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Happy Holidays and Lightbulbs and the Gym!

December 24th, 2014 at 08:44 am

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you at SA! This community has been a source of comfort and advice and has helped me keep on track throughout the year! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

Lightbulbs: D is in the kitchen right now changing out the spots to LED. That is 8 watts/bulb instead of 45! Wow! Those bulbs are our Christmas gift to ourselves this year.

Gym: I am teaching weightlifting at noon today. In a way I'd like to just stay home, but actually it's good to get out of the house and exercise! I couldn't run yesterday because it was just too cold and the sidewalks were icy.

Mince Pies: How could I forget mince pies? I had some filling left over from last year in the freezer, and I'm making dough today. We need to leave a mince pie for Father Christmas! And D needs his mince pies. So tonight is traditional New Mexico tamales, salad and mince pies! Then out to see the farolitos with the rest of the city! We're going early so it's not too crowded!

7 Responses to “Happy Holidays and Lightbulbs and the Gym!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful gift to yourselves. Enjoy the lights! I had to look up farolitos, which I've always known as luminaria. Merry Christmas!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Have a wonderful christmas!

  3. Buendia Says:

    Yes - luminaria in southern New Mexico, farolitos in northern New Mexico - but exactly the same thing! So beautiful!!!

  4. Bluebird Says:

    Merry Christmas!!!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, money saving lights...the gift that continues all year.

    Hope the mince pie was a successful for Father Christmas.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Mince pie! I haven't had it for years! Next year I will make mince pie.

  7. Buendia Says:

    Mince pies are awesome! D has to have them every year because he gets homesick for the UK at Christmastime... I made homemade mince and put half of it in the freezer (interesting how it doesn't actually freeze because of the brandy!) last year, so it was super easy this year. I had to adapt a British recipe, though, because you can't just buy a bag of "mixed peel" and I wasn't about to use suet! (I use vegetarian shortening instead).

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