Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Even the Beatles are annoying when someone has "Ticket to Ride" on interminable repeat in a crowded subway.

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.


liz said...

Glad to hear you have eaten since leaving my house. I was actually looking at some baking pans for you and Chris' Christmas gift yesterday at Macy's, along with a dish drying rack and a really cool retro kitchen timer. All ideas I'm having for the two of you right now... then I thought, 'maybe I'll just go to Target.' xo you, Liz

Laura said...

I love retro-style things :) And we for sure need a drying rack. I need to get my act together and get one. At this point I don't care if it folds or not!!