It’s Christmas Eve! It’s Christmas Eve! Ever since I was a little girl, Christmas eve has meant the start of the holiday gift giving (and, ahem, receiving) season. We would drive nearly two hours each way to my uncle’s house and I would sit silently on the couch while the mayhem ensued around me. Although I haven’t done that since I was about eleven, Christmas Eve still makes me think of sitting in the back of my parent’s station wagon looking for Rudolph as we crossed the Garden State Parkways. Today I’ll be going out to lunch with my parents and grandmother, watching some Christmas movies and tucking myself into bed early so Santa knows to stop by. Here are some of the things that are making me happy today, some little things that I’m truly thankful for this holiday season.
i’ve been home for a week!
my flight actually arrived at jfk the same day we took off!
a ridiculously tall tree
christmas episodes of sabrina the teenage witch
seeing old friends
and staying in touch with new ones
trying new cafes
making chemex coffee for my parents
walking outside without my toes freezing together
sunflower seed butter!
my kitchen aid mixer
wrapping christmas presents with my parents
this little book my mom got me for our advent game
reading on the subway
52 books in a year!
thanks to the NYPL’s e books
cozy sweaters and heating and hot showers
eggnog shower gel
listening to Christmas music pretty much 24/7
beautiful wrapping paper
finally having the skills to wrap socks
What are you happy for this holiday season?