Christmas weekend is officially over, but I am still chilling in my hometown, because why not? I’ve got nowhere to be, so I may as well hang out here and get home-cooked meals non-stop and spend quality time with my parents. Plus, I always find a change of environment is good for my work. It’s hard being stuck in my little apartment all day and sometimes I find myself in a bit of a rut just staring at my computer and not getting much done. It’s funny how when I was in college, coming home meant seeing tons of people and being super busy. Now it means not leaving my house at all and seeing no one but family. This is because all of my high school friends who were all over the country for college now live within 5 minutes of me in Boston. So I definitely don’t need to see them when I come home and I can jus spend the quality time with the parents.
Christmas was wonderful. It was spending the entire day in my pajamas. I basically sat on the couch and in the kitchen all day chatting with my parents, talking to my sister on the phone, and playing with my new toys. Sometimes it makes me sad that we don’t have crazy relative parties to go to, but mostly I like our peaceful little family Christmases. I’ll save the crazy relative fest for one week during the summer.
My parents went way above and beyond with the presents this year, but I’m not complaining at all. And I don’t think I did such a bad job picking out their gifts either. I think everyone was really happy with everything. I got the two things I really wanted:
My iPod died a sad death a couple months ago. I got it for Christmas 3 years ago and now I am pretty obsessed with this new one. It’s color! It shows the album covers! It holds 20,000 songs! Yay. I’ve spent endless hours organizing my iTunes library so it looks perfect on my new iPod.
My other “replacement” gift. I love my pink North Face a ton, but it’s so dirty and worn, I really needed a new one. I asked for either the white or the light green and my mom chose the light green. My friends will be pleased as they were all “DO NOT get the white one! You will regret it!” They know me too well. I’m sure I’ll do a fine enough job of getting this one nice and dirty anyway. I love it.
But the things that really excited me and made me feel like a happy little housewife on Christmas morning were the following:
I just can’t believe I haven’t had a blender in my apartment. I get SO many cravings for smoothies and now I can satisfy them all. And I will! I totally abused the blender at my ex’s and got obsessed with acai berry and soy yogurt smoothies, but I haven’t had them in sooo long. Blender will also come in handy for alcoholic beverage purposes.
Along with a plane ticket to Chicago and travel Boggle (yay!), my sister got me the best present ever. It’s a Crate and Barrel Cupcake Carrier!! I always have such issues with the transferring of cupcakes when I make them for parties and other gatherings because I have nothing to carry them in (I was starting to get quite creative). This is possibly the best invention ever and will be seeing a lot of use from me! My sister wants me to make cupcakes and carry them with me to Chicago. Hehe.
I still haven’t talked about the beginning of the weekend; I got a little off track with the telling of the ex run-in, but there was lots else to say. Like to write about the amazing dinner that was had on Saturday evening. And our fun little trip to the mall on Friday evening. For now I need sleep. Busy day tomorrow, including work, a visit to the neighbors (they are like my grandparents and LOVE to chat for hours), dropping presents off at family friends, running errands, and dinner with my aunt at the Met Club!!! Yay.
Hope you all had fabulous holidays too!! Sorry this post was so materialistic. Eeek. I really do believe in the true meaning of the holiday season!