January 1 marks a rise in race fees for a couple of races I'm looking at. Big Sur is one of them (I'll probably register Christmas day). The other is the SF Marathon and the attached two half marathons. I was definitely planning on doing the first half marathon but am now tinkering with the idea of doing the full marathon. Hmm...
My aunt sent me an email today that started off with, "You do know that you have managed to live in the top three most expensive cities in the USA? NYC, SF and Honolulu?" I'm not sure where she got the stats from but it sounds about right. Yay (sarcasm)!
The other day I discovered that Amazon is offering a free holiday song every day in December until Christmas. Go here to download all (soon-to-be) 25 of them. I'm more of a Christmas Classics type of listener, but a few of them are pretty good. There's always room for a new holiday song!
Yes, I do realize if Mario's out and the presents are out there is going to be some inevitable meeting of tooth and wrapping paper. Last night in addition to eating up some corners he also chewed off the curly ribbon on one of the presents. I had to grab the end that was hanging out of his mouth and for a second we had a tug-of-war ala-puppy dog mode. It melted my heart a little.
I bought Mario's main gift from Bunny Bytes this year. It hadn't arrived yet so I gave them a call today. They said the snowstorms have put them behind schedule and it was going to be express mailed out to me today. I really hope it gets here by Christmas. Not that Mario cares, but I want to be able to give him a gift he can actually be excited about on Christmas morning.