I've been pretty quite over here since Christmas, so I wanted to fill you in on a few fun things that happened over the holiday!
Before we left on our 9-hour journey to our Greek family-filled trip to Boston on Christmas Eve, I cooked a fancy little dinner for the hubby and me. We decided to celebrate together early, since we wouldn't be alone for much of the trip ahead. I made this amazing Kale Gratin, North Dakota potatoes (need to share this receipt with you sometime), roasted beets, french bread, and baked goat cheese. We opened presents afterwards and watched Elf to finish off the night.
The next day, we traveled up to Boston via car. Boy is that a drive. Once we arrived, we were greeted with great food, too much wine, and lots of family time. We visited a local winery, brunched at the Wayside Inn, explored the Harvard area, and watched Love Actually. Twice.
Although I'm terribly sad the holidays are just about over, I'm also a bit relieved. This year I was quite the grinch. Maybe it was about resenting the pressure that's put on all of us to look just right, decorate just right and buy just the right gifts this year. Maybe I was broken hearted that my sister had to work over the holidays instead of being with her big sister, just like old times. Maybe I was upset with the lack of resolution from Serial's last episode. Maybe the winter blues are setting in early. Did anyone else feel this way?