Countdown to Christmas

The final countdown to Christmas is here!  We have 1 week!  I can’t believe it!  I am pretty much ready, but I do have a few last minute gifts to pick up next week.  Since I have had such a busy week, I did a mid-week recap on Wednesday, and now I’ll catch you up on what I have done the rest of the week.  😉

Thursday morning, we were served breakfast at work.  There were donuts, biscuits and gravy, sausage, and sausage balls.  I had a sausage ball and a biscuit with gravy.  I only ate a few bites of it.  The gravy was spicy and it had really spicy sausage in it, and I knew it would hurt my stomach. 

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I ate a Subway kids meal for lunch.  I had a turkey and cheddar sandwich on wheat with spinach, bell peppers, and mustard, and a half a bag of Baked Lays. 

After work I went straight home and ran.  The temperature dropped in the middle of my run, and a really strong north wind started blowing.  It was freezing!!  It just made me run faster!  I ran 3 miles.  Then I took Jake for a very quick walk, and we ran into a opossum.  It looked angry; I don’t think it liked having it’s picture taken.  I had to hold Jake back because he wanted to play with it. 

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Then I got ready to go to a Christmas party with the girls I work with.  One of them hosted it at her house, and it was just for the girls!  It’s always fun to get together with them outside of work.  We had decided that we would wear pj’s or sweats, and just be comfortable. 

I had to pick up the meat, so I got there really early and helped set up.  The table and decorations were beautiful! 

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Once everyone was there we ate!  We had smoked chicken, baked potatoes, and salad. 

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While we were fixing our plates, we noticed that it was snowing!  There were huge flakes coming down, and they were covering the ground.  But, it wasn’t cold enough for it to stick, and it didn’t snow very long.  I tried to take a picture through the window, but the snow blurred and you can see everyone’s reflection.  

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For dessert we had my snowball cookies, baklava, and some kind of toffee bark.  Our host also made the best apple cider!  I look forward to it every year!  I had 2 cups of it!  I’ll get her recipe and post it soon. 

Not much left!
Not much left!

Then we played dirty Santa.  You never know what you’re going to get with this group! Countdown to Christmas New Blog Post Run and Live Happy (2)

 

Last year I ended up with a reindeer that pooped candy.  The best gift of the night was a talking toilet paper roll holder.  It was hilarious!  I ended up with a box of stress relief.  I got a candle, back scratcher, cooling eye mask, fuzzy socks, and a bobble head reindeer.  

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I am so blessed to have such a great group of women to work with.  We had such a good time, and my face and sides hurt from laughing so hard!  I didn’t get home until around 10:30. 

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Jake was waiting on me, and wanted to play!  Jeremy had games at a school 2 hours away, so Jake and I played and watched the new Big Bang Theory while we waited on him to get home.  He got home a little after 11, and I went to bed then. 

This morning, I got the cutest gift!  It is pasta that is in the shape of little runners and running shoes! 

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It is so cute; I don’t want to cook it.

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This afternoon I went shopping for a shirt to wear to our Christmas tomorrow.  I bought a Santa shirt on ebay,

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but it fits funny, so I wanted something new. I went to Rue 21 and Maurices.  I found a couple of things, so I’ll decide in the morning.  

Then I came home and took Jake for a walk. Countdown to Christmas New Blog Post Run and Live Happy (13) It got really cold and I am not liking it.  

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He, on the other hand, loves it!

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After walking Jake, I came home and cleaned up my house and am now sitting here with Jake laying on my legs while I try to talk to you!  

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What’s the best dirty Santa gift you have gotten?

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