Saturday, December 18, 2010

1 Week Away

I don't know how it happened, but Christmas is a week away.  I am almost physically ready (the shopping is almost done, and I have baked a bunch of goodies), but I am not mentally ready.  I want some more time to soak it all in, and to enjoy and appreciate the season before it has come and gone.  Christmas is not a stressful time for me in the least.  It is warm, and relaxing, and comforting, and I wish it could last all year long.

After a day of boring eats yesterday (toasted tomato sandwich, soup, yogurt) the hubby and I went out for dinner before doing some Christmas shopping.  We shared a dinner for 2 at Peking House (the same dinner my dad and I had on Monday - yes, it was that good!)

I had 1 spring roll, a small bowl of won ton soup, some sweet and sour pork, mixed veggies and rice (the camera ate some of the pictures):

Dessert was a grapefruit and a handful of chips and dip.  
I also snacked on a homemade marshmallow earlier in the day - thanks Sharon!

This morning I grabbed a glo-bar for breakfast and headed to work for a great day.  I enjoyed a small plate of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy with my students and colleagues at lunch.  
The hubby and I had green curry with sticky rice and shrimp for dinner, and an orange for dessert.  I spent the evening Christmas shopping, then came home to watch "The Town" with the hubby.  This was a really good movie, and I snacked on junk while watching it :-)  'Tis the season folks - bring on the junk! 

This weekend we are going to a Christmas party and a 50th b-day, and hosting a brunch.

What are your weekend plans?


Anonymous said...

boo. I work this weekend. Enjoy your weekend...and I feel like xmas came too soon too. :( Without Glenn here it hasn't felt like christmas.

From Here to There. In Purple. said...

can't get enough of the thanksgiving foods, eh? :)

tonight I'm celebrating graduation with friends and family. i'm a lukcy girl!

Astrid said...

I am efnitely not ready for Christmas either. I am hoping to get in the spirit while in Vegas next week. It just doesn't feel like Christmas at all. But I suppose that's what happens when you live in a place where it is in the 70's during the holiday season. After growing up in New England, it just doesn't feel right. At all!

Kat said...

I have a few more gifts to pick up but other than that Im done!! I plan on going to the christmas lights with mmy hubby this weekend :)

:Deliciously Healthy said...

I know right? It came so quickly!

We are going Christmas shopping, for a family in need, who we are giving Christmas to this year! That's the very last thing we have on our Christmas to do list!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I can't believe Christmas is SO SOON either. It feels weird not to be home right now as for the last couple of years (being a student) I have gotten 3-4 weeks of holidays around Christmastime. This year I'm only taking 10 days!

I love this time of year also. Though, other people (mainly crazy Christmas shoppers) do tend to stress me out! a

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

have fun at all your weekend plans!

homemade marshmallows! yum!

I wish I had the skills/time to make those! :)

Anonymous said...

I saw "The Town" back in the theatres and LOVED it. Ben Affleck is a moving-making genius. I probably should have rented THAT last night instead of the movie I did choose: "The Other Guys". I thought Mark Wahlberg would make up for Will Ferrell... I was wrong. I didn't like it at all!

Sounds like you've got a busy weekend! Hope you enjoy it!

the actor's diet said...

those grapefruits are so pretty! "pink!" (if you saw "black swan" you'll know what i mean)

Faith @ lovelyascharged said...

I went to a rather awkward Christmas party at a friend's house last night...the host and her hubby and me and my plus one and I were the only people under 60! SOOO crazy :/ Crampy like whoa though today, so I think it's going to be a super chill rest of the weekend.

Sweet and Savory said...

I finished my Christmas shopping this morning, having the in-laws over tonight and sadly working tomorrow!

Baking 'n' Books said...

Oh, I feel you on the whole wanting to absorb it and soak it all in. My life and mind have been such a mess lately that it is all just slipping by me. And it's my favorite time of year.

Oh well, I'll watch a Xmas movie and make do...;) - and eat the S'mores Muffins I just made :)

sophia said...

Yay! I'm glad to know at least one person not grinching about Christmas! I love Christmas too, but maybe it's bc my family and I never do anything extraneous for Christmas...not even gift-giving.

I slept till 8:30 pm today. I'm not kidding.

p.s. do I have you "friended" on Facebook?

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I'm not mentally ready for Christmas yet either! My gifts are all bought & wrapped but it doesn't FEEL like it should be next week already!! Yikes!

We had a fun weekend. Friday night we made a yummy shrimp dish. Saturday afternoon I met my friend's baby. Saturday evening to went to a Spanish restaurant for tapas and then to a holiday party. Lots of fun things going on!

Kelsey said...

THANK GOD YOU SAID THIS! ive been trying to mentally get into it..and emotionally too..but i havent! most people ive talked to seem like they are sort of in the spirit but now i think they may be just like us...physically into it by buying presents and baking etc. but just not there in spirit!!

xoxo <3

Kacy said...

I can't believe it's almost here either. Crazy! Hope you had a great weekend!