Since we are just a week away from Christmas (which still blows my mind), and since I doubt I’ll post on Christmas, we can go ahead and consider this a very happy holiday edition of #Winning Wednesday!
1. Vacation time
My office has it’s annual holiday staff dinner tomorrow evening and Thursday also marks my last day of work in 2013. I have a lot of vacation days backlogged that need to be used so I am taking the 20th of December through the 1st of January off of work. I don’t have travel plans besides going to see my parents next week for Christmas and I am more than okay with that. Having days at home with no demands on my time is going to be a perfect opportunity to decompress, relax and reflect on the year and what I want to happen next year. I’m very excited.
2. Egg nog
At 25 years old, until last week I had never tried egg nog. I’m not sure why. I suppose no one ever encouraged me to try it and I assumed that it was something I wouldn’t like so I didn’t jump on any chances to buy it. Jeremy suggested we buy some at the grocery store a few weekends ago and, as it turns out, I actually do like it. During our next trip to the store, we opted to try pumpkin egg nog and I am kind of obsessed. It tastes like a pumpkin pie milk shake – pure deliciousness.
3. Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree
Jeremy and I are a bit slack in terms of decorating our apartment. We haven’t hung all of our pictures and decorations and we have lived in the same apartment for a year and a half. But we are all-stars when it comes to our Christmas tree. It is a huge artificial tree that was given to us by his parents and it definitely has a presence in our house during the season because it takes up half of our dining area. We love it! We also added a few new ornaments to our collection this year that are pretty fantastic as well.
4. Classes, classes, and more classes
I am still pretty obsessed with BodyPump this week. I also tried out my first ever spin class on Monday. It was tough and got me sweating and, most importantly, I didn’t make a fool of myself by falling off the bike which had been a legitimate concern.
5. Homeward bound
My dates to visit Charlottesville for Christmas have been set. I’m excited about spending time with my family and enjoying some of my favorite Christmas traditions. I’ve also already made fun plans with my closest high school friends to celebrate the fact that one of them recently got engaged! The sad part of my trip is that Jeremy has to work a lot during the week and won’t be able to join me. But we usually have our own Christmas celebration a few days after Christmas that is always perfect so I have that to look forward to as well.
What are your plans for the holidays? How do you feel about egg nog?