In case you need another reminder after my post on Wednesday, it’s definitely that time of year again! ho Ho HO! Not that I can tell by the weather that Christmas is drawing near, it’s been in the upper 60s this week. I’ve lived in the South for 9 years now and I still haven’t acclimated to warm winters. I really miss snow and all the fun stuff that goes along with it. Skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, snow forts….
Sorry, I got off track. Snow or no snow, I still get to decorate! Which is exactly what Jody and I did on Sunday. We don’t really have many traditions, I think those tend to come with kids, but we always have a good time. One of the few decorating traditions I have is listening to Alabama Christmas (yes, from the 80s). I have such fond memories of listening to that album when I was a kid. Can I get an ‘Amen’ if you know who Thistlehair the Christmas Bear is?
I may or may not have made / consumed some homemade Ghiradelli chocolate chip cookies. First refined sugar in almost 3 weeks and, yep, it was worth it! I mean I had to eat some to get into the decorating spirit, right? I may have also been sympathy baking since my foot hurt to put any pressure on it. At least I don’t sympathy eat; I leave that for my husband. I just like to make the stuff.
Instead of giving you a play-by-play of decorating the Christmas tree *yawn* I’m just going to share some pictures of my favorite decorations.
I hope you enjoyed a little slice of my holiday cheer. I’ve only been able to enjoy it a little while, currently I’m out of town for work; it’s been, uh, interesting to say the least. Don’t worry, I brought my workout clothes. Work trips aren’t an excuse to not get things done. I know I’m going to be eating more than I usually do, thanks gov’t per diem, and I’m going to be sitting a lot in various sessions so the least I can do is hit the workout room a few times. Although, with the foot pain (nope, it hasn’t gone away) I probably should use this time to relax. Relax?? What’s that! I hope y’all have a great weekend and good luck to all of you racing!!
Question: What are your Christmas traditions? Have you put up your decorations yet?