Tuesday, December 22, 2009


  • I think one of my favorite things about Christmas is cutting down a tree.  I just love it.  We wait until there is snow on the ground, then take a pull sled for the boys.  We hunt for the perfect tree, which we usually find in the first 5 minutes, then hunt for another 30 because you just have to be sure, before going back to what was probably the first tree.  Kel cuts it down in his manly way, and we all yell timber before we drag it back to the guys who will tie it up for us.  The kids' cheeks are all rosy by the end.  It is really one of my favorite things.

  • Another one of my favorite things (and, no, this post won't be all favorites) is my Garmin 405.  My Dad and stepmom gave it to me last year for Christmas, and I think it might be one of the best Christmas gifts I've ever gotten, maybe with the exception of Ruby, my KitchenAid mixer, also given to me by my Dad and stepmom (thanks daddy and R.!!).  I just changed the battery in the heart rate monitor strap because it has been acting up lately.  It seemed to do the trick.
  • The other day someone at the gym recognized Kel, my husband, from my blog.  How weird is that?

  • My friend, M., let me borrow her Vita-Mix blender for a few weeks (hmmm...are you catching on to the fact that I might have a small obsession with kitchen appliances?).  Today I made some pecan butter and some clementine juice. (M., a sample of the pecan butter is coming your way as thanks!) This is a blender like you have never seen before.  I have a blender, but have been wanting something with more power.  Well, I think the Vita-Mix might just be powered by something close to a jet engine.  That thing obliterates whatever is in there in less then 30 seconds!  It is amazing.  Too bad the price tag reflects that.  If anyone would like to sponsor trimommy's appliance addiction with a Vita-Mix, please shoot me an email! :)

  • My Team Trakkers teammate, Sonja Wieck, has a great blog called GoSonja, that has been nominated as one of the top 10 endurance blogs of 2009.  I love reading about her amazing ultra adventures...it is a total inspiration, and she is also a mommy!  Check out her blog, and if you like it, send some love her way by voting for her blog here.

  • I just finished the Twilight series today.  I had been avoiding reading these for the obvious reasons, but then I found a copy of the first one on sale at Marshall's for like $6, so I couldn't resist.  That was right before Thanksgiving...I was sad to finish the last one today.  I want more!

  • I had just a so-so ride on the trainer today.  I was supposed to do 40 minutes at a conversational pace keeping my cadence above 90.  I did get 40 minutes in, but my cadence averaged at 87. About halfway through the ride, I was really wondering why I wasn't hitting this fairly easy workout right on.  I even got off the bike to pump up my back tire, thinking that might have something to do with it. (Of course, that took about 5 minuteslonger than it should have, because of my innate inability to do anything handy.) I think there could be a couple of reasons for my lackluster performance.  I was riding around 2:45 p.m., which is a low time of day for me.  I really prefer to work out in the morning.  Another possible reason...cookies.


  1. that last word made me laugh so hard i almost spit my tea all over my keyboard! ha ha ha!

    We all have those rides!

  2. Love, love, love Twilight.

    Sonja rocks - everyone go vote for this Ultra Mommy!

    I love my Garmin too!

  3. Isn't it funny how the Twilight series ensnares you? Even when I moan over the mushy dialog, I still love the books and go to the movies (thank goodness the 2nd was better acted than the 1st...) Somwhere it's a guilty pleasure...


Woo-hoo!! I want to hear from you!