Friday Round-Up

Happy Friday.  Here’s the first round-up of the new year.

Thank you to those of you who have already signed up to participate in New Year, New Gear.  Interested in a fitness gear exchange?  More information here and you just need to send me an email.

I’ve heard from some of you that you have too much going on this month but would be interested next month – I imagine a February repeat.

You know you live in a college town when the snowmen have arms made from vodka bottles and buttons made from beer bottles


Stay classy Madison!

If you live in a cold climate or area always cold (I deal with both!), you should know about Cuddle Duds.  My mom and I found this top while out shopping last weekend and I’ve basically lived in this for days (and it has visited the washing machine).

That’s your stay warm public service announcement for the week.

Haley shared a free, printable blog planner on her site yesterday.  It looks like a fun project and a great way to get organized.  I have a blogging notebook and sticky notes all over the place with ideas.  This would help me pull it all together.

And finally, Tucker has been under the weather this week.  Fever, infection, etc.  He’s on the mend.  I finally figured out the trick to get him to take his antibiotics–peanut butter.  I learned the hard way that he wasn’t going to take them the old-fashioned way – I nearly lost a few fingers.  Why is it so entertaining to watch a dog eat pb?


Kostas helping his pal Tucker recuperate

Kostas helping his pal Tucker recuperate

What’s on tap for your weekend?  Did you have to go back to work this week?  Any good warm-weather gear to share?


Friday Round-Up

This was my running path during the week:

Now I’m back to Madison and these guys are already back to their usual shenanigans:

Ready to help bake cookies!

Speaking of home, have you heard of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros?  Crazy band name, right?  Here’s their song Home


And here’s the version as performed by a father/daughter duo who like to sing together as a bedtime ritual–so sweet!

Speaking of shenanigans, it’s homecoming weekend in Madison and the big Halloween party on State Street – I’ll basically be on lock-down to get caught up at home!

How was your week?  Do you like to run on the beach?  Am I the only person who had never heard of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros?  Are you dressing up for Halloween?