I wasn’t going to post today, because I really don’t have much to report, but I figured that there are a select number of you out there who were wondering how I spent my holiday. I’m going to apologize ahead of time — I didn’t do anything fun or exciting. It was really a bit of a throw-away day for me, so I’m going to keep this as short as possible.
I was off of work on Friday, but I didn’t really do much of anything besides sleep. Addam was off too, so he rented a couple of movies. We spent the day watching The Other Guys
, which was insanely funny, especially if you get down on Mark Wahlberg, and some straight-to-DVD movie about the Manson Family, which was really….strange. (We’re not psychos, but Addam and I have a sick fascination with true murder-mystery stories. The Manson Family, Amityville, that sort of thing.)
Other than that, Addam and I really didn’t get into much. I know that toward the end of the night he wanted to open stockings, but I had already opened mine weeks ago so that was pretty anti-climatic. Yoga seemed to enjoy the toys and treats she got, and after the girl had a few bites of dog-friendly peanut butter cookies we all headed to bed.
Saturday was Christmas, but it definitely didn’t feel like it. After three weekends with Steve, Judy, Dave, Emily and Ryan, it was hard spending the holiday alone. And we were really, really alone. No one stopped by, and we didn’t go visit anyone either. (We’d been invited to some Christmas Eve cookout but didn’t go because it was over an hour away, and neither one of us felt liking bussing it.)
We opened gifts, but again, I had opened most of mine weeks ago, so there were only a couple of things for me to unwrap. Addam and my big gift for the year was getting our wedding location set, so we spent a little bit of time planning our next big steps. (AKA — reception, food, chairs, tables, music). Other than that we spent the day watching Home Alone 2
and taking Yoga on a walk through the park.
After a long nap Addam and I biked half-way across the bridge to Miami Beach and filled up on chinese buffet. (God bless chinese food — it was literally the only place open, and Addam and I had absolutely nothing in the apartment to eat.) Not your typical Christmas, but not…terrible, I guess. I mean. I got to eat, even if I did feel way too full after.
Today’s also been pretty low-key. Addam went to work around 1 p.m., and I spent the rest of the day watching wedding movies on TV. Apparently everyone gets engaged over the holidays, because it seems like as soon as the Christmas movies end, the wedding ones start. I’ve watched Made of Honor
and Forgetting Sarah Marshall
. Ok, ok, so the last one isn’t a wedding movie, but after the weekend I’ve had I could use a good laugh.
“Do they still make wooden Christmas Trees?” – Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts.