'Tis the season for sewing. Christmastime warms my heart. I love sewing gifts for people, so this time of year is a lot of fun for me. Slash super stressful. I always get in up to my eyeballs somehow, and then freak out…I have how many more presents to make? And there are how many days till Christmas? And then I watch those warm Christmastime fuzzies float out the window.
You know what will usually snap me from crazy grinch mode back into Suzie Snowflake? A Charlie Brown Christmas. Something about that smooth Vince Garaldi jazz and hearing Linus read the story of Jesus's birth stops me dead in my tracks, and (dare I say it?) even make me tear up a bit. You can add that to the list of things that make me cry. It's so simple, really, and I make it all chaotic. Bah humbug, me!
This year, for the very first time, my husband and I are hosting Thanksgiving at our house.
Yes, I know.
It is a well known fact that I am not culinarily inclined. I cook because I have to, not because I want to. This is a big moment for me, folks. We are making dinner for our parents and siblings. The tables have turned. When we decided we're doing this, my husband immediately made an excel spreadsheet in his excitement. (He's one of those.) I immediately started praying. "Lord, thank you in advance for Bellacino's Pizza right up the road, for when my house burns down with the dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Amen."
In light of the recent election, I thought I would share with you my own political aspirations. When I was in the third grade, my teacher had us write a paragraph on what we would do if we had a million dollars. I recently unearthed this paper in my memory box back at home. In list fashion, here's what I said I'd do:
- Use some for my college education.
- Give some to the "poor and starved people", most of it going to Somalia.
- "I would buy a good paying job when I'm grown up. A good job would be a congresswoman. I would feel really special being a part of the president. I think it would be a good job."