I mean, anyone who knows me knows that I generally hate the end of anything I really love: a song, a dinner party, a bottle of bubbles, a book I wish I’d written, vacation, visits and pizza. Really, it’s juvenile…I start to get all Eeyore about the inevitable end ¾ of the way through anything good and then spend the last ¼ of it mourning what a great time we were just having. Ah, the memories! From 20 minutes ago! Those sure were the days! Cue the video montage! Then I start to fret about what’s next. Which is usually just reality. Which we all know I over analyze as I get older. Which we all know is a dumb waste of time because, really? It’s REALITY. Look at me! Chasing my emotional tail!
|Bubbles + hibiscus flower...captivating!|
Anyhow, December sure was a fun month for me. As usual! I got to spend time with some of my most favorite people. It rained a whole lot. There were parades and parties and prime rib and potatoes! Floating trees and Christmas lights. Spotted: Mary and Joseph nabbed from their nativity scene and found in a Barbie Jeep. There was snow and salted- caramel cocoa and s’mores. I read lots of books. Snuggled lots of babies. Won a prize for the lowest bowling score in a three game series. (Bowling thumb, you guys! Shut up!) Saw Mickey and Minnie ice dancing. Sat in a blanket fort with a couple of princesses. Drank lots of peppermint-laced coffee. Fell in love with horseradish white cheddar cheese. And there was wine. So very much wine. Most of this in celebration of the big day in December everyone always looks forward to. A time to be together and raise a glass in appreciation of good fortune and love. A time to spread good tidings and joy. The reason for the season…
|See? Cannot escape my love tentacles. Poor Megs!|
So I’m sure you can understand, dear reader, how all of that excitement and over-stimulation has left me a smidge humdrum this first week of 2011, what with the decorations put away and holiday spirit fizzled. I’ll shake it off because there is a whole lot to be excited about: spiritual enlightenment, new and exciting business opportunities, croissants. I hope that your New Year is off to the most stupendous start and that you? Are kicking 2011 right where it counts! Make it a GREAT and GLORIOUS YEAR, Tootsiepops!