well, this past week i have engaged in some seriously serious decking the halls and such. and before i know it, we are even closer to christmas and the new year. it’s been amazing having my love at home with me and enjoying some time together – without stress and crazy schedules. in fact, last week we found a way to eat dinner out/celebrate every single evening. yes, it was a fun, fun week filed with new traditions and old.
a quiet, cold wintery morning. it’s always great to spend a few moments outside, enjoying a bit of solitude.
after an amazing dinner at nine mile in montford park, my brother, my love & i went to a cozy, waaaaay off-broadway performance of charles dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.
a sunday visit to the famous grove park inn to look at the gingerbread house winners & just soak up the festive decorations in the amazing place.
seeing: the stage performance of one of my favorite christmas stories: a christmas carol. thirteen new friends at our fika meet up!
hearing: laughter and amazing conversation at our eat, drink, & be merry party. it was so much fun to connect with new friends and reconnect with old ones – and playing hilarious, crazy games together was wonderful.
tasting: delicious punch at a christmas party saturday night – we were invited to a part at my former co-worker’s home, and they had tons of yummies, laughter, and some amazing “adult” punch to share with their guests. i was so honored that she thought to invite me & lina.
touching: the cold, winter air on my skin…. freezing and yet, crisp and invigorating.
smelling: appetizers & goodies baking in our home as we prepared for our holiday party.
feeling: you know, there are just some people in your life that are good for your soul. on friday night, in my home, i had two of those friends here with me. to have a chance to talk with them, to catch up with them, even for just a little bit, was such a great gift. we have been friends for almost 22 years, something that does not happen very often in my transient life. having a few hours to be in their amazing presence and do some soul-talking with them was exactly what i needed at that time. i am ever so grateful for them taking the time to come to our party.
how are your holiday activities going? can you believe it’s only 9 days until santa comes?! i hope that you are finding some peace and quiet during this season as well.