I hope everyone is enjoying Christmas. I didn't plan on taking a blog break but this time of year gets pretty crazy with so much going on. This year I have decided to take the season easy. I have decided that it's ok to decline invitations and not get over planned. It's ok to not make every thing I wanted to make. And it's been great. We've had lots of family movies by the fire, unplanned visits with friends and there is always the December birthdays in my family. ( I think there should be some kind of rule about sex in March. Lol. too many December babies) and there has been plenty of making stuff which I'll eventually post about.
Here are the rules:
1. Neither of us are allowed to make any other plans for the entire day or night.
2. We are gone day and night ..breakfast,shopping, coffee,shopping, Lunch,shopping, a drink,shopping, Dinner,shopping, Drinks, dessert.
3. The husbands are to take care of the kids and not call us unless it's an emergency Lol.
4. No dieting allowed.
We seem to run into some confusion from family and friends each year. They just don't get it. It usually goes something like this: One of us is invited to do something or other that night, we decline..sorry we have plans.Oh what are you doing? It's Dena and Tara's shopping day. Oh your just shopping...well can't you just.....Nope it's our shopping day. Well,what time will you be done?....Sorry don't know....Since you're just out shopping can't you.....Nope. Not gonna do it. Good lord it's all we can do not to have our day derailed. When the day finally arrives and we are in the car securely on our way to breakfast I feel like we have pulled off a secret government mission just to carve out one full day of unplanned time.
9 am - Railroad Cafe for breakfast
10 am - Panama Bay for Coffee and Making our lists and plotting our route
11 am - Toys R Us the first stop, you can see the car is empty. We always put baskets to keep our stuff seperate...I forgot to take a picture at the end of the day when the car is full.
11:30 - the mall
12:00 Godiva tuffles....oh my lord. Tara literally grabbed my arm and pulled me toward the store and said we are getting a treat. That's what our day is about after all. Now, I'm not a big chocolate person or I should say I wasn't a big choc person but Godiva truffles are some serious stuff.
Above is Tara pointing out to me all the different little balls of crack...I mean chocolate. We got gingerbread truffles and eggnog truffles and espresso truffles.....
Speaking of crack...as we were leaving the mall through Macy's we encountered more crack. Warning don't look if you're eating. Is it wrong that we actually turned around and Tara pretended to be holding something interesting while I snapped a photograph so we could document our exposure to crack?
who knows what happened in our wake. As soon as the camera fired we turned and practically ran laughing all the way...ho ho ho. I never claimed to be totally mature did I?
After the mall we headed to Cost Plus Imports for stocking stuffers then to the Barnes and Noble shopping center where we had appetizers and a beer with lime and made our round to the shops there. Then to the craft store for art supply gifts and then to Target and then we called Simply Fondue to make dinner reservations. They could only get us in at 9:30 pm which was perfect because it was 8 pm and we still had to go to Walmart.
This is my face when I saw our dessert.
If you have a Simply Fondue near you...at the very least go there for dessert. Do you see this??? More crack I tell ya. This was a Kahlua Heath Bar Chocolate fondue and do you see this plate of treats for dipping? There were bits of rice krispy treats, marshmallows, bananas, strawberries, fudge and an entire slice of cheesecake.
Try to plan one of these days next year, seriously, it's productive (we get 90% of our shopping done) and it's a day to treat our selves. So call a best girlfriend or your mom or sister and tell them you need to start a new tradition! Merry Christmas!