As of Saturday evening, Christmas is officially over for my family. I spent a wonderful extra-extra-long weekend with my immediate family, and both sides of my parents family. What I love most about Christmas is that you get to spend time with the people that you love, and just enjoy quality time with them. As we get older, it’s not about the gifts, and more about being in the moment with those that you care about.
My company was given Friday off as a holiday, so I took full advantage of it. I slept in until about 8:30, before going out for a run. I wasn’t too comfy, as I had gone out for a run on Christmas morning. Friday’s run was good for the first mile, until mile 1.5 when I got both a side stitch AND a “monthly” cramp. At mile 3 I just decided to stop, and did a few weighted ab exercises before calling it a day.
At 1, Gerry and I headed out to run a few errands at the mall and a few other local places. We were quickly exhausted, so we settled on the couch to watch one episode of Dexter (our new show), before he left for work and I completed a few returns.
I got home around 6, and happily dug into an egg sandwich. I felt so so so exhausted and all I wanted to do was veg out. I watched Harry Potter #2 while doing my nails. The gift I wanted the most was this Thermal Space Gel nail machine to give yourself shellac nails. Lisha told me about it a few months ago, and I immediately decided I needed it.
Once my nails were all set, I moved to the couch and flipped between Harry Potter, Seinfeld, Modern Family, and the Kardashians. Can you tell that I was really uncertain of what I wanted to watch?
In bed before 9. Much needed!
When I woke up around 8, I really wasn’t sure if I wanted to workout. My body felt a little sore, mostly from the running, but I knew I wanted to do something. I needed it to be quick, as we had my Mom’s family’s Christmas party this day. I did a pretty intense upper body workout, before getting 25 minutes of cardio in. It was quick and what I needed. In my new ASICS GEL-Fit Sana training shoes.
It was then clean, clean, clean. Cook, cook, cook. I managed to shower, do laundry, prep some food, and clean up, before it was time for our Christmas party. I only see my cousins about once a year, unless there is a graduation type of party, so it was nice to see everyone again!
Once everyone left a little after 5, we cleaned up the house, before having a game night. We started off with 4 rounds of Sequence. Ryan & Chels vs Mom & Dad vs Gerry & I. And then a free for all with Uno. Such a fun night!
Around 10, it was definitely time for bed, so I snuggled up with this fur ball while reading for a little bit.
Nothing felt better than sleeping in until 9:15. I spent several hours doing a little bit of blog work while I worked up an appetite.
Since today was a complete rest day, I took a quick shower around 11:30, and dug into an egg & cheese sandwich that I made with my easy eggwich maker.
And then it was off to the movies with the fam, Ry & Chels to catch the 12:30 viewing of Wild. This movie was SO good, and it made me want to go out for a hike.
The rest of my afternoon was spent running a few errands, and watching a bit of football on the couch with the boys.
What was the highlight of your Christmas weekend?
Have you seen Wild yet?