I will be honest. The holidays to me this year feel pretty insignificant. Maybe it’s because I don’t get that fuzzy warm family feeling (there’s nothing fuzzy about my family, except maybe Terry’s stubble) or because I haven’t been shopping as much as I did in years past. Sometimes I feel like Terry and I are that couple who chose not to have kids in the world of kids galore. I’m talking about the couple who instead of visiting the kids/grandkids they don’t have, take some exotic vacation during the holidays instead. It makes you envy and pity them at the same time. Even though that’s technically not us because want to have kids someday and we have quite a few extended relatives, we feel pretty isolated. For most Thanksgivings, we choose to stay local but my brother is away doing his military duties and my dad is even more indifferent about holidays. That really just leaves us.
So here we are waiting to watch Book of Mormon.
It’s so crude and funny.
I can’t just say it’s just us two, because we have our two doggies too. Terry looked at the dog on the right (intended to be Marlow) and asked if it was him.
We tried not to do a lot this past weekend but sleep but somehow things (mainly lots of cooking) crept its way into our schedule:
- Took a nice long run with the doggies
- Went to the mall late in the day on Black Friday, it was still trashed.
- Baked and ruined pumpkin cinnamon rolls; second attempt of dough is in the fridge for tonight.
- Baked really dry banana-zucchini bread; this needs sour cream.
- Made Martha Stewart’s mac n cheese for potluck #1, jap chae for potluck #2.
- Got dim sum with Dad and Jin at Hong Kong East Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Emervyille; spectacular view!
- Visited Bev with some Nations Pie; banana cream sold out…. so sad. That should be everyone’s first pie at Nations.
- Errands, chores galore.
Terry: You put up Christmas decorations?
Me: Yes, to create a false sense of Christmas spirit.
Me: No tree though. There’s no point when there are no presents under it.
Damn this somber post! I am thankful, however, for Terry who is super supportive of me during my crazy lady periods. Just look at that happy face above.