December 20, 2017

What's Up Wednesday (December 2017)...

Happy humpday y'all!  Only 5 days until Christmas - what?! Every year in January I feel a little melancholy and I usually chalk it up to Christmas being over for another year and having to wait so long for it to come back again but considering I swear yesterday was New Year's Eve I really can't say it took that long for another Christmas to get here!

I'm about 90% ready for Christmas, which to me is huge. There's just a few little things to finish up and then Christmas will be here. I.can't.wait. Something I am a little behind on though is my goal to publish 12 blog posts in December. It's still feasible but the days just got away from me earlier in the month and I had planned on having a few more up the first couple of weeks. Nothing I can do about it now though! But for today I'm linking up for the last What's Up Wednesday of 2017. 

What I'm Eating This Week...
All the leftovers to clear out the fridge before Christmas. I did a lot of cooking last week because MN was here - we had chicken alfredo one night, creamy chicken noodle soup the next night because there were still leftovers from the rotisserie chicken I had bought, and then on Friday night my brother and SIL came over and we had homemade burrito bowls before we went curling. I can never just cook small amounts so all the food could have fed about 10 people for each meal so there was LOTS of leftovers. I've also been eating a lot of Christmas goodies that I've baked. Eeek. At least the holidays are the perfect excuse to indulge!

What I'm Reminiscing About...
Past Christmases. The different presents that I got, the different ways my Mama has decorated the tree over the years, the loud, crazy family suppers on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day, etc.  I've also been thinking back on the trip to Mexico that I took 5 years ago for my friends wedding (I actually can't believe it's been 5 years already, it doesn't seem like it's been 5 years since I've been on a beach!). While I was doing up some of my Christmas baking a couple days ago I realized that I only have a few tablespoons left of the vanilla that I brought back from Mexico so I definitely need to get back there. Nothings beats vanilla straight from Mexico. My grandparents used to bring it back to us in huge bottles when they would go down to Mexico while visiting my aunt and uncle in Texas so I've been a vanilla snob even since I was little. 

What I'm Loving...
The Christmas season. I love the lights, the trees, the decorations, the food, the time with friends and family - the whole atmosphere of Christmas. I just love it so much! 

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What I've Been Up To...
Trying to get everything done for Christmas before Christmas Eve. The last couple of years I was working two jobs and there just wasn't enough time for everything so with 'extra' time this year I wanted to try and get everything done before Christmas so I would have time to just enjoy the Christmas season. This will be the first time in years that I won't be wrapping presents on Christmas Eve/Christmas morning. Hallelujah! Almost all of my Christmas baking is complete, I just have a few more things to make on Friday night/Saturday morning that don't freeze well and then I'm done. 

What I'm Working On...
Lists upon lists upon lists. My to do list for this weekend and my 2018 Goals are my current priorities. 

What I'm Excited About...
Christmas, obviously. I'm really excited to see my nephew's reaction to everything because it's his first Christmas. He just turned 10 months old so I can't wait to see if he's interested in opening gifts and playing with what he got. I went a little overboard in buying for him... whoops. My nieces were both born in September so they were too young to really be interested in Christmas for their first Christmases. 

What I'm Watching...
All the Christmas movies. All of them. I watch at least one every night before bed and I have SOOO many PVR'd that I need to find time to watch. I've also been watching a lot of Vlogmas YouTube videos while getting ready in the mornings. 

What I'm Reading...
I haven't picked up a book in a couple weeks because all things Christmas have been consuming my life but the book currently on my nightstand is Sharp Objects. I'm hoping to finish reading it on Boxing Day because work is closed this year so it'll just be a day of downtime. 

What I'm Listening To...
Christmas music. And only Christmas music. Check out my Christmas Favourites Playlist here (it was supposed to publish yesterday but didn't so today is a two post kind of day. Oh well!)

What I'm Wearing...
Lululemon yoga pants and a cozy sweatshirt. But most days when I'm at home with no plans to go anywhere I wear Christmas pajamas. Friday is Christmas Pajama Day at work and I can't wait to wear one of my new pairs of Christmas jammies - I just can't decide which ones to go with because I love them all!

What I'm Doing This Weekend...
Relaxing and enjoying the last couple of days before Christmas. Almost all of my presents are wrapped (I'm going to finish up the few that aren't tonight) so for once I won't have that to worry about on Christmas Eve. Some friends might get together on Saturday night for girls night (or 'Friendsmas') - it just depends how prepared everyone else is for Christmas. I plan on staying in Christmas pj's most of the weekend while watching Christmas movies and drinking hot chocolate or coffee out of a festive mug. Sounds perfect to me! This will be the third year of appetizers for supper on Christmas Eve so I just need to figure out what else we're going to have. So far I plan on making bruschetta flatbread, greek dip, dry garlic ribs, mozza sticks, and taco dip but I'm sure I'll find something else on Pinterest to add to it to! 

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month...
A fresh start. I know, I know you don't have to start over with things in January but I like a clean slate so that's just what I'm going with.  I really need to get back into some better habits - exercising regularly, following a skincare routine, getting to bed by a certain time each night, etc. etc. so as soon as the ball drops on NYE then it is ON. I did really well the first half of 2017 with my goals for 2017 and then things just kind of fell apart from there...

What Else is New...
MN was here last week to visit me and my family before Christmas. We went curling on Friday night with my brother and SIL and it was MN's first time ever. We had a lot of fun and it really made me wish I could do it more often (I even had a dream about it last night haha). On Saturday night we played Pub Trivia, one of the new games I got MN for Christmas, and Scattergories. I forgot how much I love Scattergories! Pub Trivia was also really fun, I think I need to get another one to keep in the GWN so we always have one to play. MN and I exchanged gifts while he was here - he got me the Lululemon bag that I had posted about (I LOVE it) as well as the original Beauty and the Beast on Blu Ray/DVD + a gift card to Patina, a store in St.Paul that I am obsessed with. I can't wait to go shopping! 
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