I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday, and a nice little break from the daily grind to take some time to focus on the things that matter. As I said in my last post, we should learn to carry that on through the entire year.
And that is something I intend to do. It is said that your viewpoint about life is all in how you react to it. This Christmas could have been one that I saw as all doom and gloom. It’s the first Christmas without my father. He was the last remaining of my immediate family. I decided that this year was a time of refreshed spirit, and new awakening. I’m in a new place, far away from a lot of the doom and gloom that has plagued me in the past. I’m pursuing a new career, a new journey in the blog and youtube world, and giving my creative juices an outlet in sharing my passions with the world through my new etsy store.
I have all that I need in me, and the relationships and friendships I have fostered. There’s a lot of power in the connections you choose to have in your life. One of those connections, my rock, is the never ending support of my husband. When I came up with this crazy idea of blogging, and vlogging, he surprised me by telling me he thought I should totally go for it.
So with that new attitude in mind, I decided we should create a new tradition for the two of us. I came up with Christmas Eve Brinner, because I love brunch or breakfast for dinner. I took to Pinterest to find some great recipes and inspiration. I whipped up a pancake mix and added several different mix in options, but instead of making traditional pancakes out of them, I took an idea from Pinterest and made them into muffins. All I had to do was pour the pancake batter in, add the mix ins, and bake them off.
I also made a crustless quiche, which my husband loved, and a tater tots casserole, which was my favorite. We had a cozy night of board games and a mug of hot apple cider, exchanged one present before we got too tired, and headed to bed.
Christmas morning came, and I made some cinnamon rolls (from a tube) and we started opening presents. I was floored by what my husband got me! Remember when I said he supports everything I do? When we moved to Florida, and I said I wanted to pick up lessons for aerial silks again, he told me to go for it. I didn’t believe that I would ever actually get good enough, but slowly I began to accomplish small goals each class. I had mentioned that I’d like to someday get my own silks so I could practice more often at home, just doing strengthening exercises and such. Even though I was working out at home, it’s a different kind of workout on those silks! I meant someday when I get waaay better….
He meant now…..
I was truly shocked when I opened up my very own set of silks. Now it’s just the start of the kit, but the present meant a lot more to me than just a set of silks. It meant that someone believes in me, and supports my dream. Someone wants me to go after my goals, even when I think that I’m not good enough. He’s my cheerleader.
Our furbaby also got spoiled, as usual, and she had an eventful day!
I made Christmas dinner with all of the recipes of my childhood, just the way I remember, and the house smelled wonderful.
We wrapped it all up by visiting the lights at our local park.
Then back home for cookies! I also made chestnuts (and had a minor accident while cutting them to vent) but I’m ok!
I truly had the best Christmas ever, and I hope that we can all find happiness, and positivity in life’s ever changing events.
What did your holiday weekend involve?