Hey, friends! A very happy Sunday to you!
First things first: If you haven’t had a chance to fill out the 2017 CNC Reader Survey, please do! Tomorrow (Monday) is the final day that it’ll be open and then we’ll tally up the results later this week. Many, many, MANY thanks to those of you who have already participated. It means a lot to me!
Ok, now onto a little recap from our weekend a la High Low High where I share both the high and low points from it. I always like to end on a high note, so there’s typically more highs than lows! Here we go…
HIGH: Date night with Mal at Solstice. Hooray! We finally made it! We’ve talked about visiting Solstice for months now. We even drove down to Kingston two different times with the intention of going, but then things didn’t work out. I’m so happy that we finally had a chance to dine there because it was totally worth the wait. The atmosphere was great. We sat at the bar and enjoyed our experience with the service, bartender, etc., and the food was excellent. I ordered a chicken dish, which was awesome, but what I can’t stop talking (and thinking) about is the burger that Mal ordered. Holy cow, I had some serious food envy… so glad he shared a couple of bites with me! But, hey, now I know what I’m ordering the next time we go to Solstice. It was incredible. The burger was served on a little tray with truffle fries, homemade ketchup, mustard, pickles, and with this bacon-cheese-jam-amazingness. OMG, it’s a burger I will never forget.
LOW: Maybe I had a little too much fun because I woke up feeling like garbage the next day. Tito’s + soda at the end of the night was not such a great idea. Oy.
HIGH: Sweating out the booze at CrossFit the next day. My gosh, the start of this workout was brutal, but I felt a zillion times better once it was over.
LOW: Missing Day 9 of 24 Days of Togetherness. We had a busy Friday and it just slipped our minds.
HIGH: Completing Day 9 (make a Christmas drawing) and Day 10 (make a gingerbread house) yesterday.
The gingerbread house was a huge hit with Qman. We bought a kit from Trader Joe’s and it turned out so well. Qman keeps calling it his “tiny house.”
HIGH: Enjoying a business lunch with Kerrie to discuss all things Designed to Fit Nutrition. We have lots of great things planned for 2017, including our brand new web-based software, which is going to be AMAZING. We also officially hired a Registered Dietitian, so now we’re a team of three. My gosh, we are so excited for the new year!! FYI: We’re taking new clients to start on January 16, 2017.
LOW: Canceling our Boston holiday adventure with friends. We planned to see Blink! in the city, but it was really chilly last night, so we figured it wasn’t the best idea to bring our little ones out in the cold. Hopefully, we’ll have a chance to reschedule before the holiday season is over.
HIGH: Having a low-key evening at home. We watched The Secret Life of Pets and everyone, including Murphy, enjoyed it. It was super cute. The pug was on-point!
My evening also included a couple of “mocktails” made with Cranberry Cider, a splash of apple cider, and some apple slices. It was just what a needed after Friday night! #old
HIGH: Finishing the majority of my holiday shopping this morning. Well, I still need to get something for my father-in-law, but I’m pretty sure we’re going to make a Chatbook for him. I think he would really love it! Anyway, here’s what I ordered, just in case you’re still looking for ideas. Heyyyy, online shopping for the win!
- Qman: Excavator Front Loader Truck and a Rocket Ship Tent
- Matthew (nephew, 3): Rocket Ship Tent
- Cannon (nephew, 1): Little People School Bus <— remember how much Qman loved this thing?!
- Karli (niece, 1): “New with tags” (and ridiculously cute) clothing from ThredUp
- Coraline (niece, 1): Melissa & Doug Hide and Seek Farm Wooden Activity Board With Barnyard Animal Magnets
- Mal: Todd Snyder Sweatshirt, Ireland Wall Art, and a Universal Remote
HIGH: Celebrating my niece’s first birthday later this afternoon. I can’t believe she’s already one!
Question of the Day
Your turn! Share a high and low from your weekend!
P.S. Pug people: This “Winter Wonderland” video is amazing. I mean, we all know how much pugs love Christmas!!