OMG going back to work this morning felt rough!! I think it’s just the overeating, over-napping, and so on all mixing together at 6am to kill melol
But I did it, I’m back from holiday mode and settled in after the morning hours.
Yesterday I got out in the morning to do a little after Christmas shopping. Well, and to get my watch fitted. There were only 2 things I considered shopping for. Some wedge shoes and new cardigans. Well lucky day :twinkle: I found both at 50% off! ;) Got 2 for 1 earrings too. Though I told myself no more french hoops because they’ve been annoying me lately with my earmuffs and scarves.
I saw some cute Betsey Johnson jewelry, earrings mostly, but not on sale. So I passed. ;( I passed on a fur-trim military coat toooo~ it looks a lot like my heavy one only thinner. Siiiiigh But I can’t stop thinking bout it… *might go back*
Ok onto Christmas Day ~!
I went into the city later Christmas Day. It snowed lightly but nothing significant. Just a light dusting.
I was a bit disappointed because I think walking through the city in snow is quite romantic~ but the reality is much less glamorous so it’s good that it was mostly flurries.
There’s the National Christmas tree on the National Mall. It’s surrounded by the “Pathway of Peace” 50+ smaller Christmas trees representing the states, territories, and DC. Each state decorates the tree with particular ornaments representing them. It’s usually different each year. But the most common are ornaments made by a school from that state. It’s kinda fun especially to find your home state, which most people do & take their photo next to.
Louisiana~ Mardi Gras & the Saints of coooooourse :skull:
There’s also a small stage & “Santa’s Workshop” in the same area. But THE BEST PART imo is the National Yule Log!!! Haahaaaa! No one knows it exists until they visit! Then they’re like “OMG THERE’S A WARM PIT OF FIRE OVER HERE!!” And everyone crowds around to warm up :)
The National Botanical Garden is open year round including Christmas Day. So we planned to go there next. That walk seems waaaaaaay longer in the freezing cold, omfg. Seriously missin’ summer this day. I’ve gone before at Christmas time and it’s nice. hehe The main atrium is decorated with Christmas trees and poinsettia! IT’S POINSETTIA CITY THERE!
The biggest ones I’ve ever seen. Plus a poinsettia room with dozens of different species. I love gardening/plants so seeing that stuff is fun for me.Mike can either take it or leave it. But since it’s the only museum open there’s no arm twisting needed!
There’s also a famous exhibit of woodwork and trains. They feature miniatures of National Mall buildings made from 100% plant materials. Features buildings from all over the world with toy trains circling them.
OK, OK, last Christmas tree! Union Station’s!
It’s a Norwegian tree!! Apparently a 30-foot gift from the Royal Norwegian Embassy decorated with Norwegian & US flags. There was a whole Norwegian theme there with gnomes and whatnot.
I wore the Reindeer Kiss XXX Shu Uemura :lovelymake: makeup this day too~ Using just the light mint and silver with the brown gel shadow underneath. I really wanted to wear my black dress too, feel sorta dressed up for Christmas you know? But it was FREEZING out and I’d be walking outside for hours! So, I wore the black dress but with a tank + turtleneck + Calorie Off nude tights (they’re thick & keep me warm) + gray knit tights + biker shorts (yuuup!) + knee-high socks (under knee high boots,) + fur wrap + heaviest wool coat! OH! And I had these little foot warming pads on too inside my boots! Haahaaa! I was only chilly at times never freezing I wanted to wear my black suede boots but it was supposed to snow harder and I didn’t want to chance ruining them. So camel instead~ They’re better for snow.
This it for now! I’m off to get ready for bed~~~!!! I hope a lot of you are still enjoying being off from work/class/daily routine
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