I’ve already warned Ryan that when we get older, I want to be the kind of grandma who wears festive sweaters for every occasion. I think they’re so fun!
The tackiest (and therefore best) sweater of the night award went to my friend Laurel’s boyfriend, Benny!
Isn’t it fantastic?
As tacky as Benny’s sweater looks in pictures, it’s even better in person because the candy canes coming out of the penguins mouths actually stick out, and the bells dangling from their jackets jingle with every move. That was one stellar eBay purchase, if you ask me! 😀
Like any decent Christmas party, lots of fun food was available and I did more than my fair share of damage.
My friend Merri and I parked ourselves right in front of the cheese wheels and went to town! I brought a goat cheese and honey dip (top, right) that I made by combining an 11-ounce log of Chavire goat cheese with 1/2 cup of honey in a food processor. I then stirred in chopped, candied walnuts and served it alongside Stacy’s cinnamon-sugar pita chips, honey wheat pretzels and salted pretzel twists.
It was good! I think the dip would actually be tasty spread on toasted bagel or English muffin.
I should also mention the appearance of this crazy guy at the party…Have you heard of this
crack stuff? Four Loko is no joke! I didn’t drink a whole one, but I did have a couple of sips. I think I felt hairs on my chest grow immediately. 😉
We had a great time hanging out with friends and donning our tacking Christmas-wear.
We woke up this morning in a scramble to walk Sadie and fit in a quick workout before I had to take my car in for service.
We took Sadie on a fast one-mile walk before heading to the gym where I tackled 40-minutes of cardio split between the stair master, arc trainer and the elliptical.
I came home, showered and said goodbye to Ryan as he headed into work. His work has been very demanding lately and unfortunately his having to go into the office this morning required us to cancel the date Ryan planned for us today. 🙁 Hopefully he’ll get off at a decent time because we’re hoping to head to a Christmas light festival tonight!
As Ryan hopped in his car to drive to work, I hopped in mine, bound for the garage to get my car serviced.
And that is where I am now…Luckily they have coffee and bagels!Since the service center fortunately has free internet, I’m going to use my time here to do some online Christmas shopping and try not to buy myself these ridiculously priced (and ridiculously beautiful) Tory Burch flats (in tan… so pretty). Seriously, somebody stop me.
Off to shop! 😀