Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Eve 2015

This perfect day started out with what else? A great morning run with run buddy Val. The temp was a frrrrreeezing 46 degrees. We sure were feeling like badasses running today... #socalwimps
I run so much better/faster when I'm running with my buddy than when I'm running alone. I don't understand why I'm not able to push myself to go a bit faster when I'm by myself. Are we going to have to be attached at the hip every race? 
After our run we had the usual Jack's Diner for breakfast. Anything that is eaten with syrup is the perfect breakfast dish in my opinion.

 After Jack's I got a text from my sister in law that she had an unexpected guest joining us for Christmas Eve. I braved the Mall madness for a last minute gift and it wasn't that crazy at all. I was in and out and hurried home so I didn't get caught up in any other holiday madness.
 Went home to prepare my contributions to our Christmas Eve dinner. What does it say about me that I'm always assigned to bring rolls and make a salad?
My salad was bomb-diggity though: #homegirlgotdown

 Every year I also make ahead a french toast casserole to eat on Christmas morning. Hallah bread, eggs, cream, sugar, cinnamon crumble. Soooo good.
 After the chores were out of the way, it was still really early, so I settled in for a day of MARATHON TV watching. It's my absolute favorite way to spend a day.
I am the only person I know who has not seen Star Wars the Force Awakens. I indulged in re-watching episodes 4, 5 & 6 today which were just called Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi when I was a kid. Now it's The New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Alrighty. 

Later once the family was together we sipped yerba mate and played games before our big Christmas Eve dinner. 

After dinner, we opened some presents and then went to bed way too late.
like this nephew of mine needs any encouragement #darkside
Christmas morning came way too soon, but our traditional breakfast of Hawaiian beef stew and my french toast casserole really hit the spot.
After Christmas morning festivities the Puff went to spend the night with BD and I caught up on my sleep. 

And everyone lived happily ever after. 

The End. 


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