Lunch errands included Marshalls, Ross, and the death defying Produce Junction parking lot for flowers. At the end of every year I like to freshen up a little of my decor - new table runners and hand soaps and this wall thing MFD is sure to hate. I also ordered a lamp from CB2 because I couldn't find anything I liked. MFD would leave Christmas up for eternity, so I compromised and took everything down Thursday night except the tree and the front window.
a recipe from Crunchy Betty that Steph pointed me to. It's great, and much cheaper than the $14+ bottle of syrup in a lot of stores. We rounded out Friday night with a Brother's Pizza and I was in bed by 6, where I stayed all night but didn't fall asleep until midnight.
After I finished the not so fun chores, I stopped for a coffee and a donut in town. I missed being down more in November and December this year, I love how Ocean City does Christmas.
I was back home before 10:30, lounged most of the day, and for the first time in an eternity we were out on NYE - we stopped at Pat & Kat's and Joe & Catie's and enjoyed being out and about. We were asleep around 1.
My New Year's morning kicked off as it always does, with the preparation of pork and sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. I killed it on the pork this year. Mashed potatoes are skins on as always.
Michelle, Amelia, Debbie, and I took the train downtown for the Mummers Parade. It was a really fun day, and I was back home by 4-ish. Ferko placed fifth and their Captain got first. I enjoyed the show, I always do. If you missed it, you can see it along with a gallery of professional photos here.
My office was closed Monday. I slept in then spent the rest of the day fighting the urge to do nothing. I did get to ShopRite, Target, and Jo-Ann Fabric to pick up a frame. I finally framed the elephant print we got in Africa last January. I made veggie soup and MFD's family came over for soup and salad dinner. We rounded the evening out hanging with the dogs, as usual.
Weekly food prep: burritos out of the freezer for breakfast. Lunches and dinners are leftovers of pork and sauerkraut and soup and salad.
Let's see what 2017 has in store, shall we?
But first, let's wish my BFF Laura a very happy birthday.
Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending