Tuesday, December 7, 2010

a new year

Since the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend, our apartment has been in full Christmas swing.
We have a small evergreen, old-fashioned tree lights, Bing Crosby playing in the background and we have been making it a point to have mulled cider brewing on the stove or fresh popcorn popping. Normally, Christmas makes me anxious, but living with someone who truly loves and embraces this holiday is changing the way I feel about it. Perhaps because we are making our own Christmases now; making new memories. As much as I hate the cold weather, it has been nice to come home from work, put on my cozy sweatpants and one of Mike's big sweatshirts and curl up on the couch with the tree lit and a cup of cider or hot chocolate. And it has been even nicer to see Mike walk in the door at a decent hour and to be able to cook dinner with him. I have made a conscious effort to stop loading my plate with so many activities and while it drove me crazy to sit still, I am finally seeing just how great "boring" can be. Last night, Mike reminded me that a new year was coming soon and I was filled with gratitude and hope. He also told me a couple days ago that the Christian Monks were the ones who created time. As a teenager, I would have said that time is irrelevant, something I am sure I thought up in an altered state. But now, I don't mind the concept of time so much. I think it's going to be a good year.


Carmen said...

i think it will be a good year too

daleboca said...

Nice holiday colors. This year is going to be juicy for sure. Thx for your holiday card. I do not think I have it in me this year. But I still love you guys and wish you a great holiday season. Will I see you before we leave? I hope so. I hope to movie it up in VT too so we can get the blog rolling rolling rolling. XOXOXO