Had a nice Thanksgiving seeing family and eating a LOT. Not just turkey and stuffing--lasagna on Friday, Irish stew on Saturday, Middle Eastern on Sunday. Luckily this weekend corresponded with my newfound addiction to hot green tea, which I'm currently sipping and feeling refreshed and detoxy.
I'm excited for this holiday season. I've come to terms with the fact that I'm not a good gift shopper. I think this has been hard for me to realize in years past because I know perfectly well I could be a GREAT gift shopper.
If I had unlimited daytime hours and unlimited funding.
So I've done a couple large batches of Internet ordering and while unimaginative I think most items are at least not totally out of the ballpark and I also hope to be done by, like, this Saturday so I can concentrate on tree-decorating and cookie baking (wait, no cookie sheets yet. Um, eggnog-drinking) (yes, I know this directly contradicts paragraph 1) and office holiday parties and a weekend trip to Boston for Derek & Tara's "Festivus" party and ice skating in the park and all those city things one does so one feels like one got the most out of this go-go-go city when one is looking back from one's country porch to which one has finally been able to peacefully retire.