It’s December and I’m fully embracing the holiday season. We’ve been lucky enough to have had seasonably warm weather (for the most part), no snow, and I’ve been loving every minute of it. This past weekend we were able to get out and enjoy some holiday-ish things around town, and it made me so giddy for this time of year.
Here’s what a holiday-ish weekend in CLE looks like:
Running a few miles outside. Yes, it’s cold (36 degrees), but there’s still no snow so it was GREAT!
Baking a bunch of holiday cookies with some wonderful ladies.
Comfort food out to eat. Superior Pho deliciousness. Plus a stop at the Asian market for some ginger candy.
A 5 miler with B in 40 degree temps on Sunday. The hat was a little overkill – didn’t need it! It was beautiful out and I’m so grateful it’s not icy or snowy yet and we’re still able to enjoy the outdoors and trail and road runs.
That afternoon, we met up with Dave and Anson to check out Circlefest and the great holiday events going on in University Circle. We got free admission to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and got to check out their decorated trees and gingerbread houses.
Along with ice sculptures outside – in 50 degree weather they were starting to melt!
For me, the holidays also includes a great Italian meal at Trattoria in Little Italy. Followed by their amazing tiramisu dessert. Their tiramisu is one of the few I like – not too coffee-ish, lots of cream and looks like ice cream 🙂
AND Sunday night Cleveland Orchestra holiday concert. A PERFECT ending to a holiday weekend – my favorite concert all year!
I’m so in the mood for the holidays. How about you? Some questions:
- What’s one thing you do this time of year that signifies the holiday season?
- What’s your favorite dish at an Italian restaurant?