Hi everyone! Today was rather shitty throughout, but has ended up well, thankfully. I was really emotional today, and not quite sure why–frustrating!
Things started out with us seeing an inch or so of new snow, and I tried my Quaker Oatmeal Squares warm this time. I microwaved the squares and almond milk, then added half a nana. Not quite the texture I was hoping for, but still good. I’m totally sold on warm almond milk, and may just drink that alone!
The morning was boring. Chris slept all morning trying to get rid of a headache, and I chatted with family, watched TV, and blogged a little.
I was in such a funk I didn’t eat lunch until 2pm! I had a wrap consisting of a sundried tomato Flatout, turkey, spinach, 1/2 wedge LCL, and ground pepper. (My broc slaw already kicked the bucket, even tho it is just 2 days old!!) I also had an apple with the other half wedge of LCL. Yummy, and decently filling.
Chris wondered if we could get out to Costco to get gifts, but I was skeptical of the road conditions. The freeways looked fine, but the roads we were going to drive on were an unknown. I chatted with my dad, and he said there were bad ruts, lots of icky, snotty slush, and probably no way my car could make it b/c of ground clearance and traction.
My dad invited Chris and I over for dinner, and he came to pick us up around 5. Chris and I madly shoveled the driveway while my dad was on his way, and I checked the mail box when I got out to the street. Low and behold my Secret Santa package was shoved into the mail box, and it took both me and Chris pulling on it to get it out! Fuck the postlady, seriously. She folds all of our magazines in half (hard crease that makes reading them a pain in the ass), jams the mailbox too full, and now this?! She also bent the mailbox door, probably while she braced herself to shove the package in. WTF was she thinking. I’ve had at least 10 post people in my life over various states and I”ve never had service this bad.
Anyhow, my package was full of so many fun things!!! Bars galore, cocoa, gifts (including Christmas socks!)…see the goodies?!
Chris and I left a layer of snow and ice on the driveway, and my dad was so funny–he jumped out of his car and finished shoveling the driveway when he got here! Once we got on the road I was so glad Chris and I didn’t try driving. I couldn’t believe how stupid people were being on the road, and how crazy the ruts were.
We stopped at Freddy’s for a few last minute items, and then headed back to my dad’s. We made elk tenderloin medallions, a potato/onion/carrot saute, and a broccoli/brussel sprout saute. We also had a spinach and baby greens salad with tomatoes and a red pepper. Mmmmm! Of course we also snacked on a few crackers and cheese beforehand. Thankfully the cheese was so stinky I couldn’t stand it.
Liz (my dad’s wife) asked if my dad planned dessert, and when he said no she popped up to get these:
I just had one, and it was milk chocolate with vanilla ice cream. So yummy! And thankfully just 60 calories 😉 I also had a few grapes after dinner as we chatted.
Chris and I brought my dad’s car home, and in the morning we’ll be stopping by to pick up Liz on the way to my uncle Erik’s house for brunch. My dad is on call and not sure if he can make it, but hopefully he can. My cousin Nick is back from Marine Corps basic traning for a few more weeks; I can’t believe he went into the military! I’m curious to see what he thinks of it all.
I hope you’re all having a very Merry Christmas Eve out there! I’m off to watch 2 Days in Paris. Love the scenery!