Keyboard Confessional, Round 3

We move into our new house next week, and the only items we’ve boxed up? Books, cds, sheets, an extra comforter, and random other stuff in a dresser that we haven’t used since we put them away.

I haven’t gone running or done any other kind of exercise since late October.


I was training for a half marathon that was in November, but after my ER visit and scheduling my surgery, I stopped because I was scared that something else would happen with that cyst. I’m thinking of easing back into yoga once I can move without pain again.

I’m not ashamed to admit that my very favorite Christmas album is this:


Yup, Hanson.

Don’t knock it until you hear it! My little sister and I used to be totally in love with the Hanson boys. We had a binder that we filled with pictures of them from magazines like Bop (do you remember that?) and Teen Bop. We also had a concert on tape…it was a little ridiculous, but fun : ) And maybe I don’t listen to their regular cd anymore, but my entire family loves their Christmas album. Get it!

Last week, this house felt like it was in full holiday mode, minus a tree and decorations.



I have recipes ready to be shared but am in a total brain fog when it comes to putting the posts together. One is a special family recipe of sorts and I have no idea how to start telling the story. But no fear – it will be coming soon, I’m sure.

Some days, I just want holiday candy for breakfast. And lunch.



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  1. I always want holiday candy and cookies for breakfast!

  2. I could eat holiday candy, cookies, and cake every day from now until Christmas (ok, maybe New Years!)…. :)
    Hope you’re feeling better!

  3. Phew…so glad I’m not the only one who could eat candy for a meal.

  4. I love Yankee Candle Christmas Cookie! It smells so good! :) I hope you are feeling better.

  5. YES! I love that Hanson Christmas album…their cover of “What Christmas Means to Me” is in my holiday top 5 for sure. :)

  6. I am right there with you Brandi. You are not alone! Haven’t gotten out for a run in weeks, since the weather turned bad. I just need to suck it up and buy a gym membership. PA winters are not conducive to outdoor running! Glad to see you are feeling a bit better?

  7. Those candy cane kisses are 100% addictive! They are SOOO good!!!!


  8. Yum…holiday candy is the best! Especially those hershey kisses!

  9. Yea, some days I have candy as a side dish to my meal. Making some candy today that includes mint hershey kisses!

    Good luck with the move and Happy Holidays!

  10. I love christmas music! Must check out Hansen :)

  11. i recently listened to an interview with hanson on NPR – and i have to say, had a little more respect for them afterwards!

  12. OMG, Hanson – haven’t thought of them in years! Um, am I dating myself when I say my daughter used to listen to them??!!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  13. I love that Yankee candle and totally buy one every year at Christmas… smells so good! Merry Xmas!

  14. The Hanson album is the best, no shame in that! I was a huge Taylor fan back in the day.

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