Anyway, instead of feeling sorry for myself, I am treating myself to several things-
::: I cheered the runners and walkers on, hanging out cups of eggnog last Saturday at the Merry Christmas 5K eggnog challenge. It was fun watching the runners- there were elves, Santa Clauses (and some Mrs Clauses), and even presents (I didn't take this photo- but that's what I saw!)
:::: driving and then walking among the holiday lights in Lexington, while sipping the hot mulled cider.
:::The lights in Mega Caverns- the only cave you'd even drive through to look at lights!
:::: made a lot of 7-layered bars to give away at two shelters. Here is the recipe I used from Internet:
::::treated myself to Wild Eggs- my favorite breakfast- Farmer Market Skillet (between you and me, it's absolutely to die for!)
::::completed three blankets- one for nephew, one for a cousin's kid, and one to donate at a shelter- and currently working on a blanket in colors of berries.
::::taught neighbor how to play Mah Jongg (not the computer game, but the real game as practiced in China)- she is getting hooked to it, so I expect we'll play this when time allows!
:::::got myself a lot of books at this used bookstore, plenty to keep me busy for several days!
Tomorrow, I will try the recipe for lamb stew (slow cooker)- in the meanwhile of it cooking, I am going to take my dogs out to hike in the Tom Sawyer Park. I got the Sims 3 Supernatural expansion and so I'm looking forward to tweak my characters into vampires, fairies and werewolves, oh my!
There's presents under the tree, for me and my puppies- and I do look forward to opening them while enjoying my White Christmas Dream drink- (here is the recipe: White Christmas Dream) By the time the presents are open, the lamb stew will be yummy...
Wish y'all a survivable holiday, either by yourself or with family, full of love (and that means loving yourself as well.)