This weekend was pretty crazy at the casa.
1. I’m finally getting over my nasty cold. I’ve had this thing since Thanksgiving weekend and I am now finally getting over it although the cough persists. Still, I am feeling better, as I should considering I have taken an entire pharmacy of OTC medications for it.
2. #GOARMYBEATNAVY!! This weekend was the Army-Navy Game, that long standing tradition of football between the US Military Academy at West Point and the US Navy Academy in Annapolis. Every year both schools go all out with team spirit videos and its awesome. After losing for decades, Army won last year and they won on Saturday! As a retired Army officer, I cheered for my guys hard but so proud of both schools. They are amazing young men on the field giving it their all for esprit de corps and tradition.
3. Our decorations are finally up and done, and I am one happy woman! We actually have two Christmas tree. Lol. Here is the story. I’ve been married for three years and my husband and his kids (who live with us full time) have their own. My Christmas trees have always been very “Martha Stewart”, theirs is more like a tree with a collection of ornaments they have gathered over the years with odd colored Christmas lights. Hey to each their own. I find joy is my beautiful Christmas tree. I also decorated the front porch and I’m very happy with how it turned out.
4. After much debate (literally) we settled for store-bought Christmas cards. Personally, I do not do (nor like) Christmas cards with photos for me. I understand people who do but not my thing. Everyone in the house wanted family portraits for the cards. I did not. I think part of it is that this is not a very big thing for us Puerto Ricans during the holidays. Seriously, the first time I ever saw this was being done was in 2006 when I received one. Anyhow, this year I am in love with the red truck image with the Christmas tree on the back and found some cards with that image. Problem solved.
5. Coquito Time! We Puerto Ricans love Navidad(Christmas), especially the food. This weekend I started our tradition making our Coquito. This is a beverage we make during the holidays that is similar to eggnog, except it does not have eggs. To me it is better. I made mine the way my abuela (grandma) made it—heave handed on the rum and full of happiness! Salud!
6. Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas. Christmas movies all day long—enough said. ♥ ♥ ♥ Anybody else watching?