Only a few minutes available for a quick post. Check back tomorrow for the complete report. It's been a whirlwind, but wonderful, 24 hours beginning with a trip to Mall of America to do some shopping for my niece and nephew at the Nickelodeon store (plus a few other stops, including William Sonoma--more on that tomorrow). Then Trader Joe's in Maple Grove (more on that tomorrow, too! It involves a 6-pack of bottled beer and running. :-) Then St. Cloud to meet with Pat and Ron about the St. Cloud River Runners website (I'm gonig to be co-webmaster with Pat). Then the mall to do a little more shopping (I'm a consumate bargain hunter--more on my super buy at JCPenney tomorrow). Then I crashed after reading for about 10 minutes. Then an early morning 15.00 miles with the River Runners and then a dash back to Rochester for Etta's 1:00 birthday lunch at Panera. More tomorrow. Then I made 1 (of 2) cakes for tomorrow's cookie exchange (expecting 30), a batch of Chex Mix (lowfat recipe tomorrow) and my Caramel Chocolate Bars/Candies for the exchange. I need to make more tomorrow (cut-outs). Then I wanted some fresh air and couldn't resist the beautiful evening so I ran some more (5.72 miles--it was wonderful and I felt wonderful--wouldn't trade that run for anything). And now ... Mat and I are off to Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas concert. :-)
Talk to you tomorrow.