My husband is about to start a brand new job, so he’ll be home for Christmas for the first time in over 8 years (thank you military and work). This is big news because he has definitely been a scrooge. Who can blame him? I’d be pissed to miss Christmas too. Since he’ll be home this year, he is not only non-scrooge-like, but he even said we can put Christmas lights up outside. Big step for the Grinch, yall. He also helped me pick out a Christmas card for us to send out this year. I ended up choosing his second favorite. He still loves me though:) As most of you have seen on Instagram,
(Of course the blur isn't really there, I just have no idea who reads this blog and if there's a serial killer out there, I don't you to find me and bury me in your back yard)
Is it obnoxious to send a picture of yourself as a card when you don't have cute kids or a pet? I hope not, because I am way too lazy to write on boring store bought cards. It is what it is.
I am working on a few DIY Christmas decorations and his mom is making us burlap stockings. I love burlap and all things rustic. One of those people, too. Our wedding was a big ball of burlap and lace. One of these days I’ll do a post about it. The scary thing about the holidays though, is the food. I already came face to face with it yesterday, for our office potluck. I think I did very well, but I did have a small piece of bread pudding. I’m not made of stone! That shit was good.
What does everyone usually do for Thanksgiving? I am going to my mom’s with the rest of my family. Husband will be leaving Thanksgiving morning at the butt crack of dawn, on probably his last week on the job. My mom asked me to make green bean casserole and a dessert. Any suggestions on what to make? Of course I will make it secretly skinny!
I am also doing a fun 5k the day before Thanksgiving to counteract the food coma. I am determined not to gain weight this holiday season! I remember thinking recently, “Where have all these 5k’s been? Every time I turn around there’s another one. I never noticed them before” Oh that’s right, probably because I never looked. They don’t advertise for 5k’s at McDonald’s. Funny how your brain changes when you adopt a healthy lifestyle.