I would apologize for yet another extended blog-absence, but since I was spending time with family, I can’t say I’m sorry.
And with a view like this how can I say I would have rather been staring at a computer screen?
Our little Thanksgiving vacation was truly perfect- a chance to disconnect from electronics and just share some quality time with my favorite people. The icing on the cake was our Thanksgiving meal- curried sweet potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts + carrots, vegetarian stuffing, pumpkin tiramisu and so much more. I’ll dedicate some future posts to a few of the recipes we made because they are definitely worth sharing.
Unfortunately our journey back to reality was a bit bumpy and I feel like I’ve been playing catch up with sleep and having a hard time easing back into every day life. This morning was finally a bit more normal and made even better by this:
While on a mission for some Silk Nog, my favorite seasonal beverage, I spied this little beauty. I imagined that it would be delicious on its own but would be put to even better use when steamed and mixed with espresso. And oh boy was I right!
Breakfast of champions. Eggs on toast with hot pepper jelly and a pumpkin spice soy latte. If that won’t help the post-vacation blues then nothing will!
Question for the masses (because I know my reader base is HUGE): how do we feel about holiday runs? I have been debating signing up for a 5K, preferably on New Year’s day. I like the idea of starting the 2014 off on the right foot, so to speak, but I find the pricing of these things to be outrageous. I know that I could very easily wake up nice and early on January 1st and run 3.1 miles on my own but something about an organized race just seems a bit more exciting. I’ll also admit that part of my desire to fork over the cash is to kind of force myself to keep it in check- no overindulging on NYE and no excuses when my alarm goes off the next morning (even though this race does boast a very sleep-in friendly 11a start time) because I wouldn’t want that money to go to waste.
Is it wrong to use the external motivation or should I just run with it (bad pun intended) and do what I need to do to help guarantee a good start to 2014?