I truly hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you have an awesome 2010.
I was really looking forward to going north to my sister's place; celebrate Christmas with her, her daughter and twin grandsons (they're almost 4), her son and his wife. Instead, I got sick so we stayed home. Again.
My Mom died August 2008 so last Christmas I basically ignored it. I found it horribly upsetting to look out my window and see houses with lots of cars around them, families who were together and enjoying the day. My brother was in Brazil, my sister at her home up north, Barry's family all over the place. We were invited to by my mother-in-law's and my sister's places for Christmas but I just couldn't deal with it. Christmas was Mom's favourite time of the year ... her birthday was on the 30th.
At least this year when I looked out and saw similar scenario, I had happy thoughts. I was disappointed, but as long as I'm with Barry, I'm ok. Next Christmas it's Barry's family at our place. My brother is always in Brazil for Christmas and going up north is unpredictable. At least I do get to see my brother mid-Feb with his daughter and her family. So my sis and I are going to make Thanksgiving our Christmas in future years. Woo hoo!
Anyway, Barry got me InStyle's "Secrets of Style" book and I read it all yesterday. It is a fabulous book, easy to follow, a great reference book. We're off to Chapters to get another fashion book; this one by Clinton of What Not to Wear. It looks really interesting. And I've GOT to order Tim Gunn's style book. Can't find a hard copy anywhere so I gotta order it. And he got me a foot warmer. Well, actually it cnn be used anywhere but you heat it up in the microwave, stick it in its sleeve and it's even got it
Now all I have to do is get back to working out. My last workout was Monday morning. I actually got a good night sleep last night so hopefully I'll get another and be able to get back to my workouts tomorrow.
Needless to say my fashion sense has consisted of t-shirts and yoga pants the past several days. Although the couple of times I have left the house, I made sure I was wearing jeans, top lipstick and kept my hat and coat on. I just can't seem to leave the house looking schleppy. Which I'm very happy about.
So how was your Christmas? I hope it was wonderful.