December already?

How was everyone’s November?  I can not believe it’s December already.  November went by so fast!  It has been exactly a month since my last post.  It was a recap of my first full week of morning workouts. I am happy to report that I am still going strong.  I even got up early on my vacation last week and got my yoga in first thing! I really look forward to that time now.  This is probably one of the best changes I have made in a while.

So how was your Thanksgiving?  Ours was really busy this year with 3 dinner parties and a birthday brunch that kept us busy from Thursday to Sunday.  We drove up to NH to bring Allyson home on 11/22.  She has a 6 week winter break so she will be home through the first weekend in January when we take her back north. I loved having whole days to spend with her shopping and catching up.

Speaking of shopping….. I am feeling SO accomplished!  I managed to get all my Christmas shopping done between Macy’s and Amazon.  We got incredible deals the day before Thanksgiving at Macy’s.  They were honoring their Black Friday deals that day. It was great!  The store was empty.  We saved a ton of money… Best shopping season ever! I still have a few small things I want to get for Dan and stocking stuffers. But really, the stressful part is over.

Speaking of stocking stuffers….. Last year we came up with The Great Stocking Challenge.  You can read about it by clicking the link but basically each of us come up with a theme, take a set amount of cash, split up and spend a day shopping for what we interpret that theme to be.  Then we wrap the items but do not tag them.  The game on Christmas morning is to guess who bought what.  Allyson picked her theme this year, “warmth”.  Dan and I have yet to come up with something. I am leaning towards “girlie” but not sold yet. I am really excited to for this!  We do not have many holiday traditions so this one is new and exciting for us.

As for the rest of the month, I am involved with 2 challenges:  1 is yoga and 1 is squats.  I plan to spend this month living in the moment.  I don’t want to rush around or let the days pass without anything to show for it.  We have some parties to attend and I hope to have my Father-In-Law and his wife down for dinner as well.  I hope to make it back on here before the New Year.  In case I do not, I want to wish you all a safe and happy holiday!

Tell me: Do you have a favorite tradition you share with family or friends?


2 thoughts on “December already?

    • That is always a good idea. My list is half little kids, half adults. It isnt to bad but the adults are always hard. Or maybe we overthink it? That’s probably it!

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