I'm short on time (too busy eating candy), so here's a list post.
1. The Stone Mill 50 miler is officially on. 2.5 weeks and counting. So far this week, I did 10 miles Monday, and 8 miles Tuesday. Wednesday was my planned rest day so I could get wild Tuesday night. More on that later. I'm sure you can hardly wait.
2. I was actually excited that it was raining today. I got this super cute umbrella at Target and I hadn't had a chance to use it yet. I feel like that could be some sort of inspirational thing on Pinterest about making rainbows or lemonade or focusing on the positive or something, but I hate that stuff.
|I can never resist an opportunity to include my Harrison calendar in a picture.|
4. I don't exactly know when Halloween turned into Valentines Day, but I like it.
First of all, all week my students have been bringing me Halloween candy, because they're the best. I also don't know when Halloween turned into a week long event. When I was a kid, it was one day. You dressed up on October 31, then realized it was snowing because it was upstate NY, put on a winter coat over your costume, and collected candy until your parents made you stop. Now, there's "trunk or treat", mall events, church events, all sorts of candy collecting occasions. I'm benefiting, so I'm not mad.
Then, a friend at work brought me a bag of Ghirardellis in my favorite flavor - salted caramel. YES.
I have grad class on Wednesdays, and a few weeks ago I discovered that a nearby Walgreens had these.
|They were ten times better than I imagined.|
I nearly had a breakdown this week when they were all out. I just stood there sadly for a few minutes then left.
I got home, pumpkin-less - or so I thought. But I was wrong.
Have I mentioned enough times that my mom and stepfather are amazing? My mom has been stalking Target for weeks now looking for the elusive pumpkin spice M&Ms (a Target exclusive - check your local store right now. They're all out. I guarantee it.)
I was excited enough to open this up and see all this candy. Then I found that she had gotten her hands on one and only one package of Pumpkin Spice M&Ms - and sent them to me without even opening them to try a single M&M! I told her that was pushing the boundaries of a mother's love too far.
Review - they're delicious, because they're chocolate, but the pumpkin flavor is pretty faint. I feel confident in my assessment, due to the fact that I had a Pumpkin Spice latte and pumpkin spice english muffin earlier today.
Shockingly enough, that box is far from gone (although, full disclosure, probably more of it is than it should be). The Reese's pumpkins are for Eric, and my mom was even smart enough to include a bunch of mini Reese's for me so that Eric would actually get his candy. It's almost like she knew I bought him a Reese's pumpkin the other day then ate it myself and never told him about it. When they say mothers have eyes in the back of their heads - seriously, I think it's true.
Tell me one of those crazy inspirational gems about how you turned your frown upside down this week. Or your favorite Halloween candy. Not the most rigorous, thought provoking question, but I like to know these things.
Also, please estimate how long that box of candy would last you. I would like to note I have also only eaten two salted caramel chocolates, and it was totally not because I left the bag at work by mistake.