummy, I still managed to win the longest game of rummy ever. It had 10 rounds and some wacky changes to the rules, but was lots of fun....especially since I WON!

Now we're headed down to Eugene to a BIG family gathering and I'm just going to try to control myself a little better, but it doesn't seem likely. The spread at this party is usually incredible.

Merry Day after Christmas!! I hope you are all enjoying your new toys :-)

12 comments:

ERG said...

That has got to be the BEST photo of the day~~~!!!

I love your cap! The only only one i've ever worn was either maroon, gold or white~ or a combination of all 3 colors ;)

You arew going to have a fun 2011!

ERG said...

uh... that was "are"

Kathy said...

Merry Christmas! I love your matching cap and goggles in my favorite color!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Your picture makes me almost want to become a triathlete...almost!

Pam said...

That rummy game... are you talking about Phase 10? I HATE that game!!! lol I have a short attention span and I get bored after the first hour or two. I've played games that have gone foreeeeeevvvvveeeeerrrrrr.

Megan said...

LOVE the goggles! hahaha, nice photos! I ended my Christmas binge 2010 yesterday...on to eating veggies again!

Abby said...

I love the pink goggles and swim cap, you are awesome!!

I have a major food coma from all the food over the past few days, I can't wait to work out tomorrow!

We played Twisted phase 10 today at my brothers and it took forever!! It was fun though.

Natalia said...

NIce combo! I am slowly weaning myself off all the yultide yumminesses I have been indulging in.....Sounds like you are having fun times!

Julie said...

WHAT? You guys don't think I look like an elite triathlete in my pink get up??!!

:-)

I'm not sure if this game is called Phase 10 or what.

We used two regular decks of cards and jokers were wild. The first hand each player is 3 cards and 3s are wild and you have to lay down 3 of a kind or 3 in row just like in regular rummy. You're trying to end up with the least amount of points.

The second hand you get 4 cards and 4s are wild and on and on through the kings.

I thought it was rather fun but as we got more and more cards (and more and more wine) I started losing my focus.

ERG said...

Thanks for the kind compliment~ you cracked me up!

I'll be looking for the pink lady at the nearest lake sometime soon!

Jen said...

Love your last picture! It sounds like you got all you needed for Christmas. I still think you're amazing!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Love your goggles!! And i am team Jacob too!