We received a package in the mail on Christmas Eve and inside was bundle of Harry & David goodies from one of my mom’s close friends. Umm… this business is GOOD. We have sampled many of the treats (it came in several tiers – seriously, treats should always arrive in tiers, it kinda rocks) and the below picture is crack in a bag. It’s “moose munch”, which is caramel covered popcorn, which is then dipped in chocolate. I know, it should be illegal.
I would also say that jammie pants are a damn good coping mechanism. I have been trading off between a polar bear print pair and these
My brother-in-law Sean, Heidi, Kevin and I went downtown for a drink the other night hence the champaigne picture above. I do love me a lil’ bubbly. It was nice to get out of the house and we managed to have a good time.
Of course there is the aforementioned retail therapy. Don’t worry, I am not running through credit cards or my bank account but I have been out and about a few times. I did NOT buy this – just way too creepy!
My last coping mechanism and probably my healthiest has been running. I can’t say that I have been a running machine but I have been trying to get out every other day. On Monday, I had a really good run. My legs felt stronger than they have in days and I actually felt like I had energy. Grief seems to sap all motivation and energy from my bones, so it was nice to know there was still a bit of running mojo in me. I have big plans for the Spring running season (have I mentioned the relay?!) and would really like to do a marathon in honor of my mom. This requires actual training. I feel good about the foundation I am currently laying and my hip/bum have been feeling pretty good. The test will be distances longer than 3 or 4 miles but I’ll cross that bridge soon.