Hello lovelies. Whether you had a long holiday weekend or not, I hope you had an enjoyable one. I did! It was a bit busier than I would have liked, but it’s getting to be that time of year.
I ran a Turkey Trot on Thursday with my friend David. He’s visually impaired, so I am a guide runner for him. It was a little chilly to start, but we warmed up a few miles in.
I also helped out with a toy drive to collect toys for families less fortunate.
Halfway through, we had this many toys already!
A family donating a new toy got a ride on a firetruck (great incentive!) thanks to Sunnyvale’s finest:
I realised this weekend that I need to stop being in denial about the colder weather…
And start to dress more appropriately…
Although – I was so cold running over the weekend that I ran my fastest 5km ever in 25 minutes!!! WOOT!
We entertained some friends for supper Thursday, but I neglected to take pictures. Friday we were invited to a Friendsgiving Potluck and although I neglected to take pictures of people, I managed to take plenty of the food (typical food blogger!).
People brought greens:
Robin made a heartshaped Tofurkey:
And a few people brought delicious desserts!
I will let you know now that my blogging may suffer over the next couple of weeks. I have signed up as a Team Leader of the Toy Department at the Sunnyvale Community Services for their Christmas Centre. We get donations from wonderful local businesses and people to help give a nice Christmas to those who cannot afford one. We try and get toys for the kids, warm clothing, food and a nice family gift that is needed (crockpots, dishes, etc). I am proud to be a part of this! It is a lot of work though. I’m volunteering several hours a day for the next 2 weeks and even pulling double shifts a couple of days. That on top of my other volunteer commitments means less time for other things, but I feel like you will all understand it’s for a great cause =)
How was your weekend?