Here's a glimpse of the weekend's festive and not-really-festive happenings:
Today, The Longfellow Lights Committee prepares this year's awards. A popcorn bucket and Muppet's Christmas Carol will keep us on task as we cut and glitter (yes, I used glitter as a verb).
Mike and I attended an 8-hour Childbirth Express Class on Saturday. I should write an entire post about this, but for now, I will say that we feel confident and excited about the birth process. We also quizzed each other on childbirth trivia all the way home. True or false- a newborn should have 3 soiled diapers before it leaves the hospital? (I got this one wrong...Mike got every question correct...responsible parent already established.)
To celebrate a friend's birthday, Mike and I walked to our local pub, Merlin's Rest. Whenever we go, I am reminded how lucky we are to live five blocks away from this cozy establishment. The place was packed with happy locals.
We're planning a mid-December Christmas Party- cookies, caroling, and eggnog. I am working on a cookie list while Mike is compiling Christmas Carol lyrics so people actually know the verses. I am thinking family favorites for the cookie list- molasses cookies, Grandma Jean's sugar cut-outs, peanut blossoms, and my favorite, BISCOTTI!
Still running! I completed a refreshing 7 miler with Rachel (my tried and true running buddy) on this foggy morning. I continue to appreciate living near river road as there are lots of places to sneak a pee (more and more necessary as the pregnancy calendar progresses). I have become quite the ninja pee-er. Post-work runs are especially easy in this area as the sunlight goes down so darn early! You won't hear me complaining as I pop a squat... (Okay, I will spare you further details).
Okay, its time to hang some lights!!! More soon!