Still in recovery mode from my stressful, no sleep Tuesday night. I slept better last night and ran 4 miles this morning. I got up, worked for a bit, and then forced myself out the door. I am feeling the cold more this year. 27° is not bad but it took almost a mile to feel comfortable and my hands never did feel warm. I think I need a thick pair of mittens.
It was a hassle but I completed the full health challenge at work. One of 5 people to hit the gold level. One of the things I got was 100,000 points in something they call "Applause". It's supposed to boost employee moral. You can shop in the Applause catalog and buy all kinds of stuff. I had some points in there already and combined with this windfall I decided to cash out. I ordered 5 $100 Amazon gift cards. Better that then Waterford Crystal. I can't decide whether to horde them or share them.
At the current moment I am thinking of sending out 4 of them (one to each daughter and son-in-law). Then keep one for myself. Not sure yet. I don't know when I will actually receive them so there is time to think.
I have considered sending all 5 gift cards to the kid
. It would be fun to see what a 10 year old would do with $500 at Amazon. Plus, my daughter's reaction would be priceless too.
Oh, favorite Christmas movie is the George C. Scott version of "A Christmas Carol". Second place goes to "Scrooged" with Bill Murray.
Edited to say... It was snowing during my run! Very light, but it was really there.