Jon and I have had the weekend we intended to have: quiet, simple and spent at home.

His mom arrived for a short overnight visit on Friday, so we had breakfast yesterday morning (Christmas Eve) at a new (to us) place that we’ve been intending to try: The Plaid Apron.

I chose gingerbread pancakes …

… but I ended up splitting them for half of an omelette (filled with butternut squash and other seasonal things).

… and tasted some of Jon’s, too.

Everyone left around lunchtime after eating leftover chili from the night before – but I waited and had a simpler lunch.

(Though didn’t pass up the leftover pie.)

We took a short walk after lunch because it was a really nice day + I wanted to get some sort of exercise. I tested an app (MayMyRun) that I might start using once my heel heals – since I’m setting some goals (aka jumping on the resolutions bandwagon) for 2012.

The boot is a total pain in the ass, but it’s definitely helpful. 3 mi isn’t doable at this point, but I can’t walk normally – at all – without it.

The rest of the night?

(The flowers = one reason I live in the South, btw.)

We started a Star Wars marathon while we ate dinner – and spent the night hanging out on the couch.

I’ve mentioned he’s spoiled, right?

Can’t leave out the other one. He’s pretty spoiled/cute, too. (We’re dog-sitting while my mom spends the holiday in Key West – where my youngest brother lives.)


This morning, I woke up to Christmas music + Jon rolling out dough for cinnamon rolls.

I almost never start the day this way – and he most assuredly doesn’t – but I question that every year when he makes these.

Another once a year breakfast/childhood memory (for me) thing:

We’ve had a quiet morning – just the two of us – hanging out, opening gifts, playing with our new stuff, eating, drinking, playing video games and continuing the Star Wars marathon.

Lunch will probably include more of the same. Tonight, though, is a Chinese feast + movie with his kids – something we started doing several years ago.

Perfect weekend. I hope the same for everyone reading.