Christmas Eve was nice. The feast was a bunch of nibbles. I didn't feel like I had a particularly large amount of food, but ended up feeling quite overfull and bloated late in the evening. Stayed up very late as a result. Eventually a particularly substantial bathroom event made everything feel much better. Is it odd that I had a tequila shot with my boys before heading off to bed around 2 am? Probably. It was son #1's bottle. The low end stuff.
Slept in nicely Christmas morning. Had coffee, then woke the boys after 11 to open presents. Everybody was very happy. The boys got me fuzzy soft jammies/lounging stuff and gift cert for spa. Very nice. They were rather pleased with themselves. Especially son #2, who has his own income for the first time at Christmas, and did a lot of planning. Hubby & I just do stockings for each other, my highlights are a copy of the Paleo Manifesto and an amazing hand blown heavy crystal brandy glass. It's lovely.
Random primal eats through Christmas Day. For dinner I made the most amazing beef rib roast, served with roasted rosemary garlic mini potatoes, roasted lemon garlic asparagus, and a creamy horseradish sauce. It was so damn good, I impressed even myself. Didn't actually eat a large portion, but every bite was mouthgasmic. Boys all want me to make it again. Hahahaha. I saved the meaty rib bones for me to gnaw on tonight. Yes, all mine. Chef's perogative.
Braved the mall crowds this afternoon for a couple of hours. It was very busy, the parking lot was worse, but I expected that and didn't mind too much. Lots of sales, but nothing jumped out at me. The couple things I had in mind weren't findable at any great discount. Considered some clothing, but wasn't really in the mood for trying stuff on. So home empty handed. Well, not entirely. I bought a piece of maple fudge, and ate half. This was planned, and I'm good with that. There are not a bunch of sweets in the house for the season, so haven't been sugar indulging anyway.
Still have a bit of a cold. Congestion worse in the mornings, perhaps aggravated by more cheese than usual? Tickly throat and on & off sneezing. More annoying than anything else.
Tonight's foods will be a random mix of what's left hanging out in the fridge. And perhaps a salad. I have my meaty bones beckoning me, heheheheh.
Off to work in the morning, just the one day then I'm off for a week. And I'll be the only one in my section at work. Might just go use the gym at work during the day rather than crossfit after work. Shoulder is feeling considerably better with a few extra days off. Can still squeeze out a few pullups in my basement, too.
Tomorrow is hubby's birthday, I'm ribbing him about getting old, since he'll be 48. He's taking it in stride. Might go out to dinner where the boys work, Son #1 is working tomorrow and has offered us a meal on him for a Christmas gift. Very cool.