MMM So far this has been a fairly excellent Christmas.
Christmas dinner... With the help of Eliza & Trina, my turkey was amazing! 18lb turkey, turned out beautifully. Irene got up early and made fresh buttermilk biscuits, and I prepped all the veggies. We started at around 11am, and dinner was served at 6pm. Dinner included: Candied yams, ginger carrots, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, steamed brussels sprouts, cranberry pecan stuffing, and my turkey, roasted long and low with fresh chives, basil, & rosemary, stuffed with onions, garlic, tomatoes & lemon... It was pretty fabulous. It was a true orphans Christmas dinner again, with three of Irene's friends (Dave, Kyle & one other whose name I can't remember), Nathan Kickbush, Francois, Liz, Kris, Irene, & I. When dinner was served, I thought I was going to explode from happiness, a table full of food and appreciate (and starving) people. There are still so many leftovers, and everything turned out so so so so good! All the cookies have since been eaten (thank god, I made like 8 dozen!)
Kris got me a froggy hot water bottle, and a spa thingy, I get a full hour massage and pedi, at this swanky spa out by Courtenay... pretty excited, not going to lie! Irene got me a pair of super badass headphone earrings from Mango, they're so awesome! The zip up I got Kris fits him perfectly, and looks SO good on him! The shoes are a little small, so we're going to try to exchange them today for a pair that fits better. Irene LOVED the two pendants I got her, especially the silver oak leaf one I got... apparently she'd already being eyeing that one up for a while, I didn't even know it! I think it's pretty cool that we know each other so well that choosing gifts for each other is so easy, we know each others fav stores and each others style, even though we're so totally different...
Unfortunately I have my period for the holidays (yay.) and I'm having intense back pain. Which sucks. Hopefully New Years it'll be gone. Hopefully.
Went to work yesterday, boxing day... hahah I was there for an hour, and the store was so prepped, and everyone so well trained and so ready to go that I actually got sent home! I know, how awesome is that. So I got to spend the day cuddling with Kris and watching movies. I even got a ride to and from work from Liz. We stopped at Costco on the way home, and I got to finally buy some good socks. They're really nice. For a change. Fuck I hate buying socks!!!
Went to a movie last night with Kris. We saw "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus", which I thought was amazing. It could have gone longer I thought. But still, def a movie I want to see again, but perhaps on hallucinogens? hahahahahah Itt was good though. Afterwards we went for a walk downtown.. it was a quiet night downtown Victoria, but sooo beautiful. All the lights are so pretty! came home and drank hot chocolate with Creme de Menthe, and played cards for an hour or so, and went to bed. It was lovely :) He's still sleeping (dear lord, 13 hours now?)... I'm wondering if I should make myself some actual food or wait and do brunch with him... Not sure... Regardless...
Things are pretty good. I have some strange thoughts been wandering through my haed, but I'm going to let them lie rest for a while, until after the holidays at least. I think I deserve a break from my brain every once in a while, don't you think?
Sending out lots of love and warm holiday wishes to the whole world.... <3 <3