Hey, it’s almost Christmas, and this is a cat ornament!!! My son’s cat, Lynus, who is “temporarily” staying through winter break thinks the Christmas tree is lots and lot sof fun. The second picture is my new little bulldog, Vinnie, who comes home to live with us in January. He’s the one at the bottom of the picture, not facing the camera
I thought about reviewing some Soivohle scents today – there are several that I’m falling in love with, it’s a great line – and then I decided no, not this week.
I do need to give the winners of the drawing for the Breath of God samples: Musette, cataleptix (wow, I need to know about that name), Natalie, fountaingirl and Rachaelg. Just click on Contact us on the left and let me know your address and real name, and I’ll ship you a sample!
What I really Want is to send out my Christmas/Holiday wishes from my house to all of yours. Yes, yes, I know we don’t all celebrate Christmas, but the sentiment is for love and joy for each of you, no matter what holidays you celebrate or don’t celebrate.
We spend so much time together – we writing, you reading and commenting – and it feels very much like a very weird family, and my Christmas is not the same without all of my family. Most of us don’t know each other very well or even at all, but we find this little hole in the internets to relax and talk about something frivolous that winds up revealing a much larger part of who we are.
This year Christmas is pretty quiet and peaceful. Harry is home on winter break from college, so I’m pretending like I’m on winter break too and running out to movies (Doubt is excellent) and coaxing him and Alex into going to see the Nutcracker. I’m hoping the weather stays good so my mom can travel out and join us. This is the week I go full-tilt into my winter Caron obsession. Poivre and Coup de Fouet get maximum play, though I try to hold Nuit de Noel in reserve for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
We picked up the prime rib tonight from the butcher, along with oxtail, since I’m planning on showing off my brand spanking new cooking skills and making an oxtail stew. Somehow I managed to neglect my boys’ education and they never saw even one movie in the Godfather series. We’re fixing that this Christmas and watching all three in the Coppola special edition. How could that have happened? It’s only one of my top five films.
Speaking of films, there’s more arm twisting going on this week as I also need to see that Benajmin Button thing, Marley & Me, Revolutionary Road, The Wrestler (anyone seen this yet? The early reviews and trailer look amazing), The Reader, and a couple of others. Do you know I’ve never gone to a movie by myself? I think I need to do that.
I’m bummed that my yoga studio is closed on Christmas Day, though I can’t blame them, but it’s probably the one day I most need to start out in a great place. Yoga has been a weird great thing for me. I feel like one of those bobble dolls. As long as I keep yoga’ing up, no stress or anger or upset really gets to me, I just bob over and then quickly recover my balance again. Is it like that for everyone? I hope it is.
That’s a little window into my world this year. I want to give you all my heartfelt gratitude that you spend a little bit of your lives with us. We are enriched in no small way by what you share. So what perfume are you wearing for the holidays and/or what’s your plans for your winter break?