Happy Friday! I am linking up with the DC Trifecta Friday Five again today.
Today’s 5 for Friday is all about Christmas and a Confession.
1 – Much to Little’s delight our tree is up. It was really tough for me to get in the spirit this year without the Big’s. Knowing they won’t be here for Christmas Day is making me a Sad Mama … even if they eat all the cereal, leave the dishes on the counter and spend the day sitting around in their underpants … I miss those big goofs.
2 – Henry the Elf has been quite busy during the night when everyone in the house is asleep. Tuesday morning we woke up to learn Henry has a creative side to him that we did not know of.
This morning we woke up to a helpful Henry. He and his reindeer companion wanted to surprise us with their tree decorating talents.
3 – FACT (Not a Confession) – I have a weakness for Starbucks Peppermint Mocha and might have had
a couple 4 5 6 Venti’s last week. What’s not to love? Coffee, chocolate and peppermint (sorry Jan, I think you’re wrong). During this festive season I have taken my cocoa to a new level at home and replaced the peppermint syrup with Peppermint Schnapps during the evening. I know what Santa will be drinking on Christmas Eve. Yummo!
4 – During last nights tree decorating extravaganza I couldn’t find Little. He disappeared and would not answer when I called for him. Standing very still and listening I heard scrapping and soft giggles coming from the tree box. I played it up … voicing my concern that we had misplaced Little and how much it would cost us to buy a new kid. The giggles became louder and out popped our boy.
5 – I listen to Q on CBC during the week and follow along on Twitter. This week Jian Ghomeshi (my radio boyfriend, he just doesn’t know it … call me Jian!) had Ray Zahab on to talk about Ray’s journey to becoming an ultra-marathoner. Ray was a pack-a-day smoker who became an endurance athlete after the age of 30. Listen to the Podcast HERE. Ray’s Documentary trailer HERE. The interview struck a chord with me and prompted me to show you my truth.
Confession – I am a smoker. <insert collective gasps here> There, I said it and the world didn’t come to an end like I thought it might. I have quit and started up again more times then I can count. I started again in January (when most people attempt to quit. ironic.) A runner can be a smoker; a smoker can be a runner. We try not to do both at the same time because it’s difficult to coördinate. Quitting has been the hardest thing I have done in my life, it’s a bitch to kick the nicotine. If I had waited to quit smoking before taking up running I never would have signed up for my first 5k race in May. Would I be a more efficient runner without cigarettes? Absolutely! Would I be faster? Possibly. Do I want to be faster and more efficient? Hell Yes! Running has given me the strength I need to quit again, hopefully for good this time.
Quit date – One week from today.
I have shown you my truth … dare to share yours?
What unhealthy habits do you hide from others because you fear being judged? Feel free to leave your comment under an alias, I promise not to judge!