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Christmas Time Is Here

Except does anyone else feel like it’s not? Like, it doesn’t feel like Christmas at all? And don’t get me wrong, I’ve done a few Christmas-y things this year but it all just seems…different? Off? I don’t know it’s probably because of COVID and this just absolutely shit show of a year. 🤷🏻‍♀️

At this point I’m not even excited about Christmas (I am however, excited about NEXT Christmas 😂) which is weird because it’s usually my favorite holiday. But at this point I’m just ready for this year to be done and over with! Honestly if I could I would just like, time jump to June 2021 because I hate being pregnant and can’t wait to get it over with. 😂 I’m very much looking forward to no longer having a second person occupying my body. That’ll be nice…

Sleeping is hard. Eating is hard. Drinking water is hard (?!?!). Running is…almost non existent right now. And I’m still waiting on that mythical “burst of energy” and “increased appetite” that’s supposed to happen in the second trimester. Please don’t tell me that it’ll all be worth it in the end (enough people already have). I KNOW that. But that doesn’t make me feel any better. If anything that makes me feel kinda guilty for not enjoying or appreciating it enough. *Sigh* I’m just ready for it all to be over.

Anyway, right now what I’m looking forward to that is much closer in the future is a road trip to Minnesota that Luke and I will be taking next week! One of his brothers is coming to live with us so he can go to college here in Kansas so we’re driving up there to get him!

I haven’t been on a road trip in a while because COVID and I’m very much looking forward to this one! Especially since it’ll probably be the last one we go on for a while! But my mother-in-law is apparently planning some fun stuff for us to do and I am looking forward to that!

Granted we are still very wary of COVID and are aware that traveling right now is the best idea. But we have to get my brother-in-law. Plus don’t plan on stopping unless necessary on our way there. And we’ve got the truck stocked with masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes. 😂 And supposedly the activities we are doing will be outdoors but even if we don’t do those cat least we’ll still be able to hang out with some family for a few days!

That’s what’s going on with me right now! Sorry a lot of my posts haven’t been/might not be about running as of late. But my current reality is that I’m not running much. I wish I was but at the same time I’m listening to my body and trying to give it what it needs!

Anyway, happy Winter Solstice! It hasn’t been very wintery here yet but I’m still holding out hope that eventually we’ll get some snow!!

Until next time,

~Ashley ❄️❄️❄️