Monday, December 24, 2012
Eve of Christmas
It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating way early (mid-November) with my friend on a road trip and now it's like "welp, tomorrow it'll all be over!" Boo!
We're keeping up with the "new normal" of no impact exercises. I'm starting physical therapy exercises to strengthen the muscles in my foot because I can feel weakness setting in. The Mr has dedicated himself to doing them with me because he's feeling sympathy pains in some of the same places. I cannot begin to express how much his support and love are helping me as this looks to be a longer process than I anticipated. This injury has really made us re-think our approach. I want it to heal ASAP knowing we have taken the lessons it was supposed to teach and are changing our ways. (In case any deities are reading) Today and tomorrow aren't going to be the best food wise but tis only once a year that we make rather merry. I'll try to flush my bod with water and remember to take some chia seeds to keep the pipes runnin' smooth. Sorry, probably TMI. I should probably keep up with tradition and open all of the advent calendar windows I've neglected on since mid-December. I always go in with good intentions and lose interest midway through the month. Slacker.
Tonight we have my mom over to exchange gifts with her and have a little appetizer spread. Well I guess it's not little per se but I'm always required to make chicken rumaki (I make mine with TJ's tenderloin breast, a water chestnut wrapped in bacon then baked), BBQ weenies (we're cutting up TJ's no nitrate chicken hot dogs), coconut shrimp and chipotle potato bites. Then my mom brings veggie pizza. (Baked crescent roll crust, sour cream "sauce" with veggies on top.) I hit one of my culinary goals this year and made yeast cinnamon rolls. I made one batch already and tested them on the Mr's co-workers who had them demolished by 10am. (They were still warm when they got there) Cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning breakfast have always been a tradition for my family. Last year we got some for my mom too and sent her home with some. So today I will pre-bake and wrap them in airtight containers so they'll be ready to roll after present opening. I found a great recipe that utilizes a bread machine to do all the kneading (this works especially well since I can't stand up for long). If they turn out, I'll pass the recipe along! ;-)
Welp, lots to do today and not enough time to do it. We need to workout so we can take tomorrow off from exercise since we flipped around rest days.
If anyone is reading today and I haven't just been babbling to myself, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the gift of your support, readership and camaraderie. We're all in this together and knowing the Mr and I are not alone in this adventure makes it easier to bear in the hard times and sweeter to celebrate with you all in the good ones. We wish you the Merriest of Christmases or whatever you should happen to celebrate!
I'll leave you with a Christmas song that I've loved since I was a kid called Happy Christmas Eve.
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