Good morning! A blizzard came while I was asleep and I am officially snowed in. Normally I'd be a little annoyed, but I have so much to do at home today that I am sort of thankful to have an excuse not to leave :)
Yesterday was another busy day in the world of Kelly and Eric. Fortunately, my day went uphill after my annoying errand running experience yesterday morning. Eric and I decided that this year we would give his Dad an "event" Christmas present instead of giving him a present. We thought it would be more fun and we knew he had wanted to go to Harpoon Brewery in Boston for a long time. We originally wanted to do the Brewery tour and then go to dinner, but we were afraid the Brewery tour would sell out if we didn't get there early enough.
We decided to go early, buy tickets for a later tour and eat lunch in the meantime. I asked Meghan for some food recommendations in the area because I consider her my restaurants in Boston expert. She recommended Yankee Lobster for lunch, but Eric and his mom don't eat seafood so Eric suggested we do Legal's Test Kitchen instead. Ironic, I know that a restaurant affiliated with Legal's Seafood would be better for people who don't like fish, but I think Eric just liked the non-fish options better. At some point I'll be back to try Yankee Lobster, with some fish loving friends :)
Legal's Test Kitchen ended up being really good. I have been a huge fan of Legal's forever and I never even knew that LTK existed!
Look at these amazing looking rolls with a bean dip/olive oil on the side...
Harpoon does a half an hour tour through the brewery/explanation how they brew the beer, and then a half an hour tasting. Usually a tasting will include a small sample of different beers, but at Harpoon they have nine or ten different beers on tap and they will let you try as many as you can drink before they have to leave for their next tour. It's pretty sweet.
I think in the future I am going to give more "event" gifts. It makes a lot more sense to spend quality time with people rather than standing in line at the mall. I think sometimes I just get wrapped up in, "but will they have enough presents under the tree?" But that's probably silly.
Last night Eric and I headed back into South Boston to go to Katie and Adam's apartment. Katie was throwing Adam a birthday party, his b-day is 2 days before Christmas. You may remember the awesome party she threw for me.
Katie had beautiful Christmas decorations set up, and made tons of dinner options. There were also lots of cookies...
Now I find myself on yet another Sunday wondering how I can make up for all the eating, drinking and lack of sleeping (actually I did get to bed early last night, yay!) of another weekend. I plan to detox my body a little bit before next weekend, not in any traditional sense of the word. I am just going to eat really healthy and make sure I get in some exercise every day.
I don't remember the holidays being so crazy in other years, but maybe I just block it all out come January :)
How was everyone's weekend? Anyone in a place warm enough to go to the beach right now? If so, would you like a visitor?