Monday, December 16, 2013

Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime

We are halfway through December!  I love this time of year, and I can't wait to be home in just a few days.  And, the recent snowstorm has made everything that much more festive.  The subzero temperatures and arctic windchills, not so much.  But it's winter, and even though I complain about the cold and the snow, I do love my seasons. 

Since my last blog post:
-I finished Season 4 of The Good Wife.  I have really enjoyed the show (thanks Robin!).  Watching shows about lawyers makes me positive I would never want to be one, but very glad that there are lots of people out there with the skills and confidence to defend me in court if I ever need it. 
-I finished knitting my cowl!  It's cozy and warm, and the first cowl/infinity scarf I have owned.  Now I need to find a new knitting project for vacation.  I'm thinking about starting a sweater, which would be an exciting endeavor for the next few months.  I'll post later when I make a decision!
-Watched Love Actually (finally!), and of course it was the best.  That movie will never get old.  On a related note, I have been getting in the holiday spirit with music.  Some of my favorites are probably also some of yours: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Springsteen version), O Holy Night (Josh Groban version), You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch (from the animated version), etc.  However, I doubt that many of you are familiar with the great album "Christmas in Maine."  I have listened to this CD/cassette more times than I can count, and I'd encourage you to check it out.  Here is a link to The Maine Christmas Song.  It covers my love for Maine and Christmas in one great track.  What more could you want?
-Last but not least, we're having a cookie swap at work tomorrow, and these melting snow-people are my masterpiece.  I found a lot of websites/mom blogs out there with recipes for them.  I improvised a bit, but I think they turned out well - cute and very chocolatey! 

And to leave you on a happy note, 2 of my favorite scenes from Elf:

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