Winter weekends spent with friends, good food and lots of laughter are my favorite way to warm up during the most frigid of seasons here in New England. Thankfully, this past weekend was filled with all of those things (and more!) as this past month was winding down. And seeing as how I started the month- and year- in Salem, it was only fitting I’d head back there to send off January in style, too!
Saturday night was the WWE’s ‘Royal Rumble’ event, and for anyone who has read this blog for any period of time- you know that my friend Phill hosts some of the most fun wrestling-themed parties for the big, “PPV” style occasions. Everyone brings wrestler/wrestling move-inspired snacks, there’s some light betting going on- and I always end up laughing so hard that my cheeks hurt by the end of the night.
I had an amazing time eating things like ‘The Great Khali-Flower’ (buffalo cauliflower) and ‘Brick Lesnars’ (fudge brownies) while throwing in some money on pre-determined matches and cackling at the commentary going on around me. I love that circle of friends and I look forward to seeing them every few months. Our next gathering will for for ‘Wrestlemania’ and I already know what snack I’m going to prepare!
And while Sunday didn’t include any piledrivers or top ropes- it did involve a homemade lunch, buying girl scout cookies from a local troop and some video games when I traveled to Melrose to spend the day with Sean & Co. It’s always such a laid-back way to end a weekend and relax before heading back to work on Monday morning!
And now with February (officially!) here, I’m hoping for more cozy days/evenings in with friends since we’ve got some negative temperatures heading our way in the coming weeks ahead. This month is always the most brutal weather-wise before we start working our way to the Springtime!
Fingers crossed we all get through it as unscathed as possible!