My husband and I grew up in the same small town and our parents still live about ten miles apart, so we don’t have to choose which family to visit for the holidays, which is super nice.
Unfortunately, our hometown is about eleven hours away via car. And because it’s a small town, flying in costs an arm and a leg, so we usually drive. Eleven hours in the car is a long damn time. We make it bearable by listening to audiobooks.
This year we listened to a book that couldn’t quite decide what it wanted to be. It was definitely science fiction, but it also had splashes of romance (in fact, I thought it was a romance until I didn’t get my HFN/HEA), mystery, space opera, and military sci-fi. I didn’t love it, so I’m not going to name it, but it did get us to MO and back.
We had a nice, relaxed Christmas. We celebrated with my husband’s family on Christmas Eve and my family on Christmas Day. I got to spend time with my two little nephews who are growing like weeds and who are so cute they’ll give you cavities. At four and two they are at peak adorableness. Of course I said that when they were at one and three and I’ll probably still be saying it when they’re in their twenties. :)
Now we’re back home and have to deal with things like plumbers and broken dishwashers and work. Boo!
I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions, but January 1 we’re kicking off a month of Whole30. I lost a lot of weight a couple years ago, but the scale has started creeping in the wrong direction again, so it’s time to get my eating back on track. It should be perfectly miserable for the first week or so, considering I’ve eaten my body weight in sugar in the last few days.
Did you have a nice holiday? Also, can you believe it’s almost 2018? This year went so fast!