all things merry + bright
Hi, guys! Remember me? I’m still here! Still baking, photo-ing, snort-laughing, eating, friends-hanging-out-ing, and wistfully brooding about all things English.
So it turns out that I’ve become irrepressibly lazy in my free time, and watching “New Girl” and eating toast is a more important occupation than keeping up with a blog or doing other things, like vacuuming or taking off my wonky toenail polish from two months ago. I’m learning about the important things in life and sometimes, it includes Netflix and going an extended amount of time without leaving the house…or the couch. It’s tucking my leggings into my socks and wearing crazy reading glasses that make me look like Diane Keaton in “Baby Boom” and devouring new books that make me whoop and cheer. It’s watching four Tom Hanks movies in two days and wondering how Meg Ryan pulls off mom pants and is still cute. It’s eating Thanksgiving dinner and promptly rolling onto the couch and sleeping for two hours while drooling a little, because I worked 27 hours in the two days leading up to Thanksgiving and because I ate too much stuffing.
But as I was sorting through photos from the last few months, trying to find something for my sister, I found a few that made me smile and thought I’d share them. Not that my life is all that interesting, but I think it’s a good and necessary thing to find the little things in life and celebrate the heck out of them.
Small things like PBJ cupcakes for birthdays (strawberry jam! crushed salted peanuts!) and decorating the Christmas tree even when it’s freakishly 60 degrees outside (before it proceeds to snow the next day). Let’s hear it for woodsy walks with gorgeous ladies and finally finishing books you started nearly a year ago; for painting your nails on Skype with friends far away from home, and for building twinkly blanket forts with the friends who are nearby. It’s baking cakes for no reason and making pancakes for every reason; it’s surprise mail and an ever-expanding collection of colored tights. As the rush of the holidays whooshes over the heads of all, let’s just take a minute to cheer for all things merry and bright.