It has been not so much a relaxing break, but one filled with movement, and I am looking forward to the slow days of winter to come. I never used to like winter as a kid; it meant cold, short days, and bleakness. But now I have grown to like the coziness, the sleepiness, and the sense of rest it should entail.Read More
Our Christmas this year will be very modest, seeing as we’re renovating our house. But it is always fun to throw together a little gift guide! I really do like to support small business, and these are a few of the artisans I have been eyeing up lately. Some of the products are selfishly listed on here as items I would love to have myself!Read More
I think these photos really do quite a nice job of summing up the past two nights. Christmas this year was lovely. Long and quiet, cozy and warm. Maybe a little too warm (we ended up turning off the heat during our party - with the fire going, people buzzing and everything is got
inside). As I write this, it is the afternoon of the 25th and I am about halfway through #2 viewing of A Christmas Story on TBS (yes!!!). We're relaxing after a productive morning. My mom and I made about 8 lbs of homemade spaghetti- then another 2lbs of fettuccine - and we are going to enjoy it immensely tonight! I love this very Italian tradition; it makes you appreciate the amount of work put into it. Everyone is home, the tree is the focal point of the room, and the kitchen smells great. I am really so lucky to be spending it this way!
Part of me can't even believe it actually is Christmas - and a year will have to go by before we have it here again. Even though that feels so long, the wait is worth it - and there is so much to look forward to. I have to admit, even though I love my hot summers, you can't replicate the feeling of a cold winters' night with hot chocolate, a roaring fire, sweaters, and enjoying the company of family around you.
How was your Christmas?