Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's the most busy time of the year...

I can't believe it's been so long since I blogged. I suck! Like everyone else, the holidays are taking over my life. I'm nearly done with shopping though, and looking forward to the weekend, where we have no plans at all! Last weekend my folks were in town, and we did one of my most favorite thing, rode around looking at Christmas lights! I realize I'm not a child, but there is nothing that gets me more into the spirit like trying to find that one amazing house or neighborhood. I'm so grateful that Husband tolerates my need to constantly go down just ONE more street, and that he secretly likes it a bit too.

Last night we went to dinner at Zelko Bistro in the city with a couple of husband's coworkers and their wives. Lovely company and a lovely meal. Today I'm suffering from a food hangover, it was all so great. A bruscetta with hummus and red peppers and garlic and feta and olives. I could have eaten just that. Then grits with shrimp and this garlic and soy agave nectar. Absolutely amazing. The restaurant was small and packed, and coupled with table talk of Germany and Brazil, it all made me miss Europe so very much. Hopefully we can make a trip to Germany at some point soon.

Something about the holidays always remind me of Germany. We always had advent calendars with chocolates, and I can remember the first thing I thought about every day was my chocolate. Now I'm 6 days behind on the ones I got us at World Market last month. On the night of December 5th, it's a tradition in Germany to put your shoes out, and wake up on the 6th to find small treats. As any kid would, I adored this and the days leading up to the 6th seemed so long. This year I totally forgot. It's strange to see the signs of getting older that aren't psychical.

I hope you are having a very happy holiday! Take some time out to really appreciate the time of year, it goes by so quickly, and soon enough we'll be bored and cold in January.


Heather said...

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