Sooo?! Did you find everything you wished for under your Christmas tree, dear readers?? Hard to believe that all the anticipation of family gatherings, turkey (or tofurky!) dinners and gift giving are behind us once again…thank goodness that New Year’s Eve follows as quickly as it does, or the festivities really would feel like they were over in the blink of an eye!!
Robin and I haven’t taken part in a lot of the typical holiday “traditions” for quite some time now; we don’t do a gift exchange, and as a vegetarian, I certainly don’t cook a bird!! This Christmas, we didn’t even have a tree…just lots of candles, and a pretty bouquet of evergreen branches and eucalyptus. Condo living means no fireplace for us – not even a gas one – but we had the TV yule log going when some friends came over on Christmas Eve for Baileys and hot chocolate; and the pleasure of enjoying a real wood-burning fire (and a real tree!) when we spent Christmas Day at the home of my previous boss.
One tradition we didn’t do without, though?? Heading out to shop the deals on Boxing Day, of course!! As expected, our mall of choice was ridiculously busy…and the parking lot was a full-on 3-ring circus. But it was fun to absorb some of the post-holiday mayhem for a while; and we even managed to bring home a couple of bracelets and a necklace for me, and two pairs of jeans for Robin (not for me, for a change!!)
Not that my denim obsession has waned in the least; these skinnies I’m wearing here again have been in heavy rotation IRL too, ever since I snagged them at H&M a few short weeks ago!! But there’s no guarantee that they won’t be ousted by yet another new pair in the very near future, seeing that I’m off work until January 2nd (yippee!) and more shopping is most definitely on the agenda until then. Let’s say we meet back here on New Year’s Day and compare our holiday spoils…sound good?! 😉