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.