I feel like it’s been so long since we’ve just talked 🙂
I can’t believe we’ve arrived at Christmastime celebrations!!!
This is the first time in 12 years I have had this warm weather for the Holiday Season and it has taken some getting used to.
But before I get into too much Christmas excitement (I’m watching CMA Country Christmas right now and LOVING IT),
let me catch you up on the last week or two.
I still have to go pick out new hardware and then it will be complete.
:: THANKSGIVING WEEK ::
I was supposed to be in Chicago for Thanksgiving, but the stomach flu hit hard last Monday and I was unable to function for days. It was kind of nice to be home alone with my mom for a few days though, despite us not eating and feeling awful. Kip went up to spend time with his family, and then I flew up on Friday to Wisconsin for his cousins wedding. Unfortunately, I was in bed by 9 PM both nights and wasn’t myself, but it was still good to get to see everyone for a little bit and to spend some time with Kip.
I got to fall asleep in a big hotel bed watching Christmas movies and sleeping for 12 hours both nights so it actually was pretty nice. Silver lining.
I am finally feeling better. Food was a tough thing even yesterday, but I feel like I am finally able to get back to my workouts and normal weekly routine.
Positives of the flu: I hit my Cayman Christmas goal weight 🙂
I’d like to think it’s because I have been working my ass off, and that I barely drank any alcohol at all the last 3 weeks, but something tells me it’s probably because I barely ate anything without getting ill. Unfortunately, I’m sure the moment normal amounts of food enter my body today that number will climb back up a few pounds.
editors note: I forget how cutting out booze can really help things.
if only I didn’t like my Ramona Pinot Grigio so much I feel like I’d just have a banging bod year round. Sometimes I envy those that have no desire for wine….. but then I realize….. No. No I don’t.
To those of you reading that “no, no I don’t” in the Barry Gibb Talk Show SNL voice:
You are my soul mate and best friend. Call me.
seriously I love these skits more than life.
My mom got me the new cookbook from my girl Ina Garten, Cooking For Jeffrey.
I’ve been unable to look at food until now, so I am excited to snuggle up with it and read it before bed like a real book. I always read her cookbooks cover to cover and I know I’ll love this one even more with her sweet notes about Jeffrey.
If only everyone could be as happy as the two of them!
Completely unnecessary, but I just feel the need to share:
PSA: do not buy these giant avocados called Slimcados at the grocery store despite them looking so fun and yummy.
They are not. They taste awful. And I am very confused by them.
:: TV UPDATES ::
Ladies on London is back!! I’m excited because I really like the show, but how CREEPY were the commercials promoting this new season?
The singing of “Long live the Queen” and “My County tis of Thee” was simply cringe-worthy. And seems SO unlike anything the ladies would ever agree to do.
I’m glad that mousy moody model girl Annabelle is gone and that Caroline’s sister-in-law Sophie (who LURVED to drink last season!) will be part of it this year!
Tonight is a VERY exciting night in Television.
Fixer Upper with Chip + Joanna returns!
I can’t wait!
ALSO. GET EXCITED.
Scientology scandal abounds with Leah Remini’s new show premiering tonight!
I always meant to read her book, but hopefully she’ll reveal all we need to know in her show 🙂
I don’t know what it is about the Scientology stuff but it is so fascinating. Plus, I love her and think she is hilarious. King of Queens will always be one of the greatest shows to ever air and Hallelujah for daily reruns. We never get sick of it.
UGH. I just feel like a weight has been lifted!!!
I finally got to write a whole post complaining about housework, discussing my favorite SNL skits, sharing too much information about the flu, and getting excited for reality TV premieres.
Also, congratulations and I’m sorry if you’ve read all the way to the end of this.
you know how I love to ramble when given the opportunity…..