Will you be mine?

Valentine’s Day is a nice reminder to tell the person you love that they are special to you. It is nice to show your appreciation for a loved one, but that is true any day of the year. Expecting roses, jewelry, candy and fancy dinners are the results of commercial brainwashing.

I say, talk with your significant other beforehand about what you would like to do to celebrate your love. Set an expectation. That way there is no disappointment, no hard feelings. There can still be an element of surprise, but trying to guess what someone would like to be surprised with is ridiculous.

Most years, my husband and I try to do something different so that we do not have to deal with long lines at See’s or a 2 hour wait for dinner. Maybe we go out to a nice breakfast, or walk on the beach, or have a picnic, or make dinner together at home. This year was no exception. We had a great time.

Thanksgiving

I know it’s a bit early, but I just want to say that I am SO looking forward to Thanksgiving. It’s easily my favorite holiday. I love the food! And it is such a nice relaxing holiday. You fix a big meal, everyone gathers around, talks, eats and then you nap. What could be better?

I know, I know…Christmas is great too and magical and festive and there are presents and twinkley lights, but I like that fact that Thanksgiving is more low-key and less fussy. You can skip the decorating and just eat, talk and nap. The perfect day with no crazy shopping or mounds of wrapping paper to clean up.

Crunching Numbers

For once we got the tax guy looking at our stuff before the end of the year. Even though we are taking control of the situation much earlier this year, I still have crazy anxiety when it comes to this stuff. After we got off the phone (hearing mostly good news) I still could feel my chest getting all tight and my tummy getting a bit grumbly. I am definately ready for a little R & R for the holidays. Anyone with me?

Christmas Movies

In honor of our Christmas tree, which we just put up this evening to kick off the holiday season, I thought I should post my Christmas movie list. I love Christmas movies, the funny thing was when I was growing up we all had different ideas of what Christmas movies were. For example, my dad would say: A Christmas Carol (the old, b & w version) and It’s a Wonderful Life. My mom would say: Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. I would say: Gremlins and Home Alone. We would, of course, watch them all and later were able to throw in a few others that we all agreed on like: Sleepless in Seattle and While You Were Sleeping.

Any one else have Christmas movies?