I hope everyone had a great holiday! I’m back to work so I feel like the season is “over,” but I’m totally okay with it. It’s weird – as I get older the hype of the holidays becomes less exciting. I do love giving gifts and spending relaxing time with family, but then I also love getting back into my routine. Plus, Thanksgiving is just so much better!


Regardless, I had a lovely Christmas on Long Island. I went home a few days prior to enjoy some other festivities: my parents had a bunch of people over one night for food + booze, I saw Life of Pi (2.75 stars in MHO), I tried doing every crossword puzzle I could find, and I went to Meals on Wheels with my Mom on Christmas Eve (she’s been volunteering for over 15 years now!). We also decided to do some Christmas caroling in the car while driving around town…this song created some controversy:

On Christmas morning my dad made my mom and I pancakes and bacon (it’s like I live in a BnB!) and I went back to crossword puzzle mania until Jim and Kate came over. And then gifts were opened. As I tradition I get a weird animal calendar every year (there were owls, cats doing yoga..) and this year it was Goats in Trees. I don’t know HOW my mom finds these things. I literally opened it up and started crying because it was so funny. Seriously…streams of tears. For minutes. Don’t say “goats in trees” in front of me or else I may tear up again. 

bfast goatsintrees

I was able to get on the roads every day while I was home, too, and for whatever reason each run always ended up being six miles. They were all very, very happy runs. Plus, here is my cat.

runhappy charlie

Let the countdown to 2013 begin! 

About Laura

marketing director at Possible. formerly at Greatist. Still running, finding zen, and searching for the perfect bloody mary.

Posted on December 28, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Yay for crosswords! I’m kind of a fanatic.

  2. not only where does someone find a goats in trees calendar but where does someone find a goat in a tree to begin with?!?

  3. Sounds like a great time! And my grandmother got me into crossword puzzles! I can do about 1/2 before I run into things I have no idea about…

  4. I went through a period where I wasn’t all that enamored with the holidays…I mean, they were fun and all, but I was also ready to get back to my routine. Once I had kids in the house, it totally changed back to a real love and excitement of the magic and the season 🙂

    Looks like a lovely time! The goats in trees has me cracking up and I haven’t even seen it up close and personal.

  5. AHHH I LOVE YOUR HOUSE!! I miss it.

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