This little mug is an oldie however a goodie. It’s a Christmas miracle it’s nonetheless round. It says clearly on the underside of the cup “not dishwasher protected” and I’ve ignored that, therefore all of the little cracks. Oops.
Friday I left the home round midday to complete up ALL Christmas buying and pulled into the driveway after six. Accomplished I say. Accomplished!
Saturday I met a buddy early for espresso, then met a couple of associates for a birthday lunch, then spent the night with one among my grand daughters making Christmas cookies and taking her for just a little drive to see Christmas Lights. Whereas this night time was a lot enjoyable, it was speculated to be me and 4 grand children. Three of the grand children needed to cancel on the final minute as a result of one wasn’t feeling properly and so they didn’t need to go something on to me, which I tremendously respect, however was tremendous bummed as these children are all simply so dang enjoyable and associate with any loopy concept I throw on the market. I had fairly the Christmas Mild tour deliberate all through town.
This was nonetheless the primary time that Wrenley (4 years previous and anticipating a child brother any day!) and I had ever frolicked simply the 2 of us, so we had an incredible bonding night collectively.
On our agenda, make Christmas cookies, take heed to Christmas music, go see Christmas Lights, learn How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We acquired it allll in.
I made cookies with my mother after I was a child utilizing all of those cookie cutters.
Wren appeared to be a fan of the Gingerbread Man, however greater than something loved the liberty of being an icing mixologist (it’s a factor), which I inspired.
We emptied the pantry. Sure, these are pumpkins on that gingerbread man. Sure, that could be a gingerbread man.
She described this concoction as “scrumptious, that is wonderful Gigi…..and crunchy”.
Then made it even crunchier.
Mainly, I let her do no matter artistic factor she needed to do, and we each cherished it. I despatched her dwelling with all of these scrumptious crunchy icing lined cookies.
Mike is spending his evenings and weekends over at Jake’s (Wrens dad) home serving to him end up the tasks on the home Jake and Jordan purchased to allow them to get moved in quickly! Jake tackled the large activity of eradicating the entire popcorn ceilings. There’s a LOT concerned in that! Mike helps now to complete up. Quite a bit has been executed over there since taking possession in September. Portray ceilings, partitions, trim, kitchen cupboards, getting new lighting and new carpet. The movers come this week! The infant might also come this week! Yowza!
It’s been one other full December weekend and the weekend isn’t over but!
I’m so glad that I had a menu plan for the week. I jotted down a couple of issues that had been simple and that we each like. The soup got here in helpful for a fast and wholesome lunch. I shopped for a number of the gadgets all through the week, however what made meals simple this week for me was merely realizing what I used to be going to make. I made every little thing on this checklist.
I’ll be making a menu for subsequent week as properly. It got here in so helpful!
Are you a meal planner?
Friday was a scheduled exercise that included a 3.5 mile stroll together with energy coaching. Saturday was a scheduled relaxation day.
The coach checks in with me every week to see what two days I’d wish to have as relaxation days. I like this for a few causes.
It permits me to have relaxation days from train with out guilt. If I do get in a stroll or some yoga on a scheduled relaxation day, then it’s a bonus.
It forces me to take a look at my week and never solely plan my exercises, but additionally plan what days I want a fast dinner and what days I could make one thing that takes just a little extra time.
I walked with a buddy Friday morning at 9:00. As a result of it was early, it was additionally chilly! Making a dedication to stroll with a buddy is such an incredible accountability software for me. It not solely acquired me out the door a lot earlier that I might have gone alone, chatting makes the time go by so shortly and I stroll additional. By the point I acquired dwelling, I’d gotten in simply over 4 miles!
It was a good way to start out the day!
Espresso with almond milk
I added a couple of of those tasty morsels to my Oatmeal Thingymabob.
I made my Taco Seasoning, then cooked up 3 lbs of floor turkey for taco meat. This may come in useful for extra fast meals as we speak and tomorrow, and I’ll doubtless have some left to freeze.
Nachos and a faux beer for dinner. I used a combo of plantain chips and bell peppers. Topped with black beans, inexperienced onions, tomatoes, shredded lettuce and smashed avocado.
I like just a little one thing candy after a spicy meal, so I had one among every taste. One coconut and date roll. One date, pecans and cocoa powder roll. I purchased each of those at Sprouts.
Black espresso and two protein balls. One mango, one peanut butter chocolate chip.
Sangria Mocktail on the menu, shared onion rings and fish tacos for me.
Left over Egg Roll in a Bowl
After just a little Christmas mild tour, Wren and I learn this collectively and it was the proper finish to our Saturday night, then dwelling to her mother, stuffed with sugar.
Isn’t that what Gigi’s are for?
Have an incredible day as we speak!
“love the life you reside, dwell the life you like”