It's the least I can do to get me through FRIDAY!
|Kicking off the holidays at a super fun girls party--Michelle, Cathy, Terri, Patty and I. Yes, they are all as fun as they look! Put us all together and we write the book on F*U*N!|
|Hanging out with my wild and wonderful friend Patty in front of one of her many many trees. |
She's the Hostess With The Mostess....caterer to the stars (of Pittsburgh!)! .
|Toni's First Christmas Eve martini! Daddy made it just for his little girl and she liked it!|
|Our Christmas Eve table. I set it the night before. What fun I had putting this together!|
I was so proud of how it turned out!
|Loving our gift from cousin Sal....his home made wine! Yes, it was HEAVY! Yes, it tasted like home made wine...the perfect pairing for shards of Pecorino Romano cheese (and not much else...if you know what I mean.....haha!).|
|Santa Carmen arrives at my sister's on Christmas Day! He surprised everyone with fun gifts...I got silver plated personal salt and pepper shakers (for the girl who has everything, I guess!)|
|Getting some special love from Santa Carmen! He makes a good Santa...doesn't he?|
|My sisters and I hang out with our beloved father after an amazing dinner on Christmas Day...sporting our fancy crowns (an Irish Christmas dinner tradition)! I assure you that even though he doesn't look like he's happy....he was!|
|Martini time on Carmen's birthday...shaken by me! Not as good as the one Carmen makes on Christmas Eve but it did the trick....I was birthday-celebration ready!|
|Toni and I toasting Carmen on his birthday.....she's developed a liking for martini's rather quickly! Perhaps it is true...the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree!!!|
|A fun day celebrating everything with my spirited girlfriends....Kate and Angela. I just love these two!|
|Pre-dinner martinis at Franco's on Carmen's birthday.....they were yummy!|
Although the past few weeks have either been no-work-weeks or short-work-weeks and I only have 2 work days this week.....I am so ready for FRIDAY. And, I am so so ready for a regular weekend....void of all the trappings of holiday bruhaha on top of all the normal weekend obligations and commitments.
I'm also ready to get back to more consistent meal times and regular exercise. The scale is not showing any major gain and my back-to-work clothes and my jeans are just fine and I don't think I stuffed myself silly (unless you count the episodes with the peppermint bark....thank goodness that's all gone...) and I am sure all the work I did over the holidays could be considered exercise! But, I think the irregular eating and all the out-of-ordinary foods that I consumed and the odd sleep schedule and everything else just has me feeling very icky.
But, seeing those pictures and recalling those moments helped with the icky-ness.