The main squeeze left late last night so we did our gift exchange yesterday.
Brooke scored a giant Minnie Mouse and some tickets to Disney on Ice so I think she is officially the happiest kid on the planet now.
Our tradition for yesterday was delivering our Sub for Santa gifts!
And because it was rainy, getting back in pajamas for a bit with slippers and soup was pretty much necessary.
We had our normal Sunday night dinner.
And like usual, my brother-in-law piled salad on top of everything on his plate. Growing up his family would put salad on top of EVERYTHING—> even on top of things like pancakes!?!
I’m not a huge fan of Oreos plain but dip them in chocolate and sprinkles and I am quite happy.
I wanted to share this article with you! Tis’ the season for a little bit more treadmill running than usual because of the weather.
I thought the part about overcoming air resistance was really interesting. In order to account for the normal air resistance that we have outside, we should set our treadmills on these inclines according to our paces to make up for it!
I have been thinking a lot about how different this holiday season has already been compared to last year.
Christmas last year was about 4.5 months after I filed for divorce and it was during a very stressful time as far as lawyers/divorce agreements etc go. I was in complete survival mode. I was going through all of the motions and putting on a big smile to make sure Brooke had a great Christmas but… man, I was really struggling inside.
Whether there is a death in the family, you are feeling homesick, there is a divorce, sickness, financial issues are happening, your kids are gone or a million other different things going on—> the holidays really can be a hard time. I just hope that anyone struggling during this holiday season knows they aren’t alone. Sure, most of the time the holidays can be a really great time with family and friends but if it isn’t for you this year, I hope it all works out in the best way possible. I hope that next year (and every year after that) just get better and better for you. As far as divorce goes for me, I know that each holiday season is just going to get better and better! Just get through that first year of holidays/anniversaries and you are home free;)
PS a friend sent this mug to us and I am pretty sure I will never use another cup to drink out of from this point forward.
What is left on your to-do list before Christmas?
Oreos—> big fan, not your favorite or do you mainly like them when they are combined with something else?
Parents—> what did your kiddo(s) ask for from Santa this year?
What is your absolute favorite holiday?