Merry Christmas to all!!

Okay, let’s see, where did I leave off?

Ah, well on my last night in the city before heading home for Christmas I saw Promises Promises! It’ll be off of Broadway as of January 2nd and I was dying to see the production. Unfortunately it didn’t really live up to my expectations. Sean Hayes, Kristen Chenoweth, and Molly Shannon all put on wonderful performances but the songs were only okay. They didn’t always seem to fit…came out of nowhere, etc.
In any case so glad I had the chance to see it! After the show let out we went to the stage door and I got signatures from Sean Hayes and Molly Shannon, Kristen Chenoweth was sick and headed straight for her car. Molly Shannon was so incredibly nice, she had a conversation with just about everyone in the crowd, and there were a lot in the crowd Wednesday night! I also ended up spotting Heather Graham who was heading home with Molly Shannon.
I headed home on Thursday after running around the city all day trying to fit in last minute errands before catching my bus…and then met up with a friend for dinner.
Christmas eve was incredibly relaxing! I slept in, went for a short 3 mile run, wrapped my remaining presents and attended church services.
Oh, my mom also took me by our town center to see the Christmas tree…which was our tree! My mom has been wanting to get ride of our growing evergreen for the last few years and thought of donating it to the township. They gladly took it off our hands and cut it down the Monday after Thanksgiving. Need to get a picture of it in the day!
This morning, I was up entirely too early thanks to my sister. When she was little my mom had us sleep in the same room to ensure that she wouldn’t wake and wander too early in the morning. As she got older I went back to my own room, assuming that the anxiousness has settled…also after a year when she woke up sick and threw up on me, but that story is for another time. Anyhow, she really wanted me to sleep in her room again this year, so I agreed. Well somethings never change. Although she is 13, she still managed to wake up at 2pm and head downstairs to scope out Christmas presents. My mom happened to still be up and had her go back to bed. Well, that didn’t last long, and she headed back down and fell asleep on the couch. Unfortunately, all the in-and-out of the room woke me up and I tossed and turned for the next 3 hours. I finally decided to get up at 5 am and make the most of being awake. In that time I did some blog reading and even worked on my lab presentation until everyone else came to life around 7:30am.
Well most, Lucy here found my sister’s sleeping bag and was happy to sleep a bit longer.
That’s until she was given a present, then it was play time!
The bunny was also excited about his present, an empty oatmeal container…his favorite!!
I walked away this year with a new coat, ice cream maker, cook books and more!
Ok, just got back from another 3 mile run, was hoping for 5 but my feet were starting to hurt…I need to get new sneakers!! I came home, strechted and did a few planks.
Now time to bake, later.
Nicole
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