Phew; it’s been a busy two days! I never got around to posting last night because I got home from dinner & immediately started wrapping presents & didn’t stop until about 10:00PM! Yikes! Anyway, let’s back track a bit…
Yesterday I had a half-day of work, & then it was officially Christmas break! Woohoo! This means no work until January 3 for me.
Last night, my friend Sara & I went out to eat at local restaurant, Austin’s. I got Chris to snap a photo of me before I headed out for the evening:
- Blazer – The Limited
- Leopard print shirt – Target
- Black scarf – Target
- Jeggings – LOFT
- Flats – LOFT outlet
- Flower headband – LOFT outlet
My dinner choice was something out-of-the-ordinary for me – pulled pork!
I wouldn’t normally have gone for this, but it sounded really good for some reason! I was able to choose two sides & went with the apples & mashed potatoes. It was delicious, & the best part was there were leftovers for lunch today.
Dessert was a delectable slice of cheesecake:
It was a fun night & a good way to kick off Christmas break!
I slept in this morning, waking up at 7:30AM instead of 5:00AM – a nice change of pace! I love that throughout the next week I’ll be able to go to the gym whenever I want & I won’t be “forced” to go after a long day of work. This morning, I attended a spin class.
After the gym, I had a few last-minute holiday errands to run & immediately got started on breakfast once I arrived home.
This was my first time trying a misto, which had gotten rave reviews from one of my fellow bloggers, Pam!
For those of you that don’t know, a misto is a combination of coffee & steamed milk. I went with the Pike Place roast (which was the lighter of the two they had brewing) & skim milk. I also requested a pump of peppermint syrup to give the drink a little Christmas flair!
I really enjoyed the drink & plan on making my own at home this week. I actually have a milk frother (Chris’s parents got me one for my birthday last year!) so all I have to do is brew some coffee & froth some milk… done & done!
The rest of my afternoon was spent on this…
…but we’ll get to that tomorrow.
For now, I have a little bit of kitchen clean-up to take care of, then an early bed time. My head’s been bothering me a bit this evening so I think some quality Chris/pug time is in order.
What’s your favorite Christmas cookie?