I have been one lucky girl! I was off for 9 days straight. Had a wonderful Christmas. Spent tons of time with family and friends!
Let's talk vacation. I actually had off 9 straight days. At first, I was like, "what will I do with all that time off?" I managed to fill it with absolutely no problems! It flew by and here I am, back at work. Well, at least for half a day. The days were filled with friends and family. I think out of those 9, I only had 1 day to myself and that was yesterday, Sunday. But I have to say, that I actually slept this vacation. Every night I managed to sleep the entire night through. For those who know me, you know that I really sleep one night through! So the best gift this Christmas? It was the sleep!
My parents, grandparents and Santa went over board on the gifts for me. I received a ton of kitchen organization things, like containers and shelves, so I can get my kitchen organized. I received at least a dozen movies from my most wanted list. A much bigger crock pot than I had (I already cooked my first meal in it). My two younger cousins thought it would be funny to send me a bottle of wine (my sister also got one) and a wine glass to go with it. To them it may have been funny, for me? It was appreciated. One can never have enough wine! I also received this super cute LSU watch:
There were numerous dinners to be had with friends. Two new restaurants were discovered. One of which was Texas de Brazil. Yes, it is a chain. Yes, it serves mostly meat. But it was good, to my surprise. Especially since I am not one to eat a lot of meat. But mostly the company was good! My mom, my sister, Jenny, her mom and I all had a great meal together. One could simply eat off of the salad bar there are so many things on it!
Very little stitching was done. I did make some progress on a Snow White I am doing for my youngest niece. But that was just yesterday since I haven't really had anytime at home. No stitching gifts were received but I did go to Jo-Ann's yesterday to get some floss for a new project I am going to buy and start in the new year (sale currently going on, 4 skeins for $1.00, plus I had a 15% off my entire purchase coupon, couldn't beat that!). HAED is currently having a sale and I want to get the following design to do for my bedroom (I've got a peacock theme going on in my bedroom these days, mostly it is the colors!):
I typically do write out my New Year's resolutions and reflect back on the ones that I had chosen for this year. I'm not going to reflect back this year, because I had many numerous lessons occur that I, hopefully, have finally learned and need not repeat! I will sit down to do resolutions, tomorrow?
But for now, I need to get some work done, then off to a basketball game, followed by the LSU bowl game, then midnight with some very good friends.
Happy New Year's!