Happy Friday eve! How has your week been so far? Mine has been relaxing which is the perfect way to end the year. Have a great day 🙂
My alarm went off at it’s normal time yesterday morning but I decided to lay in bed and sleep a little more before getting up. The company I work for is actually closed from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day so I have this entire week off which has been awesome. Instead of getting ready for work, I got ready for my run and headed out shortly before 7 am. 3 recovery miles was perfect to start the day off with. It was so nice being able to get my run in when the sun was rising instead of setting.
When I got home, I stretched, foam rolled, showered and got dressed for the day. I hung out on the couch and enjoyed my tea in front of the tree. The days of the tree are dwindling so I want to enjoy it as long as possible! I did some research for headphones online (I got two new pairs for Christmas that I need to decide between). After that, I read more of “The Last Mrs. Parrish” by Liv Constantine.
It was eventually time for lunch so I roasted a potato. Well actually two since I didn’t eat after my run. I was starving by the time the oven rang and topped the bowl with a little cheese I was trying to use up, ketchup and hot sauce. I watched the rest of the spring episode of the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix.
Alex had to take his car in for a servicing so I picked him at the shop before going to his parents house to grab his sister. For Christmas, part of her present was cookies in a jar and to come over to our place and her and I would bake together. She was so excited to come and bake with me and really enjoyed her time in the kitchen with me. It was fun to just hang out with her and relax a bit while the cookies were in the oven.
Alex’s mom came to pick his sister up and I started dinner. We kept it simple with tortellini and pesto. I considered trying a new recipe but the day got away from me and that idea just went out the window. That’s a prime reason why I always have a bag of tortellini or ravioli in the freezer. You never know when you’ll need it. Plus pesto is delicious in my opinion so you can’t really go wrong.
Once we finished dinner, Alex wanted to open his new game. The two of us really enjoy game nights and for Christmas I got him a new one called Codenames Duet which is a two player version of the original Codenames. Neither of us played the original but it sounded interesting when I saw it at Target so I picked it up. To simplify it, each player is a spy and you’re trying to give the other person a clue to the word you want them to guess.
We played a few rounds of the game before calling it quits. Both of us really enjoyed it and found it challenging without being too much. We didn’t want to over play it too soon and then grow bored of it. The rest of the night was spent cuddled up on the couch watching “Stranger Things 2” and having a Christmas cookie.
Question of the day: Are you a fan of game nights?