Thursday, December 28, 2006
In that Holiday Spirit
Dear Marc, I hope your holiday was amazing, if you had one, where ever you were, who ever with and how ever you spent it.
We celebrated Christmas at home our own way, the way we've turned into tradition for the past 6 years. First we take a long walk, then we eat Italian food and drink red wine and give each other new houses, ties and books. (see A putting on a tie above, it was a very formal feeling for both of us, with the tie being such an absurd item of clothing).
This year, I did a man swap. I gave away Susur and received Mr Latte. I was happy with my gifts, but what I really wished for was this boat:
and this house:
(3rd wish: to turn into Angelina Jolie and stop being so materialistic.)
Then, we danced a little around the balding angels of our Christmas tree.
And suddenly it was all over. Vanja asked where the Christmas trees go after the holidays. At the stables, we saw horses happily chowing down spruce after spruce. I didn't know it was a delicacy. I'm shocked, because as a descendant of vikings and poor farmers, I'm sure my people must have been clued in about this.
With Christmas over and done with, I'm looking forward to the new year. This year, I'm making big resolutions. I'm not quitting anything but have secret plans.
What are your promises and hopes for the next year?