Thursday, December 08, 2005

Getting Ready For The Holidays

Just when I'm starting to get into the swing of things for the holidays, I've come down with strep-throat. This infection really slowed me down. I haven't worked out or run in about three weeks now. I have taken my full course of anti-biotics, and I am feeling and looking much better, but I am still wiped out. I am hoping, now that the antibiotics are finished, that I will begin to feel more energized. It bothers me that I haven't been very active. I hope to be doing some sort of work-out again by this Monday. Today I finally felt up to making a few batches of cookie dough (to be rolled and baked in a couple of days) and I did make one 5 pound batch of my grandma's fudge recipe, which is not an easy recipe but the results are worth the effort.

Michael and I celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary on December 11th. 23 years of marriage boggles my mind, especially since divorce is so prevalent. Some how we've made it work. We've gone through all kinds of life altering events and managed to come out okay. We had dated each other for four years prior to marriage, so we knew what we were getting into. We were (and still are) each other's best friends. I feel fortunate to have a life partner who I still enjoy being with.


Anonymous said...

Hi Irene, I'm sorry to hear about the strep throat. On a happy note, popsicles are a great way to help with the soreness. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it ;)

Congratulations on your anniversary! I hope you and Michael have a wonderful celebration.

Take care,

Irene said...

Hi Angie!
Michael bought a big box of popsicles... He says he bought them for me but I know better... Thanks... I'm looking forward to this weekend!


D said...

Congrats on the anniversary!!! It feels very good to be in a long-term marriage when everything (everyone else) seems to be falling down around you.

Get well soon.

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary Irene!

Congrats to you both for a long & happy marriage.

Glad you are feeling better.

Irene said...

D & Cathy,
People thought we were nuts for getting married when we did, as hubby and I were still in college and working minimum wage jobs, but we pulled through. 23 years later those same people are asking what our secret is. Not sure if there's a secret, but patience, honesty and communication are huge!

Thanks, again!

PartTimeMom said...

ewww.. sorry about the ickies! hope you are feeling better - I know it seems to be making the rounds.

congrats on the anniversary. 23 years is awsome!

Irene said...

Thanks PTM!

Steven said...

Hope you get better soon. Thanks for the compliments on my blog. I've been checking out yours now and see you got the selectorized dumbbells. How are you liking them, I've been wanting to get some.

Congrats on making it 23 years!

Irene said...

Thanks for stopping by! I like the weights! I wish I could fully utilize them but I'm dealing with some tendonitis at the moment. Costco had the deal on them at the time. I was also looking into Powerblocks, which do go up much higher in pounds. For my needs, the Selectech weights are just right.