Friday, December 28, 2012
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! As fun and festive as it is I know it can also be a time of stress, maybe induce a little anxiety either about money or family, or both. So I am hopeful it went as swimmingly and stress-free as possible for all. We had a pretty good holiday this year! It started with Fisher's birthday on the 23rd (one day early) where we went to a local favorite german restaurant that is filled with festivities: acordion player, fountains of fondue and singing waitstaff. Note to parents who don't have 15 year old children yet: if you act overly excited about your kids being able to learn to drive they apparently lose all interest. So someday if you find yourself feeling anxious about this milestone just act super excited about it. I keep asking Fisher if he wants to go get his permit and it's met with a resounding 'meh'.
As I mentioned before four-year olds really bring about the magic of Christmas for me, it's just such a sweet age where everything is so exciting. So I was none disappointed in seeing their joy in every aspect of the holidays. Though my image of watching their shining faces as they opened their gifts was swiftly dashed when I found they were pretty much done tearing open their present before I had even pulled my head out from under the tree and done passing out all the gifts. In the years prior it took hours for them to open their presents. Just getting the paper off was a struggle, then they would want to look at each one before moving on to the next. This year, not so much, I learned no matter how tightly wrapped in ribbons they can open a gift in under a nano second.
After present opening we went and saw Les Miserables. And that movie is what I am left thinking about most of my Christmas day (sorry kids). There are so many scenes I wish I could watch again. Especially because I was in the theater trying to cry quietly, which proved extremely difficult in a couple places. I can't wait to see it on DVD in the comfort of my home where I can let the emotional tour-de-force that it was carry me away. After Anne Hathaway's rendition of "I dreamed a dream" I turned to Fisher and bet him cold hard cash that she will undoubtedly walk away with an oscar. Soooo good. Has anyone else seen it yet? 2 6 4 Ohhhhh 1
I have been slow at getting back in the swing of things. I haven't gone this long between posting on here in a long time! But I have been a near catatonic state of lounging, realizing I was much more exhausted than I would allow myself to admit - apparently until after Christmas was over and I could admit such a thing.
PS I got my dutch oven! In white! And that really amazing/scary portrait oil painting from Fisher for Christmas - I love it!