Has it really been this long since I posted? It was kinda nice to be away but I have missed being here too. With preparing for Thanksgiving and just enjoying the time off I have been busy. I will try not to bore you too much, since to be honest all the days kinda ran together. Seamus tricked me into being lazy with him.
Wednesday: After a quick workout I had to start making the desserts that I bring to Thanksgiving. I am not allowed to go to Thanksgiving without bring Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars so those are a given, and then I like to try a new recipe every year just for fun so I made Caramel Apple Cupcakes with a Caramel coating and Apple Frosting.
Thursday: I spend my Thanksgiving up on the North Shore at my Aunt and Uncles place. I didn’t take a lot of pictures but my nieces were adorable. My Dad, Brother, Sister in Law, my Cousin Jason and his wife Meghan and their 4 kids were all there to celebrate. It was so good to spend it with family. A little selfie action of course. Even though I did my hair and makeup, I was totally wearing stretchy pants, a tunic and a sweatshirt. Keeping it classy, I know. The thing I look forward to the most is Broccoli pie but the most interesting thing on my plate is TURKEY!! I haven’t eaten it in over 20 years, but I was determined to at least try it again. It was good but I still prefer Ham. (Short story behind not eating turkey – My Dad tried to make it when I was 12 and didn’t warn me when he dumped the turkey neck into the sink – seeing that pink, wrinkly thing scarred me ever since and never ate it again – my poor Dad)
Friday: I started the morning off with some fruit to try and minimize the damage from Thanksgiving. Seamus was lounging as usual. Such a lazy bones. I also began bringing out all my Christmas decorations. Half is the tree decorations and the other is home decor. I had to move some furniture around to make room for the tree then I put together the village set my Mom gifted to me.
Then a little display for the top of my T.V. Stand. I then went to pick out my tree. It seriously took me forever to pick out a tree. I kept coming back to this same one so I know it was the right one. It was so full and not too tall that it wouldn’t fit.
The rest of the night was Christmas movies, hot chocolate and doing chores around the house.
Saturday: I spent the morning being lazy and writing out my Christmas cards. I am only half way done but I do sent out all the cards for my family plus my own personal ones too. The tree finally fell enough so I could decorate it. I like my tree to be colorful but also to have non-traditional ornaments, here are a few of my favorites.
Sunday: Trying to use up some fruit before it goes bad, so juicing it was and perfect to help detox. Seamus being his lazy self again, he really makes it hard to get motivated to do anything. Such a bad influence. After a trip to the grocery store I took Seamus for a walk and then
tortured documented his love of the holidays! He is such a good sport! I cooked up some chicken for the week and then had some for dinner with 2 cucumbers.
Hopefully with the workouts I got in and the cleaner meals I did I
didn’t gain anything I lost 2 pounds over the holiday. I am looking forward to this week too since it is a 4 day week and then I am heading on a girls weekend to Christmas By the Sea in Maine! Can’t wait for my girl time with some of the bestest people I know!!
How was your long weekend?