5×5 for the 25th

Merry Christmas, everyone!!

While I hope all of y’alls latter, colder months have been spent wrapped head to toe in ultimate holiday cheer, this holiday season is feeling a little less festive for me — it’s the first one I haven’t spent with any of my immediate family, or truly celebrated in any way (sounds depressing, geez). And not that dear hubs Steve isn’t familia, but celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas growing up had its traditions: small (or sometimes big), intimate family gatherings, where we all dressed up and spent the day cooking, watching movies, playing games, eating, drinking, and being merry. This year, I spent Thanksgiving on a plane, went to Best Buy for some pre-funk Black Friday shopping as soon as I landed, ate dinner at Denny’s because it was the only place open (after I rode there in the trunk of our friend’s car because the new 50 inch TV took up the entire back seat), and concluded the day with some good ol’ Netflix and chill (heh, heh) with Steve. And well, as far as Christmas goes… we ain’t got no tree, we ain’t got no family, and we ain’t got the day to celebrate it anyway, because Steve has been at work since 2 pm (go back and re-read that in a Smokey from Friday voice, please).

But you know what, that’s okay. Steve and I spent all night yesterday watching Christmas movies, and I’ve pretty much continued that on in to today… with a big ole’ bottle of Pinot Grigio and some good ole’ fashioned Dunkin Donuts. The gym is closed, I don’t have work, and I have nobody around, so I’m essentially forced to sit down and zen into the self-care realm, which is proving to be pretty amazing. It’s a Merry Christmas indeed.

And so in the spirit of things, I thought it’d be fun to do a 5×5 things about me post, 25 tid-bits for the 25th of December!