I did. I was a bit winded due to the flu or the crud or whatever it was, but I was more than happy to celebrate another year with my family, friends and loved ones.
See, I had plans to post this Friday, but I think the Christmas parties and issues of life (including making some changes to my spending situation in the aftermath of the Target breech) caught up with me. Since it’s better late than never, this year Mary J. Blige put out her first Christmas album, produced by David Foster. I thought it was really well put together, and I’m really picky about my Christmas music. Enjoy.
Yesterday I was thinking about how great it would be to just celebrate Christmas until New Year’s Day. I think that a bit of real life and the responsibilities therein have reared their ugly heads in protest. And quite loudly. How rude. That’s okay because it gives me an excuse to get a king cake (or two) during Carnival – you know, to make up for the loss of my extra week of celebration. Can you tell I grew up in Louisiana? I somehow feel entitled to a week here or there of celebrating holidays that usually last one or two days for most folks.
It’s snowing!!! Woo hoo!!! It seems like yesterday I was celebrating Thanksgiving A month ago I had my whole menu worked out. Today, I have NO IDEA what I am cooking for Christmas. I think I will make individual favorites and keep my theme from Thanksgiving, which was making a good, simple dinner. I want my kids to remember the good parts of our traditions, not their mother being worn out by the process.