I've had kind of a sluggish week, actually it's been a sluggish month. I'm relieved the month of November has come to an end. It was almost as if a big, dark, gloomy and depressing cloud attached itself with the month. I haven't always felt this way about the 11 month of the year but I'm happy I made it through and excited the month of December is one short day away. I love the holiday season. Seriously, what's not to love about eating, drinking and being merry?
Our decorations and trees (yes, we have more than one) went up during the 2nd week of November. A little early perhaps but that's just the way it's always been. And of course there is always that one house in the neighborhood who decorates their house the day after Halloween à la 'Clark Griswold' style. Actually it isn't all that bad. Sure there are so many bright and colorful lights you could land an airplane and all the decorations make you feel like you've been transported to Santa's magical wonderland but hey it's the season to be joyous.
Some of the things I love about December:
Eating Peppermint Bark Chocolate.
-Yes, I can eat this year round but there's something different about nibbling on this sinful, minty delight during the festive season.
-Isn't it fun driving to the mall and then trying to find a good parking space that's closet to the mall entrance doors and then battling the crowds while getting pushed, shoved and elbowed. Nothing says peace and joy like being body checked for the last item on the shelf!
Animated Holiday Specials
-The constant animated re-runs you never grow tire of watching even as an adult: "A Charlie Brown, Christmas," "How The Grinch Stole Christmas," "Rudolph" and "Frosty."
-It doesn't get any better than "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" or "The Holiday." I love snuggling on the couch while the fireplace is crackling and watching these films.
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
-The annual show will be broadcast on December 4th. I love seeing what the latest fashion in bedroom wear is and guys take note- girls love lingerie and diamonds.
-Hmm, it truly isn't the holiday season until Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas" is heard at least 10x a day.
-I love the glitz and the glam of getting dolled up in sparkly dresses and jewels while attending the weekly dinner parties. Unfortunately there is a downside: the fatty yet delicious foods = hibernation weight.
What are some of your favorite things about December?
Oh yeah I nearly forgot, there's also that pesky little thing about the Mayan calendar. According to the Mayans the world will come to an end on December 21st 2012. Damn, talk about bad timing. It's 2 days before I leave for my annual winter vaycay!
My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.
Whatever your plans are have a brilliant first weekend of December. ~x