I've obviously been missing in action for the past couple of months, as the ins and outs of every day life took over my world. To be quite honest, we went to Charlotte for an extended holiday season over Christmas and the first of the New Year, sans computer--and it was nice not to check email, facebook, and blogs daily. Then once we got back and settled into Charleston again, school started back full force. Final semester of my master's program--wahooo! But, while final semester equates to a somewhat lighter course load, it also means quite a few more clinic hours. I've also picked up a part-time job 2.5 days a week just to bring in a little extra income, so until April I'm going to be living like a big kid again, instead of like a college student.

This new schedule seems to have done some good for my motivation, though, as I've been up before 5:30 3 days of each week since classes started back, and when I haven't been in the gym in the mornings I've been there many evenings. I've started joining in on spinning classes with a friend a couple days a week, and they are killer! My quads are jello after 60 minutes. Yesterday the instructor had us doing pushups while riding. Insane, I tell you!

I've also realized that I missed catching up with everyone out here in the bloggy world, so I spent quite a bit of time catching on the 200+ posts that have accumulated in my reader over the past month and a half.

I have some exciting thoughts brewing in my head for 2010, so check back for updates.

I'll leave y'all with a a photo recap of some of the things I've been up to for the past couple of months.

(Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning in Charlotte..hills, hills, hills!)

(Got to meet up with one of my best friends and her hubby at the
dog park before we both headed back out of town)

(Waiting at Waterfront Park for the Christmas Flotilla Boat Parade,
which we didn't get to see!)

(One of the things I love about living in a city surrounded by water)

(Our early Christmas in Charleston before heading to
Charlotte for the rest of the season)

(Meeting our friend's baby, born on New Year's Eve!)

(Ringing in 2010 with the one I love!)

(MUSC oyster roast ... some of the coldest weather in Charleston's history)


  1. Great pictures! It looks like you had a great time! I am in Greenville, SC :-)