Hi, guys! I feel so sluggish from the holidays. The past week my life has consisted of board games, puzzles, reading books, watching movies and eating all of the food in the world. Peppermint bark? Why not? Goat cheese + pesto on toasted baguettes? I'll have three. Sausage wrapped in maple bacon? I don't even like bacon, but sure, I'll pig out (bad joke) on them. Does anyone else want to run a bajillion miles and soak in fifty hot baths, or is that just me?
Christmas was gorgeous. I love being surrounded by family (and a ton of food, as I mentioned). Not one fat, fluffy flake of snow fell; it was almost sixty degrees the afternoon of Christmas. This year I could not think of one thing I needed. I had more fun giving and wish I had more money to spend on giving.
Even though I didn't need anything, I received several lovely things. Perfume, a gift certificate for a cooking class, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling, and The Perfectly Imperfect Home: How to Decorate & Live Well by Deborah Needleman (pictured below). (My sister thinks I look very awkward twisting out of the picture in my mismatched pajamas. She is right.)
Did you get anything neat over the holidays? Do you have any traditions?
Our main Christmas traditions are: Christmas pajamas, making and devouring spritz cookies, a talent show between cousins, and watching The Best Christmas Ever, the worst-but-emphasis-on-the-word-"best" movie ever made. (We love it in a very ironic way.)
Next year I hope to have an apartment to decorate (currently living in my old bedroom at my mom & step-dad's house) and a gajillion dollars to spend on crafts to decorate with. Amen.
It's time to regroup. I am looking forward to organizing my life and creating goals for 2012 this week.
That, and snort-laughing through Mindy Kaling's book.