I’m still a bit giddy from the holiday season. I was going to write something thought provoking today, but I thought- why start now…..So here is a little compilation of my holiday memories. In no particular order:
- One of my favorite Christmas Movies is the 1951 version of “A Christmas Carol” directed by Brian Hurst, starring Alistair Sim. This year, The Morgan Library ran a showing of it. The Morgan Library also has a first edition of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens on display. I enjoyed going to this event this year, especially as this version of the story was not shown on TV this year. (in my neck of the woods anyway)
- We saw Pentatonix live at the Beacon Theater in NYC. They are just amazing. Absolutely spectacular show. Thrilled that we got to see them live.
- Holiday decorations. The past few days I displayed photos of my window shopping along 5th and 6th Avenues. While there were many wonderful decorations, Saks Fifth Avenue based their windows on Snow White, as it is the 80th anniversary. Love Snow White. Love the windows. Perfect. Saks won holiday decorations.
- I did most of my shopping online this year. I never thought I would say it, but there you have it. Great prices and free shipping made it hard not to partake.
- I’ve been thinking about this 3 gift thing that many people are embracing (or say they are embracing) The theory is you gift someone 3 gifts: one they want, one they need, and one they read. As someone trying to embrace a minimalist lifestyle, I think this is wonderful. As someone who likes to give her daughter lots of gifts I do not. I find it hard to not shower my kid with gifts, especially while she is young. I will also add that my kid did receive 3 books (one of which was an AP review guide), new sneakers (needed) and a few practical items. She did receive her big “want” which was a small photo printer. I can’t reconcile my need to downsize with my need to see my kid open things. I don’t know if I actually care.
- Spending two days with my parents is trying. I always wonder why I’m just a tad “off”, and then I spend time with them and I wonder how I am so “normal”. Seriously- the sheer fact that I am able to function is a testament to my Darwinian need to survive and adapt. My Mother is just…..too complex to discuss in this post.
- The best party I attended this year was hosted by some accounting organization. I know- accountants can party. Shocked I tell you. Shocked.
- I received 38 holiday cards this year. 34 of them contained a picture. The 4 without a picture were sent by my parents, building staff, dentist and one cousin. My conclusion is, once someone’s children reach the age of 18, they no longer send out cards. By this calculation, we will stop receiving cards within the next 10 years.
- I enjoy holiday shopping in the little markets that open up around NYC every holiday season, but as stated, I don’t like shopping in stores. Chaos and disorganization reign in stores. Yuck.
- I managed to not gain any weight over the season. Nor did I lose any. This was my goal- to maintain my weight loss. I love food, and the things served this time of year. I knew that I needed to indulge a little.
- Having a cold in the middle of the season was hideous. Am going to take better care of myself next year.
And there you have it. i wasn’t in the mood to write a thought provoking post, but this recap of my season took twice as long to write as a regular post. I think I’m still tired. this Christmas Day on a Monday thing just threw me off. I kept thinking that Christmas should have been on Sunday. Guess I will feel same way next week with New Year’s.
Only two more parties!!!!