Well, I had planned to post a few more blogs before Christmas but went on a short trip, celebrated Christmas three different days, and then had an asthma attack, which I’m still dealing with. Here is a little overview of my holidays.
On December 20-21st, my husband and I took a little trip to Tulsa. We did some shopping, ate a nice meal at a nice restaurant called Polo Grill, and went to the zoo. The zoo was empty because it was really cold and windy, the day before we had dust storms from the wind. We only saw a couple of other people the whole time. It was nice though, we chatted with a few workers because they were very bored and excited to see people. We even got a private tour of the rainforest building, that was a lot of fun. We did decide though that, that was a bit to close to Christmas to travel because most places were crazy and Christmas doesn’t bring out the best in people in crowds.
On the 22nd, we celebrated Christmas early with my family. My brother and his girlfriend needed to be with her family on Christmas so we picked a time all of us were available and went out to my parent’s house in the morning like we normally do on Christmas. My dad made us waffles and we had mimosas (a tradition that started a few years ago). We took our time opening gifts and then played Cards Against Humanity, which is like Apples to Apples but very adult. It can get very inappropriate but is very funny. It was a very nice Christmas.
On Christmas Eve, I went to my extended family’s Christmas. We always get together and have a meal and the kids draw names and exchange gifts. We also sang some Christmas carols and enjoyed a nice relaxed day together.
Later that night we went to church with my parents and after went and looked at Christmas lights. The rest of the night was just spent hanging out at home, I think we watched a Christmas movie but I can’t remember, ha.
Overnight a cold front came in and brought some freezing rain. When we got up we checked the radar and saw the weather was going to be okay for a couple of hours so we hurried and got ready and went out to my parents for another breakfast and play games. We couldn’t stay very long because sleet and snow was moving in and my parents live about 10 miles outside of town. We timed it quite well, as we got back into town and it started to sleet. We had sleet for awhile, making the roads pretty icy and then it turned to snow. We did get a lot less than had been predicted but it was quite cold and windy for a few days.
We just spent Christmas day at home with my in-laws. I cooked a ham, baked potatoes, green bean casserole, cheese bread, and peppermint brownies. We opened gifts, watched basketball, and just had a very relaxed day. The only bad part was I did start to have an asthma attack that night. Cold weather often triggers them for me and I’m not sure I’ve ever made it through a winter without an asthma attack.
Since then we haven’t done a whole lot. New Years Eve we stayed home, my asthma was still not great so didn’t want to go anywhere. We drank champagne, watched sports, played games, I made homemade pizzas, and cookies. New Years Day was another lazy day and then yesterday my husband had to go back to work and I’ve been trying to get the house back in order from the holidays and trying to get caught up on work.
Hopefully my asthma will continue to get better and I will feel up to getting blog posts up more. I’d love to hear about your holidays, you can post in the comments below, if you have a blog post or YouTube video up about it, just post the link. Hope everyone is having a great start to 2013!
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