Friday is a full moon, but it's nearly there now. Last night it was shining clear and crystal down on the sugar frosting sifted across the grass, the hedge, the yard. I've not slept well the past few nights: too many people in the house. Breathing, coughing, moving. Up and opening doors, and my restless brain is keeping tabs: I don't want to miss a moment with so many loved ones in the house.
Today a head cold is pressing me down, gurgling at the back of my throat: tickle, tickle COUGH. Two days ago we went to see Avatar. I am still thinking about it. Yesterday we had 50 people in the house. I am still thinking about that, too. I am a spinning top, the kind that lifts and flies with a zing!
A short list of awesome things: a mini ping-pong table! My party-preparation-cleaning crew that did everything to get the house ready and the food prepared while I was at work yesterday. Lego games. Rice Krispie Treats with cinnamon red-hots. Perfect presents for everyone. A huge pile of new books to read. Anders whipping up a perfect julbord for Christmas Eve and then a perfect turkey dinner for Christmas Day. John fixing the dishwasher. Simone sorting the three bags of party debris into the proper recycling bins. An oven-baked brie coated with brown sugar, chopped almonds and cinnamon: O M G . A holiday card from you. And you. And YOU. Thank you!
One more day of work and one more party, and then a week of sleeping in, of slothfulness if I want it, of reading a dozen books, of meeting and spending time with some good friends, of enjoying every moment with my mom and my family. Just what I need, if I can turn my brain off work. A week of savoring, of remembering, of mulling over the moments that have filled me up these holidays and given me the energy to begin a new year brimming.
Crystal Glitter Candy Birthday Wishes to courtesy!