I. Life according to my iphone
The season was marked by another mini Christmas tree, our last in Mr. E and my tiny apartment. We are moving toward adulthood (GASP!) and bought a very large home with Krissie and Kevin. We close early January and things will surely be even busier this busy season with all of the really moving pieces!
Something nice that Krissie found was a neat volunteering event whose main purpose was to handout presents to homeless kids in Boston. It was a hugely successful event, but like all volunteering events, the term “Santa’s helper” really translates into janitor. I have never been so sad to see ice cream everywhere. My spirit felt good, but I left thinking I needed a festive and very stuff drink.
I drank way too much this month and my body is suffering the consequences. This compounded by all of the delicious morsels the season brings — hot chocolate whilst watching Love Actually, homemade pizza for Christmas Eve, and our filet crowned jewel for Christmas — has resulted in a serious at risk chin and small gut. Somebody stop me, but seriously though. I’ve just downloaded Kayla Itsines’ Sweat app to kick my body back into motion and hopefully back to my former 10 pound lighter self by March.
If there is one superficial tidbit I’ve learned this Christmas, it’s to wear red lipstick more often. It makes the most frumpy outfit seem so effortlessly chic!
II. New Traditions
We all headed into the city to see a Broadway show, something we’re trying to turn into a post-Christmas tradition. This year we went to see Jersey Boys and took Mr. E to his first show, which is what I’ve been doing to do since forever.
We also came up with this genius idea to give grandma “High Tea at Home.” When she was more mobile, we’d go to the Garden City hotel for a very luxurious afternoon tea. Because she’s more of a homebody these days, the granddaughters wanted to give her a special experience and bring that special feeling to her at home. Today’s little meal was in her words “terrific.”