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Unexpected Ramblings on Christmas

I didn’t check my voicemail and now I’m stuck in the Edmond Starbucks until 10:15 waiting on a dermatologist appointment. Why?

We were supposed to have one crazy ice storm–the kind you go clean Wal-Mart out of bread, milk and eggs for–and it didn’t even happen. They still changed my appointment anyway, and I literally missed that memo.

I haven’t had the opportunity to do my yoga and report yet. I am giving myself some grace here since its not the first full week of January and I have been lifting every day of the year so far (what can I say, I really missed it). I still wanted to blog about something while I was waiting, this rainy Saturday morning.

Five of my Favorite Moments this Christmas

This Christmas, like all My Christmases, I visited family. But not all of them take place at the beach…

Fun fact, the water is still cold. There's even winter in Florida, folks.

Fun fact, the water is still cold. There’s even winter in Florida, folks.

My Grandma moved to Florida in the past year, so that was a fun Boxing Day experience to see such white sand!

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I had the best Thai food ever in Mississippi of all places. The restaurant and presentation were wonderful. Everything was served on this beautiful China set!

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On the other side of the family, mom and I played Munchkin. She loves buying board games for my two younger cousins.

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I also made breakfast for everyone. Despite messing up the pancake mix, they still turned out wonderfully.

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Dad and I went to a huge Asian supermarket. The food presentation is fantastic in these places.

Finally, no Christmas is complete without discussing gifting! I received everything I asked for (new loaf pan, two textbooks, and a water flosser) and gave some gifts that the recipients really liked! My friends from my podcast got personalized mugs with our podcast logo on them, with my great chocolate fudge.

My favorite gift I gave was to H. It was a custom ordered mousepad with his favorite DOTA2 character on it. This character has no merch with him on it at all, despite how cool he is. (I’ll write about my favorite videogame, DOTA2, later–maybe when I review the Steam holiday sale).

When I told him that no one else had that mousepad in the entire world, he might have gotten a bit misty. It was a lovely feeling.

While this Christmas wasn’t the smoothest, reflecting on it makes me thankful now. I give thanks for my family who loves me, for the times we shared, and for the years to come for me to spend time with them.

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