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Happy Merry Christmas Eve! :)

We got here safely, but I just did not want to pull my computer out last night.

I think I got everything done yesterday – the morning was so busy!

  • I wrapped all the presents and bagged other things
  • Made tags + tied on ribbons
  • Cleaned the house (with Nick’s help)
  • Packed my bag for this weekend

Once Nick got back from doing sound stuff, we heated up some of the leftover french onion soup and I had some broccoli with it before we got on the road.

The drive here was uneventful, thankfully, and we got here just in time to eat some soup and cornbread.

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Today has been exciting!!!  :)

Nick and I got our Christmas present to each other, and since the oatmeal I had for breakfast and leftover soup + cornbread I had for lunch don’t compare, I’ll just post some pictures of our new family member.

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This is Maggie – our 11 week old Brittany puppy.

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We went out to look at some puppies this morning, not knowing what ages they had or if we would find “the one” today, but she definitely found us.

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Needless to say, other than a trip to Petsmart…playing, cuddling, and taking her out to go to the bathroom is all we’ve done today.

 

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We’ve got dinner in the oven and will be eating and heading to a Christmas Eve service at Nick’s parents’ church tonight – and then home for more puppy play!

Signs of the Holidays

1. I’m awake and melting chocolate at 8 am…in my pajamas.

2. Breakfast is only made after we shift lots of dishes around so we actually have room to cook.

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After shuffling around the kitchen, Nick started cooking some local VA sausage and cut up some apple while I cooked some eggs for us (and oatbran for me!).

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and some coffee!

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I’ve still got so much to do!!!

Nick just left to help set up sound for church, so while he’s gone, I’m going to be working on:

  • finishing up presents
  • wrapping gifts
  • cleaning the house
  • packing my bag

Can I get it all done?!?

What color are your dishes?

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Sugar Date

I don’t know about you, but my “holiday weekend” started at 5 pm today!!! Woohoo!!!

Today was my last day of work this week, and I couldn’t be more excited.

AND I’m just excited to be doing all kinds of holiday stuff tonight and tomorrow  :)

I was pretty busy working this afternoon and somehow got through the afternoon without a snack – I’m not sure how that happened, but that leaves more room for dessert tonight.

Dinner was quick + easy since we still have so much to do tonight.

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We heated up the last of the picadillo from the other night and I steamed some broccoli for a quick meal.

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Plus, eating this tonight meant we wouldn’t waste these leftovers.

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We also had some of this brew with dinner – it’s good and from North Carolina!

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And now, the rest of my night includes a lot of this –

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and this –

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plus wrapping presents and a few of these little treats from one of my coworkers.

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Yum.

Better get started – I’ve got a lot to finish by tomorrow.

 

What’s your favorite Christmas / holiday treat?

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Going Nutty

This day is dragging by just like yesterday!

I’m busy with work, and my mind is just racing with all the things left that Nick and I need to do tonight and tomorrow.

I’m ready for today to be over because I have a to-do list that is super long, and I need to get working on it!

Lunch today had to be quick, because I also have to run up to the store during lunch to pick up something I need for our gifts.

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I knew I wanted a big salad, and I somehow ended up using pecans + almonds in my lunch today!

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The salad is:

  • romaine
  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • cranberries
  • pecans
  • dressing with: 2 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp blackberry/pear balsamic, 1 tsp dijon

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and I really wanted some yogurt with lunch today.

Thank goodness for these little containers! They’re the perfect size to have with lunch.

I topped this plain Oikos with some Frog Hollow Farm apricot conserve + salty roasted almonds.

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I’ve got to get up to the store and get back to work – wish me luck!

 

Are you ready for the holidays? Presents bought/made, wrapped? Or are you scrambling like we are?  :)

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