145.8…Busy Bee

I apologize for the lack of consistency posting but I have been insanely busy. I guess it's normal this time of year to be overwhelmed but I would love for things to slow down so I can enjoy the holidays. I can see that things are still moving forward at warp speed so I guess I'll just have to go with the flow.

Friday night we took the kids to my son's favorite restaurant, PF Changs. We all shared lettuce wraps:

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Followed by Dan Dan Noodles:

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And Chang's Spicy Chicken:

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Saturday morning we headed out early to Disneyland. We stopped at Chili's along the way for lunch. Breakfast just got skipped over basically. We shared chips and salsa:

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That was followed by a turkey burger with fries. 

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We arrived at Disneyland and went on a bunch of rides before my mother in law picked up the kids for dinner so my husband and I could go to a holiday party for his work. It was held at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney. There was a cocktail hour followed by dinner. 

Our meal started with Gumbo:

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Mixed green salad:

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Lobster, steak, potatoes and vegetables:

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We had to scoot out a bit early to pick up the kids so we grabbed some beignets on the way out. We went on several more rides before we called it a night.

In the morning, my husband and kids went on a few rides while I packed the room and got ready. We hit the road back to San Diego. On the way, we needed a quick lunch so we stopped at Del Taco. Not my favorite, but I made do with tacos and fries.

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We got home in time to change and head out to the Chargers vs Patriots game! 

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Unfortunately, the Chargers lost but the game was fun and I had a great time with friends. 

Monday morning's breakfast was egg beaters with salsa and cheddar cheese.

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My back is still not 100% so I skipped Cardio Muscle class. I went to a couple of meetings and a doctor appointment for my back. Lunch was a Greek Salad at Luna Grill, followed by a serious shopping trip to Target. My list was loooooong. 

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Dinner was a Caesar salad and pasta.

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Basically what I make when I haven't had time to plan ahead for anything else. 

Breakfast on Tuesday was an English muffin with peanut butter.

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My husband took the kids to school so I had some extra time to get some stuff done around the house. I ran a ton of errands and stopped for lunch at Jersey Mike's. Turkey and provolone:

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I brought the kids home from school and headed out to Bunco at Diana's. 

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It was our annual Holiday Gift Exchange Bunco and Diana did such a beautiful job decorating and setting everything up. Dinner was a buffet of delicious Italian food.

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Dessert made the meal complete with brownies and cannolis.

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Dina and I:

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I ended up getting a great wine glass, wine cork and apron from the gift exchange. Thank you Diana for a fabulous night!!

This morning we were up before dawn to meet a bunch of friends for our bus ride to Los Angeles for our flight to Puerto Vallarta to celebrate a friend's 40th birthday! At the airport, we grabbed some breakfast at Ruby's. Breakfast burrito: 

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 I'm lucky to have free wifi on the plane so I'm able to send this from way up in the sky!!! :)

How do you deal with stress during the holiday season?

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