Yeah holidays! Waiting for some photo documentation from the Thanksgiving extravaganza (hint: J9--send me some photos!)...But it was EXCELLENT! A horde of 22 descended upon the Woodies. Prodigal friends Mel and Seth (not really, but finally they're BACK from Canadia) also joined in the goodtimes. Along with the fabulous standbys (Harris, Fraser and coolest kidnotreallyakid Neah and the DBs), there were some sweet new additions including Craig and Saram, Lauren, the Nezzies and J9's parentals. As usual Harris's brussel sprouts and Fraser and Neah's hilarity failed to disappoint. Fraser and I tend to be quite catty to anyone new that shows up--especially if they are really good cooks. We scared off some friends of J9's last year (as Neah and Mel pointed out--so who ends up winning? Bring back those brownies) and this year Woody's co-worker JJ seriously BROUGHT it with the desserts. Fraser and I tried some of our normal scare tactics but anyone that makes a chocolate creme like that isn't going to back down for nothing. This girl was tough and got right back in our faces...that is when our faces weren't full of her amazing confections.
It was a lot of fun. The hubs unfortunately gave (received) a little too much thanks and had a pretty unstable walk home (viva le friends living within stumbling distance!). He ended up not doing so well but he was pretty funny in the process.
On Friday, I got a few hours of riding outside (thank god) and got a chance to get a little meetup time with CoachK who was down for the cyclocross race series (which she continues to dominate). On Saturday I rallied with my new teammate Nicole for 4 hours in the frio frio which was SO GREAT! So psyched to have such a cool, STRONG, lover of the 801 elements teammate for next year. Looking forward to some more Belgian style rides with this badass.
I've also been enjoying some great calm within the storm (have I mentioned its a winter wonderland here?) at Avenues Yoga. This little oasis within an oasis (its in the Avenues) has generously agreed to sponsor me this winter--a serious boon for my brain and my body! They have a ton of awesome classes and it is THE BEST space for downward dogging in my humble opinion. I plan to do some flow-ing and some restore-ing this week. Its worth checking out--and the 1st class for UT residents is free!
Enjoy winter whether you have the white goodness or not! The only bad weather is weather that doesn't change (sorry so cal dwellers! love visiting you guys though!).
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