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Early Christmas celebration

Monday, December 24, 2012

I won "good auntie" points today. First I went and worked out at the gym with my eldest niece, then I got the enjoyment of watching my nieces open their Christmas presents. I did good, even though I waited until last week to shop. Everyone was happy with their gifts, even the adults. We had our big meal and presents at lunch today as my eldest niece, Tigan, had to leave by 4pm. The food was incredibly good. We had roast lamb, roasted root vegetables, garlic bread, coleslaw. green beans, a green salad, spanakopita (still warm from the oven)... and for dessert we had baklava, rice pudding and cherry jello. Every year mom hides one whole almond in the rice pudding, and whoever ends up with it is responsible for distributing the presents. We generally give small presents or make charitable donations in a family member's name. Though we did pool resources this year and got my one brother a fancy power tool set. Since my dad and my brother got together and bought me my kayak this summer, I was pleased that I got anything to open this year. The most important gift I got was a RoadID ( I will wear it whenever I hit the road for a walk, run. or bike ride. It is kind of similar to the idea of a medicalert bracelet, just more sporty. lol! Lots of info in a small space, which would come in handy if anything ever happened to me when I am working out.

So, I got in the workout at the gym (which was incredibly crowded), walked the dog over 8 miles, danced, stretched, did a little yoga, and a few minutes of jumping jacks. Yeah, I ate too much at lunch (but it was soooo tasty!), but I adjusted the rest of my meals accordingly, and got plenty of exercise. That is a win in my book. Now let's see if I can do as well tomorrow!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LIVINGFREE19 12/25/2012 5:20PM

    As usual, you did great today! Awesome!
Your family sounds like a fun bunch to be around!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/25/2012 10:34AM

    So happy and proud of you! What a wonderful day!

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ANGRITTER 12/25/2012 6:01AM

    Wonderful day! So tomorrow will be relaxing for you - well today actually. I think I am finally ready to get up and start making my breakfast pizza. Need to brown the sausage and the bacon... and I hate cooking bacon! Wonder if I can wake mom up for that! LOL!

We watched movies last night and will have a bonfire tonight with some Whiskey Sours (more ice cream than anything). And 2 more ovies today to get us all up and moving.

And I definitely have a 2 miles walk planned before anyone eats. May even do 1 mile before and the other after dinner. Should help with digestion! Now to see if I can get my father up and moving! LOL

Take care, sweetie!

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GOING-STRONG 12/25/2012 1:35AM


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RAINBOWMF 12/25/2012 12:25AM

    Great day


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COCK-ROBIN 12/25/2012 12:09AM

    Wow! Merry Christmas!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/25/2012 12:09AM

    Wow! Merry Christmas!

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KARIDIAN1 12/24/2012 10:47PM

    Sounds like you had a great day too. Mine was nice, work was easy, got in a brisk walk with hubby. Good meal with family at my Mom's.

Just an overall nice day.

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CINDHOLM 12/24/2012 9:42PM

    Merry Christmas!! emoticon

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OPTIMIST1948 12/24/2012 9:20PM

    I am so very, VERY impressed with your diligence. Go you!

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SUSIESLIM62 12/24/2012 8:53PM

  emoticon You are so fortunate to have your nieces close by. I live in WY and my nieces live in WI. Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.
Merry Christmas! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 12/24/2012 8:53:28 PM

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KSNANA2 12/24/2012 7:44PM

    Sounds like a very nice family Christmas party! And you did very well sticking to the program! Hope tomorrow is just as wonderful! Merry Christmas!

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