Saturday morning I set myself up a breakfast of pumpkin spice oatmeal with a peppermint mocha of sorts on the side.
I made my drink with Frango peppermint cocoa mixed in with my coffee. It was good, but I think I'm more of a drink it up straight, black coffee in the morning kind of girl.
I then hunkered down with my laptop and Christmas movies and planned my upcoming Christmas Around the World unit for school. Let's just say we are going to have so much fun in 1st grade over the next two weeks!
Franklin wanted to help but just couldn't bring himself to leave the cozy blankets...
I managed to peel myself out of my pajamas for the evening and Corey took me out to the Oregon District for my birthday dinner. Unfortunately the restaurant I wanted to try, Roost Modern Italian, works unspokenly on reservations only because we arrived at about 6:45 and they were booked until 9:45.
Growling bellies easily made up our decision to try them out another night and walked over to a classic favorite, Dublin Pub.
The pub is always inviting and envelops its customers into a warm and cozy dining experience. We sat down and quickly ordered drinks. For the meal he ordered up a steak and my chilled to the bone self went for some comfort food, shepherd's pie--both with salads to start.
We chatted and watched a local band set up on stage praying our close proximity wouldn't be too loud for us old people.
Lucky for us they didn't play until after we had left and we enjoyed having dinner while being able to hear each other talk.
Everything we ate was so good! My pie steamed as I cracked through the parmesan bread crumb topping and into the perfectly seasoned meat and vegetables. I loaded each spoonful up with one part meat and veggies and the other part mash. Corey's steak was deliciously juicy--and I know because I snuck one or two bites.
We don't normally do dessert while eating out but it was a birthday celebration so we went for the velvet cinnamon ice cream and bread pudding.
Back home we jumped into our comfy clothes and watched the blowout Big 10 championship game. The Buckeyes were on fire and that has my newsfeed and all of Ohio on a high right now.
Back to reality though this Monday morning--my stress level is the only thing on a high! Have a great day everyone.