So looks like I may have miscalculated a day or two seeing as 2017 was not a leap year and this is apparently Day 366
Oh well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
This is the last day of the year and potentially one of my faves
NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY !!!
We got the party started early in the Canary Islands with some mimosas
I quickly converted to straight champagne by mid afternoon
And things had escalated by the time the fireworks started
Anyway, that’s that… for the year, for the blog, for the champagne …. you may have found the ending a little underwhelming.. but
How bout an updated stock photo from the first Christmas after Sarah died and Ellis nabbed my VERY champagne forward mimosa and chugged it like a frat boy before we had the chance to stop him and he went around stumbling and slurring til nap time? Sound good? Here you go :
National Baking Soda Day
I used this shit for everything
After taking this lovely photo, I threw some in my batch of muffins, then scrubbed out the sink with it!
Falling immediately after National Chocolate Candy Day, conspicuously enough, National Get On The Scales Day was everything I dreamt it would be… and more
I found some scales… and got on them
Weighed around 150 pounds by the looks of it.
Fine by me.
In my adulthood I’ve been as low as 129 pounds (and was skeletal), and I’ve been 166 pounds (looked ‘soft’ in the face and couldn’t fit into a single pair of jeans).
It’s a pretty good range .. according to this graph ( I’m 5’8.5″)
so not worried about it and could care less really
But whatever… tis National Chocolate Candy Day
I busted out some M & M’s, some Hersey Kisses and some Glossettes for the holiday
Ate some, disregarding veganism for the day, got a headache.
Christmas was spent in the Canary Islands with the in-laws this year
We had a rented villa and car and were able to explore the island
Did some hiking… and lots of drinking
We made our way pretty much all around the island
..and the beach… although it was windy as all hell
Oh yeah and we went on quads …
…and had fish eat the dead skin off our feet…
Merry Christmas, fish! A feast indeed
National Eggnog Day
I hate the shit that comes in the carton every Christmas season – vegan or na… bleck
This year I had a sort of a frozen chai version of eggnog
Combined coconut milk ice cream, rum, almond milk, vanilla and chai spice
Garnish with mint and a sprinkle of nutmeg and clove
Festivus for the rest of us!
A fictitious holiday invented by Frank Costanaza from the best tv show ever on television, Seinfeld
December 23 is Festivus – the beloved non commercialized alternative to Christmas, a day to erect a pole and air your grievances with family, a day to demonstrate feats of strength
I just decorated a pole for the occasion – wasn’t down with ‘airing grievances’ to family or feats of strength this year
National Be A Lover Of Silence Day
I would consider myself a lover of silence, undoubtedly
However Duncan really takes the cake on this one – being a deaf French bulldog and taking it in stride.
Luckily he has Herman to look up to for social cues and a jingly bear bell for off leash forest filled hikes
He sleeps soundly and probably
National Crossword Puzzle Day
To be honest – not a fan of the crossword puzzle
I hate how it’s so interconnected and dependent on previous answers or guesses. Its a tortuous game of entrapment that I, as a perfectionist, can’t endure
I googled “Easy Crossword Puzzles” for the occasion as to not give myself an anxiety attack.
It was kinda easy
But you lost points every time you back spaced which was bullshit
I am partial to a pitcher of sangria from time to time. James and I once had a pitcher in Costa Rica that cost us $70 USD that left a foul taste in our mouth.. but apart from that, it’s been nothing but a good time
It’s a simple cocktail and a great way to rid yourself of a bottle of sub par wine
On National Sangria Day, I made a simple sangria involving a cheap red wine, brandy, orange juice, mint leaves, and an assortment of fruit – including blackberries for drama