|My birthday kisses from my boy|
That's it... it's all over. The holidays are now officially over. (Except my holidays really aren't over - I have one more Christmas to go)
Hello 2017. Good riddance 2016.
It all started off on Friday for my birthday. & thank you so much for all the birthday wishes. That always makes getting older so much brighter.
& yes, I had to work & honestly, I didnt mind it one bit because the office was totally empty & it was so peaceful.
... & I got to leave at 2:00pm which was super nice.
It gave me time to do exactly what I wanted to do on my birthday... spend time in a bookstore all by myself. I truly am Belle. I keep telling y'all.
My sweet hubs doesn't mind when I go in a bookstore, but its some place I can spend HOURSSSS & he's like done with it in like 15 minutes, so I took advantage of getting off work early & just strolled the aisles & enjoyed every minute of it.
|Happy Birthday to me - I treated myself|
... how do I see a Beauty & the Beast sort of book & NOT get it?
The time actually got away from me. I didnt realize I had spent as much time in there as I did & when I left, Ricky was calling me telling me he was off work.
I got home just in time for my daddy to call me & tell me he made me some birthday treats. He made me my Hershey pie (which is AMAZING) & not one, but TWO loaves of Potato Candy.
|What is it about my parents that they dont like to smile in pictures?|
I gotta give them lessons in this.
The challenge was on because 2017 is the kick off of my clean eating, more vegan lifestyle & all this sugar? I was going to have to inhale it... which really wasn't that big of a problem.
I got settled in for my birthday by pulling out my knitting & turning on some Gilmore Girls. Ricky was thrilled... just thrilled....
But I kept saying "Its my Birthday" & how can you refuse that?
He ended up bringing home some Topp't pizza for us & this was where I stayed the rest of my 45th night.
Saturday, we had plans to go to our friends for our Christmas with them.
It's always so nice to just to relax & talk & have fun with them every year. It's a Chirstmas we always look forward to. It's even more fun because of having 2 small people in the family now - our grandbuddies. It was Caden's first Christmas & Emerson is just the pro at it now.
I had taken over a little headband I had knit from some scrap yarn & she makes me want to start up a kid's line now.
She was just the cutest thing opening gifts. We'd give her one & she'd open it & want it out of the package to play with...
& then you'd ask her if she wanted another gift & she'd look at you & say, "No Thank you" & go on playing with her gift she already opened.
Ricky even handed her another gift to open & she took it, & then nicely laid it back down & said, "No thank you - I dont need any more gifts" .... we practically had to force the kid to open up her gifts. How funny is that?
But when she saw her new little Disney dresses - it really was no problem to get her to love these.
& girlfriend was all about learning. She wanted the skates on immediately & wanted to get on some slick surfaces. She kept wanting to do it on her own. Miss Determined. I bet by the middle of summer, she's going to be ready for some Rydell's
We hadn't planned on being there till midnight since we got over at 5pm... but after getting the kids to bed & opening our gifts & talking & having coffee & cupcakes from the Homemade Pie Kitchen, we looked & it was 11:51... WHAT????
So we turned on the TV & rang in the new year. HAPPY 2017!!!!
Ricky & I ended up getting home at nearly 1:30am & it was the SCARIEST DRIVE OF MY LIFE. It was just creepy. It was so foggy, I literally couldnt see 10 feet in front of me. Ricky had fallen asleep on the drive & at one point, I just had to stop & wake him up & tell him, "I dont know what we're supposed to do?".... He told me, in a sleep haze, "You got this sweetie" ... & went back to snoring. I dont think I drove over 15 mph. It was terrifying.
|This was the fog outside our house window... it was AWFUL|
... needless to say, it wasn't till 10:30 on Sunday when I woke up. Totally missing church. Drats.
But my day was just all off kilter after that late sleep in. I just am not made to do late nights anymore. It messed me up.
Ricky ran out to the store to check out some clearance sales & I just said I'm not getting out of my PJ's - & stuck to that.
I stayed on the couch & just had a movie marathon....
... my buddy stayed near me all day long.
But I got in Zootopia (LOVED IT), The Minions (got on my nerves), Captain America: Civil War (for the 3rd time), Central Intelligence (I thought it was stupid & the Rock got on my nerves)... & even got in a few more episodes of Gilmore Girls finally pushing me into a few episodes of Season 3. Getting there slowly but surely.
& I thought my sleep would be off - nope, I was in bed by 11pm. #officiallyold
After being so lazy the day before, my day off work had me doing some grocery shopping & trying to straighten up a bit around the house.
Time to get back in the game of life. Work, working out, healthy dinners... celebrating is over. Even thought I still have my tree lit up every night. I am picking up some of the decorations around the house but as long as I have presents to give out, I'm keeping them under my tree. I can do what I want - I'm a 45 year old now ;)
How was your New Years Weekend? Do anything fun?
Did you sleep in on Sunday?
Is your Christmas all packed away?