Well, it's Thursday afternoon and I'm leaving town again this weekend. I'm also not running this week. I had hoped I'd be able to jump back on the train Monday and go six miles, but the hamstring, despite being in a compression wrap, said, "Not today, buddy!" It took it about a mile before he started really protesting, so I had to slow down some more to make it home before walking became mandatory. Sucks being injured, but at least there's no pressure. Do I need to just take the whole winter off?
Speaking of winter, Baconator Season officially starts tomorrow, if you haven't been paying attention. Normally, I post a big announcement, including all the rules and scoring system, but I'm just not feeling it right now (where's my mojo? maybe it's just not cold enough yet), so we're having a "soft" opening this year, unless the masses get all excited and there are a ton of questions about it.
Finally (!) picked up Mrs. Dave's CR-V from the body shop on Tuesday. Took a week longer than expected, as I may have mentioned last time, resulting in the creative loading job to get Connor's desk from here to KY. She's so happy. There was a small piece in the trunk that wasn't quite 100%, so I made them order a new one and am waiting until that comes to pay them my deductible. They're making out like bandits on this job, so I don't feel bad making them take care of it.
Put up the inside Christmas decorations last night. It seems sort of muted without any kids in the house. I finished in record time and wondered what used to take so long - it used to seem like it took a lot longer anyway. While I was hanging the ornaments on the tree Spectrum called, trying to get me to re-install the cable and landline. Without the "bundle" I'm paying more for just my internet, and she kept trying to tell me how much I'd save on it if I bundled again. She had a hard time grasping the, "I don't really watch TV anymore and no one calls my home phone except telemarketers," message. "But you'll save $40 on your internet!" "But I'll be paying $50 more than I'm paying now and I don't want TV and phone. I DON'T WANT THEM. Thank you."
This morning I finished my latest book, Magician, by Raymond Feist. It was published in 1982, and was a cross between Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time, but without the superb prose and masterful story telling. That sounds a little harsh. It was a decent book and the story was imaginative enough. Just not great. Finished listening to American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham and started Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton yesterday. The musical made this one pretty popular at the library so I've had to wait awhile to get it. Jackson (7th president) was quite a character. One of those larger than life hero/anti-hero figures, depending on the subject and (even more) depending on who you were talking to. He was able to hold off the Civil War for 30 years, survived two assassination attempts. His wife died after he was elected to his first term and he left Tennessee a week after burying her. Fascinating stuff.
Anyway, some more ice for the hammy tonight. I may try some KT tape (isn't that redundant?), at ocrunnergirl's suggestion. I was just kidding about taking the winter off. That's silly.