Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A quick little break...

...from the gift guides to just say: friends are really neat, aren't they? 

We had friends over for dinner last night that we've been trying to get together with for a while.  They are both a lot cooler than we are, and hence harder to nail down. 

They brought yummy wine and a beautiful pointsettia. For dinner, I made buttered chicken with extra butter (gluttenous!  delicious!).  I had promised them pumpkin crunch, but then didn't come through.  My sweet friend was disappointed, but tried really hard to hide it.  Neat, see? 

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Since we've been back home after Thanksgiving, I've been feeling anxious about the holidays and wedding planning.  I want to do all the holiday activities I enjoy, like shopping for the perfect gift and decorating the house and making cookies with my Mom's old holiday cookie press.  But annoying wedding things are invading.  I'm tired of re-organizing the guest list and addressing save the date cards, when what I really want to be doing is sending Christmas cards out to our friends.

I want to be moving slowly enough to remember this season, and I already feel like all the sparkle and joy are whizzing out the window onto the snow-less sidewalk. 

All this to say, having a few dear friends come by to eat peppermint bark and chat about skiing was a really awesome way to spend an evening.


  1. the buttered chicken twas delicious, my dear! but not as delicious as your company. :)
    re: pumpkin crunch, i'll survive until next year, maybe.

  2. Last year, during our own wedding planning, I didn't send Christmas cards or decorate a tree. But those holiday festivities are even more enjoyable this year as a married couple! Don't stretch yourself too thin, and hang in there!

  3. KK, I still feel a little guilty about the lack of pumpkin crunch. But I'm so glad you stayed for dessert anyway. XO

    Emily, you are so right - I know it will perfectly fine to skip some of the holiday things this year. It's hard because I love them so much! But it would probably make everything more enjoyable. The world will not end if I don't finish my Christmas cards!


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