I am really looking forward to leaving this afternoon and heading to Madison. I have a race there tomorrow; my first of the year! I am thinking of this trip as a little mini-vacation. I'll be leaving when Tim gets home from work and should get to my aunt's house around dinner time. She is a great cook and I'm looking forward to whatever she makes. Last time I was down there for a race, she made a delicious chicken and broccoli pasta.
But the best part will be breakfast. The last time I went down there, she asked what I usually ate for breakfast. I told her that a bowl of oatmeal and a cup of coffee would be fine. I'm pretty good at heating up water and stirring in a packet of oatmeal. Instead, I came out of the shower to find her standing at the stove, cooking oatmeal! And she had all sorts of fresh fruit that I could mix into to it. It was easily the best oatmeal I have ever had. I am secretly hoping that she will make it for me again.
Then, of course, there is the actual race. The weather for tomorrow is really crappy. It is supposed to be a mix of snow and rain. I will probably get wet and be really cold. I'm not sure if I'm going to go back to my aunt's house after the race to take a shower, or if I will just head home. I don't really want to drive home wet and cold. And, I'd like to stop at Kohl's and exchange the shirt that Tim got for Christmas that is a size too small. I guess I'll just play it by ear.