I see you, world.
So, after a brief hiatus (ish, my last life post was dated 18th November), I’m back again with a wee peak into the happenings going on in my tiny, not so eventful world. That said, quite a few things have occurred since my update of 6 weeks ago, friend.
First of all, remember Elliot? My massage therapist?
Well, he resigned from the practice a few weeks ago. Apparently, he had been paying off his ex-wife’s IRS debt (I don’t understand it either), and concluded he simply wasn’t earning enough with his current employer to be able to do that as well as afford a new sports car (huh?). So he decided to leave and find work with The Joint (a chain of “fast food style” chiropractic outlets). I don’t know about you but this guy has me shaking my head in bewilderment quite a few times.
Then on Christmas Eve, we had our traditional family dinner at the nearby McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks Restaurant (pictures here). On a macro level, the food wasn’t too shabby but I think the taste of anything pales when one has to wait a long time for it to arrive, yes? It was, in essence, an agonising waiting game for food. I believe two appetisers appeared 40 minutes after our order was placed, the remainder another 15 minutes later. Entres showed up roughly half an hour after the last appetiser was served. Our glasses were not refilled until about 90 minutes later (and by that I mean with water) which
was is unacceptable. And from a culinary standpoint, the appetisers were very good (perhaps they seemed tastier because, at that point, we were ravenous, and about to gnaw on the table), so too the desserts. The entres themselves, however, failed not impress. They were bland, nothing spectacular. Thankfully, the company was good (albeit a smidge cranky when tummies are rumbly).
After which, we headed home and eviscerated days of wrapping in mere minutes.
Why did we even bother to wrap them?
Christmas morning dawned bright and beautiful (and warm, damnit). And we found ourselves without food. I am so serious. I’d decided to take the weekend off, to not cook, and as such, there were no leftovers. In addition, I was rather banking on making full use of Door Dash. Alas, that was not to be since, it would seem, most restaurants decided it was (most erroneously) alright for them to take Christmas off.
I don’t really remember all the details but I believe we ended up eating cold cuts and loads of Christmas candies (nougats and chocolates my mother-in-law had sent from Italy), and fried spam with steamed Jasmine rice. I am truly not joking.
VIVA LA CHRISTMAS
Fast forward to the 30th of December.
To my very first debutante ball.
You see, my second son, Gabriel’s girlfriend is from a very traditional Southern family. Well, her mother’s side is, which comes with it, the customary coming out party aka debutante ball. It was a really interesting experience as I’d never been to one before. And living in Houston, I haven’t had many opportunities to dress up formally. As in Black Tie Formal. So I was quite pleased to be able do just that. I’ll be posting more photos but here’s a sneak of the Monique Lhuillier gown I wore.
New Year’s Day came, and this time, we were ready, I tell you. We had a simple home dinner of Filet Mignon with Grilled Lobster Tail as well as Shrimp. Sides included Grilled Broccollini, Scalloped Potatoes and Risotto.
We neither starved nor had to eat out of cans.
Like we did on Christmas Day.
And that’s it. For now. But before you go, I have the most exciting thing to share. I’m co-hosting with my Fab 40 friend, Jennie, in her first ever shared Fabulous Friday Link-Up. I doubt it’s any secret just how much I adore Jennie, and the way she dresses. And how her outfits are always the perfect blends of femininity with bohemian and/or preppy, with touches of edge. I mean, I’ve never tried to hide my admiration for her sartorial choices. If you’ve never before been, I highly recommend that you mouse over to Jennie’s blog right this moment. It’s called A Pocketful Of Polka Dots (like how positively charming is that), and trust me when I say you shan’t regret it.
Meet your host for Fabulous Friday, Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots. Jennie is a 40+ frugal fashionista who enjoys trying new trends, loves All the shoes, believes life is too short for boring hair, and never met a polka dot she didn’t like. You can follow Jennie here ∼
And, as part of this collaboration with Jennie, I am picking, for the first time ever, my absolute fave look from last week’s Fabulous Friday Link-Up. I spy you, Oby Grace!! With that gorgeous poncho in rich, jewel tones. And that flirty wide-brimmed hat. And them kickass boots.
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