Tag Archives: CHRISTMAS!

Home for the Holidays


I highly recommend starting a new job a month before Christmas.

Sure, it gets a little stressful getting adjusted to a new routine and sleep schedule while trying to fit in lots of Christmas parties and going out Christmas online shopping, but the prize of two four-day weekends in a row at the end of it is well worth it.

As is having coworkers in the holiday spirit.

I worked all day today and then came home and leisurely packed–for probably the first and last time in my life—and then headed out to NJ.




We went to Delpino, a neighborhood Italian restaurant. I know I’ll be having tons of amazing, heavy food the next few days, so I went with some baked chicken with a side of pasta, instead of the other way around, along with some Montgras sauvignon blanc.

By the way—I don’t usually specify that I had wine with dinner, but if I am going out to dinner, you can pretty much assume I’m having a glass or two of wine with dinner. I loved this wine—it had some great citrusy flavors.

I have lots of pre-Christmas errands to run tomorrow, but not until after I’ve slept as late as I possibly can. I’ve been exhausted for the past few weeks, and I can’t wait to put lots and lots and lots of sleep into my sleep bank tonight.

Which “home” do you spend the holidays at? Your own? Your family’s? Your significant other’s?

Antlers and Ugly Sweaters


When I was heavy, I wasn’t a fan of theme parties because I wasn’t a fan of drawing any extra attention to myself and my body.

Now? Bring on the theme parties.

Last night, Ashley and Bo threw a fun ugly sweater party. A few months ago, I vowed I’d actually buy one in time for her party. Last night, I ran out to K-mart half an hour before I was supposed to be at Ashley’s in search of an ugly sweater. But there was nothing ugly enough.


So, instead, I bought a sparkly red shirt and wore it with antlers and plaid pants and just rocked Cheesy Christmas as my theme.




Ashley wasn’t wearing an ugly sweater either, but she did nab this one from someone at the party.


Hey guys. Cute shirts. Wrong theme.


Wait? What? You don’t think plaid pants are cool? Oh…


I was shocked that this lady was out at SantaCon all day and still rallied to get to Ashley’s.


Gia got her top at a thrift shop and thought it qualified as ugly. Nope. Sorry, Gia.

Just like last year, it was a ton of fun. Ashley and Bo throw a good party. Maybe next year I’ll actually get an ugly sweater.