January 04, 2013
winter break recap
Over break, I did not do very much. I sat on my couch, ate a lot (read: I think I gained five pounds in about 2 weeks....ugh!) of food that wasn't very paleo, and sat. Pretty much every day of the break. Except for one. Not moving at all is exactly why I gained five pounds but whatever. I have not had a chance to just relax like that with no worries since, well, last Christmas!
It was fantastic.
We had a low-key Christmas. It snowed that night (the first white Christmas in Maryland in 10 years! The MA girl inside of me was so happy) so we just opened presents and then played with our new toys for the rest of the day. We ate some food (duh) and that was it. We didn't have a tree this year and family doesn't come into town/we don't visit family so it's simple and easy in our house. For now.
(Wait until we all have our families. Christmas is going to be crazy!)
On New Year's Eve my family and I visited the Capital. We've lived in the DC area for just about 10 years now so we've seen it all - climbed to the top of the Washington Monument, been to all of the memorials, been to a president's funeral, seen just about every museum. You name a touristy DC thing and I promise we've done it!
At least we thought so until we looked at a tourist guide and realized that was the only thing we hadn't done!
So we got off our lazy asses and headed down to DC where we got to see the Senate and the House of Representatives. It was morning and everyone was dealing with the whole 'fiscal cliff' thing behind closed doors so it was relatively quiet around there. Still fascinating to think about how people like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln have sat in those same rooms as you.
We then used the tunnel underneath the city to pop over to the Library of Congress. Even though I've been there before, it was a good reminder of how amazing architecture can be. Especially when it involves books. The whole building was ornate and beautiful.
I had plans on New Year's Eve but they fell through. So, I just spent a lazy night on the couch with my Mom watching romantic comedies and hanging out. I've been out for every other New Year's Eve since I've been in college, so I wasn't too worried about it.
We followed through on our family's tradition of having a New Year's Eve meal of lobster! It was delicious - though I was too afraid to hold the little guys - they were too creepy for me! (which is why that picture is so blurry!)
Labels: winter break