Sometimes you think you'll write a whole blog post about something only to realize that just a sentence or two will cover it. Hence the origins of this post. Some might call this a "brain dump" but "board of smorgas" has, well, some kind of ring to it.
--I was going to do a whole 2012 year in review post, but really all I have to say is that one of my favorite things to come out of 2012 was Keane's Strangeland. I love it so! It inspires me. Thanks, 2012. (And Keane)
--The last couple of years I've come to realize that if I want Christmas to be awesome and festive, I must make it so. My Mama won't just show up with all the fixins for Christmas magic, as was her job when I was a tot. Holidays are what you make of them! And this year I have to say, we did pretty great. Here's a quick rundown of our festivities: we saw a hand bell concert at the library (free!) and The Nutcracker (not free, and which nearly killed me with discomfort and heartburn...still good though...), made paper snowflakes, made gingerbread, had hot chocolate, watched the Christmas devotional, walked in the snow, ate some snow, went to the TSO Christmas concert, saw the lights at Temple Square, saw the MoTab Christmas concert (Alfie! Live!) went shopping at the mall (I like going for pure festiveness) and, you know, had Christmas. Of course it goes without saying that we also ate a LOT of food and saw lots of family as well. Okay, this probably could have been its own blog post.
--I've been rewatching all the appendices on the extended LOTR DVDs. While I know movies are not *important* in the way that, say, brain surgery or child rearing are, what I do have to conclude here is that making a movie on that scale is HARD. Wear your fingerprints off hard.
--I miss running. I've started dreaming about it and it feels so great while I'm dreaming. At least I still have Pilates and my little bike apparatus. I'll see you again, running shoes! In like...6 months...maybe...
It's so nice to get all these things off my mind at last! So now you can REALLY stayed tuned for the ~*~*~*giveaway*~*~*~ and, oh yes, for the scoop on this whole BABY thing. That might involve some word vomiting, which is only suitable considering the amount of actual vomiting that has taken place.