>This year, our Greater Boston Communications Team wanted to say a little thank you to our 2 year round Go Red media partners, 104.5 – WXLO and CBS Radio Boston. I don’t bake…at least not much, and definitely not well. But, for them, we figured it would be worth the effort. And as long as nobody got sick…right? I’ve still got one more to make for the Citadel NH Radio Group, but it will be a New Year’s House 🙂
After finding an adorable Gingerbread House bundt cake mold at William Sonoma, we knew that was it. So I baked two of them (from a mix…let’s be serious. Scratch is not my forte.) and Angela and I decorated them in the office! Talk about fun at work!
>Sometimes, all you need is a little break in the daily routine to re-energize and rejuvenate, right? So we took one.
We headed into an awesome Christmas party in JP Saturday night, but decided earlier in the week to make it on overnight. It was the perfect plan!
After a few hours meeting some fabulous people and having such incredible food, Jason and I hoofed it (not very far) to the Heath Street station, hopped on the second inbound train that came our way (we missed the first one, but really, when you don’t do the T often, you have to accommodate the re-learning curve), and headed to Government Center.
I really just wanted to walk through Quincy Market/Fanueil Hall and gawk at the lights. But then I had a craving for Pizzeria Regina….which was closed. Why, I don’t know…we just ate awesome party food! But, in searching for descent food at 11pm…we realized we were old. Probably too old to get into the bars with lines outside. Besides, after 30, bar nuts aren’t a meal, and rail drinks don’t cut it anymore – So a few pics to capture the lights…
Although it was cold, it wasn’t windy…so we walked about 1.5-2 miles back to the hotel…which was great. We were able to stop and stare at the boats in the harbor, the stars, random gawk-worthy party animals…it was great!
We stayed at the Renaissance Waterfront with a city and water view from the 18th floor. Ooooooo… Room service was ok, but sleep was way better…and the 6am view was nice when it was all said and done.
Thanks to some friends via Facebook, we had a whole selection of phenomenal brunch suggestions, which just means we’re going to have to travel to the city to eat more often! We chose Johnny D’s, and couldn’t have been more psyched this morning!
The not-so-clean breakfast was countered by some super healthy grocery shopping, and a butt whooping Bikram Yoga class…so I didn’t feel so bad at the end of the day.
Today’s lesson: Any time together, no matter how short, is worth it its weight tenfold.
>A smoothie for me. Green monstahs all around… well, for me and Maddy anyway. I think Beppo is actually afraid of the green drinks! Poor Emma is still in bed with a not-so-fun cough. She’s getting a pass today and sleeping in.
Today’s Monstah has a ton of baby spinach, frozen blueberries and banana, flax seed, hemp protein powder, chia seeds and skim milk. Mmmmmm…
Its always a good day when you start it with a big chunk of your veggies and fruit for the day! I end up with way more energy…but I’m still having my coffee!
>Breakfast. Yes, breakfast. That’s pretty basic, right?
Except that I’ve been forgetting lately and I’m trying to get back into my groove. Wake up, hot water with lemon, (insert PB on toast and gym on some days), shower, get dressed, pack Maddy’s lunch, get the kids up, dressed, fed, get Mommy’s coffee (*most critical component of a successful morning) and some breakfast.
I snoozed a few times too many this morning. Once I hit 5:45, I just laid there listening to the radio, hoping my favorite morning show hosts would succeed in getting me out of my warm bed. Finally, at 6:10 I got up and got going.
But here’s the good part! Kids ate and so did I!!!
I am a horrible omelette maker. Absolutely awful. I’m thinking that I need to give my attempts at them a different name, but until someone comes up with something creative, I’m going with, “No, I meant to make scrambled eggs, really.”
>I started my day today at Mystic Fitness in Framingham for my Sunday Yoga date with Lauren. Abby is the instructor, and her class has totally grown on me. She lights candles, offers help in making our practice the best possible for wherever we each are in our ability, and ends it with some meaningful reading.
This afternoon, we went to Max & Peyton’s birthday party at Lil’ Folks Farm in Holliston. The kids all got to ride the ponies, feed the animals, and most importantly – have a blast together!