A big, warm hello goes out to you all on this frigid morning. I must say, it’s days like these that I’m grateful for a day off (even though I need the $). Sitting in my robe, covered with my favorite blanket and sipping fresh coffee with cream and savoring Holiday Oats, is true bliss. Did I mention I’ve been enjoying Nanny reruns all morning?
This ‘free day’ came at quite an opportune given the huge number of ‘to-dos’ I have to accomplish in the next few days. Now, let’s prioritize, shall we?
My little catering job is tomorrow! So today I will prepare the cupcakes, rice, and chop the vegetables, place in water, and save for tomorrow. After, I’ll bring over most of the items to my friend’s (who is having the party) house.
And let’s not forget about my escape to Paris this Monday! It sort of crept up on me but I couldn’t be more excited. I’m trying to plan out some of the logistics but I’m sorta tempted to just GO without a defined plan. My lovely friend, Gill, has been kind enough to share a lot of tips and ‘favorites’ with me from the beautiful guidebook to Paris she is authoring.
This is an official call for any restaurant recommendations, museums to visit, or just all around experiences that you found magical!
I did a little bit of last minute shopping for an extra sweater, winter leggings (addicted to these Zara leggings. Oh, and these. Trust me, they’re worth the price), and a few toiletries. I’m hoping to post before my trip about my packing tactics. Warning, I pack extremely light; I bring a carry on suitcase and backpack, that’s it. Impossible, you say? I promise you, it’s not.
Christmas Market in Paris. Source
My holiday preparations, while minimal, are underway. Also on the overflowing agenda today is taking time to run to my favorite kitchen store and purchase a new baking sheet before whipping up a couple batches of cookies. Oh, and stay tuned for a Christmas Eve Open House menu! My mom and I are hostessing a little get together on Christmas Eve Day, complete with a variety of starters, a pasta, main dish, seasonal drinks, and desserts.I thought a daytime open house would be a perfect opportunity for a low key get together given that most people participate in evening festivities.
I can’t complain about the crazy days ahead because they are bursting with all of the people and things I love!
Despite the excitement, I can’t help but experience some feelings of anxiety. I keep having this fear that the weather is going to prove problematic for my flight home (a mere 2 days before the holiday festivities). I know, I know, it could get much worse than being stranded in Paris for Christmas, but still. This is a perfect example of preparing and planning but reminding myself to expect a few upsets in the plan.
Q: Have you ever experienced a severe delay or cancellation during travel? How did you deal?