The Nutcracker, Homeland and The Perfect Cookie

Happy Monday!! I wish I could say that I was at home in my PJs but I’m at work today. But I can’t complain; traffic was a breeze and I made it to work almost fifteen minutes early.

So the overwhelmed feeling definitely got the best of me this weekend. I avoided the stores like the plague and spent the majority of the time sleeping and watching Homeland. It was by no means a productive weekend, but you know what? It felt great.

San Ramon

Brandon and I had some quality time together so we took Coco for a long walk along Iron Horse Trail while soaking up the sunshine.

San Ramon

Later on we had a date night planned and Coco wasn’t too happy about being left out so she photobombed our self-timer shot…

b and s

For our date, Brandon surprised me with tickets to The Nutcracker and a fondue dinner. He’s been quite the romancer this year.



The ballet was followed by a cozy night on the couch with eggnog and multiple episodes of Homeland.

egg nog

We actually had a marathon over the weekend and watched the entire third season, hence the lack of productivity. This season was unbelievable.


Okay, so I am upset with the ending but I have a feeling that could change. The second you think you know what’s going on with this show, they throw a curve ball at you. I guess we’ll just have to see what season four brings!

Oh, and I was forced to make a batch of my favorite cookies {aka The Perfect Cookie} to have ready for me Santa on Christmas Eve…

the perfect cookie

I know, I said I was going to cut back on my sugar consumption but it’s still 2013. I’ve got time…and lots of cookies. Muahahaha!

For those of you with the whole week off, I’m so jealous but I hope you’re having fun and staying warm!

Have you seen Homeland?

Did you bake cookies this weekend?