Look who’s blogging again! ;D
The short version of my excuse for not writing: Work. We’re down two vets, so I’ve been having to put in more hours, been on call more often, and with everything else going on this time of year I’ve barely been home to sleep!
I’ve been doing pretty well, though generally exhausted. Am currently on hour 29 of 48 hours on call, but once that’s done I’m heading back to Ontario for a few days of relaxation at my dad’s. Then I’ll be refreshed and ready to take on the New Year!
It’s been far too long since my last post, so I thought a Christmas post was in order.
As my last post was a bit depressing, how about something more cheerful? How about my first Christmas in Newfoundland? How about all the delicious food? Sounds good to me!
The 2009 holiday season was a great one for food, let me tell you. . .
Early December, some friends of mine had a German roommate, and hosted this German holiday feast. . . there was amazing fruit bread, these delicious baked apples with cream, lots of sausage, and mulled wine. So much deliciousness!
Every year at work we do a Secret Santa exchange, and people get quite into it. In 2009, though, we had a potluck to exchange the final gifts at. . . this photo really only gives you a small fraction of an idea of how much food was at this event! It was amazing. This is also where I was introduced to my favourite holiday drink: Egg nog, with Bailey’s, stirred with a candy cane! Om nom nom!
Next up was my very first work Christmas party experience. It is definitely the highlight of my holiday season. . . and always such a delicious, somewhat fancy, meal! I may have made my date order a different dessert than I, so I could try both. . . and somehow also ended up finishing off a third. . .
Of course, it’s just not Christmas without Christmas baking! In 2009 I did a big Gingerbread men bake with some friends. I also made my special candy cane ice cream cake to bring into work.
Some other food moments: A holiday feast with friends before they headed out of town to go home for the holidays, delicious snacks at a Tibb’s Eve party, and my delicious Christmas Eve feast for my lonely Christmas Eve before I did Christmas Day on call.
Not included would be all the mountains of chocolates and treats clients brought to the clinic. . . I must say, the food is definitely one of my most favourite parts of this time of year!