Today wasn't necessarily Christmas-tradition-y, but it something about this evening made the whole day seem cozy. I turned on the Christmas tree lights, and sat in the dark room with Chris and Hallow (Kuroneko Hallow-san, that's Mr. Black Halloween Cat to you), just simply sharing a good moment of silliness and teasing... no tv, no computer, just us and the twinkling of the lights. Though I am sure Hallow didn't appreciate the teasing (I really can never quite tell what he is thinking), I felt like we were celebrating something worth celebrating. Which is, to be specific, us. Us: this tiny bizarre family of mine, happy as clams in our desert island, leagues from our family back home. This is not to say that we don't 100% miss home... but moments like this make living apart a little more bearable.
So hug your kin tonight. Grab a family member and go sit underneath the tree and just BE THERE. It feels amazing.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Day #1 of December.
You know what that means...
egg nog, Bing Crosby, and one aluminum tree.
This is CHRISTMAS.
As I rock out to "White Christmas", and tend to my arms, scratched to pieces from winding lights on branches, I try to make some Christmas plans. Mostly, I just want to create some new traditions for husband and me.
I think that tonight is just perfect. Tonight, with the decorating, old musical movie, and macaroons and sweet drinks is perfect and everything magical that I love about this season.
There will be other days to spread the love and charity, etc etc. Thus and henceforth and amen and amen, Day #1 of the season will be an indulgence. Or, at the very least, a day to be cozy.
If you have any amazing Christmas traditions you think I should try-out, please please feel free to tell me about them.