Friday, December 22, 2006

Happy Festivus

This post will be short, as Richard is patiently waiting for his laptop back. But I couldn't go another day without showing off the fab Christmas stocking I made for him:

Isn't it awesome? I'm very proud of myself, and don't mind showing it off. Red ultrasuede and bronze vinyl, with gold ribbon star. No pattern used, just freestyled it. Hee!

Christmas is almost here, and for the first time, family is coming here, rather than us traveling to San Jose. I'm planning a Mexican-themed dinner, with a corn chowder and roasted peppers, chicken & pork tamales, chicken enchiladas, stuffed acorn squash, rice, and beans. My sister Jenny is planning on handling dessert: tres leches cake. Yum. Hope everything turns out well.

Christmas is typically an idealized, overly commercial, high anxiety time of year. We all feel such pressure to be happy that we usually end up feeling miserable. After the year that Rich & I have had, I'm trying to just focus on the joy of everyday pleasures: family, friends, home. That's all I can ask for. I hope that all of you have a joyous and stress-free holiday season.


Catherine said...

I am so in love with Rich's cowboy boot stocking, I can't stand it. Excellent work, my dear!

I hope you and yours have a lovely and warm Christmas - much love your way!

And, mmmm, tres leches cake. Just because.

Ellen Bloom said...

Rich is soooooo lucky to have a crafty, talented artist of wife like you!!!! LOVE the boot stocking. It reminds me less of cowboy and more of Beatles, Ziggy Stardust and hot rockers! Have a rockin' and bueno feast de Navidad, Chiquita!

P.S. Mr. Larry has the sugar shakes from your peanut-butter, mint choco-drop cookies! He loves 'em!

Annika said...

Best stocking ever! Will actually squealed a little (don't tell him I said so).

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...
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MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

HAH. You made Will squeal!!! Well, to be honest, I did a little happy dance in my head when I saw it.