A few days' rest later, though, and I am feeling more like myself. It was worthwhile to inadvertently unplug (though I admit, I kept up with people's feeds on my phone!) and take some time to spend with family both here and far away. This season always flies by way too fast, anyways, so why not kick it off with some extra Zzz's and slow days spent fireside?
Today, a few things have me geared up and ready to go for the upcoming weeks ahead, which are mostly already booked solid with parties, meetings, travel and festive times at home. As long as I maintain these things in my daily routines, I think I will be able to arrive at the New Year a full version of myself :)
To keep myself inspired with a variety of athletic opportunities, I went out and purchased a new pair of swim goggles. I was a swimmer for most of my life, and this hobby has been itching for a reappearance for months now. I can't wait to check out the new LA Fitness up in Brookhaven
I couponed and meal-planned and shopped, and a few hours later, the pantry and fridge are stocked back up with healthy ingredients that we can use on a few well-rounded meals. Tonight, a vegetable and pasta soup has been simmering all afternoon, and we will top it off with Parmesan cheese. Can't wait!
I battled the infestation of ladybugs out on the porch (post-morning caffeine, I can be dangerous with a broom!) to pull out the boxes of holiday decor. They may still be just sitting there, but the Fall items have been packed up so I am ready to start decorating ASAP.
Last but not least, I have some fun topics to write about over the next few weeks. I am going to be welcoming a guest blogger (and paying her site a visit that day, too!), thinking about work-appropriate holiday dress attire and brainstorming great last-minute and budget-friendly gift ideas with you all.
Stay tuned, friends, because it's time for us to kick off the holiday season here on Buckhead Betty in style!