Hello Friends! ♥
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a lovely and festive weekend. I finally got my tree up and decorated on Friday night and I must say, it's nice to have a tree in the house. I know I say that every year, but it just makes me so happy. I was having a bit of trouble getting in the spirit this year but my little tree made all the difference. Since I'm still working from home I get to enjoy it all day long and that's really nice. We even put a little tree in John's room this year. It's the coziest thing ever and I'm so happy he wanted it. He was over it for the last few years but this year he circled back and was onboard. Hooray for nostalgia!
This past Saturday John and I had to best day together Christmas shopping. It was productive and fun (which are two things I LOVE). With his help I was able to check a few people off the Christmas list. That's definitely a plus about having a teenager at Christmas time. He's got great suggestions and can help me shop! Saturday evening a group of 13 of us went to dinner in Boston to celebrate my father in law's 80th birthday. The restaurant had the most gorgeous view of the city but do you think I took a picture of it? Nope. I was too focused on my butternut squash ravioli which was delicious : )
Yesterday we spent the day at home watching football, catching up on things around the house, and I even took a 30 minute nap before dinner because I was so comfortable on the couch my body would not move, so I gave in. Napping in a room with a Christmas tree in a delightful experience. If you've never done it, I highly recommend it ♥
This morning I'm enjoying a hot cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee with peppermint mocha cream. It's my favorite holiday combo. Its a rainy & windy day and the coffee hitting the spot....more than ever!
I'm back to work, tapping away on my computer but in the back of my mind I'm thinking about baking cookies and doing some Amazon shopping tonight. I'm hoping to finish my Christmas shopping online if I can. We'll see how that goes. Fingers crossed!
I have a pot roast bubbling way in the crock pot for dinner tonight and I think I'll stop by Whole Foods this afternoon and pick up a loaf of fresh bread to go with it. That's something I've been doing lately and it's such a nice treat with dinner. There's nothing like a freshly baked loaf of bread with dinner (and if I don't have time to bake it, well Whole Foods bakery is pretty darn good!).
Have a happy and cozy day, friends! xoxoxo