All of the Christmas decorations are still up. We’re slacking!
But we did make some Christmas returns, so the day hasn’t been a complete waste.
At around 11 a.m., we took Sadie on a three-mile hike for her morning exercise.
She’s was lovin’ life and the 60-degree weather. It was chilly enough that she wasn’t panting, but cool enough that she had that extra pep in her step and ran all over the trails like a goober.
Post-hike, we came home and showered which was eventful. I have to shower with a plastic bag tied around my left hand to keep my glued-up pinky out of water, so soaping the bod is an adventure. Ryan helped me wash my hair on Saturday, but let’s just say I’ll probably be sportin’ some greasy hair for the next week or so.
Once we were clean, we ate a quick lunch of New Year’s Day dinner leftovers.
I actually liked the black-eyed peas even more after that sat in the fridge for a day. They were extra salty and flavorful.
We then headed out to do some Christmas present returns.
I requested a Starbucks run since Ryan and I both received Starbucks gift cards for Christmas from our mothers. Sweet!
I ordered a grande peppermint mocha and complimented the barista on the best peppermint mocha I’ve ever had from Starbucks. She did an awesome job and it was extra foamy!
With a burst of caffeine, we hit up a few stores to exchange and return gifts.
First up was Barnes & Nobel where we went to return a cookbook Ryan bought for me. It was a gorgeous cookbook, but the recipes were crazy detailed and called for a bunch of obscure ingredients, so Ryan understood when I explained that I loved it (the photography was incredible!), but that I would likely never use it.
Gotta love all the diet books out for the new year!
We returned the cookbook and nabbed the second book in The Maze Runner series, The Scorch Trials.
We ended up finishing The Maze Runner last night and can’t wait to begin book number two in the series. I know I said it yesterday, but you’ll love these books if you’re a Hunger Games fanatic. (For my fellow readers, I’ll do a full review of The Maze Runner series once we finish all three books.)
Our second errand took us to Gander Mountain, which deeply excited Ryan. Outdoor equipment galore!
While there, I just about peed my pants when a rogue mannequin arm scared the crap out of me!
Ryan obviously found this hilarious.
After a pit stop at the grocery store to stock up on a week’s worth of food, we’re finally back home and ready to tackle the Christmas décor!
Sadly I don’t think our half-lit mini Christmas tree will see another Christmas.
I plan to listen to Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas CD one final time as we pack everything up, so that should make the process a little less depressing!