Hello blogworld! I typically don’t blog much when I travel to see family, but since this always creates a backlog of work for me and a slew of posts for readers to sift through, I thought I’d try harder to get to my blogging from afar. See, this used to be much easier when I had a laptop, but hubby is letting me use his. Currently blogging from Barnes & Noble with a lovely soy Gingerbread latte in hand and 2/3 a blueberry scone in my tummy. Let’s see…where did I leave off…
Bailey was a happy camper on his new bed on the car road to Dan’s hometown.
He loved it!
I brought over a gift from my parents to Dan’s mom – a goodie basket from Whole Foods with lots of yummy treats inside.
I snacked on white chocolate-peppermint pretzels
Gold fish (not in the basket but a snack Dan’s mom keeps around for him because she knows he loves them)
I worked on my amigurumi bunny. I know, I know…I’ve been working on this thing for FOREVER! Most people make a few of these in one sitting, but I am…alas, not quite as quick and typically don’t devote as much time to crochet as I’d like. That’s one thing about holidays I love – having lots of time to sit around and do things like crochet or read.
Dinner was a hamburger stroganoff casserole.
Served with some Great Harvest whole wheat rolls hubby and I gifted Dan’s mom – she toasted them and buttered them up to go with dinner.
We also had salad and beans.
Seconds on the casserole.
For dessert – pecan bars. They reminded me of the Ina Garten pecan bars hubby and I made for Christmas dinner last year.
Remembering how rich they were, I had a tee-niny square.
I actually started feeling a bit under the weather post-dinner. Not nauseous or anything…just really, really, really…drained. Tired. Zonked!
Hubby, his brother, and his mom decorated their Christmas tree whilst I laid around reading The Lovely Bones. How good is that book?! I’m currently 2/3 done and kind of sad it’s coming to an end.
Here are some of my fave ornaments from their tree:
I love checking out all the different types of ornaments people put up in their Christmas trees.
And my MIL even has these neat bubbling lights. They’re very interesting.
Hope everyone (who celebrates it) had a lovely Christmas Eve!