I’ll be home for Christmas…

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: A general view of atmosphere at the 80th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 28, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Eight days left until Christmas…6 days left until I head to the airport… and 4 days left in the office. But who’s counting? I guess that would be me! I haven’t braved Herald Square to see the Macy’s windows, and have only seen the Rockafellar Christmas Tree via a cab window…. but that’s enough for me. It isn’t Christmas for me until I’m home!

I love every thing about Christmas (it comes second only to Halloween). I start listening to Christmas music on Nov. 1. I decorate my office like a winter wonderland. And I do the Black Friday shop-a-thon with my mom every year, and pretty much finish all my Christmas shopping on one day. Plus my birthday is Christmas Eve. My mom always makes me a special birthday dinner, and this year we’re going to try a big old Beef Tenderloin using this recipe from AllRecipes.com: Fabulous Beef Tenderloin. Only 3 ingredients!! I think we can handle that. I’ll post pictures after we try it! I’m thinking we should add some mushrooms, and maybe halve the amount of soy sauce, and replace it with red wine. Any other thoughts? Suggestions?

But before I go home, I get to celebrate my birthday here in NYC. This year, I’m having drinks at Bread & Tulips at the Giraffe Hotel. It is a great space, with delicious things to nosh on, and excellent cocktails. Happy Birthday to me!

This year, I’m secretly looking forward to the whole airport ordeal. I recently earned Silver Status from Delta – and am hoping, and wishing for a Christmas miracle that I’ll get upgraded :) LGA to CMH isn’t the most crowded flight, so I think my chances are good.

In any event – whether I’m in First class or Coach – I have “Christmas fever” and can’t wait to be home with my family, and friends celebrating the holidays and brining in the New Year!

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