searcher--Most of the time, the kids stay plenty warm with their coats, mittens, hats, and a blanket over them. If it's windy I put the rain/wind cover on the jogger. Also, I don't take them out if it's below 30 degrees. If it's sunny, it feels warmer and isn't a big deal. Also, I"m amazed that you can push both of your kids in there! My 6yo weighed in at 32.5 lbs at her appointment last week; the baby is only 15.
Nick--the Diva cup definitely has a learning curve. It took 4 months before I figured it out. Also, I basically cut off all of the stem and never spin it that much. I have worn it during a half-marathon, but I'd been using it quite a while at that point. (And it overflowed, but I had a pad on too because I'd expected it under the circumstances.) Also, I'm with you: I hate the start/stop of the Galloway method. I don't like to hike that way either. DH and R are both start/stoppers though.
DrJen--wow, a baby, dress, and piano solo all in 24 hours!
Geo--yay for a new Garmin! Hope your cold is improving.
Mel--that's awful! Hope your bike shows up no worse for the wear.
JayGee--that sounds cool. I'm lusting after a Nook so I can check stuff out from the library with it.
mommajb--just 16, WTG!
Penelope--sorry about your mom and the dress. I bet you look fabulous.
tjsmama--glad you got your little one back!
Re Garmin software: I find that the online Garmin Connect is much easier to use than the desktop software.
We had a good Christmas. We spent Christmas Eve cleaning and preparing, then I took the girls in the jogger for a run to see early Christmas lights (it was 4:30ish, so not much was on) while DH made dinner. My parents and sister's family arrived for dinner, we opened gifts and then headed to church for the candlelight service. On Christmas day we opened gifts and puttered around at home. In the afternoon I got out for 7 miles and then we had dinner at my sister's house with my parents and her in-laws. The kids were pretty wound up, but it was fun. Oh, and I discovered the joys of (non-dairy) hot buttered rum this year.
Gift-wise it wasn't too overwhelming. DH had asked his parents for an iPod Touch but they got him a Nook. He's been trying to figure out what to do with it because he's been completely opposed to e-readers but really wanted something to browse the web. I suggested that he could give me the Nook and get the iPod Touch, but the more we talk about it, the more he wants to keep it. I think the current plan is for him to play with it for a bit and see if he really likes it. And if not, then he could get something else and give it to me.
I have Nook envy. I'm not sure if it's because I really want an e-reader, or because I want the kind of life where I use the e-reader frequently (on the bus, in coffee shops, etc). Unfortunately, most of my reading is done on a seat where I'd be afraid of dropping the e-reader, ikwim.
Off to do a strength workout.