Jingle Bell Rock

I love Christmas.

I know, original as THAT attention-grabber is (not), it is completely true!!

Friday and Saturday were filled with fun for me!!

On Friday, I helped at a cookie exchange. There were about 7 kids there and I babysat them. Then after that, I ran my fastest 5K time ever. 21:58 or something like that! I ran my first 2 miles at 5:30 and then 5:20 but slowed considerably for my last mile. Regardless, I was thrilled with my flighty feet! 😉 I will remember to stock up on Christmas Blend Starbucks before my next race! At 2:58, my sister, my LRF/LRB, her sisters, mom, and friend all boarded the train bound for CHI-town. We ended up at Macy’s! 🙂 john (my amazing bro!!) didnt go 😦

Trying on dresses, window-shopping, laughing. We got dessert at the Walnut Room. We were all starving for dinner but we had brought packed dinners, so we snuck bites of our dinner in between our waiter passing by and being granted wishes by a fairy. The Walnut Room is a tradition for our family and is so beautiful when it’s all decked out for Christmas. Well, it always looks elegant, after all it is a Walnut Room but the tree in center-stage is So Big and always looks like lots of work went into it. The window displays, however, I cannot say as much for.

The first year we went to Macy’s (then Marshall Field’s) the windows told the story of Cinderella. Almost every window was filled with a stunning display of handpainted puppets and scenes. A lot of time, effort, and probably money, went into the displays. Macy’s doesn’t care. Their windows have no stories. Seriously, it’s so lame I want to laugh or cry. Moving on…

After that, we went in a couple of stores but didn’t buy anything. At the train station, we got McDonald’s. We arrived back home around 10. Fun Day.

Saturday, Abby and I got up at 6 and got ready. Then Mom took us out for Starbuck’s where we talked about life for an hour. Then we met our nana and aunt and they took Abby and I christmas shopping!!!!! We went to Goodwill and IKEA and the Promenade. i have plenty of pictures and I WISH I could post them on here but my camera ran out of batteries yesterday and I can’t find my charger so… 😛

We shopped from 8:30-5ish and then they drove Abby and I home where we ate quiche and watched a christmas movie. I was SO tired. I wish that I could write about every single thing my nana and aunt bought me but they are supposed to be Christmas presents so I have to FORGET about them!! 🙂

I am just saying that they are very very generous with us and it’s also fun having girl time with them! 🙂

I am sick of school and tired of being tired but all that’s ending soon cause Christmas break is COMING!!! YAAAAAAH. Can’t wait.

What did you do this weekend??


A Wonderful Start to Labor Day Weekend

My wonderful start to Labor Day Weekend started with an 8-mile run with my mom. She rode her bike and carried all our water bottles, snacks, etc. I ran. It was HOT. It was LONG. It was HARD. Harder than I had expected actually!! But it was fun.

I also got to use my Garmin for the first time!! It was so so cool!!! But i couldn’t really figure out how to use it so that kinda stunk. All in its time though! My ♥ rate was at 190 for the majority of the run…i am not sure if that’s good or bad or what… if you know you can tell me. 🙂

I was insanely tired out for the rest of the day! But i got to go shopping and got a REALLY cute shirt and a REALLY cute skirt. And other stuff too!! But those 2 things were my favorite!!

I packed for vacation. i am the definition of over-packer.

Not actually me...

So when i pack, i pack and then i come back later and repack. for example, today i couldn’t decide if i should pack this shirt or that shirt so i packed both. That actually happened a lot of times… so i came back later and repacked my suitcase and realized I had packed 10 shirts!! This is a 6-day trip.

If you want to hear other packing stories about me you can ask my sister!

well…this will be my last post for a while. I packed my camera cord with my suitcase in hopes that i might be able to post on vacation!! But, we’ll see.

Good night, y’all,

Claire Fischer



One of those days

Today i was so grumpy.

I don’t even know why.

Maybe I am just tired.

Anyway, i snapped at alot of people and acted all around snotty…

so if I hurt anyone’s feelings I am VERY sorry!!!! I don’t know why I was being such a jerk today!! 😦

I really had no reason to be mean and grumpy…except that it was hot.

I mean i went shopping with my friends and got some clothes. I played tennis with Abby. I had a clarinet lesson. Nothing unusual really….

I guess it was just one of those days.

Hmm. I tried to upload “grumpy” pictures…but i couldn’t find any on the internet and i couldn’t find any in our documents (well, actually i found one but Abby would KILL me if i put it on here!! 😛 ).

So, you iwll have to live without pictures today… sorry. 😦