seven days

just doesnt seem like enough. where does the time go? is it really seven days until christmas? oh my. taking a little time to reflect this morning i realized that even though time has been zooming by this month i have done nothing but enjoy it. really. i know i talk about how great my friends are, but seriously they are. i failed to mention last week that the reason that david and i got to go to the imogen concert (which was FABULOUS) was because two friends gave us tickets AND set up baby sitting. give me a break. that is almost too nice for me even and they are my friends. sheesh. thank you so much you two. david and i also had a chance to sneak out and see casino royale. so good. well, if you like action films, which strangely i do. i also at this moment in time like daniel craig (could his eyes be any more blue? i dont think so.) but i already had a crush on him from layer cake (another excellent action film. i told you i like them). while we are on the topic of violent action films we also went to see the departed a while back. stunning performances from an amazing cast. i will warn you though that there is toooons of violence and toooons of cursing in this film, not for the faint of heart, but when is scorcese?

ok, i didnt plan for this to be a post on movies, but i do like them. movies that is. what i meant to say is that our plan from the beginning was to have a very low key holiday, and it has turned out nicely so. i put absolutely no pressure on myself to hand make gifts this year, as a matter of fact, we got rid of nearly all gift pressure whatsoever this year. we politely asked our parents to not get anything for david and me and that in exchange we would not be getting them anything. i dont think there is an earthly way to stop grandparents from getting grandchildren gifts so we didnt even try. we kept our budget for the children very very low ($30 each and we came in under budget!) and it has been lovely. so even though christmas is screaming towards us, and i have yet to make a move towards christmas cards, i feel great! i hope you all are doing well too. if not, take a little break and try to feel good, ok? good. thank you. one thing i have been ga-ga for this year is baking. i cant seem to do enough of it. seriously, i cant. i have plans in the works this week for marshmallows, chocolate blocks, russian tea cookies and a cake or two. i posted a little recap over at the recipe box if you are interested. but seriously. no pressure, ever from here. i mean it about feeling good and enjoying yourself. do it.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhh...you make me feel good. I've probably done a little too much this christmas in the handmade department--but only because I'm trying a new genre: woodworking. yes, woodworking.
it's always good to get a reminder to kick back and enjoy the holidays. i have all my shopping done so that i can relax, bake and wrap this week. i love it. I think christmas on a monday is perfect!

2:17 PM  
Blogger bugheart said...

if only i could
learn to do
less in the
handmade dept.
for christmas...
i am only
one person
and i am making
him 4 things!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

The best Scorsese movies are indeed not for the faint of heart, so I'm sure glad he's back to making them that way .. The Departed was easily one of the best movies I've seen this year

3:55 PM  
Anonymous jenny vorwaller said...

a simple christmas is surprisingly wonderful...think i might carry this on at home...i don't miss a thing, and it's no less of a feeling!

merry christmas hannah, :) ! xoxoxo.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous melissa .f said...

i'm so feeling you... i just need to kick this cold and stop my cheek breakout and i'll be good to go. (why is harder to relax when one is breaking out all over. gosh dang...)

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aaaah. you are so right. not a time to be all stressy and stuff. A time to enjoy our peeps. I will remember that. I will stop stressing about gifts and cookies and whatnot. Instead maybe i will just contemplate those lovely eyes of that lovely new james bond.

5:39 AM  
Anonymous blair said...

I love Casino Royale. The soundtrack is great dinner party music.

8:23 AM  

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