Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you’ve been enjoying this festive time of year — I certainly have. Although, I did so much running around to prepare for Christmas that I’m now completely drained. As a result, I’m going keep the writing to a minimum on this post and to let the photos speak for themselves. I know you understand.
I whipped up these Martha Stewart buttermilk pancakes on Christmas Eve morning. We had oatmeal the next day, but that’s not nearly as exciting.
I got several nice gifts, but these were my favorite. What can I say? I’m easy to please. Luke gave me the gift cards and my mother-in-law, Kathryn, gave me the slippers. I have worn them every day since!
Luke and Kathryn did the majority of the cooking, so it was my job to set the table and
shove everything under our bed tidy the apartment before our friends Andy and Hisa arrived. Don’t you love our faux fireplace? Oh and yes, we named our tree Eric. I made a rule a few years ago that all plants in our home will be given a name starting with the letter “E.” Last year’s tree was Eleanora and the rubber plant to the right is Eugene. Random traditions are fun! Some people talk about their pets like they are people and that’s what we do with plants. Eric looks beautiful, doesn’t he? Do you think Eric is thirsty? Hehe.
And Saturday I reset my system with a FREE green juice from Juice Press. New Yorkers, check out their run club promo!
I have to say, overall I feel really good about my eating choices and healthy habits over the past week. Sure, I overindulged on sweets a few times, but I exercised on most days and made many mindful, healthy and balanced decisions. I’ll be entering 2015 feeling pretty good and I consider that a success!
Tell me: What’s the best thing you ate over the holidays? What choices are you proud of?