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.