Today is Winter Solstice, which means we are experiencing the shortest amount of daylight for the year. It's all uphill from here until Summer Solstice; each day will have slightly more daylight. HURRAY! I know I'm not alone in being ready for more daylight/sunshine. And for those of you in the southern hemisphere, sorry to say, your days will start getting shorter.
Yesterday I finally decided which laptop that I wanted. Since the 'perfect' laptop doesn't seem to be out there for me, I decided that cheaper, lighter, and Win7 were the winning features. I'll be getting an Acer Inspire S3-6497. It's not the most recent machine with all the bells and whistles, but it has what I think I need and the price is more palatable.
Son is coming home tonight. He'll be here for a whole month. Yay! It can't go without saying that both kids are doing really well in college. Son will be graduating this May and already has a full-time job lined up. Daughter is working hard to graduate a year early (aiming for May 2015) and is seriously thinking about pursuing a master degree. She just completed her 'best ever' semester from a grades perspective. I'm incredibly proud of both of them; their hard work is reaping rewards.
My injured toe is no longer throbbing (that's progress!), but it's still badly swollen and I can't put weight on it. I'm walking in a way that puts extra strain on my calf and woke up at 445 a few nights ago with a horrible calf cramp. Ouch, ouch, ouch! I probably need to be more serious about staying off my feet for a few more days. I really don't want to experience more calf cramps!
My Galloway timer is sitting on a shelf patiently waiting for the day when I can use it again. Even with the knee and toe issues, I'm still on track to be running again by early Feb. I'm anxious for that day to arrive, but will try to enjoy this downtime as much as I can in the interim.