Christmas has come and gone. Ok, just a few days ago, but already, I'm tired of the decorations, the music, the lines at the stores, and most of all, the left overs. We didn't do a whole turkey this year, just like we did at Thanksgiving. although at Thanksgiving, I got a few turkey legs, for Christmas, we got a Turkey breast and split it between my daughter, her fiance, my grand daughter and myself.
No no, I think most of all, I'm tired of the cold weather! We barely got snow this year, it snowed a tiny bit on Christmas Eve and a tiny bit on the 26th. The snow was on the ground for a few hours and then it started to rain. yuck! Of course, I haven't gone out in a few days.
On the 25th, we all went out to see the White House Christmas tree and it was beautiful, but with so many people and with it being so cold out, we decided to not go around the loop and skip the smaller trees from the different states. There were just way too many people! Instead, we went to a little area where they were selling food and souvenirs and we got hot chocolates and hot dogs. yum! We tried going to Starbucks but of course they were closed... and i wanted to go to Ben's Chili Bowl (YUM!) but they were closed too. Instead, we walked to the closets metro station, felt like a forever walk down the National Mall, and finally we were at the metro station.
Had we taken the bus instead, we only needed to walk 2 blocks to the stop. However, it was cold and we didn't know when the bus would get there, being Christmas. AND the bus would have dropped us off half way UP the hill instead of at the bottom of the hill. So it was another walk home from the metro station in silver spring. oh well.
I have been so tired lately. not sure exactly why.. and when I want to try to sleep during the day, there is always too much noise for me to sleep.
i'm sorry guys, I didn't mean for this to turn into a bitch-fest.
Ellie got some awesome Christmas gifts! She got a stuffed Broby, from Yo Gabba Gabba,
an electronic doll, an electronic tea set, a see and say,
I wanted to get her a toy laptop but I think I'll wait a little longer. I don't want her to think she can play with my laptop when I'm not around. as it is, she likes opening the CD rom drive. lol
I also got some awesome gifts this year ! I wasn't even expecting anything. But I got some computer programs I really wanted, a mani pedi gift certificate, a gift card to DSW, (both of which I'm excited to use!) two necklaces, what else, oh! a beautiful eight by ten of Ellie!
It was a really nice day, in fact, we had a few really nice days over here! Spending time with Drea, Jorge and Ellie! :-)