That's The Way I Like It

This is the closest I will get to a juice fast.

Remember K.C. and the Sunshine Band?  I am listening to them now compliments of Spotify.  We watched "Freaks and Geeks" last night.  Specifically the episode where Sam wants to change his look--with disastrous results.  Some things like feathered hair, jumpsuits and platform shoes for men shouldn't ever get another turn on the style merry-go-round.  Totally cringe-worthy.   We told Sophie we would never let her out of the house looking like that.  I made her some flannel pajama bottoms yesterday so she doesn't wander around the house complaining about the cold.  I finished Maddy's Christmas socks but Sophie won't let me send her a picture of them.  She is a stickler for Christmas surprises.   We had French onion soup for dinner and butterscotch pudding for dessert.  If you find yourself without dry white wine when you are making a batch of soup, sake works just as well.  I registered for this 25K trail race in April.  It's only an hour away from Charlottesville and I can stay with Maddy for the weekend.  I briefly contemplated registering for the 50K, but then I looked at the finish times and the course hill profiles.  Committing to a race always keeps me honest.  I am happy to be back at work but quite honestly, I am even happier that it is only part time.  The other night after a busy 12 hour shift L&D (with a huge headache and an empty stomach) I came home to a sink full of dirty dishes and lost it.  My family has become too accustomed in the last 6 months to my excess free time.  I need to work just enough to keep them grateful for the time I do spend at home.  We are going to the White House Christmas Tour this weekend.  We had to give them our Social Security numbers for a background check, and you can't bring bags or cameras.  I wonder if the Obama's tree has a lot of Hawaii-themed ornaments like ours.  I'll get back to you on that.