Chaos started over Thanksgiving weekend when two of my favorite people came to town. One lives in Spokane, Washington, and I haven't seen her since boy and I took a trip up there in February. The other lives in New York City, and although I see her more than the other visiting friend, I wanted to spend as much time as I could with both of them.
One night, Spokane friend and I made a delicious meal of slow-cooked short ribs, goat cheese polenta and string beans.
Somewhere in between Thanksgiving and friend juggling, boy and I managed to get a Christmas tree.
As soon as the tree was up and decorated I was hit with a cold from hell. I don't get sick very often, and haven't been this sick in a long, loonnggg time. While I wasted away the afternoons at home on the couch thinking healthy thoughts, I quickly crocheted a hat to bring with me on my vacation to New York City to visit Amaya.
Although I did everything I could to battle this cold, I still boarded the plane feeling like death warmed over. Luckily I got better and was able to enjoy my trip!
I did lots of the typical touristy stuff like Times Square, Central Park, and Rockefeller Center.
There were lots of gorgeous lights and store window displays. I ate LOTS of food and spent more money than I intended...but that's a sign of a good vacation, right?
Now I am home, back to work, and getting ready for an accounting final on Monday. I am looking forward to that class being over so I can officially begin prepping for the holiday season!