Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I have loads to chat about this rainy, dreary evening. Let me start off with, 38 days until Christmas-can you believe it? Christmas music has been playing quite frequently here. I love Christmas music because I always know the lyrics and the music is just so jolly. Listen to these and you are guaranteed a Christmas spirit jolt:
This Christmas by Chris Brown
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Colbie Caillat
Mistletoe by Colbie Caillat
The Christmas Song by Justin Bieber Feat. Usher (don't judge)
ANY new Michael Buble song (I recommend All I want for Christmas is you)
Baby It's Cold Outside By Lady Antebellum
...And my guiltiest pleasure...Kenny G, any song really.
Along with the tunes, my roommates and I have begun watching a Christmas movie every Sunday. Well, so far just this past Sunday. And the movie of choice you may ask, Family Stone. Both cheerful and tearful. My Christmas spirit is comparable to a child who still believes in Santa Claus (which I do). No decorations have been put up, but a little bit of baking did occur. 
This baking was sprung on for two reasons: my obvious excitement for Christmas (basically just the holiday season) and my recent lack of clinical. I went from 6 days a week of clinical to 2. I twiddle my thumbs, take naps (unheard of), workout twice a day, and cook constantly. I'm going nuts, so to alleviate my anxiousness, I baked. What did I bake? Christmas cookies, duh...
I took some of these
 And made some of this...
Sugar cookies with peppermint pieces and peppermint kisses on thee top! Can you say addicting? I'd love to share with you the recipe, but I did not exactly follow one. I'm sure they will be made again. Then, I shall remember how they were made, and hopefully not eat as many or as much...batter? :) 
As I said before, I do not know what to do with all of my free time. Relaxing makes me tired/lazy, so I work out...a lot and watch my roommate twiddle her thumbs too. She plays volleyball and their season is finally over, so neither of us know what to do. We took a walk and tried mastering sweet potato chips, success. One more roommate to mention. She knows what to do with her time (she doesn't have much), but today she had ZERO classes, must be nice! So, I came home after a long day to these...
Still warm...
Honey mustard pretzels with seasoning. They too are addicting. Next on the list of cooking: something healthy...or Thanksgiving dinner :) I will return with the feast's pictures and aftermath. Thanks for listening, oh, and any suggestions as cooking eggplant (other than eggplant parm)?

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