Tuesday, December 9, 2014


I really can't believe how fast time is flying by. I desperately need 2 more weeks between Thanksgiving & Christmas. 

Thursday night was our first Christmas party of the season. This year is busy! My office party was at The Blend. It's a wine bar & they do small plates as well. They had a buffet for us. This is the same place the party was last year. It's nice but the food was better last year. 

Me & my friend Mary Kay who also happens to be my boss's wife.

I have such a hard time with week night functions. I didn't get to sleep until 11:30 & 6 hours of sleep just isn't enough for me. Thankfully, Friday's are short days for me. After work I ran some errands & then went home to take a nap. I needed some sleep because I had a race to run Friday night.
Me & Allison

Our crew - Hillary, Anna  & Allie on the front row & me, Allison, Jackie, Cindy S. & Kate. It was the Reindeer Run hence the reindeer headbands. 

Me, Allison & Karen after the race. We're all very happy that the race is over at this point. It was HOT -  like almost 80 hot. The 5K wasn't actually a 5K. It was 3.5 miles. They need to be a little more careful when they measure the distance. 3.1 to 3.5 doesn't seem like a lot but some people never run more than 3.1.  Let's just say this race wasn't the most organized. I was happy with my time. I did the 3.5 mi. in 33:27 which is fast for me. I didn't realize my watch battery was almost dead & it went dead before the race started. I had no idea how far I'd ran or what my pace was at any point in the race. Some people like that, I don't. All in all it was fun. There was a ton of stuff going on downtown for Christmas & it took Dean 30 mins. to park & he wasn't close. He said never again. After the race me, him & Allison went to Caliente to eat. We were starving.

Saturday morning I was up early & was able to get more errands done & then it was time to leave for Mississippi. Me, Dean, Dennis, Jackie, Matt & Suzy were going to Biloxi to the IP Casino to see the Gin Blossoms & Sugar Ray. I was so excited! Some of you may not know who they are but they were very popular in the mid to late 90's. I didn't care about Sugar Ray, I just wanted to see Gin Blossoms. Matt & Suzy have a house in Pass Christian, MS which is 30 minutes away so we all stayed there.

Lead singer of Gin Blossoms - we had great seats!

Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray

The pics are awful but hopefully I'll have a new phone soon.

The concert was so much fun & we enjoyed Sugar Ray a lot too. 

Sunday morning we came home. I was feeling awful. Sore throat, ears, the whole bit. I went to a Kendra Scott party Sunday afternoon that a friend was hosting. They have such cute stuff. 

Yesterday when I woke up I was still feeling bad so I took a sick day & went to the ENT. The strep test was negative but she diagnosed me with a sinus infection, an upper respiratory infection & tonsillitis. I've got antibiotics, steroids, nasal sprays & pills to help with the cough. Hopefully, they'll kick in soon.



  1. Feel better!!! At least you looked cute for your office party, even if it caused you to not get enough sleep! I'm still so jealous of your early Fridays!!

  2. No wonder you have to take naps, y'all have a very busy social life! looks like you have lots of fun!

  3. You look so pretty in red, Traci. You are really busy! Enjoy the Christmas season!...Christine

  4. Your always busy, but you must be doing something right because you look great. I can't believe you didn't show pics of food for me to drool over?? Lol, Have a wonderful Christmas!