Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Relaxing, Resting, and Unwinding

Good morning! How are you? How was your Christmas holiday? Mine was fabulous; relaxing, restful and peaceful. For only the 3rd time in 20 years together, my husband and I spent Christmas alone and at home. We cooked baked, read, relaxed and did it all over again for a few days. We missed our families but unfortunately this year was not the year for us all to be together. 

I already miss the "spirit" of Christmas, but I guess that is why they call it "the most wonderful time of the year" because it only happens once a year. I am going to be savoring the last vestiges of the holiday season this week and getting ready to ring in the new year.  

Did you enjoy your Christmas festivities? Were you able to be with your family and friends? Are you ready to start the New Year? 

I have to be honest, I am ready to get back into my routine. I have eaten too much chocolate, drank too much champagne and have not worked out nearly enough. Add that to the endless hours spent watching Christmas shows and other things I do not normally watch; my mind, body and spirit are ready to reboot. 

Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed every cup of cocoa, every piece(s) of chocolate and cookie(s) and hour(s) on the couch. I am just ready for all of the fabulous things that are awaiting me in the New Year. 

I hope that you have a fabulous week! Enjoy your time with family and friends; the meals, the movies, the treats and more.

If you are looking for a few scrumptious hot chocolate recipes pop over to Once Upon A Chocolate Life for 10 of My Favorite Hot Chocolate Recipes.


  1. You and us both dearest Elizabeth; we stayed home and rested, read, ate, watched movies, just hung out together. It is marvelous to do so.

    Well my friend, 2016, I hope it brings peace as the world unfolds more creativity, technology, talents and new beginnings. HAVE A SUPER CELEBRATION! Anita

  2. Unfortunately Christmas celebrations weren't in the cards for me... I've been sick for a week with a very sore throat and bad cough.

  3. I was just sitting here thinking that a cup of hot chocolate sounded quite good. It's been snowing here.

  4. Ooooh one of my favorite bottles of Champagne - and paired with raspberries and chocolate?? Yes, please!

  5. This year we had family Christmas Eve and Christmas Day both celebrated at our home along with family members staying overnight. Fun and hectic times! Now we're "recovering" and relaxing. Too tired to "reboot" just yet.

  6. Happy New Year, sweet Elizabeth! Thank you for being a bright shiny light during my difficult 2015! Cheers to a healthy and happy 2016! xoxo


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