Another holiday post decked out for Oprah!!!
We hit the road from Hillsborough with some Christmas music blaring!
For Matt‘s sake, I quieted down when I wore myself out
With a little literature and digital entertainment
A little later…lunch
Matt packed me a sandwich…
Leftover herb chicken + cheddar cheese with pickle, cucumber and mustard on whole wheat bread. I gotta say, this bread didn’t have nothin’ on Great Harvest. I am so spoiled.
Also, some pretzels! I LOVE pretzels and never buy them!! They are like air with minimal nutritional value, but they sure do taste good
And even later on…an apple
Look – no hands!!!
We passed by my future spot of intern employment – which seems to be about HALFWAY to my parents’. I think that if I take I-485, which is a loop that actually adds 5 more miles to the distance, I will have a much more pleasant commute going against traffic, in contrast to the shorter route that goes right through the city of Charlotte and would probably be a lot more stressful. I’d rather drive a wee bit longer with no traffic. That perked me up a little. At least I know I can eat at Cracker Barrel to wait out the traffic!
We arrived home at 4PM, unpacked, picked up and left again to squeeze in a few hours at Kate + Nate’s Holiday Movie Marathon! Sadly I missed Home Alone but I made it in time for some ELF hilarity.
It was SO cozy at Kate + Nates!
There were lots ‘O snacks put out for munching –
I had two small mugs of the most delicious hot apple cider. I had a bad headache and needed to hydrate
There were two entertainment areas – Xmas Movies in the living room and Sports in the man cave
Near dinnertime, I had a splash of TJ’s Velvet Moon
And pizza was served!!
These were take and back from Costco and they were DELICOUS
Plus Kate made her special salad
I had a slice of margarita pizza and a heap of salad
And Caitlin made these famous Resees cup cookies
I had one of each – delish!
Plus a small taste of Prosecco with dessert
At 6:45 we made our way to yet another holiday event – the 5th Annual A Cappella Christmas put on by the Queen Charlotte Chorus of Sweet Adelines International and the Gold Standard Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society!
Karen, my mother-in-law, joined the Adelines this fall and just loves it.
I did my best to capture her on zoom – she’s the one with the dark hair and the black shirt with sparkles in a V!
The show was great – I love a cappella!
At intermission there was a cookie buffet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My usual self would have wanted to try one of each, but tonight I decided to wait out the crowd and then have the top two that looked the best.
I waited for the huge line to die down (normally I’m the FIRST person in a buffet line!) and swiped two tiny ones at the end of intermission.
Off to enjoy a little silent night of reading and beauty rest