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The Halls Are Decked

November 28, 2010

I hope everyone has had a relaxing long weekend and absolutely stuffed themselves morning, noon and night. I know I have! Let’s just say that I’ve been wanting to buy a new pair of jeans but will wait until another weekend but this might not be the best time to try on new pants. 😉

It’s a holiday — live a little! 😀

All I know is that I can’t keep my fork out of this pie:

Holy yum. On a somewhat related note — okay, not really, but bear with me here — I’ve been looking around for a nearby gym to join. It may seem convenient to have a free gym at work but the idea of going straight from desk —> gym is SO unappealing. I at least want to come home, change clothes, grab a snack, then walk around the corner.

Danielle pointed me to Fitness First, which includes most group classes free with membership. Not bad! Any other DC-area readers or bloggers have a gym they love?

After stuffing myself with pie and other leftovers — breakfast yesterday was leftover cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and a biscuit — I’ve been in the mood to deck the halls for the holidays.

Well, I don’t exactly have halls to deck but I do have this little Christmas tree. 😀

Remember Christmas trees from years past?

Korea 2008:

My mom’s house, 2009:

In 2010, I’m relying on a plastic tree from Target but it does the job and is the perfect size for some of my favorite ornaments.

You may remember that I like to buy a Christmas ornament in each place I visit as a memento of my travels. A few places are missing — Germany, Spain, Belize and Thailand jump to mind — but for the most part, my travels are documented through ornaments.

It’s fun to pull out each ornament and remember all of the adventures.

My apartment is small and I don’t have a ton of holiday decorations, but you can’t say the Christmas spirit isn’t alive and well here! 😀

Before Christmas is Hanukkah and Brittany‘s menorah is ready for action. Just a few more days!

Before that, though, is yet another Thanksgiving celebration tonight. Friends are family, too, so a few of my college friends are gathering to give thanks for each other and to eat even more delicious food.

Have you started decorating for the holidays? What holiday traditions do you have?

Don’t forget to enter my CSN Stores gift certificate giveaway!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2010 9:27 am

    Your tree looks so pretty! I always love seeing the ornaments, lights, and decorations people use. It must be so much fun to set everything up and watch the tree take on a life of its own in the process. One of these days I have to find someone to help out with that so I can experience it, too!

    No decorations here yet, but there will be soon since Hanukkah’s so early this year. It feels strange to think it’s only a few days away!

  2. November 28, 2010 9:31 am

    My mom belongs to Washington Sports Club which is super nice, but also pretty expensive.

    It was nice to meet you yesterday!

  3. November 28, 2010 11:10 am

    Beautiful… everything is simply beautiful!

  4. November 28, 2010 11:52 am

    YAY for Christmas decorations!

  5. November 28, 2010 4:48 pm

    I am seriously thinking of getting a fake tree from Target this year…I am tired of cleaning up pine needles and I am tired of thinking of the sad little tree I have to throw away at the end of December.

    Your tree is gorgeous!

    • November 29, 2010 7:06 am

      They have some pretty good deals on fake trees BUT you miss out on the delicious smell of a fresh pine tree.

  6. November 28, 2010 8:31 pm

    I love that you buy an ornament everywhere you go… I wish I thought to do that. I do have a few from travels, but not enough 🙂

    I am the type of person who would love a gym at work because if I come home, I won’t go back out. However, I think working out is really personal and the key is to organize it so that you will work out, not so someone else will.


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