I feel like December just started, yet here I am, and its already December 30. It is the end of the month, which means its time for another snippets post. I don’t really know the point of this type of post yet, but I think it will be like a diary type thing.
For the beginning of the month, nothing really eventful happened, because I spent most of my time getting ready for finals. At our school during finals week we get out at 11. On that Tuesday we had a snow day, which was awesome! It also meant that for the rest of the week we had extra tests. On Friday I got out 9:25 because I only had one test, which gave me time to start my Christmas shopping.
Dec.18 – After finishing finals a group of us went to a nearby Thai food restaurant. The restaurant is quaint and it has an area where you can take off your shoes and sit at a traditional Thai table to eat your food. You sit in butterfly position and the area is away from the regular tables. We did a Secret Santa as a group, so at the restaurant we exchanged gifts. I gave my friend a cookie in a jar type thing, where it is a pre-made mix in a cute mason jar, and all the person has to do it add butter and an egg and maybe some water. I got some chocolate and a cute bag 🙂
Dec.20 – A couple of friends and I went to go see the James Bond movie Spectre. I thought it was pretty good, but one of us fell asleep for most of it. It was my second time seeing the movie, so I just went for the popcorn. I don’t usually like seeing movies twice, so I just liked going for the food and seeing my friends. It was around 50 degrees outside the theatre, and no snow was visible. After the movie I went to my friends house because she had cake, and I love cake. So after I ate three slices (no regrets), I went home. On the way home I got stuck in a lot of traffic, and I am not good in traffic, especially when the roads are icy. Don’t worry, I survived though. But barely.
Dec. 21 – Finally got around to baking, and I decided to raid my friends kitchen to do it. We made the Nutella cookie bars that I did for a collab. My friend doesn’t really have a ton of baking supplies, so we made everything by hand, including the dough. *Tip – if you have to make a dough with no mixer, melt the butter until its soft and partially melted, it makes everything easier.* It actually tasted pretty good (how could it not with it being cookie dough, Nutella and sweetened condensed milk), and we went to Pho while the bars were baking (the waiter has a crush on my friend, so we get a lot of free food. You have to capitalize on these moments). That night we had family friends over, and we played a version of truth or dare for a solid three hours.
Dec. 23 – My brother’s thirteenth birthday. My grandpa’s birthday is also in December, so we celebrated them at the same time. They both love crab, I personally am not a fan. There was also homemade ice cream though, so I ate a ton of that. I was also given the job of being the creepy family member taking photos at all time.
Dec.24 – Christmas Eve. We went over to our neighbors house to celebrate. My brother and I only stayed for a little awhile before we went back home. After all, I had to make the crock pot hot chocolate. It consisted of condensed milk, evaporated milk, cream, whole milk, and chocolate chips. It. Was. Delicious.
Dec.25 – CHRISTMAS!!! So we opened presents. And ate tons of food. 10 croissants to be exact. Side note, we did not open presents in the dark, I took these photos before Christmas, and before the chaos. My grandpa came over, and my dod assisted in getting all the wrapping paper off presents.
Dec. 28 – Went to a friend’s house to try traditional Chinese food. They had lotus flowers, they had taken the base of the flower and cooked it. It was really good, and all their food was really unfamiliar to me (except the rice). Then we went downstairs and took photos for probably two hours. It was actually really cold in my town, as in 18 degrees cold. So going outside didn’t really sound pleasant.
Dec.29 – Went up to Vail. It was super cold but we went to a really nice restaurant and went to many stores. Vail is set up to look like a European ski town, so it is super pretty seeing all the German and general European architecture. The drive up is also super pretty, and since it was a week day there wasn’t much traffic. Ski traffic is the absolute worst, trust me. No one wants to sit in traffic for 6 hours after skiing all day.
I hope you all had an amazing December! I feel like it just started, along with this winter break. I think today I may go see the Star Wars movie and go eat at Noodle’s and Company. I will probably do a New Year’s post, but if not I just want to say how grateful I am for all of who who read this blog. This blog has opened me up to a whole new community and I couldn’t be more happy. I am excited to see what the new year holds for me and this blog.