We spent the evening dashing around like maniacs trying to get ready for Christmas. I have this thing about cleaning the house prior to leaving so you return from a holiday feeling organized and relaxed.
All the presents are wrapped and ready to be packed in the car!
In addition to finishing a chapter (wahoo!), I ran 4.0 miles. It was actually a pretty bad run. My troublesome IT band flared up again for the first time in weeks. I injured it during the Spinx Marathon and have been nursing it ever since.
It was fine until Mile 3.0; I had to walk most of the rest of the way home. And it was cold outside! Stupid IT band. I hope itâ€™s just a fluke!
Post-run snack of pumpkin seeds:
And then I snacked on some toast while I surveyed the disaster that was my house (itâ€™s much better now!).
In my defense, that all came out of the trunk of our car. 🙂
Dinner was a little mish-mash in an attempt to eat up the fridge.
More roasted parsnips and potatoes:
And I had started with just a plain almond butter (AB) sandwich, but then I decided to top it with white chocolate chips and OMG â€“ so much better. They melted into the AB and it became a big, white chocolate AB mess.
It was like a Christmas miracle on my dinner plate. Mmm!
Christmas-related question: When you were a kid, what were the rules for opening presents? I got to open one gift on Christmas Eve and the rest Christmas morning. The Husband couldnâ€™t open any until Christmas Day and then it was staggered by his parents to make the gift-opening last as long as possible.
Pssst â€“ Donâ€™t forget to enter the Operation Beautiful contest â€“ you could win some pretty fun prizes!