I thought I was going to have more time to put together a more thoughtful post, but I am running around like a wild woman doing food prep so that I won't be running around like a wild woman tomorrow or on Christmas day! I'm not going to lie, our Christmas Day meal is not healthy in any way. I'm making homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast as well as the sausage cheese balls that are a traditional breakfast in my family. Our Christmas dinner will be prime rib, which I salivate over and think about all year long, and it's not exactly the healthiest cut of meat, but so worth it. I'm making Yorkshire puddings with it, and if you don't know what that is, it's basically dough baked in meat drippings. We are having a salad as the third thing, so at least we'll get fiber in. ;) Eric requested my Bailey's Irish Cream cake for dessert, and I cannot refuse my long suffering husband on Christmas of all days!
Speaking of spousey things, I wanted to acknowledge that today is a very special day because it's the 8 year anniversary of my husband and I getting engaged. It almost didn't happen due to his flight getting cancelled (we were long distance dating at the time) due to really insane storms that year. He rented a car with three strangers and drove to Portland from Seattle that night just so he could make it in. And fun fact, my car broke down the very same day when I made what I thought was going to be a 5 minute trip to the bank with my dog Wicket. Yep, in my pajamas, with no harness for the "girls", with a line of cars behind me, my POS Jetta broke down right there in the bank drive through. So embarrassing on every level, although Wicket thought it was the greatest thing to ever happen because the bank people kept coming out and giving her biscuits while we waited for a tow truck. Anyway, we rented a car the next day, he popped the question, and of course I said yes. This was right after:
I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat honey, except the whole embarrassing white trash, braless incident at the bank. That definitely needs a do over.
I did get in a 2 mile walk today with Molly, although my hip flexor is screaming at me today after my run yesterday. I've been at this running thing 3-4 years now, and you'd think I'd learn by now that I should stretch after a run. Sigh. It's slightly better this afternoon, but didn't feel fun this morning!
Tonight we're going to see The Nutcracker, and I am very excited! I love getting dressed up and going to the ballet. And then after that it's a sprint to Christmas. I can't believe it's here! I will try to write tomorrow if I can, although it's going to be pretty busy. I've got lots of goodies to make, but I am going to try to sneak in a walk or run in between the madness.
If I don't manage to fit in a post tomorrow, I hope everyone has a really wonderful Christmas filled with friends, family and a lot of laughs and memories. XOXO!!