South Beach Day 7 (Saturday) was a doozy. I was running around ALL. DAY. And it was also a day where we had predetermined that we were going to have to cheat some.
The morning started off pretty good, with 2 eggs. Only 2 because that's how much we had left, haha!
Then I left around 8:15 to go pick up my friends to drive to Carnation, WA for the Sweater Dash 5K with my friends Carrie and Sam. Recap is here!
|I only had a few sips of this cider..|
After we dropped off Carrie, we drove to Sam's apartment to get ready for the Pacific Northwest Ballet's production of The Nutcracker. I was so stoked!! I ate my chili in a hurry while Sam was in the shower.
|Old picture, but you get the gist.|
|Sam looking super cute in her hat!!|
|Check out the little kid behind us, haha!|
|1994, on the far left! As a Gingerbread.|
|2005, as the Governess|
|2006, Snow Corps|
|A nice formal picture by the tree...|
|Followed by silly ballet poses on the mock stage!|
|Awesome sculptures in the lobby|
Snowflake Lane went fine, as usual, so afterwards I booked it out of there and got caught behind all the holiday shoppers walking down the sidewalk - but finally pushed through so I could run to my apartment complex to get to my car, to drive back to Seattle for our White Elephant party. I arrived around 8:15.
The food options were sooo soo so wrong for South Beach, but I had to eat something because I was starving. I had a pumpkin maple cookie, two snickerdoodle cookies, a dark chocolate meringue cookie, a gingerbread cookie, some brownies... you name it, I probably ate it. I didn't have anything to drink, though, so that's good at least??
|The Xmas spread (stupid camera, being blurry..)|
|One of the not-so-terrible gifts - a bacon kit!|
|"A Geek's Guide to Controlling the Universe"|
|And then... my gift. YEP.|
|Then everyone held up their gift and we took a picture. There are some questionable gifts in there, but I won't name any of them.|
|Got it! Not as pretty, but hey, whatever.|
My stomach really didn't feel great for the rest of the night, and neither did JW's - but thankfully it was only a few hours and one meal of bad eating and not a whole day's worth. Plus, I ran the 5K that morning so at least I worked out??
How many holiday parties have you been to this year?