Snack, dinner and tree.
A Starbucks visit was in order so I’d actually get some work done. I packed a Glo bar and ate it along with a 17 dollar soy latte. As much as I hate paying so much for a drink, it’s worth it to enjoy their environment and get things accomplished. They really do a nice job decorating for the holidays. Look at the fake brick backdrop in the latte picture— so cute!
By the time I got back, Len had unpacked our Christmas decorations and was ready to go pick up our tree. Last year we got one in Vermont on the way home from Thanksgiving but that plan didn’t work this year. Instead we went to a “tree farm” run out of an otherwise empty lot. That’s what happens when you live in a city. It’s wasn’t as weird as I had expected; they had tons of trees to pick from but we found our lucky lady right away. On the way back, we picked up some Magic Hat #9 (one of the best beers, ever) to make our decorating time even better. A little Christmas music, lights, ornaments and lots of pictures made for a lovely night.
Every year we pick out a new ornament for each other so they’re all meaningful. It’s fun to reminisce as each ornament gets unpacked. We tried to take pictures with the automatic timer but they all came out pretty bad. A for effort, I guess.
After the decorations and tree were up, it was dinner time. Len ordered a pizza but I had my sights set on the eggplant. I must admit, the plain canned sauce made for a pretty boring casserole. Not sure if the calorie cut was worth it. I also made a salad with lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, goat cheese, roasted edamame and fat-free balsamic dressing. Can’t forget the #9. There may or may not be an eclair in my future.