We had a ton of fun over the long Christmas weekend, but I really need some REST. Of course, that is nowhere in sight until after our New Year's Eve Ball. At the moment, I'm dreaming of lying in bed with a book while the Ball unfolds around me. But, of course, that won't happen!
Christmas Eve was our usual -- Indian food, back to the house to keep on wrapping, then a rainy walk on the Venice canals to see lights and there weren't as many as usual so that was a little disappointing! Christmas Day we had to make sure to get up kind of early (8:30) because we had to be done with the gifts for me, Mommy and DB by 11 to leave for PD1's Christmas bash. Santa DB was very good to me (and only went over our 4 gift maximum a little bit!): a gorgeous Tiffany heart necklace (my favorite), fantastic new computer (with no tower -- whole computer is in the monitor!), sound-blocking earphones, a new pillow and MORE. I also got the complete Harry Potter books, the new Wally Lamb book and my first Crockpot (which I loved so much that we took a photo of me hugging it!). ;-) We had lots of fun. Then we hurried and got "dressed" (I put on a top with Christmas jammy bottoms) and went to PD1's for more presents, food and fun. It is great to be with the kids and grandkids on Christmas. Indescribably great. :-)
Did I mention that PD1 is having a new baby? Yup. Due in July. That makes 4 for her and 6 total grandkids by next Christmas! :-)
Friday I got up at 7:30 AM to go to the gym. Please feel free to applaud. ;-)
We left at 10 to drop my mom off at home then drive to Nearby Town to see DB's mom and The Good One. I got some good shopping in at Old Navy while the boys had some alone time. Then one of DB's sisters and her brood showed up on Friday night too and we had a ball playing poker for matches until bedtime (after The Good One grilled us steaks and I made grilled potatoes and salad -- I was longing for green veggies after the meal on Xmas at PDs where the closest thing to a vegetable was a corn and massive cheese casserole).
Saturday we left Nearby Town at about 1 and headed home with a short pit stop at an outlet mall (WAY too crowded, but I needed some V neck long-sleeved t-shirts that they had on sale at the Gap). We got home in time for MORE wrapping (for Princess' Xmas and Smiley's birthday on Sunday), a quick nap then off to Indian dinner with some friends. We were home by 9 and in bed by 10. That was NICE. DB watched Blade Runner on the new contraption I got him that allows you to watch "instant" Netflix movies on your home tv through your computer. The idea is great, the resolution and sound not-so-great. I fell asleep before it was over. Long before it was over. ;-)
I got up at 9:30 yesterday morning and went to the gym. A standing ovation might be in order here. ;-)
Then we did our usual beach walk for breakfast and headed back to PD1's for more celebrating. And sugar. Of course. Then we stopped for dinner with some friends who live near her...luckily they agreed to Chinese food so I could get some veggies. I am craving veggies. Starved for them.
I also feel very very poochy. I have not been paying attention to what goes in my mouth other than to say "yum". The two gym trips may have helped a little, but I am sure there is damage. Which I will deal with...SOON.