I can’t recall a month coming and going as quick as this December has! Heading into it I felt prepared, on top of things, and ready to conquer Christmas like never before. As I type this on December 31st, I STILL have not sent out my Christmas gifts to the east coast fam. Shame on me.
We never went to see Christmas lights, we didn’t pull Friendsmas off, and no ugly sweaters were made this year. What the what?! It wasn’t all bad. We did enjoy our first Christmas in our new home immensely. Fires almost every night, staring at our new decor (went a little crazy at Hobby Lobby), and the GIGANTIC tree hubby came home with took up half our living room but we loved it.
We headed up to our favorite little cabin with the bestie mid-month and had a major scare. Hubbies went out to run errands and ended up sliding backwards down an icy hill into a boulder. Thankful for the big ol’ rock versus the cliff on the other side though! That was a doozy of a weekend. Emotionally draining beyond belief. We couldn’t be more grateful for their safety.
My kitchen then turned into a baking factory since most of my gifts are of the homemade type. My procrastination got the best of me and there were a lot of late nights. We were literally wrapping until midnight on Christmas Eve! Can someone please remind me next year to NOT wait until the last second for all the things, gah!
Christmas Eve was spent with the besties, ribeyes, mashed potatoes, and cobb salad. We got to watch these cuties open their gifts. The best.
Christmas morning was with my pops side of the fam and there was FOOD GALORE. Homemade cinnamon rolls, chicken fried steak, gravy, three quiches, fruit tray, shrimp tray, mimosas, and more. We were stuffed. Like, hurting stuffed.
Christmas evening, my mom and bonus pops came over for short rib beef tacos, Home Alone, and Rummikub.
The next day we did Christmas all over again at my mom’s with the sis and her fam. Gumbo, cornbread, lattes, gingerbread houses. GAH.
Then, all the junk hit me like a ton of bricks! My goal was to spend my week off cleaning and being productive. Instead, I spent it in bed or on the couch with an ice pack on my head. Migraine city, all day, every day. I hadn’t had one like this since before Whole30. Hmmmm… coincidence? Eating a ton of crap = Feeling like crap.
Today (New Year’s Eve) we’re headed over to the bestie for shabu shabu, games, and probably a movie. I doubt we’ll make it to midnight being the old folks we are =) I’m more than ready to say goodbye to 2015. New beginnings sound great right about now. 2016, let’s make it a good one, mmmkay?