First Christmas Dinner

Chris and I had a lovely dinner tonight—Ham, Corn Pudding, Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli, Smoky Cheddar Loaf, and for dessert, Egg Nog Tres Leches Cake..  I wanted to make a fancy dinner before we exchanged our gifts (we are heading out of town soon and didn’t want to bring them with). 

I got some neat stuff, but I think it’s too early to share Christmas presents Winking smile  I’ll share later!  Just wanted to say the menu was a great success, and I received some excellent gifts.

I also had a tough workout with Mike—I had to use the gym’s new Stairclimber machine tonight.  That was super tough!  Probably doing a workout today after my 8.5 or so mile run yesterday (soon to be much more precise in measurement—hint of a Christmas gift I may have received) wasn’t the best idea, but with traveling up ahead, you do what you can.

Chris and I did a tad bit of Christmas shopping today.  Ordinarily I hate crowds, and today was definitely crowded.  I decided to tell myself it was fine—it WOULD be crowded, and I would simply accept that as a fact.  That seemed to help me keep from getting annoyed. 

I’m enjoying my Christmas vacation now—I have two whole weeks to relax and not teach violin.  I’m sure when I return I shall be well rested and ready to face the students again.

HBBC:  7 f/v: 1 point, 1 mile walk: 1 point, Workout with Mike:  5 points (way tougher than somedays and more high impact), total: 7 points